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A Christmas stocking is big enough for a themed gift but small enough to make filling it quick, easy and fun. Everyone loves the gift of delicious food and your neighborhood Hy-Vee has the perfect items for stuffing stockings. Help Santa out this year by taking your Hy-Vee dietitian’s suggestions and stuff their stockings with good taste and good health:

Breakfast in a Stocking: Holiday excitement can disrupt little ones’ meal schedules. When the excitement of long-awaited gifts is more interesting than coming to the table for a meal, why not stuff breakfast into their stockings?

Stop by your Hy-Vee HealthMarket and find the following: Horizon shelf-stable organic milk box, Erin Baker’s breakfast cookie or KIND nut and fruit bar, Just Fruit Munchies single-serve packs and fresh fruit, such as a Honeycrisp apple or an easy-to-peel clementine. Don’t forget a new toothbrush and toothpaste tied together with a bow.

Treat Your Teacher: Go to the head of the class with a stocking stuffed with unique items any teacher is sure to love, such as Stash brand teas paired with Madhava flavored agave nectar for sweetness, Burt’s Bees lotion and lip balm, Zum’s popular Frankincense and Myrrh-scented soap wrapped in a cellophane gift bag and, of course, a fresh apple.

Love Your Neighbor: Simply tie together a package of beautiful gourmet pasta, Hy-Vee Select classic olive oil and a jar of World Classics Tomato Basil pasta sauce as a way to remember your neighbor at the holiday season. Add an invitation to bring the items over to your house for dinner in the New Year - and this simple, thoughtful gift encourages both good health and friendship.

For the Gourmet Foodie:  A quality cheese slicer from your Hy-Vee delicatessen & gourmet cheese department allows you to slice perfectly thin slices of cheese for maximum flavor and extends the number of servings you can slice from a wedge of cheese. Pair with your choice of wine, a package of walnuts in their shells, a nutcracker and fresh fruit such as Holiday seedless grapes and fresh apples along with the following recipe for Apple, Cheddar & Walnut Toasts on a card.

Encouragement and Inspiration for the Young Cook:

Right-sized, fun tools inspire young cooks to develop life-long cooking skills. A variety of clever, kid-sized kitchen tools can be found in the general merchandise section of your Hy-Vee store. Items such as their own measuring cups and spoons, Eco Smart prep cups & pinch bowls and a small whisk stimulate kitchen creativity and ownership of their creations. Start by preparing Santa’s Favorite Pancakes together and begin a new Christmas morning breakfast tradition.

The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.

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