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Fit Edible Gift: Dressed-Up Oatmeal

I'm trying to save a little money this holiday season while striving to give gifts that everyone will love. Edible gifts are always a treat, but the people on my list would be shocked if I brought them a tin of homemade fudge — not to mention they're probably on sugar overload from all of the seasonal treats.

I'm putting a little of my FitSugar self into my homemade gifts this year by assembling containers of dressed-up oatmeal for my neighbors and friends. Find out how to put together these inexpensive, edible gifts when you


  1. Find a jar or container to hold the oatmeal and add-ins. If you don't have any lying around, consider heading to a local thrift store to pick up a bunch of unique mason jars that won't cost much.
  2. Use steel cut or five-minute oats as your first layer.
  3. Include any add-ins that you please! Mine is made with dried cranberries and walnuts, but the combinations are endless. This is a great way to use extra ingredients you may have leftover from holiday baking, like pecans or raisins.
  4. Be sure to attach a card that explains how to make the oatmeal, even if you think it's obvious.
  5. Add a ribbon, and you're finished!

The recipients of your dressed-up oatmeal will surely appreciate the gift of a healthy, warm breakfast treat during these cold months. For more gift ideas, don't miss all our great holiday gift guides.

Join The Conversation
Misalady Misalady 8 years
I've got mixed opinions on this. -I- would LOVE it, but almost everybody I know would look at me like I was crazy for giving it as a gift.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Ha, this would be a perfect gift for my dad...he LOVES his oatmeal. He eats it 365 days a year for breakfast. I think he'd be the only person on my gift list that would really appreciate something like this though.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
I don't know a single person who would actually be excited about this. They reaction I would get is, "Oatmeal? Oooooookay."
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I like that it's something I wouldn't guilty about eating. Much as I love chocolate and other treats, some of it usually goes to waste because I just can't bring myself to eat that many calories.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
that's just like the starbucks breakfast and we know that it's taken off so i think that it's a pretty cool idea. i always feel bad when i get candy and things like that - knowing that i wouldn't eat it and it'll just go to waste. at lest here you're being very health conscious.
ladycaine ladycaine 8 years
I think that's a fabulous idea, very cute!
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