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

    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!

  • August 13, 2014

    Lizzzy

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

  • August 13, 2014

    Kathy

    The dark cocoa nom noms, mmm sounds delicious!

  • August 13, 2014

    Ashley

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

  • August 13, 2014

    Desiree C

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

  • August 13, 2014

    Haley

    must. have. peanut butter nom noms!

  • 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

    YM

    Would love to try the lemon figgy bars. Yum!

  • August 13, 2014

    Jennifer

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

  • 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

    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

    Laura

    I would love to try to blueberry almonds!

  • August 13, 2014

    Meagan Briggs

    You had me at salted caramel pretzel pops. Delish!

  • 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

    Jennie

    Whole wheat raspberry figgy bars, get in my belly!

  • August 13, 2014

    Mason

    PB&J Granola, then the Coffee Kettle Popcorn!

  • August 13, 2014

    Meredith

    Um, the salted caramel pretzel pops sound divine!

  • August 13, 2014

    Adee

    Salted caramel pretzel pops sound SO good!

  • 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

    Brittney

    The mocha almond bar sounds amazeballs!

  • August 13, 2014

    Amanda S.

    The Dark Cocoa Nom Noms sound right up my alley!

  • August 13, 2014

    Andrea

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

  • August 13, 2014

    Andrea

    The coffee kettle popcorn sounds amazing!

  • August 13, 2014

    Steph

    I’d love to try the Sourdough Cheddar Pretzels!

  • August 13, 2014

    Megan S

    The mango and orange chews sound delicious!

  • August 13, 2014

    the cape on the corner

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

  • August 13, 2014

    Ashley

    The whole wheat raspberry figgy bars look awesome!

  • August 13, 2014

    Jessica B.

    Dark chocolate Nom Noms!

  • 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

    Carrie

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

  • 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

    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

    Lauren P

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

  • August 13, 2014

    Emily

    Any of the figgy bars sound delish. Thanks!

  • August 13, 2014

    Lucy

    The dark chocolate nom noms!! Yum!

  • August 13, 2014

    Lorie Smith

    Mmmm…Honey Crisps, they look yummy.

  • August 13, 2014

    meg

    coffee kettle popcorn…get in mah belleh!

  • August 13, 2014

    mel

    Lentil loops!!!

  • August 13, 2014

    Elizabeth E

    Salted Caramel Pretzal Pops!!

  • August 13, 2014

    kristin

    would love to try the whole wheat strawberry figgy bars!

  • August 13, 2014

    Jennie Andersen

    Sea Salt Pops!

  • August 13, 2014

    Jennifer Simmons

    Baked Sweet Potato Fries :)

  • August 13, 2014

    Christie

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

  • August 13, 2014

    Jessica Buxton

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

  • August 13, 2014

    Alicia M

    Blueberry Nom Noms look delightful!

  • August 13, 2014

    Abby J.

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

  • 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

    Maryanne W.

    Peanut Butter nom noms! Yum!

  • 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

    Melissa

    Chocolate quinoa granola, definitely!

  • August 13, 2014

    Sally G.

    The banana bread granola looks yummy – and I always hear such good things about NatureBox!

  • August 13, 2014

    Lyndsey R.

    I have been dying to try out nature box. The poppy seed sticks and praline pumpkin seeds look great…although honestly it all looks great!

  • August 13, 2014

    Casey

    The dark cocoa nom noms!

  • August 13, 2014

    Gabrielle

    Oh yum, I reallllly want to try everything. The Lentil Loops look really interesting to me. I wish they had a physical store location! I also love how they are donating meals to help the hungry. Great company!

  • August 13, 2014

    Jennifer

    Lemon Pucker Pistachios please!

  • August 13, 2014

    Brian

    Those caramel pretzel pops look delish!

  • August 13, 2014

    Kelly

    The guacamole bites look amazing! Ive heard of nature box but never thought to try it, those look like good options!

  • August 13, 2014

    Ashley

    Peanut butter nom noms all the way! I love ANYTHING peanut butter!

