Nuts (and Lentils) about Healthier Versions of Homemade Holiday Gifts!

Olive Oil Granola
With the holidays come lots of great recipes that use nuts, beans and lentils.  All are healthy sources of protein.  Listed below are a few DIY (Do It Yourself) healthy, holiday gifts that will satisfy anyone's appetite.


Olive Oil Granola
Try this homemade granola, which contains oats, seeds, and dried cherries with a touch of brown sugar and honey.  Store your homemade gifts in a clear plastic bag with a colorful ribbon.  Your friends and family will not be disappointed. 

Courtesy of RealSimple.com. For more, check out 10 ideas for Delicious DIY Gifts



Curried Lentil Soup in a Jar
Curried Lentil Soup in a Jar
Soup in a jar is a great healthy, holiday gift!  Filled with lentils and spices, this hearty soup is perfect for cold, winter nights.  Attach a string around the lid of the jar with directions on how to make the soup. 

Courtesty of FoodNetwork.com. For more, visit Sealed & Delivered:  Recipes in a Jar.



Bridge Mix Bark
Bridge Mix Bark
This tasty treat is full of nuts, pretzels, raisins and of course, chocolate!  Wrap these candies in colorful foil and a bow and then deliver them to your family and friends.  A healthy spin to a Holiday favorite!

Courtesy of FoodNetwork.com. For more ideas, check out Edible Gifts to Make.



Salt Dough Ornaments
Salt Dough Homemade Ornaments
Looking for a homemade gift your children can help make?  Perfect gifts for teachers or grandparents, these ornaments couldn't be simpler.  The dough is made with flour, salt, oil and water. Cut the dough into fun shapes using a cookie-cutter.  Microwave or air dry the dough and then decorate, decorate, decorate!

Courtesy of Channel4.com 
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