Our park days are coming to a (temporary) end around here. I know most of the country is complaining about the snow that just won’t stay away—but here, we’re still hoping for a few more days of cooler weather. This winter was short and sporadic— with it reaching high 80’s most days. But we move on, into the sun, and through the heat, because it will only get hotter here in south Florida. We do a lot of outdoor picnics (you may have noticed)— a lot of times at the beach, a lot of times at the park— and when we’re feeling just a tad more lazy or running short on time (Alex leaves for work mid afternoon), we just fill up a bottle of water and grab a few snacks—- to well, go! 😉 

Snacks can be difficult. I think so anyway. I mean, it’s a constant battle for me with junk food cravings— I’ll always pass on cake, but hand over the fries and chips NOW. And on the really fidgety nights? The nachos, always with the vegan nachos– a vice for me, for sure. It’s pretty easy to just go by the “don’t buy, don’t eat rule”— if you don’t have snacks, you won’t eat snacks, but with a toddler around, that whole thing doesn’t really work. “Sorry kid, mom has no self control with snacks, so you can’t have them either”—- yeah, okay, right. 
We got to try out NatureBox this month (a monthly snack subscription box— yes, snacks, straight to your doorstep!), which has been GREAT. What I found to be incredibly neat was that you can choose what snacks come in your box— cool right? That’s not the neat (best) part— you can filter out your choices to non GMO, gluten free, vegan(!) and more. Instead of my usual *run into store, grab bag of bbq chips* routine, we’ve been able to try a whole bunch of new and healthy snacks. Marlowe has been obsessed with all the different dried fruit snacks, and I’ve been enjoying (and sharing) the savory ones. So now, our quick park days are not only deliciously snack filled, but also healthy too. *For your health*

We’ve got one more celebratory giveaway this month! I know there has been SO many! This one is extra yummy— just keep scrolling 🙂 

examining the apple seeds.

NatureBox is giving away a 6-month deluxe snack subscription to two lucky readers! 

To enter: visit NatureBox and browse what snacks they have to offer, then come back here and comment below telling us which snack you’d like to try!

*This giveaway is open to readers with a US shipping address only please. Also, please don’t forget to leave a contact email! 

Want to try a box now? Go to Naturebox and use the code DREA50 at checkout to get 50% off your first nature box of any size! (valid only for new customer’s and only on your 1st month’s box.)

giveaway ends next wednesday at 9pm est! good luck everyone! 


  1. Any and all things pistachio get me going and all of their varieties sound amazing! Love the garden post, very timely!
    Thank you for the giveaway! Fingers crossed!


    jenhathcoat at yahoo dot com

  2. Oooo what a fun giveaway! With 3 under 5 at home we would eat this up! I would love to try the sriracha roasted cashews!

  3. Peppery chickpeas for sure! The non-GMO + vegan option is fab. I'm not ready for the south Florida summer – ooof. (travisina at gmail)

  4. This is an awesome giveaway! I would love to try the seaweed rice snack, they look like Japanese senbei

  5. ah they all sound so good! dried peaches for sure. and I love me a fig bar!
    xo, Samantha


  6. Lots of these sound delish but I'd most like to try the teriaki twists!

  7. Two yummies just got married, and they're called Dark Cocoa Almonds! Chocolate, almonds, what's not to love?! I'll bet I could eat an entire box 🙂

  8. they have such a great vegan selection, which is so awesome! those guacamole bites have my mouth watering for sure!

  9. so many to choose from! big island pineapple, dried California peaches, and roasted sea salt chickpeas all sound so yummy!

  10. This is awesome! I want to share so many of these snacks with my adventurous toddler, but the sriracha cashews may make my husband marry me again!

  11. Everything looks so good! I have a weakness for pumpkin seeds and those roasted garlic ones look absolutely delicious.

  12. Cool giveaway! I think the honey macadamic pretzel pops look cool, but so do a lot of things!

  13. I'm obsessed with apple chips. Yummm! I have two girls under 5 and we do trips to the park pretty much daily. Packing snacks can be frustrating…there's only so many pretzels and apple chips a kid can eat.

  14. Oh! My friend just got one of these. I looooved the blueberry almonds, and would definitely pick those if I win 🙂
    sydni dot jackson 7 at gmail dot com

  15. Sea salt roasred chickpeas and any of the granolas,would be my top picks, although they all look tasty.

  16. All of these snacks look incredibly delicious… but I would LOVE to try the Citrus Chipotle Chickpeas – YUM!

  17. I would love to try those Honey Crunch Crisps and that Cranberry Macaroon Granola – how decadent does that sound ? That's kicking it up a notch on the granola front for sure!

  18. I would love to try the Honey Crunch Crisps and that Cranberry Macaroon Granola – how decadent does that sound?! That's kicking it up a notch on the granola front for sure!

  19. Oh yum! I would love to try the salted caramel pretzel pops and one of their amazing granolas. It all looks so good!

  20. Hmm, I'd like to try a little of everything. But the baked sweet potato fries are definitely calling my name.

    littlegraypixel @ yahoo . com

  21. I've been wanting to try this! I'd like to try the guacamole bites, lemon tea biscuits, fancy figs, pistachio power clusters, sunshine chips, the Tuscan summer mix, and the cherry crumble granola… I could go on and on. There's a lot to choose from.

  22. I've been wanting to try this! I would love to try the guacamole bites, fancy dried figs, pistachio power clusters, lemon tea biscuits…. I could go on and on. There are way too many yummy choices. THANKS!!!

