Do You Have a Snack Bin? + NatureBox Giveaway!

Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winners, Tanya and Paulina! You have both been emailed. 

Greta is growing like a weed. I mean, she has been for four years straight (!!) but it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Always growing means always eating and I am always in the kitchen making something for her. I had this idea to make her a snack bin for our pantry so she can get something to munch on by herself.

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I just covered an old popcorn tin with a chalkboard label, similar to the ones I used for Faye’s nursery baskets, and put it at Greta’s level in the pantry. She likes to have a say in what she eats, so I keep it stocked with a lot of different sweet and savory options so she can pick whatever she wants.

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The NatureBox snacks are great because they are all healthy (No High Fructose Corn Syrup, No Partially Hydrogenated Oils, No Trans Fats, No Artificial Sweeteners, No Artificial Flavors, No Artificial Colors) and even though she always goes for the fruit chews first, she seems to enjoy the other ones, too! As soon as we receive our monthly delivery, I divide them into small snack bags. Each bag has 3-5 servings in it, but I usually get at least 5-6 servings from each bag for Greta’s snack bin.

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I keep an eye out for what goes the fastest (the carrot strawberry fruit chews and the salted caramel pretzel pops this month!) and what lingers (the everything bagel stix were a hit with Chris and I, but Greta didn’t like them as much) and pick some new things for next month.

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(Yes, Greta has been having “fun” with markers…again.) They whole system has been working so great! Greta can pick a snack whenever she wants, she doesn’t need to ask and I don’t feel guilty because I know she is snacking healthy. I think I am going to start one for the fridge with string cheese, yogurts and fresh fruit, too! Do you have a snack bin for your child? Or you? ;)

Good news! We are giving away TWO free 6-month subscriptions to NatureBox! Enter the giveaway by clicking here to browse what snacks NatureBox has to offer, and then comment on what snack you’d like to try. Easy peasy. (Open to readers with a US shipping address only–sorry!) We’ll announce the two winners next Wednesday. Take Luck!

Ps. If you’d like to try NatureBox right now (we have really loved it!) they are also offering our readers 50% off your first Deluxe box using code CHRISLOVESJULIA (Promotion is good for 50% off your first NatureBox or $10 off your first box in your first prepaid subscription. New and US subscribers only.) with free shipping, as always.



164 Comments

  • August 13, 2014

    Melissa

    Chocolate quinoa granola, definitely!

  • August 13, 2014

    Tanya Thomas

    I’ve been wanted to try this company :) The Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops and Chili Lime Pistachios

  • August 13, 2014

    Maryanne W.

    Peanut Butter nom noms! Yum!

  • August 13, 2014

    Melanie P

    The dark cocoa nom noms look good (for me!) and my daughter would like the tart & tangy fruit medley.

  • August 13, 2014

    Abby J.

    Oh man, the PB&J granola sounds so delish!

  • August 13, 2014

    Alicia M

    Blueberry Nom Noms look delightful!

  • August 13, 2014

    Jessica Buxton

    I’d like to try the salted Caramel pops and the strawberry figgy

  • August 13, 2014

    Christie

    The Big Island Pineapple looks AMAZING! I would love to try that! :-)

  • August 13, 2014

    Jennifer Simmons

    Baked Sweet Potato Fries :)

  • August 13, 2014

    Jennie Andersen

    Sea Salt Pops!

  • August 13, 2014

    kristin

    would love to try the whole wheat strawberry figgy bars!

  • August 13, 2014

    Elizabeth E

    Salted Caramel Pretzal Pops!!

  • August 13, 2014

    mel

    Lentil loops!!!

  • August 13, 2014

    meg

    coffee kettle popcorn…get in mah belleh!

  • August 13, 2014

    Lorie Smith

    Mmmm…Honey Crisps, they look yummy.

  • August 13, 2014

    Lucy

    The dark chocolate nom noms!! Yum!

  • August 13, 2014

    Emily

    Any of the figgy bars sound delish. Thanks!

  • August 13, 2014

    Lauren P

    The coconut fig rolls!!! Or the blueberry nom noms!

