Today is my 56th birthday, and my birthday wish is all about you. I certainly hope it comes true:
I wish for you to make health, happiness, success and joy a priority in your life. Start searching for those all-important elements of your life now! Reach toward your best health by taking control over your diet and fitness routines. Even making one small change like cutting out refined sugars can make all the difference. Or try emptying out your cupboards of junk and replace with nutrient-dense foods. With the beautiful weather arriving it’s the perfect time to start a walking routine, which you can eventually work up to a jog.
All of these actions translate to giving yourself permission to change. Do it now and help make my birthday wish come true!
Below are 10 birthday ideas for the clean eater in your life, or perhaps some handy tools and strategies you can keep in mind for YOURSELF in your pursuit of helping turn my birthday wish from a dream to reality.
1. Local Produce Box Subscription
This one’s for your Eat Clean birthday friend who loves a little thrill. Friends of mine who have signed up for monthly produce boxes rave about the quality and diversity – fresh rhubarb, oregano and organic, free-range eggs delivered right to your door, anyone? Do a quick Google search to learn about options available in your area.
Produce Box
2. High Speed Blender (e.g., Vitamix or NutriBullet)
I’d be lost without my Vitamix! This is a higher-ticket item, but one to keep in mind for that special someone or a loved one celebrating a milestone birthday. For everything from smoothies and sauces, to soups, desserts and beyond, my blender makes life in the kitchen infinitely easier.
High Speed Blender
3. Cooking Class Pass
Spark the Birthday Boy or Girl’s Eat Clean inspiration with a healthy cooking class. Many health food grocers and specialty stores offer both cooking classes and seminars themed around popular topics often linked to Eating Clean, like vegetarianism, Cleaned Up baking, going gluten-free and more. Don’t forget to look into restaurants for cooking class opportunities as well!
Cooking Class
4. Set of Mason Jars
These handy helpers are so practical and come in a variety of sizes. I love mason jars for shaking up and storing homemade dressings and marinades, and keeping grains, dried goods and homemade granola fresh in my pantry; however, they also make beautiful vessels for transporting lunch and picnic items, like my Cherry Protein Pop ‘Ems and layered versions of salads like my BBQ Chicken Chop Chop.
Mason Jars
5. Bees Wrap
Cooking parchment is every baker’s best friend. Bees Wrap parchment makes an ideal gift for the environmentally-conscious because it is reusable, biodegradable and compostable. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also beautiful!
Bees Wrap
6. Well&Company’s trio of Functional Nutritional Supplements
For the busy bee Eat Clean Rockstar looking for a little nutritional boost, enter Well&Company. I rely on Well’s Revive Chews for a quick Eat-Clean-approved burst of energy when I’m travelling and a Clean snack and my cooler aren’t in the cards. I also love sipping on Wake Well throughout my tough AM sweat sessions and winding down at night with a glass of Rest Well and a good book. This is a good pick for the Clean Eater in your life who is always on the road.
7. Teapot or Tea Infuser
There is something so sophisticated about a beautiful teapot. This is a thoughtful gift any girlfriend, sister, wife or mother would love. There are so many organic herbal teas to choose from nowadays, you can’t really go wrong! Brew up a pot of love.
8. Exotic Oils & Vinegars
Oils and vinegars are essential Eat Clean flavor makers that can come together endless ways to create delicious and unique dressings, marinades and more. It’s hard to resist a slice of sourdough bread dipped in incredible olive oil, too. I absolutely love this raw olive oil from Raw Elements.
Oils & Vinegars
9. Coupon for 30% off any eBook at
Use code TOSCABDAY any time between Friday, May 22, 2015 – Sunday, May 24, 2015, 11:59pm EDT, to enjoy 35% off any eBook in my shop – for your birthday friend, or you – LOL I won’t tell!
Tosca Birthday eShop Coupon
10. A Clean Homemade Birthday Treat
When in doubt, you can’t go wrong gifting a sweet delight!
Vegan Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce
Blackberry and Apple Crumble
Chocolate Almond Cake
Chocolate Cashew Cream
Mayan Cocoa Meltaways
Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Avocado Cake Frosting
Vegan Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce
Here’s to another year of health and happiness.