Naughty or Nice, Send The Gift of Health!

A box of chocolates is sweet, indeed, but how ’bout getting a bit more creative (and healthful) with the holiday cheer this season. Check out these delicious, good-for-you mail order gifts that will delight your family and friends.

Sartori CheeseSartori Cheese – BellaVitano Gift Basket

Spread holiday cheer to the cheese lovers in your life with this quartet of tasty cheeses from a family-owned and -operated, Wisconsin-based company. Yes, it’s true – there’s room for cheese. It’s an excellent source of calcium, containing about 300 milligrams per ounce. Using a small amount of a flavorful cheese means you can keep the calories in check. The coffee-rubbed Espresso BellaVitano is to die for!

Wellness Tea
Kusmi’s Wheel of Wellness Tea Collection from Dean and Deluca 

Explore a wondrous world of rare and unique teas from the gourmet-food aficionados at D&D. You won’t only be giving the recipient something flavorful to sip on; you’ll also be passing along a plethora of the antioxidants and other nutrients that tea has to offer.

Uncle Matt's CitrusCitrus from Uncle Matt’s Organic

Send loved ones a dose of vitamin C via a case of organically grown citrus (or avocados!) straight from a group of 25 family farmers.

Olive and Cocoa
 Tastes for Everyone from Olive and Cocoa

Artisanal cookies, jams, spreads and other treats hand-picked by the pros at this wondrous online boutique. Nuts, whole-grain tortilla chips and roasted salsa are a few of the healthy offerings. Choose from three sizes, which come elegantly wrapped in Olive and Cocoa’s signature wooden crates.

EWG Tote Bag
Holiday Tote Bag from the Environmental Working Group

Make a donation on someone’s behalf to the Environmental Working Group, plus pass along a gift tote filled with sustainably produced tea, chocolate and beauty products, plus EWG educational materials on choosing healthy and environmentally sound foods.

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.