It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means it’s time to get thoughtful when it comes to what’s going under that tree. At Cali, we are big fans of all things natural and organic, which is why we thought we would share with you our 5 best food ideas for giving a healthy homemade gift straight from the heart. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love something homemade? Find your favourite below.
- Nut Butter
Small homemade jars of nut butter are filled with love, flavour and personal time spent in the kitchen. As topping on yoghurt, a spread, or even over banana or apple slices, this gift is sure to give everyone the warm and fuzzies. Of course choose the nut of your craving, but we love this almond butter recipe. P.S. Don’t forget to sterilise your glass jars.
- Hot Sauce
Cookies and candy canes are a dime a dozen during the holiday season. So if you’ve got a spare 30 minutes, a bunch of fiery peppers and a saucy attitude, we’ve got the solution to the perfect edible Hot Sauce gift: homemade hot sauce.
- Paleo Granola
Who doesn’t like locking a glass jar full of mixed nuts? For us there’s little else as delicious as one of our breakfast bowls topped with paelo muesli made up of sunflower kernels, pumpkin kernels, honey, coconut, pecan kernels, almonds, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, organic coconut oil and sea salt. Yum! And what better type of homemade granola than one that is totally paleo, a great Christmas gift!
- Fermented Vegetables
As much as everyone loves the holiday season, it can be a time when your gut suffers, so we all should think about adding more fermented foods, which act as a probiotic into our diets. Better yet, why not give the Christmas gift of fermentation to your loved ones? A tasty treat with the gift of healing all rolled up into one.
It’s no lie that during the holiday period there is generally a lot of ”sweet” treating going on… well if you say so Santa! But what if you could stick to the festivities and keep it clean! We’re talking about the ultimate gift…guilt free fudge! That’s right people, it’s out there and you can find the recipe right here.