  • August 13, 2014

    Mel

    Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops sound divine!

  • August 13, 2014

    Darlene

    Salted caramel pretzel pops are nut free! Yes please!

  • August 13, 2014

    Lindsey Hackenbracht

    Mango orange fruit chews sound SO delicious!

  • August 13, 2014

    Maegan C

    I am totally shocked at how many really tasty looking options there were- I would LOVE to try the praline pumpkin seeds for fall though!

  • August 13, 2014

    Melanie Lenker

    pineapple rings!

  • August 13, 2014

    Jeanna

    The Pear Praline Crunch sounds delish!

  • August 13, 2014

    Laura N

    It would be faster to say what I WOULDNT get because I want it all! Let’s say the chocolate nom noms. Or the cinnamon swirl kettle corns. Or all of it, k, thanks.

  • August 13, 2014

    Jill Cote

    Apple Pie Oat Clusters look yummy!!

  • August 13, 2014

    Kathy

    Looks yummy!! Sea salt pops or toasted sesame stix. Looks like a great way to try new snacks!!

  • August 13, 2014

    Mariah S.

    Sour Cream & Onion Almonds!

  • August 13, 2014

    Stacey

    What a great giveaway! Cranberry Macaroon Granola

  • August 13, 2014

    Kyla

    Mmmm, pistachio power clusters over here!

  • August 13, 2014

    Julie

    Mocha almond bar, please!

  • August 13, 2014

    Heather

    Pistachio power clusters

  • August 13, 2014

    Jessica

    I want to try so much of this! Dark Cocoa Nom Noms? Sea Salt Pop Pops? Yes, please!

  • August 13, 2014

    Rhiannon

    Would love the Peanut Butter Nom Noms!

  • August 13, 2014

    Brooke

    Salted caramel pretzel pops and apple pie oat clusters!

  • August 13, 2014

    Chantel

    All look so delicious! I’d love to try the sesame sticks and cinnamon spiced almonds :)

  • August 13, 2014

    Lauren B

    This sounds amazing – the pop pops and nom noms sound addictive, and the ranch peas too!

  • August 13, 2014

    Melissa D

    Ooh the sea salt pop pops and the bbq sunflower seeds!

  • August 13, 2014

    Amanda

    everything bagel sticks!

  • August 13, 2014

    veronica

    Mini medjools! delish

  • August 13, 2014

    Jessica

    To everyone else eyeing the Dark Cocoa Nom Noms – I’m right there with ya!

  • August 13, 2014

    Mary

    Pear Praline crunch for me please!

  • August 13, 2014

    Michelle

    The pineapple coconut bars look relish!

  • August 13, 2014

    lisa

    PB&J granola….looks yummy!

  • August 13, 2014

    Alyssa

    Totally those Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops. I die for anything salted caramel lately!

  • August 13, 2014

    Kandace

    Maple habanero pretzel pops!

  • August 13, 2014

    Leila Waddell

    Cashew Power clusters all the way!!

  • August 13, 2014

    Desaree Martin

    Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops look delish!

  • August 13, 2014

    Katie

    I have been dying to try the PBandJ granola for the longest time, but just can’t get myself to follow through on a subscription yet! And those apple pie oat clusters look phenomenal. And I still don’t really understand what the dutch cocoa sun-crunch treats are, but I am pretty sure they would be a hit!

  • August 13, 2014

    JoniB

    Can I pleeeze just have them all. I don’t think I could pick just one!

  • August 13, 2014

    Jennifer Laura

    Sweet blueberry almonds!

  • August 13, 2014

    LynneMarie

    The Kung Pao pretzels sound interesting.

  • August 13, 2014

    Jessie

    I really want to try the cashew power clusters!! Yum Yum!!

  • August 13, 2014

    Alison McPherson

    Ohhh, I definitely want to try the Maple Habanero Pretzel Pops!

  • August 13, 2014

    Tanja

    Everything seems pretty darn tasty but if I had to choose I would go with the dark cocoa nom noms

  • August 13, 2014

    Paulina

    I would love to try cocoa nom noms! I like sweet and healthy! :)

  • August 13, 2014

    Kevin

    Yum! Sea salt pop pops and pb&J granola sound great!!

