SALT LAKE CITY — With Thanksgiving over, the gift-giving season is now in full swing.
Coming up with gifts for friends, family members, co-workers and even neighbors can be a difficult task. Every year, plates full of cookies, fudge, brownies, chocolates and more seem to make their way onto our tables and into our tummies throughout the month of December. And while sweet treats aren't a bad thing, we may tend to become oversaturated with them in the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's.
Getting a little something other than an overindulgent treat from friends or neighbors could be a welcome change. To help, I’ve rounded up 10 healthier holiday food gifts in a jar. Mason jars are the perfect container for food gifts — they're cute, portable, freezer friendly, can be heated, are reusable and come in different sizes and colors. The possibilities really are endless of what you can put in them.
From sweet — but not overly so — to savory, there is sure to be a gift below for the healthy foodie in your life.
This healthier chocolate hazelnut spread makes for a thoughtful, homemade gift for your loved ones. Package this spread in a mason jar and tie a card around it for a personalized touch.
This four-ingredient spiced Ambrosia apple butter is quick and easy to make in the slow cooker and fun to dress up as a festive gift. This one makes a great, do-it-yourself holiday foodie gift.
A cookie recipe made with whole wheat flour, almonds, unsweetened cocoa powder and other wholesome ingredients is a staple shelf gift that your friends and family cam bake anytime they want.
This gingerbread spice mix is the perfect homemade holiday gift and will give the recipient the convenience to quickly make anything gingerbread flavored.
These holiday spiced pecans are roasted to perfection in maple syrup and infused with a nice blend of spices.
6. Chia Jam
This simple and wholesome chia jam is naturally sweetened with a touch of maple syrup and can be whipped up in under 5 minutes with zero canning.
This naturally sweetened slow cooker vanilla bean pear butter is easy to make, low in sugar and tastes delicious on top of everything, from oatmeal to pancakes to pork loin and cheese platters.
This gift consists of a mix of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and dark chocolate that's perfect for your friends and family to snack on this holiday season.
This salsa verde is a delicious mason jar gift that's sure to spice up any dish your neighbors add it to.
Filled with spice and everything nice, this fall harvest granola recipe makes a great gift for neighbors to eat for breakfast or as a snack any time of day.
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