For many people, January not only ushers in the end of the holiday season and the bright lights and festivities, but also a pronounced shift in mood as we hunker down to brace the colder, darker winter months. If you’re on the lookout for little ways to brighten your day, here are our top foodie finds on Amazon this month. Whether it’s injecting some cozy rituals (a little hygge if you will), looking to make little health shifts for big impact, or just surround with little luxuries that spur joy, we have you covered. Here are our top Amazon finds to beat the January blahs.
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AeroGarden Harvest Indoor Garden Hydroponic System with LED Grow Light
When so much of the forecast, sky and vistas are bleak and grey, it helps to break that up with some lush greenery. Bonus if that greenery also delivers nutrients and delicious flavours. You get that with an indoor herb garden, and the AeroGarden Harvest Indoor Garden Hydroponic System with LED Grow Light does this; it holds up to six pods for your favourite cocktail garden and comes with a gourmet herb seed kit, which includes Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil and Mint, along with three ounces of AeroGarden’s patented solution of natural plant nutrients (enough for one season of growth). Not only does the indoor herb garden allow you to grow fresh herbs (and small veggies) year-round, but you don’t need to be gifted with green thumbs or use anything but water and plant food to enjoy.
Yonanas Classic Original Healthy Dessert Soft Serve Maker
If you’re feeling sluggish post-holiday feasts, but are trying to shift to healthier ways to satisfy your sweet tooth, the Yonanas Classic Original Healthy Dessert Soft Serve Maker will help you create tasty and healthy frozen desserts from fruit, right in your kitchen.
Ninja Cold Press Pro Compact Powerful Slow Juicer
If you’re more into juicing your fruit, the Ninja Cold Press Pro Compact Powerful Slow Juicer will deliver a healthy energy boost. (For slightly bigger budgets, the Breville Juice Fountain Cold Centrifugal Juicer is also a solid choice.) The Ninja Cold Press Pro will also serve up juice the way you like it — no pulp, some pulp, or lots of pulp, depending on which filter you use.
KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
This KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer is not only a culinary powerhouse and multipurpose centre (just consider there are more than 10 attachments available), but the beautiful colour options and design can’t help but raise our spirits during the darker months. Plus, we actively support the notion that baking can be therapeutic. The model comes with a five quart stainless steel bowl, coated flat beater, coated dough hook, six-wire whip, and pouring shield.
Stanley Quencher H2.O FlowState Tumbler Nightfall
You’ve likely heard by now that hydration is necessary for your optimal function. Adding enough water to your day becomes an easier task when you have a tumbler by your side. Stanley’s famous in this department having been around since 1913, and its Quencher H2.O FlowState 40-ounce tumbler is not only functional but looks the part too. It will keep your fluids cold, iced or hot for hours, and you can choose between various sizes to suit your individual needs. It features a straw opening designed to resist splashes with a seal that holds the reusable straw in place, a drink opening, and a full-cover top for added leak resistance. Additionally, it’s made with 90 per cent recycled BPA-free stainless steel, with sustainability and durability in mind.
Thermos Stainless King Food Jar with Folding Spoon
Keep it cozy this January by embracing the warmth a good, hearty meal can bring, no matter where you are — at work, on the go or even outdoors, while enjoying a hike or the crisp, fresh air. Thermos’s Stainless Steel King 16-ounce food jar with a folding spoon features double wall vacuum insulation technology for maximum temperature retention.
Porcelain Tea Cup with Saucers and Spoon, 2 sets
Another way to tackle those January blahs is to build in little moments that bring you joy in your day-to-day. Adding rituals such as a warming cup of tea on a blistering, cold day may take you there — especially if your tea cups are as cute as these (we take in what we consume first with our other senses after all). These porcelain tea cups with saucers come in pairs, and also include saucers and steel golden spoons (this set features pink and apple green tea cups).
Organic Traditions Matcha Latte Green Tea Powder
If part of your resolutions for 2024 include reducing caffeine while still enjoying the morning ritual of a warming latte, matcha lattes are a great coffee alternative. The Organic Traditions Premium Authentic Matcha Powder includes coconut milk wonder, L-theanine and less caffeine than your morning cuppa joe, without the jitters.
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Blume Organic Beetroot Latte
Another foodie favourite, if you’re looking to altogether eliminate caffeine but still enjoy a boost of energy on busy mornings, Blume’s Organic Beetroot Latte delivers you the energy-boosting effects of beets, blended with clove, cinnamon and ginger. One package is good for 30 servings to reduce inflammation, help post-workout recovery and bring a little pep to your step. Plus, it’s just pretty to look at during those cold, grey January months. You can also add it to oatmeal, smoothies and more.
Nature's Way NutraSea Omega-3 and Vitamin D Supplement
There’s no denying that health, wellbeing and our mood go hand-in-hand. Looking to get some more vitamin D in your diet during the months we have less sun exposure? Nature’s Way NutraSea Omega-3 and Vitamin D supplement is one way to get it. It has a subtle grapefruit and tangerine flavour, without the fishy follow-up. The brand is a great option too because of its PureCheck program, which insures that each batch is third-party tested for purity and potency.
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