August 22, 2014

Snack Time for the Troops (and the Pregnant Lady)

You know what I like? Healthy snacks showing up on my doorstep. 

You know what I really really like? Healthy snacks showing up on my doorstep when I'm pregnant. 

When NatureBox asked if we wanted to try out some snacks, it wasn't exactly a tough call.

I'm finally starting to come out of that phase in pregnancy where I'm not having to eat every 20 minutes to keep from feeling like death (now, I can go a whole 45 minutes or something. Hallelujah).

We'd been buying more snacks than usual since I needed to have things on hand I could eat at a moment's notice or take when we were going to leave the house for more than a nanosecond.

But after a few weeks, I noticed that if I was just eating sugar-y carbs, I'd start to feel sick again mega-quickly and then get into this horrendous cycle of sick, different kind of sick, sick again. It was not awesome.

I finally wised up and realized I would NEVER let my girls snack on the kinds of things I was eating.

They have snacks every day after quiet time, and I usually do a little plate of a variety of things. I try to aim for something with protein (nuts, cheese, etc), something fun, and a fruit or vegetable. (This all sounds really fancy. I promise, I'm talking like five seconds of prep here).

NatureBox was perfect for all of us because you get a box of five snacks, so there's a good variety.  I also like that you can either be surprised or select your five items from their catalog (which is extensive) or do a combination of the two.

I mainly picked fun things for my box, but I love that they're still all wholesome, with low amount of sugar, and no fake ingredients. I'd add some grapes or baby tomatoes, and voila! Snack time.

(I could have made it even easier on myself by picking some dried fruits or veggies as one of my picks, especially since their dried fruits aren't soaked in sugar like the ones my grocery store sells).

Plus, then my cupboard was full of good choices for me when I needed to eat something in the next ten seconds or die (not to be dramatic, or anything. Pregnancy really brings out the best in me).

Also, a little known fact is that snacks always taste better when eaten under the pool table. Try it yourself and see.

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  1. Ugh. Hate that initial "must eat or feel sick, but feel sick and don't want to eat" phase in the first trimester. My two older kids, however, were quite happy about it, since I was buying things like crackers and cereal and pasta that we normally never have.

    This looks like a very nice, convenient service, though. And what a great gift to give a newly-pregnant lady, too. (Had I but known, I would have hinted heavily to my mother . . .)

  2. I love that you can sort it by type (gluten free, dairy free, etc); very helpful in our house full of allergy sufferers.

    And...pregnancy definitely doesn't bring out the best in me either. It's kind of a rotten 10 months (with a super awesome ending).

  3. Your girls are so beautiful and growing so fast! Is Ella displeased in the 5th picture down, or is she just tired of the camera? I think I'd want to stay on her good side ;-)

  4. I've been hearing about Nature Box a lot... I might have to check it out. The snacks all look really yummy!

  5. Have a wonderful trip. Looking forward to seeing tales of your adventures (and pictures too)!


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