Last Minute Stocking-Stuffer Ideas

Well, it’s that time of year again… the holiday season is upon us! While this is one of my favourite times of the year, there are always a few people on my list that prove difficult to find the ideal gift for.

Are you having trouble finding some last-minute items for those tricky people on your list? Well, I’ve gathered a few iron-related ideas for topping up your gifts or stuffing those stockings this year!

  1. Packaged mixed nuts – almonds, cashews, peanuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, etc.
    • Tip: While chocolate covered almonds are an all-time favourite for some, the chocolate content can actually inhibit the iron content (almonds) from being properly absorbed
  1. Chestnuts are not only festive but also a good source of iron
  1. Iron supplements for your iron deficient friends!
  1. Dried fruits, especially apricots and raisins, and beef jerky which not only provide a yummy snack, but are also good sources of iron
  1. Cook book of healthy recipes – give your friends the gift of delicious recipes to try in 2015, with a special focus on iron-rich meals!
  1. Finally, depending on how big your feet are, perhaps there’s room in the stocking for a cast-iron frying pan
    • Tip: Cooking with cast iron fortifies your food with iron!

 

Happy Holidays

 

 


Content and advice provided on The Iron Maiden is for information purposes only and should not serve as a substitute for a licensed health care provider, who is knowledgeable about an individual’s unique health care needs

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