The Ultimate Healthy Holiday Wish List!

For me, living a healthy lifestyle is a top priority. The holidays are a great time to stock your kitchen and pantry with gifts that will help you prepare healthy, convenient meals for your family throughout the year. So this year, I am putting together my “Ultimate Healthy Holiday Wish List!” These gifts are a great way to boost your health at home and they can all be easily found on Amazon, so just add them to your Amazon wish list and call it a day!

Instant Pot: This amazing kitchen appliance is a constant staple in my kitchen. I am not good about planning meals ahead of time and this makes it possible for me to throw something together quickly while keeping it healthy. I make a lot of soups in it (great way to sneak in veggies for the kids) as well as tons of other delicious meals and desserts.

Air Fryer: I like this version because it doesn’t use toxic non-stick coating like some. The air fryer is a great way to make some family favorites in a healthier oil-free way (think sweet potato fries, chicken cutlets etc). In my research, this is the best version that doesn’t contain the nasty non-stick coating which I always try to avoid!

Immersion Blender: This is a lifesaver for me with trying to get my kids to eat enough veggies. I make a nice batch of veggie soup and blend it all together so the kids don’t see all the veggies. It’s also great for making drinks and smoothies. I love that this tool doesn’t take up much space in the kitchen, too!

Spiralizer: I love this for making veggie noodles. I’ve made zucchini, carrot, beet, sweet potato, and even butternut squash noodles! You can sautée them, add them to soups or even eat some raw in your salad depending on what you use to make them. The kids love watching the “noodles” come out and they are much more likely to eat them when cooking is fun.

Bees Wax Wrap: I try to avoid plastic whenever possible. Bees wax wrap is a great, more natural alternative that will help to keep your food fresh. Not to mention, it cuts down on waste in the landfills since it is reusable.

Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Electric Toothbrush: I have always been a “hard” brusher when it comes to my teeth. As a result, my gums are starting to recede a bit. A dental hygienist friend of mine recommended this toothbrush which will help to train me to brush with the proper pressure by alerting me when I am brushing too hard. Definitely on my wish list this year! I gotta get my mouth in check!

Waterpik: In keeping with the theme of healthy gums, I am upping the ante and wishing for a waterpik this year. More effective than regular floss, my friend who is a hygienist said this will help to boost my gum health and strength.

Hopefully this helps to inspire you and give you some gift ideas for yourself or those you love. I wish you a Happy Holiday Season & Happy, Healthy Shopping!

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Ginger Root…Good Stuff!

I LOVE ginger!!! It tastes and smells delicious and has so many amazing health benefits! It can be great for alleviating gastrointestinal issues, alleviating inflammation and it also has anti-oxidant properties.

When it comes to tummy troubles, ginger can be so helpful in getting things settled. It can reduce nausea, motion sickness, vomiting and dizziness. It’s also great for pregnancy morning sickness.

Ginger is a great natural anti-inflammatory. It has been used to reduce swelling and pain for centuries. Some studies have even shown that it can be effective in reducing colorectal and ovarian cancer cells! It has also been shown to boost the immune system.

I like to use my micro-grater and add finely grated fresh ginger to hot water or even using organic ginger tea. I also like to add it to Asian stir fries for a delicious added flavor and health benefits. Enjoy some ginger today!