  23. The Poppy Seed Sticks, Cherry Vanilla Granola, and Baked Sweet Potato Fries sound SO delicious!!!

  24. Dark Cocoa Almonds sound delish but so do many other snacks on their site!! lpcraig at gmail dot com

  25. Wow, there are SO many that look good! I'm such a sucker for the subscription box trend. The smoky BBQ peas sound tasty! (anna.torborg at gmail.com)

  26. I was soo excited to read about this NatureBox!! I would love to try the sunshine chips and salted caramel pretzel pops!! 🙂

  27. So exciting! Would love to try the Dark Cocoa Almonds and the Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops. Thanks! Email: duchess1010 at gmail dot com

  28. So exciting! Would love to try the Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops and the Dark Cocoa Almonds. They sound yummy!

  29. The southern BBQ sunflower seeds sound amazing! Also, the lemon pucker pistachios!

  30. Wow, there are so many choices! I think the Lemon Pucker Pistachio's would be a big hit with my two year old nut lover! (terri.schurz@hotmail.com)

  31. Being gluten free and vegan, it's super hard to find good snacks. I would LOVE the citrus chipotle chickpeas or the bombay curried cashews! Thanks!!

  32. I've had my eye on this box for a while. Seems like such a great idea but I was worried the amount I receive might not be worth the money each month. I tried the Conscious Box and felt it to be not nearly worth 20$ a month and most of the things were the same each month. I like that with this you can choose your snacks. I'd like to get my daughter eating healthier snacks too!
    The baked sweet potato fries, smoky BBQ peas, and the chipotle maple almonds look sooo good!

  33. I have been eyeing these NatureBoxes for quite a while!
    I think the pb&j granola and cranberry almond bites look delicious and pistachio power clusters!

  34. Oh man, those citrus chipotle chickpeas have me drooling over here! I'm also really intrigued by the oat bran dippin' stix. :]

    amber.sproul at gmail

  35. Guacamole bites! Yes, I want in on that action!
    Like you, I go for the salty over the sweet. I'm thankful that my boyfriend craves sour gummy worms because I won't go anywhere near them.

  36. so for my salty/sweet tooth (teeth?) i would absolutely have to go with the salted caramel pretzel pops. as soon as I see 'salted caramel' i'm sold – i don't even care what words follow those two, i'm destined to try it. thanks for being so awesome and hosting this for us 🙂

  37. It all looks so good but the yogurt dipped pretzels and the guacamole bites look super good!

  38. All of the nuts! Sea salt roasted chickpeas, citrus kick almonds, lemon pucker pistachios — WHAA??

    Also a sucker for figgy bars and all things granola 🙂

  39. All of the nuts! Sea salt roasted chickpeas, citrus kick almonds, lemon pucker pistachios — WHAA??

    Also a sucker for figgy bars and all things granola 🙂

  40. I have been on the fence about purchasing a subscription to naturebox for months now, and it would be great to be able to try their offerings! I think the apple pie figgy bars and smokey bbq peas sound amazing. Sweet & savory!

  41. One of my friends just started getting Nature box–she let me sample and all of her choices were delicious! My favorite so far are the cheddar pretzel bites and the sesame sticks!

  42. Boo to me for living in the UK as this looks awesome!! We have something similar here called a Graze box, but it doesn't seem as adaptable as this one! When I am looking for snacks, a little healthier than potato chips I go for these salted beet chips http://wp.me/p4xZmb-Bb I reckon you'd love them 🙂 – congrats on the book buy the way, that's fantastic news 🙂 xx

  43. Oh wow. These look delicious! If I have to pick just one….Cranberry Almond Bites!

  44. Everything looks amazing. I've been on the fence for months about getting a subscription but it would be wonderful to have healthy snacks delivered right to our home for me and my little one. I would have to choose the smokey bbq peas and the apple pie figgy bars.

  45. OMG!! There are so many to try! Cranberry Almond bites, Sea salt Chickpeas, Southern BBQ sunflower seeds, salted caramel pretzels bites…umm, hello…I could keep going on forever!!

  46. I can't seem to get the website to work in my browser, but I would love to try some new healthy snacks!


  47. In my last semester of college, I'm taking a food and sustainability course. It's definitely the most important class I've ever taken and has been so eye-opening to our current food culture. I now view food through a whole(some) new lens. I love that I can cater the NatureBox subscription to be GMO-free!! The sour cream and onion almonds look amazinggg!

  48. In my last semester of college I took a food and sustainability course. It's been so eye-opening and truly the most important class I've ever taken. I view food through a whole(some) new lens now. Nature Box is perfect and I love that I can cater the subscription to be GMO-free. The sour cream and onion almonds look amazingggg!

  49. Those salted caramel pretzel pops are making me drool all over the computer 🙂

  50. All the dried food looks delicious and so does the granola (french toast for the win). Siracha cashews… the list could go on!

  51. So totally drooling over those sunshine chips and dried Fuji apples!! Makes me want to run to Whole Foods and Trader Joes on my lunch break!!

  52. As hard as it is it choose ONE thing, I'd love to try the Mandarin Orange Fruit Chews. I'm a sucker for gummy snacks!

  53. I would love to try the Raspberry Figgy Bars and the Chili Lime Pistachios. So many great snack options!!

  54. The smoky BBQ peas look amazing but so does everything else! I have the same kind of snack problem. Naturebox looks pretty awesome.

  55. I love how easy they make it to find vegan options. Those peppery chickpeas look great (and I'd probably steal them from my kids when they're not looking!)