At this point, it’s probably obvious that my boys love to eat. And usually when I ask them what their favorite activity of the day was, or what they liked most about their day at camp, for instance, their answer is “snack time.” They are great at eating their meals, but they really love their snacks! And since we will soon be getting back into the school routine, this mom has HEALTHY SNACKS on this brain! Specifically, fast and easy healthy snacks! After all, I’m looking for the right ingredients to power my kids through their days so that they can learn, play, and make it to their next meal without having a total meltdown!
So imagine our delight when this treasure box of snacks was delivered to our house. Oh, based on the joy and excitement that this box generated, you would have thought that it was Christmas morning! In my mind, this NatureBox package is pretty darn close! After all, it’s crammed full of healthy and convenient snack foods that I know my family will love.
In anticipation of our early and very busy school mornings, I’m putting together a little arsenal to make my days just a little bit smoother. With both Casey and Gibbs headed to morning preschool together, I will be responsible for packing snacks for each of them each morning. But you know what? By the time I feed everyone breakfast, get everyone dressed, and tend to the infant on my hip, I don’t have any extra time (or any free hands) to whip up an involved, intricate lunch box. Instead, I need convenience items that I can just throw in their bags and know that they are getting the nutrients that they need. That’s when NatureBox will come to my rescue!
NatureBox is a really cool company that offers delivery of carefully-sourced and nutritionist-approved foods right to your door. Each snack contains wholesome ingredients with no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors. Phew! The last things my kids need in their active little bodies are artificial flavors or weird chemical sweeteners!
When you join NatureBox, you will receive five different snacks every month. You can choose the snacks that you want from their easy-to-use Snack Catalog, or you can be surprised by what the company carefully selects. And no worries if you have dietary goals, taste preferences, or allergies to contend with: NatureBox has over 100 snacks to please every palate!
So, what did we choose to include in our first NatureBox? And what was our absolute favorite? Read on to find out…
The first of our five selections was the bag of Peanut Butter Nom Noms. Mini peanut butter oat cookies studded with chocolate? Sign me up! But don’t be fooled: while these cookies taste soft and chewy (almost like cookie dough!), they have a very simple, very healthy ingredient list. Nothing like most of the packaged versions that you find at the grocery store!
Our second choice was the Sourdough Cheddar Pretzels. My kids LOVE pretzels. And cheese. Enough said.
Up next: the Black and White Granola. Slightly-sweet, crunchy little clusters of goodness are perfect for any time of day. Use them to top your yogurt at snack time, enjoy them in a bowl with milk for breakfast, or munch on them straight out of the bag for a quick pick-me-up. Delicious!
Choice number four: Carrot Strawberry Fruit Chews. I selected these with one person in mind: Casey! That child adores fruit snacks, which I save for special treats and only allow him to enjoy as an occasional dessert. If NatureBox has a healthier option that my son could love just as much, I wanted to know about it! These come in individual packs, making them perfect to portion out in small amounts and easy to pack in a bag.
And our last selection was the Baked Cheddar Potato Fries. They’re kind of like a healthier and zestier version of a cheddar Goldfish cracker in stick form!
So once I unpacked the box, I figured that we should play a “taste testing” game in order to determine our favorites. This is another great benefit of the NatureBox delivery — what child could turn down a new snack that is delivered right to his door? It’s a great way to encourage more adventurous (and healthy) eating!
But before I could really snap a photo of the snacks in their bowls, the little grabber hands were reaching in for a bite. They just couldn’t stay away! You will notice them creeping in on the pictures below. As I said, these kids were excited for the goods!
More aggressive grabby hands!
And the happy camper finally enjoying a snack!
Once they had worked their way through bites from each bowl, the verdicts were in. Casey’s favorite was no surprise: he LOVED the Carrot Strawberry Fruit Chews. Win!
And Gibbs’s favorite was definitely the Peanut Butter Nom Noms. He tried to shove the entire bag in his mouth as quickly as possible, but I made him share a few bites with the rest of us first. Let’s just say that the entire bag was gone before our game was done! We will need to re-stock our supply right away!
Here’s the first bite…
And his initial reaction…
And the ultimate praise: thumbs up!
My favorite was definitely the Black and White Granola…but that’s no surprise either. I love granola, and this version is extra special thanks to the combination of chocolate and vanilla clusters in each bag. When I mix it with my yogurt, I feel like I’m having dessert!
So are you drooling yet? Are you ready to treat your kids and yourself to a smoother morning, a healthier day, and a happy mouth? Click here to get 50% off of your first month’s NatureBox delivery ($10 value)! The promotion is good for 50% off of 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.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.