Ten Christmas Gifts for Picky Eaters: Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and More
We've all got that one impossible foodie friend -- the one who won't eat anything unless it's vegan/gluten-free/sugar-free/carb-free/paleo (fill in the blank food restriction). Name the deprivation diet, you probably know someone who's on it.
But what are you supposed to buy for these infuriatingly picky people (of whom I'm one, I might add)? Sadly, it's not as easy as a Starbucks gift card or a bacon-of-the-month subscription. Dealing with dietary challenges means getting a lot more creative. So here are our picks for the culinarily challenged.
Just because someone is vegan doesn't mean they don't dig the taste of meat. Maybe they just like their animals better alive. So snag your flesh-deprived loved one a gift basket from FakeMeats.com. The site even offers a $35.99 Converter Vegan Gift Basket if someone has just made the switch and in need of some meat-esque comforting. There are a bunch of other options, too, ranging in price.
Cavemen had huts and fires, so they must have had comfort foods too. Nothing like a leg of buffalo to make you feel all warm and buzzy. So eating like one shouldn't mean giving up those yummy home-cooked faves. Get your paleo pal a Paleo Comfort Foods cookbook. At $20.76, it's an easy and less-than-expensive way to help 'em get through the holidays without feeling deprived. And let's face it, Mother Nature is the ultimate home cook anyway.
Vegetarianism can get tiresome when one is a less-then-creative cook. After all, there are only so many ways to microwave a bowl of Campbell's vegetarian vegetable soup. But with a subscription to Vegetarian Times, your veg-head friends will have plenty of ideas to keep them busy in the kitchen. Even if it's making only mac and cheese. A year's subscription is a supercheap $14.95.