  • August 13, 2014

    Brittany M

    The praline pumpkin seeds. Yum!

  • August 13, 2014

    Stacy T

    Definitely the blueberry almonds!

  • August 13, 2014

    Michelle I

    Blueberry Almonds!?!? Yes please!

  • August 13, 2014

    Mallory Brandt

    I had no idea there were so many different snacks! The Italian Bistro pretzels… I’ve gotta try those!

  • August 13, 2014

    Julianne

    Apple Pie Oat Clusters and Salted Caramel Pretzel pops would be my picks!!!

  • August 13, 2014

    Juli

    My kids love granola and they have so many yummy looking kinds! If it was up to me though I would love to try the salted caramel pretzel pops!

  • August 13, 2014

    AshleyM

    Ooh. Totally a toss up between cherry pecan granola (I’ve been craving granola…wonder why??) and sweet blueberry almonds (I’ve never had them, but they look/sound tasty).

    Thanks for hosting a fun giveaway!

  • August 13, 2014

    Beth

    Lemon figgy bars and dried peaches

  • August 13, 2014

    Justine

    Definitely the fruit chews – my son loves fruit snacks so it would be nice to have healthy ones!

  • August 13, 2014

    Liz

    Southern BBQ sunflower kernals. Yum!

  • August 13, 2014

    Rebecca

    I could go for some roasted garlic pumpkin seeds or some baked sweet potato fries about now!

  • August 13, 2014

    Melissa Lamons

    figgy bars…YUM!

  • August 13, 2014

    Nicole

    I’d love to try the praline pumpkin seeds. They look great!

  • August 13, 2014

    Kristine S.

    Sweet blueberry almonds for me, please!

  • August 13, 2014

    Harlie

    I’m guessing my toddler would love the Dark Cocoa Nom Nom (both the taste and the name), but I’m eyeing those Mocha Almond Bars.

  • August 13, 2014

    Lisa

    The sea salt pop pops sound good!

  • August 13, 2014

    Ashley

    Peanut Butter Nom Noms looks so good! I’d also take any of the various Figgy Bars (love me some Fig Newtons!) I’m very seriously considering starting this service – we have a very hungry 3 yr old who loves to snack!

  • August 13, 2014

    Kayla

    I would try the baked sweet potato fries

  • August 13, 2014

    Christine

    smoky bbq peas. yum!

  • August 13, 2014

    BC

    Banana Bread Granola sounds delish! But I have to say, 90% of it sounds soooo yummy :) My snacky 2 year old would be in heaven!

  • August 13, 2014

    Alisa

    Cranberry Almond Bites look great!

  • August 13, 2014

    Gina

    They all sound so good! I love the sound of some of the sunflower seed ones, and the caramel pretzel pop things sound amaaaazing!

  • August 13, 2014

    Casey

    Mmm, the PB and J Granola sounds delish!

  • August 13, 2014

    ErinY

    I love dried fruit so those dried granny smith apples are right up my alley!

  • August 13, 2014

    Kim

    The raspberry figgy bars look yummy!

  • August 13, 2014

    Angelie

    Toasted Sesame Stix

  • August 13, 2014

    Lauren

    Kung pao pretzels! Love a little zing!

  • August 13, 2014

    Beth Willmore

    Ok I think I would love the sunflower seeds, the dried cranberries, ooooh and the dried California peaches look really good too!

  • August 13, 2014

    Lynn

    I’d love to try the big island pineapple rings!

  • August 13, 2014

    Melissa

    I’d most like to try the whole wheat blueberry figgy bars… they look yummy!

  • August 14, 2014

    Courtney

    Mmmm coconut cashews for me and lemon pucker pistachios for the hubby!

  • August 14, 2014

    Miranda

    Those nom noms sound incredible!

  • August 14, 2014

    Vinny

    Pineapple rings!…and everything else fruity!

