Friday, April 6, 2012

A NatureBox EasyLunchbox

NatureBox generously sent my family a box of their snacks to try out. I really did mean to make a creative lunch with them... but I kind of ate most of them myself before I got around to it... they were good! I had just enough left to pack Bella a yummy EasyLunchbox yesterday:


She had some NatureBox Firecrackers, grape tomatoes, Justin's Honey Peanut Butter & celery sticks, NatureBox Sunshine Chips, NatureBox Figgy Bars, and NatureBox Dried Cherries.

Want to know more about the NatureBox treats?

NatureBox is a subscription service delivering healthy snacks on a monthly basis. Each box contains a variety of snacks, plus suggestions for ways to enjoy them. They currently ship to the 48 continental states, PO boxes,  and even FPO/APO addresses (Yay! I know my Sailor Boy loves getting snacks in the mail when he's deployed!)  Here's our March NatureBox:


It was fun opening it and discovering the treats it held! Some were things we probably never would have chosen ourselves, but since they were there, we did, and I'm glad because we discovered some new favourites! They were:

Sunshine Chips. These. Are. So. Good!


They are vegetable chips. Sweet potato, taro, squash, carrot & green bean. Sweet & savoury, lightly salted, with just the right amount of crispness. I didn't think I liked the green bean at first - but I was wrong, because I wanted another, and then another - and pretty soon I barely had enough for Bella to try with lunch the next day!

Here's Bella trying the Sunshine Chips:

  1. Looking one over..."Carrot chips... weird." 
  2. Skeptically taking a bite. 
  3. Making a funny face while tasting. This is where I thought she might not like them.
  4. "These are amazing! I love them!" Turns out the funny face was her being surprised they were so good :)
Figgy Bars & Dried Bing Cherries 

The figgy bars are like a fig newton - something else Bella's never had before. I'm not a fan of that type of biscuit so I've just never bought any for the sproutlets to try... well, Bella LOVED them.  She didn't eat all her cherries - I think the figgy bars were very filling. That's actually 1 cut in half in her lunchbox. Birdie had her Blue's Clues lunch but found room for Bella's cherries, or as she called them, "big raisins".
Our March box also came with Firecrackers - sweet chili rice crackers, lightly flavoured with soy sauce, garlic, and paprika - a little too lightly flavoured for our spice loving family though - and Nuts for Granola - yummy super fresh-tasting, filling, and full of flavour without added sweetness. I ate it all. Nope, I didn't share. Maybe next time :) I wonder if there will be granola next time... who knows!

NatureBox products are made from wholesome ingredients, are Nutritionist-approved, and abide by strict quality standards: 
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • No Partially Hydrogenated Oils
  • No Trans Fats
  • No Artificial Sweeteners, Flavors, or Colours

If anyone's interested in signing up for a NatureBox subscription, the promo code HEALTHY gets you 25% off your first month of subscription! It's a great gift idea for college students, summer campers, new parents, deployed service members... really anyone, anytime - who wouldn't love some healthy snacks? Please note that the 25% discount is only applicable to the month-to-month subscription. 6 month subscriptions receive 1 month free and 12 month subscriptions receive 3 months free. 

Check out NatureBox on Facebook and Pinterest (I find myself repinning from them quite a bit!), as well as the NatureBox Blog for informative posts about nutrition and ideas for making healthier choices.

5 comments:

  1. yum! those chips do look delish. :)

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  2. This is such a great idea, shame I live in New Zealand or I would be checking this service out!

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  3. Anonymous4/07/2012

    Great Idea..and I'll pass it along to my friends but my daughter has a mild peanut allergy and my husband has a high oat allergy so can't do it but everything looks great! Thanks for the info.

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    1. Hi- thanks so much for your comment & feedback! We’re working SO hard on customized NatureBoxes for specific dietary needs- shoot us a quick email to info at naturebox dot com with what kind of customization you would be interested in, we’ll put you on our email list for when we launch new lines and the ability to choose your snacks.

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  4. Giving it a try. I'm intrigued! I think that my family would really enjoy this. Thanks for the info. You might see something from our Nature Box in Molly's Lunch Box!

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