NatureBox sent me one of their boxes, and I ate it all up. Now I will tell you what I think – when I’m done chewing. It’s only polite. Oh, and links are affiliate.
So, I told you Mike and I have been trying to remove preservatives from our diets. We’re doing…meh.
It’s really hard, you guys.
We’re trying to play by this rule: if you wouldn’t find the ingredient in your kitchen, then don’t buy something that includes it. So, basically, we are trying to “shop the U” when were are getting our yums. I’m not even going to pretend that I made up that phrase. I learned it from one of Ellen’s cartoons. Hanging my head…
Whatever. I guess I am going to miss Sweet Baby Ray’s (#1 ingredient? high fructose corn syrup. mmmm) and Ritz Crackers. Oh and Oreos, and Bryer’s Ice Cream (shame on them).
But, I have been making/will make a few changes to make up for all of the food we cut out:
1. I started baking my own bread. $15 bread machine, holla!
2. I tried making my own granola bars, but we eat so many that I don’t have time for that nonsense. We started buying Sunbelt brand. Trying my best here, people.
3. We are going to try out Aldi Organics, but for now, SimpleTruth and Meijer Organics are working well.
4. I need to do more research on convenience food that isn’t gross. I am ALL about convenience food. ALL about.
5. I think I am going to sign up for a NatureBox
Are you glad I’m finally getting to the point here? NatureBox is a snack subscription service that sends 5 full-sized snacks to your house (free shipping!) each month for $20. You can pause or cancel anytime. That’s it.
Oh, and did I mention that all of the products are minimally processed if at all? Pretty sweet.
Look Inside a NatureBox
I was pretty pleased with the ingredients. For the most part, it was all ingredients you could find in a home kitchen with a few wildcards. For the convenience, I’d say it’s a fair trade. For the record, I did have to consult Facebook peoples to figure out once and for all what Xanthan Gum is. I don’t trust Google in these matters…
Taste: The best was easily the salsa sticks or the blueberry almonds. Ellen was all over the salsa sticks. The teriyaki sticks were meh. However, Mike said he liked those. I’m not into teriyaki on anything really though. And, if you’re looking to curb your Reese’s and Lay’s cravings, you’re not going to find it in this box. This food actually tastes real.
Quantity: The quantity is fair, and I get it: first of all, eating the right foods isn’t cheap, and second, a snack is a snack – not a meal. I know I am super guilty of eating wayyyy too much in the snack department instead of filling up on raw fruits and veggies and stuff like dat. So, it makes sense. It’s just something to get used to. A lifestyle change if you can call it that…
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