Do You Have a Snack Bin? + NatureBox Giveaway!

August 13, 2014

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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.


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.


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.


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.


(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.

What do you think?

  1. Betsy says:

    Umm mocha almond bars?! Yes please!!

  2. Annette says:

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

  3. Carolsue says:

    I’d like to try the Pistachio Power Clusters

  4. Amy Lambeth says:

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

  5. Sarah S. says:

    Dark cocoa nom noms mmmm!! Delish

  6. Brittany says:

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

  7. Kitty says:

    PB&J granola and banana bread granola sound yummy!

  8. Priscilla S. says:

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

  9. meredith says:

    I would love the Coffee Kettle Popcorn!!

  10. 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. :-)

  11. Danielle says:

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

  12. Jennifer I. says:

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

  13. meredith says:

    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!

  14. Tiffany Cardon says:

    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!

  15. Jackie Doyle says:

    The figgy bars look delicious

  16. Abby says:

    I want to try the Mighty Mix!

  17. Bethany says:

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

  18. Jordan says:

    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 :)

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

  20. Christina says:

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

  21. rachel says:

    Oooh black and white granola

  22. Dandi D says:

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

  23. Maria says:

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

  24. Lisa says:

    Dried peaches and fruit chews all the way – yum!

  25. Steph Nelson says:

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

  26. Neena says:

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

  27. Lisa P. says:

    I would love to try the Baked Sweet Potato Fries

  28. stephanie says:

    mmm those pretzel pops sound amazing!!

  29. JB Richards says:

    PB&J Granola seems right up my alley!

  30. Becky says:

    Coffee kettle popcorn! My favorite things together :)

  31. Chelsea R. says:

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

  32. Amanda says:

    I would love to try the cherry vanilla granola

  33. Whitney Jemmett says:

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

  34. Erin H says:

    I would love to try the lemon figgy bars

  35. Vinny says:

    Pineapple rings!…and everything else fruity!

  36. Miranda says:

    Those nom noms sound incredible!

  37. Courtney says:

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

  38. Melissa says:

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

  39. Lynn says:

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

  40. Beth Willmore says:

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

  41. Lauren says:

    Kung pao pretzels! Love a little zing!

  42. Angelie says:

    Toasted Sesame Stix

  43. Kim says:

    The raspberry figgy bars look yummy!

  44. ErinY says:

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

  45. Casey says:

    Mmm, the PB and J Granola sounds delish!

  46. Gina says:

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

  47. Alisa says:

    Cranberry Almond Bites look great!

  48. BC says:

    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!

  49. Christine says:

    smoky bbq peas. yum!

  50. Kayla says:

    I would try the baked sweet potato fries

  51. Ashley says:

    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!

  52. Lisa says:

    The sea salt pop pops sound good!

  53. Harlie says:

    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.

  54. Kristine S. says:

    Sweet blueberry almonds for me, please!

  55. Nicole says:

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

  56. Melissa Lamons says:

    figgy bars…YUM!

  57. Rebecca says:

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

  58. Liz says:

    Southern BBQ sunflower kernals. Yum!

  59. Justine says:

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

  60. Beth says:

    Lemon figgy bars and dried peaches

  61. AshleyM says:

    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!

  62. Juli says:

    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!

  63. Julianne says:

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

  64. Mallory Brandt says:

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

  65. Michelle I says:

    Blueberry Almonds!?!? Yes please!

  66. Stacy T says:

    Definitely the blueberry almonds!

  67. Brittany M says:

    The praline pumpkin seeds. Yum!

  68. Kevin says:

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

  69. Paulina says:

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

  70. Tanja says:

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

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

  72. Jessie says:

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

  73. LynneMarie says:

    The Kung Pao pretzels sound interesting.

  74. Sweet blueberry almonds!

  75. JoniB says:

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

  76. Katie says:

    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!

  77. Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops look delish!

  78. Leila Waddell says:

    Cashew Power clusters all the way!!

  79. Kandace says:

    Maple habanero pretzel pops!

  80. Alyssa says:

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

  81. lisa says:

    PB&J granola….looks yummy!

  82. Michelle says:

    The pineapple coconut bars look relish!

  83. Mary says:

    Pear Praline crunch for me please!

  84. Jessica says:

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

  85. veronica says:

    Mini medjools! delish

  86. Amanda says:

    everything bagel sticks!

