Snacking is one of the best ways to sneak in some extra nutrients, maintain blood sugar and prevent overeating at mealtimes. “The Journal of Nutrition” reports that approximately 97 percent of Americans snack, and about 24 percent of their calories are from snacks [February 2010]. When snacking is clearly such a huge part of our lives, having and choosing healthy options is crucial. And everyone should have easy access to healthy snacks, anytime, anywhere.
Traditionally healthy snacks usually take preparation. Sometimes they need refrigeration. They can quickly become boring and unappetizing. But imagine an almost endless array of healthy, uniquely creative and delicious snacks at the tip of your fingers. With a little browsing and the click of a few buttons they can arrive right at your door.
Check out Naturebox. They do all the work for you, seriously. (Which is why they are best for the busy person always on the run – students, moms, etc.) All you have to do is sign up, set up a payment system, and just like that, you will start getting 5 different gourmet snacks every month. The more months you purchase at once, the more you can save per box. You can pick 5 or they can pick for you. If you aren’t ready to make a commitment, they are offering one free box just for signing up. Check out their free trial here 🙂 Of course, these snacks are not meal replacements, so 5 should be enough. Each bag has 3 to 5 servings. If 5 isn’t enough, simply sign up for more. I love that for every box they sell, they donate 1 meal through the Feeding America organization. Did you know that hunger is an issue for 1 in 6 Americans?
Naturebox takes every diet and taste restriction into account as well. Want flax? Are you vegan or gluten-free? Their snacks contain: No High Fructose Corn Syrup, No Partially Hydrogenated Oils, No Trans Fats, No Artificial Sweeteners, No Artificial Flavors, No Artificial Colors. The variety is really impressive (over 100 snacks to choose from) and they are always introducing new snacks to their collection!
Pictured above clockwise from top: 1. Mango Orange Fruit Chews, 2. French Toast Granola, 3. California Peaches, 4. Dark Cocoa Nom Noms
My personal favorites so far include:Sriracha Roasted Cashews, Kung Pao Pretzels and Mango Orange Fruit Chews. Some of the best places to stash snacks are: A) office/desk (it’s easy to get caught up working and forget to eat), B) kitchen – instinctual place to go for food, C) bag – when you’re on the go it’s best to have something on you and D) car – sometimes there really is no where decent to stop. Snacks are also perfect for the traveling type too, when you’re on the plane for 5 hours, waiting for a ride, etc.
So here’s the deal:
2 of my readers can each win a free 6-month subscription to NatureBox!
But anyone can sign up for one free sampler box here!
Open to US readers only.
Here are the rules:
1. You must be following this blog on Bloglovin
2. Check out the snacks on Naturebox
3. Leave a comment with your Bloglovin username, your favorite
snack and an email to contact you by!
Contest ends October 7th, 2014.
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