Are you wondering about what to bring a senior loved one or friend for the holidays?  How about one of these easy to follow and healthy food gifts?  These are some great looking and practical gift ideas that will go along way to “warm the heart.”

Southwestern Three Bean & Barley Soup Mix – Layered in a jar, it makes a delicious thick soup.  Include a can of chicken broth for best results.

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/southwestern_bean_barley_soup_mix.html

Make a healthy food basket for seniors. This one called “Food Lovers” has pasta, sauces, and even some items that make food preparation easier for seniors like an ergonomic can opener, and jar openers.  Consider adding nuts, dried fruit, whole grain crackers, soups, tea and / or coffee beans, and oatmeal.  Very easy to put together – just find a wicker basket!

http://seniorliving.about.com/od/grandparents/a/gift_basket.htm

Gift Certificate from YOUR’S TRULY to come by and make their all-time favorite dish, bring all the fixin’s – the most important thing will be not how it taste, but the message you give by spending time, and showing you really care!  Happy Holidays!