Would you want to open a "healthy" gift this Christmas?
WOULD you want an apple corer for Christmas?
How about a flavoured vinegar?
In light of Australia's obesity epidemic, which is particularly pronounced in regional Queensland and New South Wales, dieticians have compiled a helpful list for healthy pressies this year.
Katie Thomsitt, speaking on behalf of Dieticians Association of Australia suggests you "spoil those around you with a health-inspired gift" so they start the new year happy and healthy.
A healthy cooking class might be a great gift, but would you be excited to open a hamper featuring "dried pasta, wild rice and exotic legumes"?
What about a set of smaller plates, which is "ideal for better portion control"?
The full list is below.
Top gift ideas from the Dietitians Association of Australia:
A healthy hamper of:
- Seasonal fruits like mango, apricots, berries and cherries
- Mixed nuts and dried fruits, like dates and apricots
- Gourmet pantry staples, like dried pasta, wild rice and exotic legumes
- Condiments like chutneys, relishes, tapenades, dried herbs and spices
- Scented and herbal teas in pretty cloth bags
- Pots of herbs, or even a mushroom farm!
- Planters with seeds for summer garden favourites, like strawberries or tomatoes
- Flavoured vinegars and healthy oils
- Healthy cooking classes
- Decorative jars filled with unsalted raw or roasted nuts
- Kitchen gadgets such as a steamer, non-stick pan, apple corer, grill - or even a set of smaller plates (ideal for better portion control!).