Hungry Girl: The Best Gifts Under $30 for Healthy Eaters
Lisa Lillien shares her top picks for gifts this year.
Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of twelve books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.
These days I do most of my shopping online, and I know I’m not alone. It’s super convenient, and you can find amazing deals. If you have some foodies (casual or serious) on your gift list, I’ve got six online suggestions.
Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
This gadget has some major fans! Hard boiling eggs can be tedious and fussy. You have to put them into cold water, boil them for an exact amount of time, remove them straight to an ice bath, etc. This gadget takes the draining and chilling out of the equation. You can also soft-boil, poach, and scramble!
Buy It! $15.09; amazon.com
KLEMOO 2-Pack Donut Baking Pan, Silicone, Non-Stick Mold
Baked donuts are the way to go, and you need the right pan for the job. This version is pretty and your sweet treats won’t stick to it. Print out a few recipes for my delicious donuts to go along with your gift!
Buy It! $10.99; amazon.com
Mighty Mug Ice
This find is perfect for that friend of yours who’s never without their iced coffee. (We’re all thinking of someone specific right now!) What makes this grown-up sippy cup so special is that you can’t tip it over. It uses a special suction device that attaches it firmly to hard surfaces while still allowing you to pick it up with ease. Pretty amazing!
Buy It! $19.99; amazon.com
Joseph Joseph M-Cuisine Microwave Single-Serve Popcorn Maker Set
If your pal loves popcorn but isn’t crazy about the ingredients in packaged microwave popcorn, this is the device for them. You simply add plain popcorn kernels to the silicone cup, and fold in the top. No butter or oil required! Each of these cups cooks up a perfect serving of popcorn, so there’s no risk of going overboard.
Buy It! $15; amazon.com
Snail Shape Tea Bag Holder
It’s a bummer when the tag end of your tea bag falls into your hot mug. You’re stuck trying to fish it out, and then suddenly everything is wet. Pick up a pack of these little guys, and pass them out among your tea-sipping buddies. They’re incredibly cheap, and they perfectly anchor your tea bag in place. Plus, there’s something adorable about a little candy-colored snail perched on the edge of your mug!
Buy It! $3.97; amazon.com
WATCH THIS: Take 5: Five-Ingredient Fettuccine with Butternut Squash Alfredo
EDC Meal Prep Bag by Evolutionize
This may be the ultimate bag for meal preppers. It has a side-access compartment that holds three portion-controlled containers, plus an insulated top section, a pocket that holds two blender bottles, and an ice pack. You can pack up a whole day’s worth of food, and it comes in both super-cute mint green or sleek and snazzy black. All other lunch boxes are officially on notice.
Buy It! $29.99; amazon.com
‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!