• 5 Sweet & Healthy Snacks {+ NatureBox Giveaway}

    April 23, 2014

    This post is sponsored by NatureBox, but, as always, the opinions expressed are honest and all my own.

    Hey, hey! I’m working with NatureBox again to bring you a healthy snack-inspired post and giveaway to win one of two 6-month subscriptions. Are you ready?! nature_box

    If you missed my first post about NatureBox, it is a subscription service that offers customers the ability to discover and enjoy healthy snacks on a monthly basis, which are conveniently delivered right to your doorstep. You can choose what snacks are included in your box, so you can try new healthy snacks each month. NatureBox products are made from wholesome ingredients and are nutritionist-approved. The company abides by strict quality standards:

    • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
    • No Partially Hydrogenated Oils
    • No Trans Fats
    • No Artificial Sweeteners
    • No Artificial Flavors
    • No Artificial Colors

    Each snack bag you receive from Nature Box is full size and has 3-5 servings of that snack within it. NatureBox is available in 3 sizes, at 3 different price points: Deluxe Snacker (5 bags for $19.95), Happy Snacker (10 bags for $29.95) and Smart Snacker (20 bags for $49.95). Monthly boxes always ship free in continental US. Ok, so that’s what NatureBox is all about. It sounds fun and delicious, right? Well, it is, and I always look forward to my monthly NatureBox. Murphy does too! (Pugs are soooo nosy.) IMG_8648 (900x675) I typically pick a few new snacks to try each month, but I have my favorites that I order again and again, like Big Island Pineapple, Dried California Peaches, and French Vanilla Almond Granola just to name a few. IMG_8652 (900x675) That said, here are 5 sweet and healthy snacks that incorporate NatureBox goodies that I’ve especially loved lately! Big Island Pineapple Rings with sliced apple and almond butter Three of my favorite foods combine in this sweet and satisfying snack. Just thinly slice an apple and layer almond butter in between the apple slice and Big Island Pineapple Ring. You’ll love the fruity, nutty, and delicious flavor combination! IMG_8167 (900x675) Fruit salad with French Vanilla Almond Granola and drizzled honey Fruit salad is a wonderfully nutritious snack, but sometimes it needs a little something more to satisfy my sweet tooth. Adding French Vanilla Almond Granola and a little drizzle of honey on top definitely takes it up a notch. It’s almost like dessert! IMG_8674 (900x675) Yogurt-Dipped Pretzels dipped into Greek yogurt Yogurt-Dipped Pretzels are sure delicious by themselves, but if I don’t pair them with something satisfying, I’m almost always hungry a little while later. The solution: Dipping them in protein-packed Greek yogurt to get the best of both worlds! IMG_8705 (900x675) Honey Macadamia Pretzel Pops mixed into trail mix I love these Honey Macadamia Pretzel Pops! The are honey-kissed pretzel bites with a nutty macadamia flavor, and they make an awesome addition to trail mix by adding just the right amount of sweetness. IMG_8681 (900x675) Coconut butter-covered Honey Macadamia Pretzel Pops Here is a delicious way to add some healthy fats to your diet! Just melt some coconut butter in the microwave, coat Honey Macadamia Pretzel Pops with coconut butter, and chill them in the refrigerator on wax paper until firm. I also added some chocolate sprinkles just for fun! Mal absolutely loved these and ate them all in one sitting! IMG_8698 (900x675) Are you feeling a little hungry now? Well, you’re in luck because it’s giveaway time! Two winners will each receive a free 6-month subscription to NatureBox (the Deluxe Snacker subscription)! To enter: Just click over to NatureBox, check out their snacks, and leave a comment on this post about what snack you’d most like to try. (Open to US readers only.) I will randomly pick a winner on Monday. Good luck! P.S. Here’s a special discount from NatureBox: You can get 50% off your first box of any size (only $9.95 for the Deluxe box!) with the code CNC50!! (Valid only on 1st month’s box. New customers only.)

