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NatureBox: Healthy snacks just got a lot tastier

2014 August 28
by Emily Hill


Okay, I admit it. We’re not the healthiest of snackers around here. My kids’ favorite back-to-school snacks in their back-to-school lunches are fruit snacks (not the healthy kind), chocolate chip granola bars, fig bars and Goldfish crackers. While not as junky as potato chips or a full-size candy bar, they’re definitely not as healthy as fruit and other snacks devoid of added sugars and high fructose corn syrup.

Of course, my favorite back-to-school snacks list includes cookies, Diet Coke and bite-size Twix bars—there’s definitely room for improvement.


NatureBox review

I’d heard of NatureBox before but wasn’t sure I wanted to commit to a monthly delivery of healthy snacks without knowing how “healthy” those snacks tasted. Well, I’m here to tell you that NatureBox snacks are some of the tastiest healthy snacks around. Granted, not everything we tried was a hit but enough of the snacks were to have me thinking NatureBox is the way to go for back-to-school snacking.


NatureBox review

NatureBox delivers a wonderful variety of carefully sourced, nutritionist-approved foods to your door. It’s like a super healthy Christmas present every month! Each snack contains wholesome ingredients without artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors. When you join NatureBox, you’ll receive five different snacks from their snack catalog every month. You can choose the snacks you want or be surprised with their carefully curated selections.

I usually like surprises but not when it comes to my snacks so I always choose my own.

Pictured above you can see the NatureBox snacks we tried: Carrot Strawberry Fruit Chews, Big Island Pineapple, Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops, Peanut Butter Nom Noms and French Vanilla Almond Granola. My absolute most favorite in the entire world was the Big Island Pineapple. Holy crap, I could eat an entire pallet of those things.


NatureBox review - Big Island Pineapple

My other two favorites were the Peanut Butter Nom Noms (because they tasted a lot like my favorite peanut butter oatmeal protein bites)…


NatureBox review - Peanut Butter Nom Noms

…and the French Vanilla Almond Granola.


NatureBox review -- French Vanilla Almond Granola

Madison liked the Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops though I found them kind of dry and bland. As for the Carrot Strawberry Fruit Chews, they were the least favorite. But that’s okay because next time I can simply order an extra bag of the Big Island Pineapple instead. Or maybe I’ll try the Asiago & Cheddar Cheese Crisps. Or Roasted Kettle Kernels. Or Peppery Pistachios. Mmm…

The nice thing about NatureBox snacks is how perfect they are before, during and after school. Think quick breakfast when you’re running late, healthier lunches for aspiring students and tasty after-school snacking for the entire family…and the neighborhood if your home is a revolving door like mine. Of course you can snack healthy without NatureBox as long as you remember a few important things:

  • Make healthier options readily available; place them front and center in the pantry or on the counter.
  • Reserve soda and other sugar drinks for special occasions like family get-togethers and parties.
  • Skip dessert during the week and enjoy it on the weekends.
  • Switch from ice cream to low-fat frozen yogurt or sorbet with no added sugar.
  • Replace crackers and other carbs with easy-to-eat fruits like clementines, apples, grapes and bananas.
  • Avoid snacking during “down” time like TV watching, video gaming and other stationary activities.


Interested in trying out NatureBox? You’re in luck!

Click here to get 50% OFF your first month’s NatureBox delivery ($10 value) using promo code: SNACKTOSCHOOL

Fine Crumbs: Promotion is good for 50% off your first month to month box or $10 off your first box in your first prepaid subscription. New and US subscribers only. Not valid on gift subscriptions and may not be combined with any other offers.


You can see the entire collection of NatureBox snacks by browsing the NatureBox Snack Catalog. Just don’t forget the pineapple!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


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  1. September 2, 2014

    The pineapple looks really good, I need more healthy snacks…this muffin top is not going away with what I am doing. {Eating everything in sight}
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    But eating everything in sight is so much more fun…
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