A Gift Guide for Foodies and Fitness Fanatics

You BarEverybody’s got one: a foodie or fitness fanatic in their life that they need to shop for this holiday season.

Since we’re both foodies and fitness fanatics, we can help. We searched high and low to put together this year’s gift guide for foodies and fitness fanatics.

We’ve included some of our favorite things (please, Santa, please!) including some of the latest and greatest gadgets, the can’t-go-wrong classics, and even some novel, one-of-a-kinds for those who have everything.

Uncommon GoodsUncommonGoods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit


Have a green thumb you’re shopping for? “Eating local” is all the rage and these Uncommon Goods Micro-green Kits are about as local as it gets. Help your loved one start their own mini-farm in their backyard, stoop or even windowsill. From organic Japanese mibuna mustard, to daikon radish the Veggie and Spice kits have got you covered. This tiny “farms” include a recycled steel box, soilless growing medium and USDA-certified organic greens seeds.

 


Soda Stream Fountain Jet Seltzer Starter Kit

Not new to the Appetite for Health gift guide but certainly on my wish list this year, the Soda Stream machine is a healthy (and economical) way to enjoy low calorie, fizzy drinks. The SodaStream makes it easy to make your own sparkling water at home and is environmentally friendly with no empty bottles to waste. They even have MyWater Flavor Essences so you can add your own natural flavor infusions; think orange, raspberry, mint and lemon-lime.

Health and Fitness Magazine Subscriptions

I’m a fan of gifting magazine subscriptions; it’s the present that can be enjoyed year-round. This year, give your loved one the gift of health with a year’s subscription to some of the best cooking, nutrition and fitness magazines out there. At the top of my list? I love EatingWell, Shape, Cooking Light, Women’s Health and Fitness magazines.


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Vitamix Blender

They may be pricy, but Vitamix blenders are in a class all their own. These self-cleaning machines allow you to chop, blend, cream, purée, and more—through every course of the meal—with a single appliance. With commercial quality and unsurpassed engineering, you can buy a Vitamix once and have it for life. I use mine for smoothies, nutbutters, soups, dips and dressings.  LOVE IT!

 


Stark Bros Apple TreeStark Bro’s Fruit Tree


The New Year is about starting anew, so what better way to bring in 2014 than to give your favorite friend a fruit tree. From Emperor Francis Sweet Cherry to Beurre Bosc Pear, Stark Bro’s has one of the largest varieties of fruit trees. Stark Bro’s also provides detailed tree characteristics, growing guides, and even a tool to help you select the best tree to ensure it’s grown in the right climate and with fruitful success.

 

Nike+ Kinect

A personal trainer in your own home….sound too good to be true? For most of us, it is, until now. Nike+ Kinect Training gives you a personalized training program with real-time feedback and the program evolves as you do to keep you on track. It’s perfect for anyone needing guidance on how to get started, needs a little extra motivation or enjoys working out in the privacy of their own home.

You BarYouBars

As an on-the-go health and fitness enthusiast, I’m always looking for the “cleanest” bar I can find; one that has little added junk and is big on nutrition. YouBars lets you choose from various nut butters, dried fruits, protein powders and more to create your own nutrition bar and the customizable packaging, they make a great, personalize gift. This year I ordered a few for myself and for some fellow fitness friends.


Epicurious Online Cooking Classes

From Mexican classics like mole and ceviche to traditional Mediterranean dishes including borek and moussaka, these online Epicurious cooking classics will teach you how to create classic dishes from around the world. You’ll learn from some of the top chefs from the Culinary Institute of America, mastering all of the techniques and flavors without ever leaving your home.

Prepara Oil Misters

Prepara Oil Mister

All too often our best intentions fall short. How many times have you made a smart choice and ordered the salad but then doused it in dressing? I love the Prepara Oil Mister because you control how much goes on your salad or pasta dishes. A healthier alternative to the overly processed dressings and non-stick sprays you’ll find in the stores, you can use healthy oils and infuse with natural herbs and spices to make the perfect blend.

 

 

Comments

  1. I completed the requests for UncommonGoods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit


  2. I would love to win a lemon tree! Stark Bro’s Fruit Tree


  3. Prepara Oil Mister I would make oil infused with rosemarry

  4. I completed the requests for UncommonGoods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit


  5. Trista Imhof says:

    I have liked the UncommonGood’s facebook page

  6. I have “liked” UnCommon Goods and would like to win either a micro-Green Veggie or spice Kit.

  7. I have liked Stark ro’s Fruit trees and would love to be able to plant a lemon tree.

  8. I have liked Prepara on FB and would use the oil mister on my salads with a tasty flavored balsamic vinegar. I also would spray oil on veggies for roasting.

