Wondering what to get for the health-conscious people in your life? We asked Registered Dietitians on the WAG Staff what they’re asking for this holiday—here is what is on their wishlists (plus a quick holiday health tip!).
Present Inspiration for the Health-Conscious People In Your Life
We're making your holiday shopping easy this year! WAG Coaches and RDNs Brittany, Alex, and Taylor gave us a little sneak peek at their holiday wish lists. Use these as inspiration and starting places as you shop for health-conscious loved ones.
Taylor Lucas, RDN, LND
- Instacart membership gift card will help me utilize grocery delivery when my days/weeks are busier than planned. This helps prevent ordering in and ensures my “normal” healthy foods are around.
- Travel food scale for precision nutrition monitoring while I’m on the go! This is especially helpful during travel for the holiday season and when I’m on the road competing.
- Kitchen compost bin - Discarding scraps during meal prep will make me feel way more earth-conscious. I want to reduce waste and produce nutrient-rich soil for my vegetable garden.
- Glass kitchen food storage container set since I love aesthetically pleasing cabinets and refrigerators—plus, it will encourage me to meal prep!
- A kettlebell for endless, versatile options for home workouts!
Quick Holiday Nutrition Tip: Don’t skip meals leading into a big holiday meal. Incorporate a nourishing, fiber and protein-rich breakfast and/or lunch so that your energy and hunger levels are balanced as you head to the meal. You’ll feel a lot more in control of your food decisions because you won’t be tired and hungry!
Brittany Werner, MS, RDN, LND
- An Alo Moves Membership will help me get in more yoga and mobility at home outside of my usual CrossFit classes each week. I love the versatility of coaches and yoga styles.
- I want to (finally) jump on the Stanley Cup train! It will encourage me to stay on top of my hydration, and I love that they actually fit in my car cup holders.
- I’ve heard great things about the Sunrise Alarm Clock and want to try it. Waking up gradually and naturally will help me feel more alert in the morning.
- A bedside humidifier for dryer nights will help with stuffiness and hydration—especially in the chillier months.
- A Papier Wellness Journal to help me set goals and stay grounded in the new year.
Quick Holiday Nutrition Tip: Keep healthy foods stocked in your fridge and prep some go-to meals to keep on hand during the holiday season. Things get busy fast, and when you have lots of special events when you may want a treat, keeping the healthy choice the easy choice at home adds up! If a day, meal, or event doesn’t go as planned, start fresh with the next meal or the next morning.
Alex Oskian, MS, RDN
- The Ninja Foodi Smart XL Pro 10-in-1 Air Oven does it all. Air fryer (so no oil either!!), bake, roast, toast… and so much more! This would be so helpful for all kinds of dishes, and I wouldn’t have to turn on the oven (a HUGE plus in the summertime!)
- A chef apron… this one really is for my husband, but even I would wear it. Trying to carry everything from the kitchen to the grill can become a juggling act. So, being able to carry things on your body is so helpful. There is a pocket for everything in this apron- a towel, utensils, meat thermometer, and more. Plus, it saves your clothes from any mess!
- Always Pan- this pan is supposed to be a one-pan option. So you don’t need to have a full variety of pans in all shapes and sizes. This is it!! What also makes this pan special is that it is made without potentially toxic materials, which has been a focus of mine.
- Gift card to any grocery store. Costco, Walmart, Thrive (online), Butcher Box (online). I would love any kind of gift card that I could use to fill up my kitchen with my staples.
- New active shoes. Specifically, I chose Flux brand shoes because they have a wider toe base (so my toes can breathe/move how they should) and a no-drop design (which strengthens the feet). Nothing speaks of healthy holidays to me more than including movement throughout the holidays.
Quick Holiday Nutrition Tip: Don’t downplay the impact of doing something small daily for your overall health and wellness. The holidays are busy, so we often don’t have time for a long workout or a full meal prep. That is OK! 15-20 minutes of movement still benefits you! Starting your day with a high-protein breakfast of any kind can still make an impact (even if you have cookies for dinner). No need to be all in or all out!
Get a WAG Pass
Now that you’re done shopping for others get yourself the gift of health (or send this link to a loved one as a little *hint hint*) with a WAG Pass. WAG Pass allows you to buy a 3-, 6-, or 12-month membership now and then sign up with a coach whenever you’re ready to begin. Plus, you can grab a discounted monthly rate when you sign up for 6- or 12-months.
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