The Holidays are here and we know everyone is in full swing of gift shopping! Why not give some plant-strong gifts this year? The gift of health and wellness is definitely one that keeps giving. We’ve put together an ultimate holiday gift guide, with the best of the best in plant-strong giving.
*We will be giving away a copy of our new DVD, Kitchen Rescue! Just leave us a comment below and tell us what you’r dream plant-strong gift would be!
Books on health and healthy living:
Of course we have to start off the list with Engine 2 Diet! Perfect for anyone on your list.
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The book that changed Bill Clintons life and has saved thousands of lives since it came out. There are also great recipes in the book. Perfect for anyone thinking about their heart. It’s also by Dr. Esselstyn, and we happen to really like that guy.
China Study : This a must have book for anyone interested in nutrition and science. It’s a great book for someone who is just jumping into plant-strong nutrition.
Complete Idiots Guide to Plant Based Nutrition Our friend Julieanna has written a great, easy to use book with lots of great recipes!
21 Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Dr. Neal Barnard Another great book that takes people on a three week journey in changing their diet. Also has great recipes.
The Pleasure Trap : Have someone on your list that loves psychology? This is the book for them.
Dr. Neal Barnards Program for Reversing Diabetes Perfect for anyone with diabetes or who is interested in diabetes research. It has a great recipe section. Great for people with PCOS as well.
Breaking the Food Seduction: A book for people struggling with making healthy food changes.
The Cancer Survivors Guide Foods the Fight back. : Fantastic book by PCRM about fighting cancer with food. Has a recipe section.
Forks Over Knives Companion Book: A short book that covers the topics of the movie! Great recipes.
Happy Herbivore : The original! We love this book and use it almost every day.
Every Day Happy Herbivore : Speaking of every day! Lindsay’s new cookbook is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook.
The McDougal Quick and Easy cookbook: Dr. McDougal has great and simple fat free recipes.
Unprocessed: Chef AJ has a book filled with unprocessed recipes. She uses no oil, processed flour and no extracted sweetener! She has lots of treats for your holiday get togethers!
Just in time for the Holidays! Forks Over Knives presents Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue! Be sure to pre-order so you get the lowest price. It should arrive right before December 25th.
Eating : This is an older DVD made famous because Steve Wynn (Vegas billionaire) bought a copy of it for his 10,000 employees! After he watched it, he went plant-based over night.
Forks Over Knives: This should be on everyones list! The movie that is changing the lives of so many people around the world!
Jeff Novick’s Fast Food : Need to learn how to cook great meals for less than 5 dollars a day and in under 10 minutes? This is the DVD to purchase.
The Pleasure Trap : Based on the book – great lecture on DVD.
A Diet For All Reasons : One of the original movies on plant-strong health.
Tackling Diabetes : Dr. Neal Barnards popular PBS documentary on reversing diabetes.
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease : Over four hours of Dr. Esselstyn’s lectures and advice!
Should I Eat That? : Another great dvd by Jeff Novick.
John Pierre’s digital downloads : We love plant-strong fitness expert, John Pierre! He’s got some great digital downloads available.
To Your Health! A great documentary that sums up all the reasons to be plant-strong!
Got the Facts on Milk? A funny take on why the breast milk of other animals is not good for you!
Fit Quickies! Lani has a great series of downloads all about getting fit!
Silicone bakeware set : No more spraying oil on your bakeware!
Slow-Cooker: For soups and more. We also like to slow cook lentils in our slow cooker.
Measuring cup: For those of us who follow recipes.
Double Crock Pot : We just think this is really cool… cook 2 soups for the day or a soup and another dish side by side!
Cutting board: For all those veggies and fruits!
Mason Jars: One of our E2-ers had a great idea! Get some mason jars and fill them with dry plant-strong things like brown rice, lentils, nutritional yeast, oats, beans. Put a fancy ribbon and a little material on top and maybe attach a recipe to each jar. It would go great with a copy of Engine 2!
Hand Blender: We like it because they are called “immersion blenders” get it?
Multi-cooker: This all in one cooker kind of does it all. We like the pressure cooker function the most.
