NatureBox (6 months of Healthy Snacks Giveaway)

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When my son comes home from school, he immediately goes to the pantry to dig for sweets or packaged snacks that aren’t so great or healthy and are totally processed.  It’s my fault, really.  Sure, I keep fruit around.  But I’m also guilty of buying convenience food, well… for the sake of convenience.  Do you know that the average American eats almost 25% of their calories from snacking?   That’s frightening to me, but it’s totally believable.  And snacking is the leading cause of childhood obesity.  That’s frightening too, considering that I’m not so good at providing healthy snacks for my own family.

NatureBox

So when I was contacted recently by the folks at NatureBox (a healthy snack company), I perked up my ears and listened.  I agreed to sample a box of their snacks, and now I’m happy to share with you… NatureBox- a company with a great mission:  They want to help families eat healthier and live better.  With that in mind, they have decided to focus on snacks, since snacking is the easiest habit to change.  NatureBox provides a monthly snack delivery service: hand-selected snacks that are guilt-free, nutritionist-approved , minimally processed and made with wholesome ingredients.  Each month you can have NatureBox select snacks for you (and be surprised!) or you can opt to choose from their selection (there are about 75 snacks to choose from!).  Your snack bags are packed into 4 to 6 individual bags and those bags are packed into a box and mailed to you ($19.95/month- shipping included).  Each snack bag generally contains 3 to 4 servings and all nutritional information is included.

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The first bag I ripped open was the dried mango.  It turned out to be my favorite of everything I tried.  As hard as it was, I stretched out my mango-munching to last three days before the bag was depleted.  My mango-loving kiddo enjoyed this one too.

NatureBox Snacks 1

If you’ve ever had the Chinese Rice Crackers, that’s what these taste like.  I chowed down on these.  Another of my favorites though was these masa crisps.  They taste like corn chips!

NatureBox Snacks 2

Both of these “flavored” nuts were very good, especially the sour cream and onion almonds!

NatureBox Snacks 3

The best way to describe these Cranberry-Almond Bites is that they’re like healthy, mini Rice Krispie Treats.  They’re light and crunchy.  The kiddo enjoyed this one too.  The cranberry-nut mix was nice to pick around and eat the goodies that you like best… then give the rest to your husband :)

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Here are the cookie-like snacks of the bunch that I sampled.  The Blueberry Nom Noms were surprisingly filling.  I really didn’t need to eat more than one for a snack.  And same goes for the Figgy Bars.  They are both delicious (we kind of fought over who got to eat these in our house!)

NatureBox Snacks 5

My husbands favorite was the Firecrackers- a rice cracker flavored with soy sauce, garlic and paprika.  The calorie count on this one is so low (35 calories for 75 pieces), yet it’s a satisfying crunchy snack.  The only snack that none of us cared for all that much was the dried pears.  Our family thought they just weren’t all that great.

I’ve only covered 11 of the 75 healthy snacks that they offer.  So there is plenty of room to order to suite your own taste!  Or maybe you’ll win this giveaway!  Details below…

NatureBox Giveaway

NatureBox Giveaway!

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SPECIAL OFFER: If you’d like to order a healthy snack subscription from NatureBox, use discount code: RECIPEGIRL when you order to receive 30% off your first delivery.
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Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by NatureBox.  I agreed to sample their products and share with my readers if I liked it and felt like my readers would enjoy learning about it as well.  Turns out I did like it, so I hope you’ll check them out too.  NatureBox is supplying the giveaway for this post.

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38 Responses to “NatureBox (6 months of Healthy Snacks Giveaway)”

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    Vera K — April 4, 2013 @ 5:06 AM

    I make homemade granola bars!

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    La Torontoise — April 4, 2013 @ 5:16 AM

    Love this pictures! And the promotion of healthy and natural eating habits.
    My little boy also loves going for sweets immediately after coming back from school…

    Thank you!

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    Meg S — April 4, 2013 @ 5:54 AM

    Love this idea – these look so yummy!

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    Tracey A — April 4, 2013 @ 6:03 AM

    Can’t get to the entry form, nor the widget. Any ideas?

    • Lori Lange replied: — April 4th, 2013 @ 6:06 AM

      You tried the link to the widget too? You’re not on an iPhone or iPad, are you? It should load eventually if you’re on a regular computer. Sorry for the trouble!

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    Barb — April 4, 2013 @ 6:06 AM

    My favorite healthy snack is any kind of berry.

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    Sarah G — April 4, 2013 @ 6:09 AM

    Avocadoes and gluten free rice and nut crackers with cheese and hummus are my favorite healthy snacks.

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    Robin — April 4, 2013 @ 6:19 AM

    I give them lots of fruit options,something new would be a welcome change.

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    vetta — April 4, 2013 @ 6:25 AM

    Need healthier choices for my grandchildren who are always HUNGRY !!
    This would be a welcome change..

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    Deborah M. — April 4, 2013 @ 6:35 AM

    Love this. I like that they have a gluten free box to choose from, which I must be. Thanks

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    Jen — April 4, 2013 @ 6:45 AM

    We are always looking for something new!

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    Jeffrey — April 4, 2013 @ 6:46 AM

    I follow with the email address jefflammers at rocketmail dot com.

    • Lori Lange replied: — April 4th, 2013 @ 6:53 AM

      Hi Jeffrey, Please enter the giveaway via the widget provided above… that’s where you enter your info! Thanks :)

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    Christy Sanchez — April 4, 2013 @ 7:08 AM

    All the snacks shown look delicious. It would be hard finding a favorite.

