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Being pregnant during the holiday season is a dangerous combination. Now that I’m in my third trimester, I’ve noticed my appetite ramp up quite a bit and need to eat more frequently than before. Since indulgent snacks are everywhere this time of year, it’s been especially hard to make good decisions when it comes to snacking and my health (e.g. this may have happened with some leftover Halloween candy… #eatallthechocolate). I decided to try out NatureBox this month to help tame the snack monster with better choices and this is one subscription box that I can’t get enough of! (I’ll confess too that good food may be one of the easiest way to my heart…)
If you’re not familiar with NatureBox, it’s a monthly subscription service that allows you to choose 5 snacks that are then delivered straight to your doorstep. The best part is that you can fully customize your snack choices based on your dietary and nutritional preferences with 15 different options including no sugar added, protein-packed, vegan, less than 150 calories, etc. There are over 100 different snack choices and even when I filtered my results to be gluten-free, I was still left with 50+ options!
|Not picktured: Mango Almond Bites
(Adrian accidentally polished off the bag before I could take a pic!)
My snack picks (can you tell I’ve been craving crunchy foods?):
- Cranberry Almond Bites
- Tart Apple Mango Crispy Chews
- Mighty Mix
- Cashew Power Clusters
- Mango Almond Bites
Cranberry Almond Bites These were the perfect snack when I wanted a light bite. Airy, crispy, and just a hint of sweetness, these didn’t make me feel too weighed down and I absolutely love subtle tartness of the cranberry really shines through!
Tart Apple Mango Crispy Chews Initially when I saw these I thought they’d be chewy like fruit-rollup strips. But instead they have a crunch to them as they’re mixed with crispy rice. They are a perfect mix of tart with sweet and really surprised me with how delicious they were! This was definitely one of Dylan’s favorites too as he would ask for them whenever I picked him up from school in the afternoons.
^^ Dylan taking his first bite of the mango almond bites.
^^ Perfect size for little hands
I am absolutely in love with NatureBox and even Adrian was telling me that we should sign up for a monthly subscription! I also have been getting a little bored of the same ol’ snacks lately and I love trying out the new varieties from NatureBox. Even better is that these are healthy while being convenient and I can let myself have an extra bite or two during this indulgent holiday season!
Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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These snacks look healthy and great for kids and for those watching their waistlines hehe
Okay, I'm glad to hear you're on the same boat as me about the appetite ramping up. I thought it was just me.
I decided to try Naturebox this month too to find healthier snack alternatives to indulge on. As mentioned on your IG, I ordered the Black Sesame Seed Clusters (which are only available through December according to their site), Strawberry Crispy Chews, Jalapeno Cashews, Sriracha Roasted Cashews, and Kung Pao Pretzels. However, they were out of the Kung Pao Pretzels and ended up sending me the Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops. I wouldn't recommend these as they were extremely sweet. I wish they would've notified me and asked what I would like substituted instead.
Anyway, I would recommend the Black Sesame Seed Clusters. My mom and I enjoyed those quite a bit. Btw, your parents allow you to eat mangoes while pregnant?
Definitely ordering the black sesame seed clusters! And good to know about the salted caramel pretzel pops. I'm not a big fan of caramel myself so I don't think I'd enjoy those either. And my parents aren't overly superstitious about some of those asian wives' tales so yes, mango is ok with them! I personally don't think there's any truth behind mangoes causing bad skin either. I don't eat a lot of them (mostly because they require work to cut up and I get impatient) but I remember eating them with Dylan and he has the softest skin ever still!