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Give the gift of health this holiday season

Erica Good, Special to the Register
Published 11:57 a.m. CT Dec. 6, 2017


During the holidays, most people will gain an average of 4 pounds, but you don’t have to be one of them.

Do you have a friend, family member, hostess or favorite person that you want to treat this holiday season? Finding a gift that is personal, thoughtful and healthy may seem to present some challenges, but that is where your friendly Hy-Vee dietitians can help. We’ve put together some ideas of how you can give gifts of health to assist you in treating those you care about with a gift of health and happiness.

When giving a gift this year, try the LaCroix sparkling water as it can easily be a part of any beverage-themed gift basket or a great addition to any hostess gift.  LaCroix is a healthier option to include in holiday cocktails and mocktails this season because it is a zero-calorie beverage, with no added sugar or artificial ingredients.  This holiday season, try these great gifts of health from your Hy-Vee dietitian.

Gifts of health

Fresh, homemade spiced pecans, chai tea and cinnamon sticks wrapped up in a festive mug topped off with a store tour with your favorite Hy-Vee dietitian: Put a health spin on a classic holiday gift with the addition of a store tour with one of our Hy-Vee dietitians. Our dietitians can provide store tours on a variety of health topics including healthy eating, diabetes, heart health or food allergies.

LaCroix gift basket featuring LaCroix Rudolph Mocktail: Include in the gift basket one lime, a small bottle of cranberry juice, 1 can of coconut LaCroix sparkling water, 1 can of lime LaCroix sparkling water and a set of glasses. See the recipe below.

Pair a “nutrition check-up” with a Hy-Vee dietitian: The gift of a “nutrition check-up” will show someone special that you care about his or her health. Meeting with a Hy-Vee dietitian can aid in improving or maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

LaCroix Rudolph Mocktail

Serves 1

All you need:
Juice from ½ lime
1 oz cranberry juice
2 oz coconut LaCroix sparkling water
2 oz lime LaCroix sparkling water
Ice, for serving

All you do:

Combine lime juice, cranberry juice, coconut sparkling water and lime sparkling water with ice.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 20 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 3g sugar, 0g protein.

Source: www.lacroixwater.com

The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult medical professional for individual advice.

Erin Good received her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and a Spanish minor from Iowa State University. She completed a 12-month dietetic internship at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Illinois and St. Jude Affiliate in Peoria, Illinois. Erin has worked with clients having diabetes, heart disease, gastric bypass and seeking weight management. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Erin is passionate about guiding, motivating and helping others achieve a happy, healthy lifestyle.

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