If you give gifts of high calorie sugar loaded foods to friends and family, I ask that you rethink this. Instead consider giving a gift that will help them become healthier. There are enough tempting treats during the holidays -- at the office, at parties, in the kitchen -- we don't need to add to them; nor to waistlines.
I've always been a fan of giving high-quality balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Wrap them with a pair of wooden salad prongs and you have a beautiful gift.
Or instead of sugar loaded foods, give a healthy-eating recipe book or magazine. A slow cooker, rice cooker, or steamer is always a great gift, especially for a busy family that needs to save time in the kitchen. You can even bake your loved ones sugar free treats like the one below:
Low Carb Sugar Free Coconut Chocolate Fudge
Carbs Per Serving: 3g
Prep Time:<10 minutes
2 cups Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
3 tbs sugar free cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups unsweetened coconut
Mix Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, cocoa, butter, cream & water in sauce pan.
Stirring constantly bring to rolling boil for 1 min.
Remove from heat. add peanut butter & vanilla until melted.
Stir in enough coconut until most of chocolate mixture is absorbed. Spread into PAM sprayed pan.
Chill 2-3 hours.
If you have someone who could use a little more exercise, entice them with warm winter clothes suited for walking outdoors. Then get yourself some, and invite them to go along with you!
Find a gift that will help make your loved ones a little healthier, and they'll be around a little longer for you to love.
You may even what to consider giving your loved ones Steviva Brand Stevia products as a stocking stuffer.