  9. Lori Williams says:

    I liked Uncommon Goods on Facebook and would love to win the Micro Green Veggie or Spice kit!

  10. Rachel garner says:

    I have “liked” UnCommon Goods and would like to win either a micro-Green Veggie or spice Kit.

  11. Rachel garner says:

    I have liked Prepara on FB and would use the oil mister to spray oil on veggies for roasting.

  12. I would love to win this UncommonGoods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit
.

  13. Rachel garner says:

    I have liked Stark ro’s Fruit trees and would love a lemon tree.

  14. I would also love to win this Prepara Oil Mister, too.

  15. Heather J. says:

    I met the requirements for the chance to win the UncommonGoods kit. Thanks!

  16. Heather J. says:

    I ‘like’ Prepara on Facebook and would use the infused oil to make homemade sweet potato fries!

  17. I completed the requests for UncommonGoods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit


  18. I liked Prepara on Facebook and would use the oil mister to spray oil infused with tarragon, basil, or rosemary on vegetables for roasting.

  19. olivia tokarz says:

    I would use the fruit from the tree I won to flavor my prepara olive oil and mist my microgreens with the oil!

  20. I like UncommonGoods on Facebook. A veggie or spice kit sounds awesome!

  21. Tracey Pullum says:

    I like Uncommon Goods, but I really want the Micro greens kit for myself.

  22. Tracey Pullum says:

    I liked Stark Bro’s and would love a Starkrimson Sweet cherry tree. I think I could almost live on cherries :)

  23. karen shaughnessy says:

    I have met the requirements for Uncommon Goods..and just ordered the perfect gift while doing so!! Thanks for the hook up. And would also like to win the Micro Spice or Veggie kit.

  24. I like Stark Bro’s on Facebook. So hard to choose! I think I’d go with a pear or apple tree.

  25. I “like” Prepara on Facebook. I would make a concoction of olive oil and some herbs/seasonings.

  26. karen shaughnessy says:

    I liked Prepara on Facebook and if I won, I would throw away my aerosol non stick sprays (I have several) and use this mister to spray my pans!

  27. I liked UnCommon Goods. Would love to win!

  28. The micro green spice kits would make a wonderful gift (even for myself)

  29. Helene Tienda says:

    I already liked Uncommon Goods, and would love to win that cute planter box. I have the perfect garden window in my kitchen for it!! Thanks!!!

  30. I “liked” Uncommon Goods and would pick the Veggie kit if I won.

  31. I “liked” Stark Bros and would pick the blueberry tree if I won.

  32. Sharon Norris says:

    I completed the tasks for Uncommon Goods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit


  33. i “liked” uncommon goods on FB. would love to win this!!!

  34. I live in a state where winter seems to go on for 6 months! Would love a Veggie or Spice Kit on my windowsill since I can’t get out to grow things until June!

  35. Sharon I. says:

    I liked UncommonGoods.

  36. Sharon I. says:

    I liked Stark Bros. I’d love to plant a peach tree.

  37. Sharon I. says:

    I liked Prepara. I’d try making a good balsamic dressing.

  38. Jack Burke says:

    A Stark Bros.(liked)Methley Plum Dwarf would be happy in my yard.

  39. I liked Stark Bros. I would plant the Starkrimson Sweet Cherry tree!

  40. I like Stark Bro’s and would love to plant an apple tree (the one in the picture looks yummy.
    I also liked Uncommon Goods because it looks super cool and since I cook a lot, I can use home grown herbs

  41. Robbie Melville says:

    Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas. I think I may use some for myself. I liked Uncommon Goods – I love using fresh herbs.

  42. Shaun Riebl says:

    Hey A4H! I have liked Prepara on Facebook. What wouldn’t I use the oil mister on!? OK, ice cream is one, but…I would use it on my air popped popcorn, salads, and most of all when making stir-fry’s. Pumped for the opportunity to win such a useful gadget. Have a Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas!

  43. I Like Stark Bros. and AppForHealth on Facebook and I would love to win a 2-N-1 Plum tree

  44. I Like Uncommon Goods on Facebook and I would love to win the Veggie kit.

  45. I liked the uncommon goods herb box, and the Prepara mister, I already have the herb savers

  46. Cynthia Hric says:

    Have liked the Uncommon Goods and would love to win either the micro-veggie or spice kit!

  47. I have “liked” UnCommon Goods and please enter me to win the micro-Green Veggie!! Thank you!!!

  48. Juanita Davis Edwards says:

    I liked “Uncommon Goods” on Facebook, please enter me to win the Micro-green Spice Kit.

  49. Juanita Davis Edwards says:

    I liked “Stark Bro’s” on Facebook, I would love to plant a pear tree next season as pears are one of my husband’s favorite fruits.

