Monday, October 8, 2012

Prep Praises: NatureBox {and a Giveaway!}

Whew... well, we're back from a weekend in Gainesville celebrating a Gator victory. {Woohoo!} You must be wondering how we're still fitting into our clothes around here after all of the birthday-celebrating, tailgate-cooking, cocktail-sipping fun I've been posting about lately.

So am I.

You're probably sick of hearing {reading?} me say this, but truly... it's all about balance. Though I'd like to say that we stick to a 90/10 ratio of healthy & wholesome versus decadent & splurge-worthy, once September comes around it's more like 70/30 until the New Year. Just telling it like it is.

During the times when I'm {trying to be} good, it's always nice to have go-to snacks that make choosing smarter foods easier and excite me as much as indulgent nibbles. {Especially since the average American gets 25% of their calories from snacking! Sounds like a "make-or-break" category to me!}

A while back, I was contacted by a company called NatureBox to see if I'd be interested in trying out their product. As much as I love testing out new goodies, I'm usually pretty picky about the kinds of foods I allow into our pantry... especially because so many companies find a way to sneak artificial colors, preservatives, and other not-so-good stuff into foods that would otherwise be ok.

After doing a little research and  reading about NatureBox's mission, I decided that I'd give it a try.

My NatureBox arrived filled with a cornucopia of delicious, nutritious goodies {as promised!}: Umami Roasted Nuts, Pistachio Power Clusters, Apple Orchards Granola, Toasted Sesame Stix, and Big Island Pineapple.

 
I've got to tell you, the only thing I did not like about my NatureBox was trying to keep Steve {my health-conscious hubby} from busting into the packaging and eating everything before I got a chance to check it out and take pics! I'm happy to report that he and I both enjoyed snacking on everything {his favorite was the dried pineapple slices, mine was a toss up between the granola and the Power Clusters!}.


Here are some things I loved about NatureBox:
  • The packaging. It feels like a present. :) Each goody was individually packaged in a resealable pouch, too, for convenient, portable snacking and freshness. {Plus, I'm not going to lie, I sort of live by this.}
  • They promise wholesome, high quality ingredients with no high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, trans fats, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, or artificial colors. Score!
  • For each NatureBox purchased, they donate one meal to feed hungry children in America. Love it. 
  • You get 4-6 carefully chosen snacks in each box for $19.95/month... less than you'd spend on wholesome goodies at some health food stores, and you don't even have to put real pants on and go to the store to get them. {You can also cancel your subscription whenever you want.}
I thought those NatureBox people seemed pretty cool. And guess what? They're pretty generous, too! They're letting me share a promo code for 25% off your first month subscription for the month-to-month option if you decide to give them a try! Just type in APPLE25 in the promo code box when you check out.


Guess what else? They're giving one you a chance to win a NatureBox sample of your very own! Who doesn't love a {delicious & healthy} freebie?

Check out the RaffleCopter box below to enter... and if you win, will you promise to tell me what you get in your NatureBox?? The curiosity might just drive me mad! :) Good luck and happy snacking!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

P.S. I'll be posting a recipe that uses one of my favorite NatureBox snacks later today on The Kitchen Prep's Facebook page... be sure to stop by & check it out!


*Contest Terms & Conditions*

- This giveaway is open to USA residents only starting on Monday, October 8, 2012 and ends Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm EST.
- One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter. Winner will be announced on the blog and on Facebook on Monday, 10/15/2012.
- Winner will be responsible for providing Name, Email, and mailing address for receipt of prize.
- Winner will have until Wednesday, October 17, 2012 to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen.
- The winner will receive a different NatureBox than the one reviewed in this post (items are chosen monthly by the NatureBox company)
- NatureBox is only able to ship to US addresses
- At this time, NatureBox is unable to customize boxes for specific dietary needs, allergies or personal preferences.


*Dislosure: I received a NatureBox sample box to review, but I was not compensated for this post. The opinions I share with you are all my own. :)

3 comments:

Trina said...

Wish I was getting a 6/6 on this giveaway BUT I don't do Twitter o_O

Tracey Evans said...

I entered! Love this giveaway,and I like that it's a healthy one! :)

Tracey Evans said...

Oh, I just saw this discount! Awesome, thanks! :)

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