‘Tis the season for holiday baking, hot chocolate, and calming time with family and friends! The-not-so fun part? Scouring Amazon and crowded malls in search of the perfect, well priced gift. That’s why we rounded up some of our favorite holiday gift ideas (all centered around - you guessed it - wasting less food!) for the loved ones in your life!
For the environmentally conscious foodie
A waste free kitchen handbook caters to those who care deeply about the environment, and whipping up a mean meal! The "Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook: A Guide to Eating Well and Saving Money by Wasting Less Food" has amazing tips and tricks for reducing waste in the kitchen. It’s proven to make you appreciate all the delicious food in your home.
Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook: A Guide to Eating Well and Saving Money by Wasting Less food, $12. Grab it here!
For the aspiring gourmet chef
We recommend a gift certificate to a cooking class! Here in Baltimore, the Baltimore Chef Shop offers classes for all ages, types of cuisines, and levels of difficulty. Not only will they learn some new chops, but they’ll get to take home their creation! Plus, you can get a class for the two of you. It’s a win-win :). If you're not in Baltimore, run a Google search for local chef shops or cooking schools.
Baltimore Chef Shop, classes range from $45 to $65. Gift certificates here!
For your on-the-go pal
Everyone should be in the market for a nifty new blender. This is an especially awesome gift for Hungry Harvest customers or members of other CSAs. The Nutribullet is our go-to, making grab and go smoothies just three simple steps: throw in produce and water/milk, press down, and viola, you have your smoothie! Making a fresh smoothie has never been so quick. Our fav green smoothie mix? 1 banana, 1 pear and/or apple, a handful of kale and/or spinach, a cup of milk, and a teaspoon of honey. Not having time = no excuse for wasting fresh produce!
NutriBullet, $79.99. Get it here!
For your friend who “doesn’t cook” but wants to learn!
Creating gourmet taste meals can be easy as pie with the right tools. Simply gift the tools and ingredients for a five star dish. Here’s what we recommend: a spiralizer for creating “zoodles” (or zucchini noodles), cherry tomatoes, delicious garlic pesto, and fresh basil! Pssst, you can get all the fresh goods from our marketplace! For the friend who needs extra support, we recommend the 15 minute clean eating recipe book! Grab it here for less than $10. When you arm your friend with the right tools and chops to create a fresh meal, they'll start cooking and stop wasting groceries!
Links above, total: $34
For your friend who needs to eat more veggies!
Why not buy them a gift card to Hungry Harvest?! With a subscription, they'll receive fresh fruits and veggies that would otherwise have gone to waste. They'll be a produce aficionado in no time.
Grab a gift card here! Starting at $15.