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Kitchen Gifts: 10 Picks For Healthy Eaters

Kitchen Gifts

First Posted: 12/16/11 09:18 AM ET Updated: 12/16/11 10:27 AM ET

The caramel popcorn, the chocolates, the cookies. Some of the tastiest holiday gifts aren't exactly good for you. And since overindulgences now can translate to excess weight in the new year, how about, instead, giving a gift that actually helps loved ones to be healthier in 2012.

Every meal or snack eaten away from home tacks an average of 134 calories onto your daily intake, according to a USDA analysis -- that means eating just one meal out a week can pack on an extra two pounds each year.

Make cooking at home more fun with one of these unique picks.

Painted Amaryllis Measuring Cups
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For budding chefs or strict recipe followers, a set of measuring cups is a kitchen must. This colorful set makes each scoop a delight. Plus, the cups are microwave and dishwasher safe. $38, Anthropologie

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