Monday, 28 October 2019 12:25

Nutrition Nut Gift Guide

Written by  Kelly Brown
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While you’re bingeing away over the holidays, the Nutrition Nut will sit at their end of the table, eating from their pre-cooked, pre-measured, perfectly portioned meals, straight out of their own reusable containers. They might have some good advice, but they also might tell you 10 reasons you shouldn’t use vegetable oil in your cooking anymore. Get them something healthy as a distraction.

Buy

The Nutrition Nut is all about trying every new açai bowl, clean juice and kombucha bar in town. Instead of buying them 100 different gift cards, save your money and sign them up for SweatNet instead. Their monthly membership will have them scoring discounts all across West Michigan, from spas to salons, juice bars, fitness studios, and even activewear boutiques. 

SweatNet Membership
sweatnetgrandrapids.com

Wear

Skip the Athleta and Lululemon and support your local woman-owned business at To & Fro Activewear in Ada. To & Fro features both men’s and women’s activewear, swimwear and footwear options. Sometimes, it takes a new pair of leggings to level up your gym game. 

To & Fro 
452 Ada Dr. SE, Ada
tofroshop.com

Do

Nothing makes the Nutrition Nut happier than trying new things. Throw on some comfortable clothes, fill a mug with coffee and head over to Terra Firma to try your hand, er, feet at bouldering. First, the Terra Firma crew provides a helpful walkthrough of the gym. Then, once you’re strapped into your shoes and your hands are chalked, all that’s left to do is grab hold of the wall and start climbing — no ropes required. You can get your nutty friend a monthly membership, which includes the occasional guest pass so you can join in.

Climb at Terra Firma
1555 Marshall Ave., Grand Rapids
climbterrafirma.com

Shop

The best kind of food is the food that’s in-season and grown locally — at least that’s what the Nutrition Nut firmly believes. You’ll find them with jute basket in hand, browsing farmers market stalls well into the winter. A blustery day won’t stop them from getting fresh and local produce! Join them and foot the bill for their groceries, or maybe visit alone and put together a big ol’ gift basket for them.

Holland Farmers Market
150 W. 8th St., Holland

Drink

Screw happy hour: Fizzy, sweet cocktails equal empty calories! Instead, grab a pint of the bubbly, good-for-you deliciousness that’s Sacred Springs Kombucha. Their tasting room features 12 taps and functions similar to a brewery. Trade in the extra carbs for healthy cultures that help balance your gut bacteria. Can your beer do that?

Sacred Springs Kombucha
1059 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids
sacredkombucha.com

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