  • August 14, 2014

    Erin H

    I would love to try the lemon figgy bars

  • August 14, 2014

    Whitney Jemmett

    The raspberry foggy bars sound yummy and the carrot strawberry chews.

  • August 14, 2014

    Amanda

    I would love to try the cherry vanilla granola

  • August 14, 2014

    Chelsea R.

    The different flavored pumpkin seeds all sound delicious to me, my son would love the fruit chews.

  • August 14, 2014

    Becky

    Coffee kettle popcorn! My favorite things together :)

  • August 14, 2014

    JB Richards

    PB&J Granola seems right up my alley!

  • August 14, 2014

    stephanie

    mmm those pretzel pops sound amazing!!

  • August 14, 2014

    Lisa P.

    I would love to try the Baked Sweet Potato Fries

  • August 14, 2014

    Neena

    All of the figgy bars look amazing! I mean, it’s figs! Yum!

  • August 14, 2014

    Steph Nelson

    Chili Munch mix looks good. It is hard to decide!

  • August 14, 2014

    Lisa

    Dried peaches and fruit chews all the way – yum!

  • August 14, 2014

    Maria

    Oh gosh, how about EVERYTHING?! But if I had to pick just one thing I would say the salted caramel pretzel pops!

  • August 14, 2014

    Dandi D

    I’d really love to try the Pear Praline Crunch.

  • August 14, 2014

    rachel

    Oooh black and white granola

  • August 14, 2014

    Christina

    This is an awesome giveaway!! I would try the blue berry almond bites and the cinnamon spiced almonds! Everything looks great!

  • August 14, 2014

    Staci @ My Friend Staci

    Yum! Everything bagel sticks please :) Big kids (um 26 year olds?) want snacks too!

  • August 14, 2014

    Jordan

    Their snacks all sound so delicious! I want to try the ranch peas, the guacamole bites, and the cinnamon swirl kettle kernels to name a few. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  • August 14, 2014

    Bethany

    The Whole Wheat Strawberry Figgy bars! They look so good!

  • August 15, 2014

    Abby

    I want to try the Mighty Mix!

  • August 15, 2014

    Jackie Doyle

    The figgy bars look delicious

  • August 15, 2014

    Tiffany Cardon

    Ok i’m entering! I need something like this for my kids. I am overwhelmed by all the grocery store has to offer! I think those Nom Noms look amazing. Thats my vote! Id be interested to see how good this stuff actually tastes!

  • August 15, 2014

    meredith

    I love all the different kinds and flavors of nut options. They all look great. And I know my kids would love the fig bars.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • August 15, 2014

    Jennifer I.

    Yum, I want to try the dark cocoa nom noms!

  • August 15, 2014

    Danielle

    I’ve been wanting to try these! So many good ones…the dark cocoa nom noms or the pistachio power clusters!

  • August 16, 2014

    Sarah in Indiana

    I’m a sucker for all things chocolate, so Dark Cocoa Nom Noms would probably be my first choice, but honestly, I love snacks so they all sounded pretty good. :-)

  • August 16, 2014

    meredith

    I would love the Coffee Kettle Popcorn!!

  • August 16, 2014

    Priscilla S.

    I would love to try the Garden Tomato Crunchies and the Dark Cocoa Nom Noms!

  • August 17, 2014

    Kitty

    PB&J granola and banana bread granola sound yummy!

  • August 17, 2014

    Brittany

    The cocoa almonds and the cashew clusters sound delicious! All the snacks look pretty good.

  • August 17, 2014

    Sarah S.

    Dark cocoa nom noms mmmm!! Delish

  • August 17, 2014

    Amy Lambeth

    Wow! Their snacks look incredible. I would love to try the coffee kettle popcorn and a few different kinds of granola.

  • August 18, 2014

    Carolsue

    I’d like to try the Pistachio Power Clusters

  • August 19, 2014

    Annette

    Dark Cocoa Nom Noms are at the top of my list of snacks I’d like to try from Naturebox.

  • August 20, 2014

    Betsy

    Umm mocha almond bars?! Yes please!!