Did you know the average American eats almost 25% of their calories from snacking? More so than that, did you realize snacking is the leading cause of childhood obesity?*
I definitely believe those facts and figures are true. When I'm out and about or worse, browsing through friends' statuses on Facebook, I see and hear so much about unhealthy snacking and eating, not just in kids, but in adults, too!
One of the first steps to a truly healthy lifestyle, which really needs to change in this day and age, is people's eating habits. Thanks to NatureBox, a monthly subscription food delivery service, things ARE being changed, one healthy snack at a time!
A little about NatureBox:
"We founded NatureBox to help people eat healthier and live better. Food and nutrition play a vital role in life and with the right tools, we believe that anyone can be healthy. Even slight changes to your daily diet can amount to meaningful impact in how you enjoy life. Our team scours the world to find the most unique, tasty, and healthiest snacks around and we deliver them to your doorstep. Each box carries a unique theme and everything inside has been taste tested and nutritionist approved."
Each month's box includes 15 to 20 servings across 4 to 6 different NatureBox snacks, which go through product taste testing before being sent out. You can also expect to find no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or flavors, partially hydrogenated oils, trans fats or artificial sweeteners in ANY of NatureBox's products. Ever!
At $19.95 a month (with free shipping of course) and satisfaction guaranteed, I definitely think this is something to at least give a try. You can't go wrong with the healthy, delicious snacks you're surprised with!
Not only that, but for every box purchased NatureBox donates one meal to feed the over 14 million children in America who go hungry. Very impressive!
I had to wait a little bit for my October's NatureBox, but let me tell you, it was WELL worth the wait!
I've been seeing so many of these subscription services-beauty, review, food products-popping up lately that I've been interested in seeing what the hype was about.
I can definitely see the draw, especially for healthy companies such as NatureBox.
Since they focus more around people's snacking habits, you receive an assortment of different packaged snacks in the theme for that particular month. October's box was themed snacks to help boost your immunity and contained five different treats:
*Antioxidant Boost: combination of dark-skinned berries, raw nuts and dark chocolate, nicknamed the "Antioxidant Trifecta."
*Sun Dried California Apricots: straight from the farms in California and dried under the plentiful sunshine, the name pretty much explains itself!
*Blueberry Almond Bites: a unique mix of dried blueberries and almonds in light, bite-sized pieces!
*Cherry Berry Granola: a lightly sweetened but super crunchy mix of dried cranberries, cherries, and whole grain oats.
*Sticks n' Stones: a delicious mixture of nutrient-rich almonds, cashews, and crunchy 'sticks.'
I thoroughly enjoyed all the snacks that were included in my box, but I found my favorite actually being the Sun Dried California Apricots! I never thought I'd go for something like that, but the flavor was wonderfully tart yet sweet and the texture was definitely interesting. The Antioxidant Boost came in a very close second because of the mix of salty and sweet; that is always a winner with a woman ;)
Regrettably I haven't given much attention to the Cherry Berry Granola, but I'm hoping to find something to mix it with to enhance it's flavor.
As you know, I'm all about companies that promote health and wellness and NatureBox is definitely one of those companies trying to change the way people snack! I have no issue purchasing another box in the future; in fact, I'm looking forward to it!
I've got some fabulous (or should I say yummy?) news! The folks at NatureBox have given me a special code for all my fans and readers...use the code BERRY for 25% off your first month subscription!*
*Facts and figures found on NatureBox's Our Mission page.
*The 25% discount is only applicable to the month-to-month subscription. 6 month subscriptions receive 1 month free and 12 month subscriptions receive 3 months free
Disclaimer: I was provided a single month's NatureBox filled with five different products in order to facilitate this honest review. All opinions above are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. My opinions are strictly informative; please make sure to do your own research into a company and/or particular product before committing to purchasing.