This week I’m finally moving back into my own apartment! For the past month, I’ve been living out of a few suitcases, eating most of my meals out or on the go and trying to productively work in various coffee shops. I’ve tried to keep my schedule as regular as possible but one major difference is my lack of snacks and snacking. I had my NatureBox delivered to my mom’s in the cape so that I’d have something to keep me going while we moved in. Nature Box is a company that sends you 4-6 full size packages of healthy snacks each month for just $19.95.
The theme for August was “Snacks From Around the World.” Included in the delivery were Bombay Curried Cashews, Dried Fancy Figs, Mexicana Mango, Far East Rice Crackers and Maui Onion Crunch Almonds. You get the September NatureBox for 25% off using my SARAHFIT promo code.
NatureBox promises that each snack is minimally processed, if at all. I love snacking, especially when its on trail mix and dried fruit. This is my second Nature Box and so far, and everything has been delicious. Since I am always on the lookout at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s for new fruit and nut mixes, I’m probably Nature Box’s ideal customer. The only problem is that if you love one of the items, you might not know where or be able to get it again!
I loved these flavored almonds and the Bombay Curried Cashews. I however have a feeling, I will not be able to find them in store, perhaps online though!
I’ve been obsessed with Mango for awhile now, so the Mexicana Mango was an easy win on my turf. It was simple dried mango without sugar. I buy this stuff pretty often at Trader Joe’s. Same with the figs. However, trail mix and especially figs are expensive at most of the stores I shop at. I was kind of surprised seeing as the box only costs $19.95 (shipping is included).
The also include a little pamphlet with descriptions for each item including ways to enjoy them. They suggested waking up to Greek Yogurt with sliced mango, figs and honey.
Another fun recipe that is included is one I will have to try called Tropical Rice. You finely mince 2 large Mango strips and add to 1.5 cups boiling water with 1 cup of brown rice and 1/2 up of orange juice. Cook as directed for the rice (about 20 minutes). Lastly, stir in 1/3 cup of unsweetened, shredded coconut. Makes 4-6 servings.
What is your go to snack of choice?
I think mine must be either a Laughing Cow Mini Babybel, almonds, carrots and hummus or some sort of bar like the Luna Fiber bars.
Hey Sarah! That nature box idea sounds great! I’ll have to check them out! I go for bars that don’t melt in the car, since I live out of my car during the day in my field sales job. I typically grab KIND bars, or a baggie of portioned trail mix. I posted about my fav snacks here: http://skinnygirlbigworld.blogspot.com/2012/08/friday-favorites-on-go-snacks.html?m=1
Good luck unpacking!!
You fave snacks are pretty similar to mine! Thanks for sharing your post. Your blog is super cute!
Victoria B says
Thanks for checking it out!! It’s girls like you who inspired me to finally do it!!