Gift Guide for the Healthy Home Cook

Gift Guide for the Healthy Home Cook


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With kids jingle belling and everyone telling you “be of good cheer”!

I had to Google the lyrics to that song. Apparently I’ve mumbled my way through it for the past thirty years. Anyways, gift guides!

I know there are already a billion of them floating around the web but I thought I would add to the pile in case you are still in need of a few ideas. All of these are meant for those who love to cook or maybe need a little inspiration to start. I mean eating at home more often would be a great resolution for the new year, right?  It’s so much healthier and cheaper than eating out! Not that I lecture people about healthy eating or anything. :)

1. Zwilling J.A. Henckels Spirit Stainless Steel Nonstick Fry Pan $90- I bought this pan earlier in the year and I love it! It’s made with a nonstick ceramic coating that’s  PTFE and PFOA-free and it’s super easy to clean.

2. Breville Compact Juice Fountain $100- this looks like the perfect gift for someone who wants to start experimenting with juicing. It’s not too big, the price tag is affordable and it has rave reviews.

3. Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender $650- this is clearly a big ticket item (which is why I still don’t own one) but I’ve heard nothing but good things about them. If you’re looking to impress someone with a big expensive gift, this would be it.

4. Wüsthof Classic 7-Piece Knife Block Set $300- every cook needs a good set of knives! I have a much cheaper set but I would love to upgrade to these bad boys one day.

5. Oster DuraCeramic Flip Waffle Maker $32- another nonstick ceramic item! A reader actually recommended this one to me and it makes the best waffles ever. And there are already few recipes for you to try here and here. :)

6. Cuisinart 2-Speed Immersion Hand Blender $34- I used to purée my soups with a blender but I finally picked one of these up and it makes such a difference. Not only is it so much easier to use and clean but it yields an incredibly smooth texture.

7. Universal Expert Silicone Utensils $10-12- you can multitask all you want and not worry about your utensils melting. Plus they’re cute too!

8. Soapstone Kitchen Garden Windowsill Tray with 5 Organic Herb Plants $60- Fresh herbs are a great way to add flavor to food without extra calories or fat. This is a  collection of organic herbs grown in cute little pots that fit in your windowsill! What could be more perfect?

9. Copper Measuring Spoons and Cups $16- copper is gorgeous, functional and naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. I could see these fitting perfectly in someones stocking.

10. Paderno Spiralizer 3-Blade $40 (not pictured)- eating veggies in place of pasta? It doesn’t get much healthier than that. If you’re looking for good recipes, check out this site. Oh, and this one too.


What are your favorite tools for healthy cooking?


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