  • August 13, 2014

    Tarah

    I’ve been wanting to try Nature Box for ages, but haven’t gotten around to it. The Lemon Pucker Pistachios look delicious. And my daughter is just like Greta … she would choose fruit chews for every snack if she could get away with it. I like that Nature Box offers healthy ones!

  • August 13, 2014

    Liddia

    I’m torn between the salted caramel pretzel pops and the praline pumpkin seeds. They sound so good!

  • August 13, 2014

    Carrie

    The dark cocoa non nom’s are calling my name!

  • August 13, 2014

    Trilby C.

    We like things spicy in our house – so the Maple Habanero Pretzel Pops would be one of the first things we would try! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  • August 13, 2014

    Jessica B.

    Dark chocolate Nom Noms!

  • August 13, 2014

    Ashley

    The whole wheat raspberry figgy bars look awesome!

  • August 13, 2014

    the cape on the corner

    salted caramel pretzel pops? i mean, come on, no brainer!

  • August 13, 2014

    Megan S

    The mango and orange chews sound delicious!

  • August 13, 2014

    Steph

    I’d love to try the Sourdough Cheddar Pretzels!

  • August 13, 2014

    Andrea

    The coffee kettle popcorn sounds amazing!

  • August 13, 2014

    Andrea

    All of the granolas look delicious! As do Greta’s Sea Salt Pop Pops.

  • August 13, 2014

    Amanda S.

    The Dark Cocoa Nom Noms sound right up my alley!

  • August 13, 2014

    Brittney

    The mocha almond bar sounds amazeballs!

  • August 13, 2014

    Adrienne

    There are too many that’d I’d like to try BUT I’d especially want the big island pineapples and the dried pears. YUM.

  • August 13, 2014

    Adee

    Salted caramel pretzel pops sound SO good!

  • August 13, 2014

    Meredith

    Um, the salted caramel pretzel pops sound divine!

  • August 13, 2014

    Mason

    PB&J Granola, then the Coffee Kettle Popcorn!

  • August 13, 2014

    Jennie

    Whole wheat raspberry figgy bars, get in my belly!

  • August 13, 2014

    Liesel

    I’ve been so curious about NatureBox! Would love to try it! The PB&J granola looks delish!

  • August 13, 2014

    Meagan Briggs

    You had me at salted caramel pretzel pops. Delish!

  • August 13, 2014

    Laura

    I would love to try to blueberry almonds!

  • August 13, 2014

    LIndsey F

    I’m a big fan of Naturbox. I just finished my first 3 month subscription. I’m a HUGE HUGE fan of the dried apples. Fiji are my current favorite.

  • August 13, 2014

    Kala M.

    I’d love to try any of the Figgy bars, the Guacamole bites, the fruit chews and many more.

  • August 13, 2014

    Jennifer

    The blueberry almonds you’ve got now seem pretty fantastic to me!

  • August 13, 2014

    YM

    Would love to try the lemon figgy bars. Yum!

  • August 13, 2014

    Amanda

    Oh my word. How can you pick just one?! My top three are Coffee Kettle
    Popcorn, Maple Habanero Pretzel Pops, and Dried California Peaches!

  • August 13, 2014

    Haley

    must. have. peanut butter nom noms!

  • August 13, 2014

    Desiree C

    The pinapple rings sound delicious but I’m also a sucker for dark chocolate!

  • August 13, 2014

    Ashley

    My friend tried out NatureBox last month and loved it! The peanut butter nom noms look delicious.

  • August 13, 2014

    Kathy

    The dark cocoa nom noms, mmm sounds delicious!

  • August 13, 2014

    Lizzzy

    I am all about the big island pineapple rings! Mmmm!

  • August 13, 2014

    Ellen

    I am so curious about NatureBox! And I really love the selection buttons at the top for dietary concerns. The snacks all look delicious, how do you choose!? Honey Macadamia Pretzel Pops for me, Southern BBQ Sunflower Kernels for my hubby and maybe baked sweet potato fries for my daughter! Yum!