10 Best Healthy Cooking Gifts for 2014

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10 Best Healthy Cooking Gifts for 2014

Whether you are a full-blown chef, parent trying to feed the family or just a regular microwave-user, everyone cooks. That’s why gifts related to cooking are so popular. Since there are thousands of cooking gifts to choose from, here are a few we found to help you finish your holiday-shopping list early.

10 Best Healthy Cooking Gifts for 2014

1. Orange Chef Co. Prep Pad
The Orange Chef Co. Prep Pad

Who doesn’t want to know more about the food they’re eating? Compatible with iPad® 3 and 4, iPad mini™,iPad Air™, iPhone® 4S and newer versions, The Orange Chef Co. Prep Pad helps you customize recipes, plan meals and save your creations quickly and easily. Vibrant graphics illustrate proteins, carbs, fats, and more. And you can adjust ingredients and portion size to fit your personal, health goals.

Price: About $149.95

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Photo Courtesy of Williams Sonoma





2. Ninja Professional Blender
Ninja - Professional Blender - NJ600

Spend less time stirring, crushing, chopping, and blending, and more time enjoying the results! Help that special cook on your gift-list save time with the Ninja 1000-watt blender. With stainless steel blades, three speeds, and a locking lid to prevent spills, you can whip up your favorite recipes in minutes.

Price: About $100.00

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Photo Credit: Target






3. Reclaimed Wood Wall Planter
Reclaimed Wood Wall Planter

For the healthy chef who has everything, here’s an interesting gift…a vertical herb garden for your home. Simply mount the Reclaimed Wood Wall Planter to your wall, fill the cells with your favorite herbs, water, and watch it grow!

Price: About $179.95

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Photo Credit: Williams Sonoma






4. VitaClay® Smart Organic Multicooker
VitaClay® Smart Organic Multicooker

How about giving the chef in your life a multi-functional gift? With the VitaClay® Smart Organic Multicooker, they’ll get a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and yogurt maker all in one! With the latest computerized technology, this all-natural Zisha clay cooking pot is free of non-stick chemicals, and the micro-pressure steams food in no time.

Price: About $129.99

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Photo Credit: Bed Bath & Beyond





5. Kitchen Aid® Professional 5 Qt. Mixer
KitchenAid® Professional 5 Qt. Mixer

This gift makes mixing, beating, whipping, kneading and more a breeze! The Kitchen Aid Professional 5 Qt. Mixer includes a removable, stainless steel bowl with a comfortable handle and easy lift-system. You’ll be making cookies, loaves of bread, mashed potatoes, and more in a snap!

Price: About $259.99

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Photo Credit:  Target





6. All Clad Instant Read Digital Thermometer
All-Clad Instant Read Digital Thermometer

Give a gift that culinary professionals use! With a bright, backlit digital-display and compact design, it’s it easy to check the temperature of foods and liquids in an instant with this thermometer so all of your healthy recipes come out just right!

Price: About $39.95

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Photo Credit: Williams Sonoma






7. Paderno Spiralizer 3-Blade
Paderno Spiralizer 3-Blade

If you have a creative cook on your gift list, now they can have fun making all kinds of healthy recipes with the Paderno Spiralizer 3-Blade. In a matter of minutes, you can easily cut vegetable “noodles”, ribbons, spirals, and shoestrings to add to your favorite dishes. It’s hand-operated and made of durable, BPA-free plastic that is dishwasher-safe.

Price: About $39.95

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Photo Courtesy of Williams Sonoma





8. Lodge Cast Iron Set
Lodge Logic Cast Iron Set

All cooks need durable cookware. The Lodge Cast Iron Set goes from stovetop to oven with temperatures up to 450° F. It resists chipping, warping, scratching, and more. This set includes a 10.5″ Round Griddle, 8″ Skillet, 10.25″ Skillet, 5 Qt. Dutch Oven, and 10.25″ Iron Lid.

Price: About $63.99

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Photo Courtesy of Target






9. Grocery Home Delivery

Your friends and family are busy. How about giving them some extra time with a gift card for grocery home-delivery? They don’t have to deal with parking, aisles blocked with carts or waiting in long, check-out lines. And with thousands of products available from numerous providers, they can purchase exactly what they want and have it delivered to their front door.

Price: About $60.00-$360.00

Available from Amazon Fresh, Google Express, Instacart, Plated, BlueApron, and Nature Box

Photo Credit: Amazon.com




10. Williams-Sonoma Smart Tools for iPad® Sets
Williams-Sonoma Smart Tools for iPad® Sets

Make it easy for someone on your holiday list to cook and entertain at the same time. With the Williams-Sonoma Smart Tools for iPad® Sets, you can search for recipes, video chat, watch videos and listen to music while you cook! The set includes a Bluetooth® speaker and kitchen stand. Plus, there is a handy screen shield for protection from those unexpected, cooking spills and splatters.

Price: About $199.95 (You can also buy the speaker, stand and screen shield separately)

Get it here.

Photo Courtesy of Williams Sonoma





The Benefits of Cooking Gifts

While these gifts will put a smile on any chef’s face, there are also benefits for you. After all, you’ll need to help “test” the gifts and try all the wonderful, healthy meals they create, won’t you? (You might even want to add some of these items to your own wish-list!)

What cooking gifts do you love that we missed? Please let us know in the comments below.

And for more healthy cooking tips, check out these blog entries.

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