NatureBox & Healthy No Bakes

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.

The March box included the following:

  • Figgy Bars
  • Dried Cherries
  • Granola
  • Firecrackers
  • 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.

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. This sounds amazing!!! Too bad it’s not available in Canada :(

  2. I LOVE veggie chips, like those sunshine chips. They are actually dangerous because I can eat the whole container. And even though they are veggies, they’re still cooked in some type of oil! But yummm!
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  3. i like whats in that box!! my husband who kill for those fig newtons too!

  4. Now I feel like I need a snack 😉
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  5. Those firecrackers seem like they would be good!! Perfect in trail mix, or just as an addition to lunch :) I used to loooove fig newtons too. Those look HUGE!
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  6. Very cool! I wish Canada could swing this deal!
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  7. Nature’s Box – that is the coolest idea ever! Looks so yummy too! Would be great to have on hand when traveling for work.

  8. do yourself a favor, dip those fig bars in some vanilla yogurt.
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  9. Those Firecracker chips sound delish! I love anything with a kick.

    Your no bakes look great too. I typically won’t make them because of the added sugar.
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  10. I love how they packaged everything. so cute!
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  11. Yum! Those no bake bars look fantastic! As do all the treats in this box! I LOVE fig newtons 😉
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  12. OMG…totally signing up for this!

  13. I might be biased, considering Nature Box’s blogger liason is one of my best friends, but when Molly told me about the company last November is it was getting off the ground, I knew she was getting into something really good. I love the whole concept, the packaging, and the fact that she surprised me with one, too. :)
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  14. What a cool idea! Love the new look of the blog btw. :)
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  15. I like the idea of Naturebox, but $20 a month seems like a big chunk of my budget!
    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat recently posted..Lightening Up – Creamy Lemon Pasta

  16. That nature box looks great and is packed with some fun stuff! I’m always looking for new granola brands so that would prob be my fave! And I love those bars you whipped up! Might need to make those asap!

  17. I’m getting mine in the mail soon – can’t wait!!

  18. I got a box too and put the review up just today. I loved the carrots in the veggie chips, too. They were unexpectedly awesome. I’ve got a giveaway going for a one month box if anyone wants to come and have a chance to try one for themselves.

    That recipe looks great and I’ve got some cherries left. Must try. Thank you! recently posted..Nature Box Giveaway

  19. So naturebox is the exact same thing as lollihop?
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  20. oooo i love these kinds of things. ill have to check it out. i really like how u can do month to month…that definitely sounds more appealing! recently posted..Healthy Brownie “Batter”

  21. What a cool idea! Kind of like foodie penpals! Which reminds me- I’m going to my e-mail to respond right now!!
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  22. LOVE the NatureBox idea. It’s so fun and creative! Those firecrackers look awesome! Totally up my salty tooth alley. 😉
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  23. Hm, that is definitely a cool box! It’s a sweet idea, I don’t know if I would pay that much for it though!
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    • Genatmarie says:

      When you think of what you pay for a healthy snack most anywhere – this $20 is quite reasonable. Especially considering you pay no gas to get them. Handily delivered to you. The portions of each product are enough for a week of snacking. And the healthy attributes make them worth my $$.


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