Blender : No need for a fancy blender. We know, we’re going against the grain here. But we’ve had our good ol’ 29 dollar blender for 2 years. We make soups, oat flour and hummus in it!
Baking liner for cookie sheets: No cooking spray!
Salad spinner: Because we like some clean kale.
Have fun in the kitchen!
Flower cupcake molds: Obviously you aren’t eating cupcakes, RIGHT? But SO cute for mighty muffins!
Silly Feet baking cups: Okay, we got these for the kids in the family, but truthfully? We like them just as much as they do.
Matroyshkas measuring cups: Got these for the Aunts last year, they LOVED them.
..and spoons (also got these for them)
Saw pizza cutter : Manly plant-strong pizza deserves manly saw pizza cutters.
Table saw knife: Again, REAL MEN EAT PLANTS! We also cut our veggie loaf with saws.
Pastasaurus : It’s a dinosaur, it’s a pasta spoon, it’s for plant-strong whole grain pasta! This would be really great to give along with some whole grain pasta and plant-strong tomato sauce. We are like the plant-strong Martha Stewart!
Accessories and Apparel
Only kale can save us now! Thermal long sleeve. : This is one of our favorite shirts, ever. It’s perfect, and every person that loves kale will love this shirt, which means EVERY one will love it.
Only kale can save us now! T-Shirt: same deal, short sleeves.
Kale poster : This will go great in your office or kitchen. Also great for dorm rooms for those plant-strong teens and young adults.
Eat more kale! : This guy is fighting a big horrible fast food chain that sells horrible unhealthy things that make people sick. Support him and get a t-shirt or 2 or 3 or be like the entire Esselstyn family and do a family photo with everyone wearing the “eat more kale” shirt!
I like vegetables book: For younger children, great way to introduce vegetables.
Eating the Alphabet : Another great book for young kids about all the different kinds of plant-strong food.
Planting a rainbow : Eat a rainbow of food every day!
Mameshiba plush beans! Okay, we might be a little obsessed with these beans. The whole team has one, and we love them. They are really cute and fun and cuddly! For the kids of course – Rip definitely does not cuddle with his chili bean. Not at all. But for a price, we might be able to get a picture, just saying
Firefighter costume : Because like our buddy Oren, sometimes you just like to be a firefighter.
Firefighter rain boots : They don’t make adult sizes
Firefighter cookie cutters : We would not be upset at all if someone wanted to send us plant-strong firefighter cookies.
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! : This is an adorable kids book.
Food Face Plates: Play with your food! Encourage your kids to do the same.
Kid chopsticks : For plant-strong sushi.
Kid utensils : These are really fun utensils.
Vegetable tote bag : Because toting around veggies is cool.
Fruit tote bag: Fruit is also cool.
Air-Fork-One : Get it? Air-fork-one? Do you think the President has one?
Fit-bit : Our team member, Natala LOVES her fitbit. She wears it everywhere, during the immersion she was able to track all of her steps each day, every day she hit at least 15,000 steps! It tracks steps, miles, calories burned and you can wear it to bed and it will tell you how many times you woke up and the quality of your sleep! It does not do dishes our laundry, so it does have some flaws.
Bob Harper workout : Cheaper than joining a gym, and really effective.
Yoga Mat gift set : This is great for people who are just starting out their yoga practice.
Resistance Bands: Perfect for strength training at home.
Leslie Sansone walking DVD: This is a great video for anyone who has some physical limitations in working out.
Rocky! Soundtrack : Come on! Who doesn’t love Rocky?!
Medicine ball : Great for in-home workouts. Really great strength/cardio.
Jump Rope: This is really all you need.
Live in Austin? Why not get a gift certificate to Greenling for Engine 2 meals!
Remember that mason jar idea? Fill your jars up with plant-strong dry food and give the gift of health!
And finally, the best for last…
Want to give the most awesome gift ever? How about an Engine 2 Immersion? A weekend to completely transform your health, or the health of a loved one. Above all, we hope that you give yourself the best gift of all, the gift of health. We want everyone to finish 2011 plant-strong and start 2012 plant-stronger.