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    Jessica B April 26, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I bet the honeycomb sunflower seeds would be great in a summer salad!

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    Rachel April 27, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Sirracha roasted cashews! I cannot believe this is a thing I didn’t know about. I need them!

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    Molly April 27, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Big island pineapple sounds amazing!

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    Cammie Merten April 27, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Acai Berry Crunch or the yogurt pretzels!

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    Marisa April 27, 2014 at 1:04 am

    The apple pie date bars sound yummy

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    Alicia Kemp April 27, 2014 at 5:24 am

    The blueberry Almonds and big island pineapple.

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    ashley April 27, 2014 at 7:16 am

    blueberry almonds sound good rightabout now

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    Lauren F April 27, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Dark chocolate berry trail mix and pretzel pops!!

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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 27, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I would love the banana bread granola.

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    Christy April 27, 2014 at 8:30 am

    PB & J granola looks delicious.

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    Danielle Sarbone April 27, 2014 at 9:39 am

    The banana bread granola sounds DELISH! and the big island pineapple rings.

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    Allie April 27, 2014 at 10:28 am

    The south pacific plantains sound great!

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    Heather April 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

    yum! i’d like to try the seaweed rice pops!

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    Gary S April 27, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Apple pie date bars sound interesting

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    Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist April 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Vanilla Macaroon Granola– Yum!

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    Shannon Haggerty April 27, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Yum! Def banana bread granola… I’m 20 weeks pregnant and on a banana kick!

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    Amanda April 27, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Ooh, the salted caramel pretzel pops look amazing!

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    Caitlin April 27, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Banana bread granola sounds like heaven!

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    Jennifer April 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I think the Big Island Pineapple looks delicious and look forward to giving it a try:)

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    Marcy April 27, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Guacamole bites!!

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    Sarah April 27, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    PB&J Granola

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    Shanelle Farr April 27, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    The big island pineapple sounds really good!

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    julie April 27, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    i would love to try the guac bites!

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    Annette April 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I’d most like to try South Pacific Plantains.

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    Sara April 27, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    The banana bread granola look great! Reminds me of your banana bread you posted today.

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    Lindsay April 27, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Omg, sea salt cracked pepper pumpkin seeds sound so good right now! I’ve been craving salty like crazy.

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    Jennifer April 28, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Definitely want to try the PB&J granola!

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    Abby April 28, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Honey macadamia pretzel pops sound amazing!!!!

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    Michelle April 28, 2014 at 8:47 am

    The macadamia pretzel pops definitely sound delicious. I would like to try those.

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    Emily April 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Honey Macadamia pretzel pops sound amazing to me!

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    michellec April 28, 2014 at 9:50 am

    south pacific plantains….love dipping these in salsa!!! MMMMM

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    Robin April 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    The siracha roasted cashews sound amazing!

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    Maria April 28, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Umami Almonds! Yum.

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    Jenny Coates April 28, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Ooh South Pacific Plantains- yummy!!! I need healthy preggo snacks :)))

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    Sophia April 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    those pretzel pops look awesome! I’ve never even heard of them before.

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    Alona April 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Sriracha cashews ftw!!

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    I Wilkerson April 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Granola (which I’ve tried from a friend)–amazing

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    Juli D. May 12, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Roast Sea Salt Chickpeas have me intrigued. :-)

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    Cory Weller May 13, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Siracha Cashews *_*

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    Marie May 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    OK, I guess I might be too late for the sweepstakes… but that website made me so hungry!!! Do we really have to pick only one snack?! Allright, I would go for firecrackers… but I could really snack on anything in there! Great gift idea too!

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    Stacey Smith July 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I would absolutely LOVE to try the Macadamia Pretzel Pops mixed into trail mix. I have had a heart issue and am trying to eat healthy foods. This would be an excellent way to be healthy when i get the munchies.

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    Suzy Q September 10, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Coconut cashews? Yes, please!

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