We have scoured the market to to find the very healthiest options for Christmas food & hamper shopping in HK and also secured some exclusive discounts for Mango Menus' readers!
Olive Tree HK is offering some beautiful hampers full of Greek golden goodness! Select your own or let them know your budget and they can create one for you. We can highly recommend their olive oil and the new design 5 litre can is a stylish addition to any kitchen work top! Delivery is across HK with orders taken up to December 11th, for last delivery on 17th.
10% off Crafted 852 are giving Mango Menus' readers 10% off all purchases exceeding $500 in their "Market" range. This includes the "Coconut Crazy in a Box" containing a range of certified organic coconut based products and also "Christmas in a Box" Use the checkout code MANGO.
EatFRESH - As well as supplying us with organic fruit, veggies and groceries, Eat FRESH has put together 3 festive hampers starting at $627, complete with customisable cards. Not only is this the conscious way to bestow gifts, each purchase earns you credits to use againt your next Eat FRESH order.
5% off Il Matarello - handmade pastas and sauces from a small Italian artisanal supplier using organic ingredients, low gluten flour, and freshly prepared on the same day as delivery. We tried the pumpkin, ricotta & spinach and porcini & potato cappelleti. Delish! Quote Mango Menus for 5% off when you order.
5% off One Organic hampers - these guys offer a range of coconut based products including oil, sugar and nectar. They are offering Mango Menus' readers 5% off hamper purchases before December 21st. Prices start at $368. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
$50 off MM Fresh Christmas Hamper: fresh wild fish, sustainably sourced smoked Tasmanian salmon, grass-fed beef & lamb, Angus grass-fed beef party pies and free-range pork sausage rolls, all for $1562 including delivery. Get $50 for ordering before December 19th for deliveries up and until December 23rd. Check out the contents here.
Organic cheese - our ultimate favourite cheese is the organic English Godminster cheddar, sold in wax heart shapes whose creamy contents we could eat with a spoon alone! Email Gillian at GMT Foods here to order. For crackers, try this gluten and refined sugar free and vegan recipe for homemade Scottish oatcakes from one of our favourite HK food bloggers, Ms Jacqueline Cohen. I look forward to testing them soon on my very Scottish husband! Or buy the delicious raw flaxseed crackers from Green Vitamin.
MM Fresh Food - for fresh chilled sustainably sourced NZ Ora King salmon, Tasmanian salmon, grass-fed New Zealand tenderloins of beef and legs of lamb as well as free-range pork sausage rolls and and other premium produce, try MM Fresh who offer no delivery fee or for new customers spending over $350. Their Christmas hamper also comes with $50 off for a limited period of time.
Iherb Gifts - as well as buying dried good, nuts, pulses and eco-friendly cleaning products, did you know that iherb also have a large range of healthy giftsets, with lots in handy travel sizes? Use code BZC151 for 10% off your first order.
Raiz the Bar, one of our favouritec chocolatiers in HK has a beautifully presented gift pack and holiday bundles which you can view here.
Loula Natural is one of HK's favourite naturopaths and bloggers. Not only does her site include nutrient dense recipes of Christmas favourites, she has downloadable & printable planners and shopping lists, to make your Christmas day run at its most efficient!
Cleanses: stress, pollution, bad diets, coffee, alcohol, cigarettes, not to mention CHRISTMAS(!), can all make our body acidic, whereas green food powders are inherently alkaline forming so can reduce the pH of our body, crucial for good health. Green food powders are easy to mix into smoothies, juices, or simply on their own in a glass of water and TrueGreens (Body Awakening green-food powder) is particularly good because it is loaded with quality vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and probiotics, which are bodies do not typically gain from our normal diets. TrueGreens contains: Spirulina, Chlorella, Alfalfa Grass, Wheatgrass, Mung Beans, Carrot and Beetroot. All ingredients are organic and bio-fermented in a GMP medical lab in Australia and contain 5billion probiotics per serving.
Cranberry Sauce - to avoid artificial preservatives, make your own with Mango Menus' easy recipe or try that from Loula Natural which contains gelatin (and a touch of Calvados...).
Decorations - rather than cheap Chocolate santas, or trashy tinsel, try our homemade edible decorations with popcorn & cranberries, or dried orange slices studded with cloves and star anises.
Grassroots Pantry - is an award winning restaurant serving up possibly the most nutritious meals for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve including "chicken" mushroom gratin using hedgehog mushrooms, seasonal root vegetables, almond cream and smoked paprika breadcrumbs. For New Year's Eve dinner there is a nutbuttercup made with cashew browned butter, banana brûlée, coconut whip, homemade coconut ice cream (from Happy Cow) and toasted, shredded coconut with artisanal dark chocolate from Raiz The Bar. Festive feasts have never been this guilt-free! They also hampers which you can read about here, containing homemade cashew browned butter, flax seed dukkah spice mix, roselle and orange jam, Raiz The Bar artisan raw chocolate "Energize" sprouted buckwheaties and mint, raw, dehydrated coconut sugar cookiea and raw sundried tomato compost crackers.
Juice Detox - if your weekends are full of Christmas parties and you're looking for a midweek cleanse, consider Punch Detox. They will deliver 18 bottles of nutritious juices to your door one afternoon to be consumed over the next three days. These contain multifarious fruits and vegetables including purported superfoods goji, acai and kale.
Genie Juicery is another favourite juice company, tried and tested by Mango Menus, and whose Christmas catalogue you can download here. They have also started a range of vegan coffee with added healthy elements like turmeric, peppermint and coconut oil.
Kefir for Christmas - our fellow HK naturopath, Louise K-B from Loula Natural, has a very seasonal recipe for kefir including kumquats, cranberries and cinnamon. If you are a beginner to kefir you may also like to watch her video.
Mince Pies - to avoid artificial additives, make your own and your children will love to help! Click here for our easy mince pie recipe,. or if you prefer gluten-free, try this one from Loula Natural.
Tea: check out the festive blends available on iherb.
Have a HEALTHY Christmas!