This year, thanks to Pinterest and my avid use of the Amazon Wish List, I was able to actually buy some of the cool gifts I discovered throughout the year.
As I browsed my Amazon Wish List, I noticed a not-so-surprising trend in the stuff I was wishing for: it was mostly weight loss or kitchen related or a combination of both!
So I thought I'd share some gift-giving inspiration today in case you happen to be buying for someone who is looking to shed a few pounds in 2013 or just generally wants to lead a healthier lifestyle (and who doesn't, right?)
Item No. 1
This is a super cool set of utensils that are pre-portioned so that you don't have to break out all sorts of measuring spoons and cups when serving yourself!
The set includes: Vegetable Spoon, Starch Spoon, Protein Spatula, Serving Ladle, Cheese Grater & even a Dressing Lid!Super cool!
Item No. 2
Speaking of portion control, these bowls are a great way to keep portions under control without the hassle of dirtying extra dishes! My Mom has these bowls so I can vouch for their quality. Whether you're serving up cereals, fruits, soups, chilis, pastas, rice, salads, etc, these bowls will leave you no excuse for serving yourself that extra scoop...OR TWO!
Item No. 3
Let's be honest, it's pretty hard to eye ounces and pounds when trying to manage portions. This scale is just the ticket to less guessing (and consequently less calories) when it comes to portioning out your food! I have a digital scale very similar to this one that I use several times per week.
Item No. 4
Wondering why you can't lose those extra ten pounds? The grocery store may be trying to trick you! Ok, not really. But, seriously, there are lots of hidden calories in food that you may not know about! This book will help you make better choices at the grocery store. I own this book, and reference it regularly! It's a must-have! And while you're at it, check out Hungry Girl's cookbooks! They're winners to!
Item No. 5
Trying to eat healthier automatically equates to spending a little more
thyme time in the kitchen, as well as using more herbs and spices for flavoring instead of using butter, butter, and more butter. And, let's agree, it can be quite frustrating when you're ready to try a new recipe but realize you don't have the proper herbs and spices on hand. I think spice racks, or even just a few containers of quality herbs and/or spices wrapped pretty make great gifts! (Keep in mind, spice racks are generally a little on the pricey side, but if you bought all these herbs and spices individually, it would probably run about the same price.)
So there you have it! I hope you found a little inspiration!
From my wish list to yours,