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Nature Box Review & Banana Berry Muffin Recipe


Disclaimer: I received a Discovery Box from NatureBox to review. The views expressed are my own.

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While I was at the BlogHer conference this year I had the pleasure of meeting some of the folks from NatureBox, and sampling their super delish dried pineapples. I also got the chance to have a Discovery Box sent to me for review. Awesome! I’ve seen ads for some of these box delivery programs and I was really intrigued. I live in rural America. Unfortunately, that means I trade the peaceful, quiet countryside for very limited grocery shopping options. So the idea of having snacks, and did I mention they’re healthy, delivered to my door, um, yeah, sold.

The goal of NatureBox is to encourage healthier eating by changing your snacking habits. According to their website, the average American eats almost 25% of their calories from snacking. So what NatureBox does is introduce their subscribers to wholesome products that are carefully sourced, nutritionist approved, and minimally processed.

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Each box costs $19.95 and always ships for free. You can pause or cancel at anytime and if you’re not 100% satisfied they’ll issue a refund. Plus, you can give the gift of NatureBox! Inside your box there are 5 different NatureBox snacks, about 15 to 20 servings. The products contain NO high fructose corn syrup, NO partially hydrogenated oils, NO trans fats, NO artificial sweeteners, NO artificial flavors, and NO artificial colors.

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My family loved all the snacks in our box, in particular the Sweet Blueberry Almonds. (In fact, there was actually a recipe to make Blueberry Almond Butter included in the box, and I wanted to try it, but we ate them before I could!) We don’t usually have a lot of snack foods around the house so I appreciated the convenience of being able to throw a bag in the car for the little ones to munch on. It actually saved me money and was a healthy option, no more gas station foods.

If your family is need of a snack overhaul I’d highly recommend trying NatureBox. Lets face it, sometimes the hardest part of eating better is getting the food into your house! With this delivery program healthy eating is on your front porch just waiting for you to open the door!

***IF YOU USE THE CODE "SNACKTIME" YOU CAN GET 50% OFF YOUR FIRST BOX!***

Banana Berry Muffins



I’ve always had trouble getting my kids to try dried fruits so the one bag that wasn’t scarfed down was the Cherry Berry Bonanza. But all I had to do was put those berries into a batch of muffins and they were gone in an afternoon! Here’s the recipe. -Erin

Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • about one cup of dried berries – I used those provided in my NatureBox
Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit. Spray muffin pans, Mix all wet ingredients, add in the dry ingredients, and finally add in the berries. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool on rack. Enjoy!
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