  87. Melissa D says:

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

  88. Lauren B says:

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

  89. Chantel says:

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

  90. Brooke says:

    Salted caramel pretzel pops and apple pie oat clusters!

  91. Rhiannon says:

    Would love the Peanut Butter Nom Noms!

  92. Jessica says:

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

  93. Heather says:

    Pistachio power clusters

  94. Julie says:

    Mocha almond bar, please!

  95. Kyla says:

    Mmmm, pistachio power clusters over here!

  96. Stacey says:

    What a great giveaway! Cranberry Macaroon Granola

  97. Mariah S. says:

    Sour Cream & Onion Almonds!

  98. Kathy says:

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

  99. Jill Cote says:

    Apple Pie Oat Clusters look yummy!!

  100. Laura N says:

    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.

  101. Jeanna says:

    The Pear Praline Crunch sounds delish!

  102. Melanie Lenker says:

    pineapple rings!

  103. Maegan C says:

    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!

  104. Lindsey Hackenbracht says:

    Mango orange fruit chews sound SO delicious!

  105. Darlene says:

    Salted caramel pretzel pops are nut free! Yes please!

  106. Mel says:

    Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops sound divine!

  107. Ashley says:

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

  108. Kelly says:

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

  109. Brian says:

    Those caramel pretzel pops look delish!

  110. Jennifer says:

    Lemon Pucker Pistachios please!

  111. Gabrielle says:

    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!

  112. Casey says:

    The dark cocoa nom noms!

  113. Lyndsey R. says:

    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!

  114. Sally G. says:

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

  115. Melissa says:

    Chocolate quinoa granola, definitely!

  116. Tanya Thomas says:

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

  117. Maryanne W. says:

    Peanut Butter nom noms! Yum!

  118. Melanie P says:

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

  119. Abby J. says:

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

  120. Alicia M says:

    Blueberry Nom Noms look delightful!

  121. Jessica Buxton says:

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

  122. Christie says:

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

  123. Jennifer Simmons says:

    Baked Sweet Potato Fries :)

  124. Jennie Andersen says:

    Sea Salt Pops!

  125. kristin says:

    would love to try the whole wheat strawberry figgy bars!

  126. Elizabeth E says:

    Salted Caramel Pretzal Pops!!

  127. mel says:

    Lentil loops!!!

  128. meg says:

    coffee kettle popcorn…get in mah belleh!

  129. Lorie Smith says:

    Mmmm…Honey Crisps, they look yummy.

  130. Lucy says:

    The dark chocolate nom noms!! Yum!

  131. Emily says:

    Any of the figgy bars sound delish. Thanks!

  132. Lauren P says:

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

  133. Tarah says:

    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!

  134. Liddia says:

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

  135. Carrie says:

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

  136. Trilby C. says:

    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!

  137. Jessica B. says:

    Dark chocolate Nom Noms!

  138. Ashley says:

    The whole wheat raspberry figgy bars look awesome!

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

  140. Megan S says:

    The mango and orange chews sound delicious!

  141. Steph says:

    I’d love to try the Sourdough Cheddar Pretzels!

  142. Andrea says:

    The coffee kettle popcorn sounds amazing!

  143. Andrea says:

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

  144. Amanda S. says:

    The Dark Cocoa Nom Noms sound right up my alley!

  145. Brittney says:

    The mocha almond bar sounds amazeballs!

  146. Adrienne says:

    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.

  147. Adee says:

    Salted caramel pretzel pops sound SO good!

  148. Meredith says:

    Um, the salted caramel pretzel pops sound divine!

  149. Mason says:

    PB&J Granola, then the Coffee Kettle Popcorn!

  150. Jennie says:

    Whole wheat raspberry figgy bars, get in my belly!

  151. Liesel says:

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

  152. Meagan Briggs says:

    You had me at salted caramel pretzel pops. Delish!

  153. Laura says:

    I would love to try to blueberry almonds!

  154. LIndsey F says:

    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.

  155. Kala M. says:

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

  156. Jennifer says:

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

  157. YM says:

    Would love to try the lemon figgy bars. Yum!

  158. Amanda says:

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

  159. Haley says:

    must. have. peanut butter nom noms!

  160. Desiree C says:

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

  161. Ashley says:

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

  162. Kathy says:

    The dark cocoa nom noms, mmm sounds delicious!

  163. Lizzzy says:

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

  164. Ellen says:

    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!

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