Recently I was contacted by a super cool company called NatureBox. For $19.95 per month, you can subscribe to NatureBox and receive a box jam-packed with healthy snacks, delivered right to your doorstep!
NatureBox products contain no high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors. Each box has a theme such as healthy alternatives, heart-healthy fats, etc. From their website:
I was lucky enough to receive the March Box and was super impressed by the snacks inside.
It showed up on my doorstep right before I had to go to work one afternoon so I threw it in the car and when I got to work, I took a quick peak to see if there was anything in there that could tide me over until dinner time!
The first thing I found, after opening the box, was an info sheet that gave me a little information about each of the snacks included, a recipe using some of the products and some suggestions as to how I could enjoy a few of the snacks.
- Figgy Bars
- Dried Cherries
- Sunshine Chips
I immediately dug into the figgy bars. I used to LOVE fig newtons when I was little. These were similar, but larger and more substantial. Yummm….
I’m pretty familiar with granola and cherries so I saved those for later, but when I got home I checked out the other two snacks I wasn’t familiar with.
The firecrackers were fun to snack on. The best way I can describe them is like giant flavorful rice puffs with a subtle spice. They would be great in trail mix!
I was a little scared to try the sunshine chips because I wasn’t sure what to expect. They weren’t my absolute favorite, but I enjoyed the crunchiness! The carrots were actually my favorite. They were even better than the sweet potatoes and green beans! I probably would have never have chosen to try theses on my own so it was fun to give them a try!
I added some of the granola to my daily yogurt mess and it was delicious as well! It wasn’t overly sweet and had great flavor. I never buy cherries myself…I’m usually more of a Craisins kinda girl, but since I had these on hand, I decided to make some quick no-bake cookies!
Here’s what mine looked like:
Chocolate Cherry No Bakes
1 1/2c granola (you could also use oats)
1/2 c cherries, chopped
1/2 c almond butter
1/4 c dark chocolate chips
2 Tbsp chia seeds
Combine granola, cherries and chia seeds in a small bowl.
Melt the chocolate chips, and almond butter if necessary.
Add the melted almond butter and chocolate to the bowl.
Stir to combine.
Drop by spoonful onto a baking sheet.
Refrigerate until set.
These are much healthier than a lot of the no-bake recipes I found that had tons of added sugar and butter. They’re a little crumbly but if you keep them in the fridge they hold together pretty well! You could easily sub your favorite kind of nut butter for the almond butter, try a different kind of dried fruit or leave out/add more chocolate if desired!
Overall, I was very impressed with NatureBox. A few more tidbits:
I love that you can decide month-to-month whether you want to get another box. That makes it super easy to send these as gifts to others! Or to purchase a box for yourself as a treat a few months a year
As a future RD, I’m all about making healthy choices and Nature’s Box makes it easy by providing you with fun, healthy snacks to enjoy
AND, as a bonus for you guys, NatureBox is offering you 25% off your first month of a month-to-month subscription! Just enter the promo code HEALTHY when checking out to get your discount! If you want to commit to a number of consecutive months, you can pay for 6 months and get 1 month free or pay for 12 months and get 3 months free!
*Disclaimer- I was provided with this box for free. All thoughts and opinions are my own.