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    Mary — April 4, 2013 @ 7:24 AM

    Would LOVE this! Fruit is the fave but we live O’s, goldfish,and unsalted pretzels.

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    Joey — April 4, 2013 @ 7:39 AM

    Yum … look/sound wonderful!

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    marcie@flavor the moments — April 4, 2013 @ 8:13 AM

    My sons always run to cabinet after school, too! It’s hard to maintain a balance, but I always try to have healthier snacks for them to reach for. NatureBox products look perfect!

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    Anita Acosta — April 4, 2013 @ 8:19 AM

    Our two grandchildren, ages 3 1/2 and 2, are both very active. They have always been “tiny” for their ages so we do not wrestle with the whole obesity problem. We, (grandma and grandpa) are vegans so we always have available something healthy as an alternative to empty calories to snack on. My daughter and son-in-law are both health minded individuals, however with their extremely busy schedules, sometimes it’s easier for them to just to give in to the temptation of something quick and convenient. As I mentioned before, the obesity problem does not exist right now, but with possible bad eating habits being formed, who knows what the future holds. Not to mention the effects of putting all those processing chemicals, dyes, and preservatives into their bodies. One wonders how a slight change in diet could effect the next generation. This is a wonderful idea and I know 2 great kids who would love it. The snacks look awesome, and I know my daughter would love the ease of having them.

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    Yvette Novak — April 4, 2013 @ 8:24 AM

    Dried apricots, almonds and Craisins. Ocean Spray has a factory near us on
    the Washington coast, so Craisins are readily available, as well as fresh cranberries from the bogs at Tokeland.

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    Aerica — April 4, 2013 @ 9:15 AM

    These snacks really are great and the packaging is awesome too. I have gotten 3 boxes so far. I chose this company because I needed a healthier alternative for snacks for my kids and myself. I just don’t have the time to research every thing in the store. This makes my job so much easier and I feel better about what my kids are eating. Both of my kids are pretty big kids. I was concerned about my oldest so took her to an endocrinologist for a density scan report. He thought she was two years older than she really is because of her bones!! So needless to say she really is big boned (I never thought that was real) so she is going to be prone to be “larger” and the need to keep her weight down to a healthy size is important. We can’t go by BMI with her or her sister. My youngest is also Autistic so we have enough issues that goes with that and she is very picky because of it. Thankfully Nature Box solves a huge problem for me. I love how we can pick what we get and know it is all natural and will taste good no matter what. Sorry to sound like a commercial!! The Masa chips with garlic Hummus is really good by the way. ;)

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    Suzann Knudsen — April 4, 2013 @ 12:15 PM

    We try super hard to be healthy around the house, but it’s easy to forget when we’re out and about – having these around would be great!

    We’re currently great with granola, fresh fruit, and trail mix, but I’m a sucker for any kind of cheese!

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    Babs — April 4, 2013 @ 1:32 PM

    Love the nuts or fruit!

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    Jenn @ Once Upon a Tier — April 4, 2013 @ 1:46 PM

    I am always looking for healthy snacks! Thanks for this awesome giveaway! Those Sour Cream & Onion Almonds look divine!

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    Stephanie-Oh — April 4, 2013 @ 2:26 PM

    I love Larabars but some of them have a high calorie count.

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    Meryl — April 4, 2013 @ 3:16 PM

    My favorie is popcorn.

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    Ann Bartman — April 4, 2013 @ 5:33 PM

    My favorite is an apple with peanut butter!

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    Shannon Barnard — April 4, 2013 @ 7:05 PM

    The selection of healthy snacks looks great!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — April 4, 2013 @ 9:05 PM

    Oh wow, I love this! How fun would it be to receive this box of snacks monthly :)

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    Madonna — April 5, 2013 @ 11:31 AM

    I was interested in purchasing some snacks from the Nature Box, but I wasn’t sure if the snacks were tasty. Thanks for your opinion, I might try out a box sometime.

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    G — April 5, 2013 @ 3:15 PM

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway. After dealing with an extended hospitailzatipn of my hubby, I am looking for some great healthy snacks for us both. I love the idea of nature box, convenient snacks that are healthy and this would be an excellent way for him to discover some great new snacks that are healthy too! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and chance to win. Enjoyed your review of all these yummy snacks!

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    Amy J — April 5, 2013 @ 8:55 PM

    I love prunes, pecans, and unsweetened coconut for a healthy snack :-)

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    Elaine Nowak — April 6, 2013 @ 2:55 AM

    We love dried fruit for my little ones. Anything salty with a crunch is a hit too. I am anti food coloring and anything artificial so these boxes would be wonderful!

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    Jackie — April 6, 2013 @ 6:09 AM

    We need this in the UK. …as soon as my daughter comes home she says “What’s the cupboard?” …it’s so easy to buy crisps and chocolate …I’m terribly guilty of it.

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    Marie Muckey — April 6, 2013 @ 1:33 PM

    love to eat hummus as a snack it is my go to munchie food

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    sandy — April 7, 2013 @ 12:04 PM

    i love this, i struggle daily with my three young boys.Snack options that r healthy would be GREAT!

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    bobbi (nana's nuzzles) — April 7, 2013 @ 4:23 PM

    Healthy snacks are so hard for me. would love to win.
    I subscribe via rss, is that ok?

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    Carine — April 7, 2013 @ 6:18 PM

    Your pictures certainly make me want to try this box even more now :-)
    It’s a very original concept!
    Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!

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    Misty H — April 7, 2013 @ 10:20 PM

    My favorite snacks are cashews and pretty much any fresh fruit!