  50. Completed uncommon goods requirement.

  51. I like prepara on FB.

  52. Like stark bros..would love the emperor francis cherry tree.

  53. I “liked” Uncommon Goods. My daughter is Vegetarian and this would be a really perfect gift for her.

  54. If I win the Prepara Oil Mister I would make Balsamic Honey Mustard Dressing. Tangy, tasty and low fat. Liked Prepara.

  55. plant a logan berry tree and then make some garlic spicy oil in a prepara oil mister

  56. I would love to win the Prepara oil mister. My first blend would be olive oil, hot pepper and oregano. (Spicy Italian!), then olive oil and garlic, then on and on!

  57. Evelyn Goettner says:

    I completed the requests for UncommonGoods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit


  58. Lori Williams says:

    I liked Prepara. I would try a olive oil infused with some hot peppers!! Use it to spray on popcorn!

  59. I want to win the UncommonGoods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit


  60. anne hill says:

    i would love to win this! i liked their page!

  61. I liked Prepara on Facebook. I would love to win the Prepara oil mister and make some rosemary infused oil, or something spicy

  62. Margo culbertson says:

    Liked all pages Spice kit would be asume grow,cut mix with oil in ice cube tray and freeze then put in sautee pan mix with your favorite foods Yum!!!

  63. Melanee Lillis says:

    totally want to win the micro green spice kit. I’ve “liked” their page!

  64. Kathy Wilson says:

    I liked “Uncommon Goods” on FB.

  65. I completed the tasks for Uncommon Goods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit


  66. I liked uncommon goods on FB! Ah the gift looks so great.

  67. I have liked Prepara on FB and would use the oil mister on my salads with a tasty flavored balsamic vinegar.

  68. Kristin Troska says:

    I like AFH and Prepara on facebook. I would love and use my new Prepara everyday for veggies and salads. Would love to experiment with different herbs like sage, rosemary, and basil. Prepara would be swell for popcorn! Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Holidays….from snow (lots of it) covered Minnesota.

  69. Would love to win a veggie kit, lemon tree for I go through lemons like crazy and with the mister would do a herb infused oil such as orange, rosemary, thyme and marjoram or basil, endless possibilities.

  70. Rebecca Lord says:

    I liked Strak Bros Nursery and would love to plant a Candy Crisp Apple Tree, those look delicious. Thanks for the chance to win =)

  71. Would love to have fresh herbs indoors

  72. Diane Sax says:

    Would love to win

  73. Gayle Asano says:

    I liked Uncommon Goods and started looking around their site and got distracted from entering this contest. Would love to win either the veggie or spice.

  74. Would love to win the mister and make a garlic infused vinegrette

  75. I would love to grow herbs indoors and use them in recipes I could learn through the Epicurious online classes!!

  76. liked on fb. i would love a lemon tree from stark bros!

  77. I liked the uncommon goods fb . What a cool site that is! I’d like the veggie kit!

  78. Liked Stark Bro’s fb. Either the 2-N-1 plumb or pear trees!

  79. liked Prepara fb & a Vinaigrette with raspberry & garlic

  80. liked uncommon goods fb, really like the spice kit!

  81. carol yemola says:

    I “LIKE” UncommonGoods!

  82. carol yemola says:

    I “LIKE” Stark Bro’s on Facebook and would love to win an Emperor Francis Sweet Cherry tree!

  83. carol yemola says:

    I “LIKE” Prepara on Facebook and would combine olive oil, fresh rosemary, and garlic cloves!

  84. Camille P. says:

    I “LIKED” Stark Bro’s on Facebook. Since their website states that they are out of both Meyer Lemon and Key Lime fruit trees – both my favorites, I would really love to plant one of their Stark® SweetHeart™ Apricot Dwarf Supreme trees in stock if I am selected.

  85. I liked Prepara on Facebook. I would use it when making a tossed salad.

  86. I completed the requirements for UncommonGoods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit


  87. I would love to win a Stark Bro’s Cherry Tree!


  88. I would love to win the UncommonGoods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit
!! Merry Christmas!!

  89. completed the uncommon goods requirements hope to win

  90. I liked UncommonGoods Facebook page!

  91. Liked and shared. I would love to win a spice kit

  92. Dorothy Hull says:

    I like Micro-Green spice kit

  93. Dorothy Hull says:

    I like Stark Bro’s Fruit Trees and would love to plant a lemon tree

  94. Dorothy Hull says:

    I like Prepara and if I won a mister I would blend basil and olive oil

  95. completed everything.would buy a fig tree or a persimmon tree

  96. liked uncommon goods.would like to win!Going to share

  97. liked prepara.I would blend olive oil ,garlic and basil

  98. I liked Uncommon Goods on Facebook and would love to win the Micro Green Veggie or Spice kit.

  99. jennifer woosley says:

    UncommonGoods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit


  100. jennifer woosley says:

    Stark Bro’s Fruit Tree
 I would plant the pear tree because I love pears

  101. jennifer woosley says:

    Prepara Oil Mister I would make like a olive oil dressing for my salads. i think it would be a great thing for marinade too.have no idea what I’d make first.

