Healthy Gifts for Mother's Day
Food gifts are fun yet simple ways to show you care. Moms spend lots of time making sure we eat well and are healthy, so for Mother's Day, do the same for her and give her the gift of food.
Celebrate the moms in your life with these healthy food gifts:
- Bake a gift - Prepare a batch of her favorite treats and give to her with a handwritten note. Try using whole grain flour or Greek yogurt in place of sour cream for a healthier treat. Plus, many times baking from scratch is less expensive than purchasing items that are already made.
- Create a gift basket of favorite foods - Handpick her favorites, place in a basket, and decorate with a bow. Surprise her by showing you notice what she enjoys! If she loves pasta, put together a pasta themed basket or if she is always on the go, make a basket full of individually packaged items.
- Meals in a jar - Help with future baking and cooking by preparing various mixes in canning jars. Decorate each jar with a card reminding her how much you love and appreciate her all year round. Whole grain flours and beans are a good start to a hearty and nutritious mix. Here are a few healthier jar mix recipes: https://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2017/12/07/diy-healthy-holiday-mason-jar-gifts/ Preparing your own baking mixes is not only thoughtful, but also economical and will help save money instead of having to purchase boxed mixes!
No matter how you celebrate the special mom in your life, VG's Grocery has the foods to make her day great! While moms love homemade cards, if you don't have time to make one, we have you covered! Shop VG's Grocery for everything you need to give your mom a great Mother's Day!
Stephanie Edson Regional Wellness Specialist
Stephanie is an award-winning registered dietitian who believes in empowering every individual to make nutritious food choices to support a healthy lifestyle. She believes in the power of food as medicine and loves sharing about nutrition with others.