  102. me salad dressing

  103. Leah Brislin says:

    This would be a tasty and educational win!

  104. Teresa Melton says:

    I would love a Stark Bros Pakistan Mulberry. I have liked their page and already like yours and get your newsletter.

  105. Teresa Melton says:

    I am entering for the Uncommon Goods mini veggie grower. I have liked their page and already like yours and get your newsletter.

  106. michele malone says:

    I did the required things to enter for the UncommonGoods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit


  107. michele malone says:

    I like stark brothers, and I’d love a black gold cherry tree.

  108. michele malone says:

    I like prepara on facebook and I’d start out with fish tacos & use the mister to season them up right.

  109. i like uncommon goods on facebook and i would love to win their veggie kit

  110. I like Stark Brothers! I’d plant a Carolina Belle peach tree

  111. completed Uncommon Goods Requirements

  112. I like Prepara…I’d use the oil mister for my salad!!

  113. Jonathan Buffington says:

    The Uncommon Goods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit is a must for me, eat good…feel good. Love it!

  114. Robin Wilson says:

    I have completed the requests for UncommonGoods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit


  115. Robin Wilson says:

    I really do LIKE Stark Bro’s on FB and would love to have any variety of apple that would grow well in my zone. :-)

  116. Robin Wilson says:

    I like Prepara and would make a garlic/basil oil…oh I can just smell it now over some whole grain pasta and a touch of balsamic! Healty & low cal

  117. I’d blend some olive oil and Thai chili oil for some fun Asian cuisine.

  118. Michelle C. says:

    I would love to win the commonGoods Micro-green Veggie or Spice Kit
 & completed all the requirements.

  119. prepara oil mister – Perfect for making homemade kale chips

  120. I “Like” UnCommon Goods, and have even ordered from them before. Would love to win the Micro-Green Veggie or Spice Kit!

  121. I “Like”d Prepara on Facebook . The first healthy concoction I’d make if I won the oil mister would be garlic in the olive oil just pressed for me in Crete!

  122. Michelle Washburn says:

    I would love this! Finished all required assignments

  123. What awesome gift ideas!

  124. Love it

  125. Yes , I would love to add them to my cooking to get rid of the overly processed oils. Chicken would be my first objective with them.

  126. I liked the prepara and uncommon goods on Facebook fulfilled the requirements.

  127. allison wagoner says:

    I”d love to win this! I did all the requirements. :-)

  128. My favorite fruit tree to have would be either an orange or cherry tree. Love them both.

  129. I would add oregano and basil to evoo add spray on potato wedges before baking. I always seem to get to much oil on them.

  130. Eliza Klinger says:

    I like Stark Brother’s on Facebook
    FB name Eliza Chadley Labayen Klinger
    I would love to buy the Candy Crisp Apple Tree. What unique varieties!!

  131. Eliza Klinger says:

    I like Prepara on Facebook
    FB name Eliza Chadley Labayen Klinger
    I would make some healthy grilled chicken and pasta!

  132. I liked Uncommon Goods on facebook. I would love the Candy Crisp Apple tree.

  133. I would like to win the Uncommon Goods Micro-green Kit! (liked them on FB)

  134. If I won from Stark Bro’s, I’d choose Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple

  135. If I won the Prepara Oil Mister, I’d infuse the oil with traditional Italian herbs and spices–garlic, basil, rosemary and oregano

  136. Cynthia Hric says:

    Would love the Mister for salads!

  137. I would make an arugula salad with beets, walnuts, balsamic and a few sprays of oil

  138. Alexa Castro says:

    For the Prepara Oil Mister, I would use it for my salads. More olive oil, less fat. I would throw in garlic, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and sliced red chili peppers.

  139. liked uncommon goods!

  140. liked Stark Bros. I’d plant an apple tree

  141. liked Prepara. I’d make fritattas

  142. I like the spice kit. Perhaps I’d use my homegrown spices in the mister. I’m thinking a rosemary/mint concoction would be fun.

  143. The winners of these prizes include:

    Rachel G. Uncommon Goods
    Steph: Start Bros Fruit Tree
    Dorothy H. Prepara Oil Mister

    Thanks for entering!

    Julie

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