What I Ate Wednesday || Snacking Favorites and a Foodie Giveaway

 Welcome to this week’s What I Ate Wednesday!

Lately I seem to be eating the same things so instead of a bunch of photos of foods you’ve seen before I’m sharing my favorite snacks. I eat 5 times/day and 2 of those time are snacks which lately have been…

grape tomatoes and fat free cottage cheese with black pepper

chilled orange wedges (During one of my recent half marathons they handed out chilled orange wedges on the course. They were the best oranges ever and I’ve been craving them ever since.)

Pretzel Crisps with fruit (or hummus)

mini sweet peppers

Probably my right-now favorite, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1/4 fat free cottage cheese, granola and sliced strawberries.

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 NatureBox offered me the the wonderful opportunity to try a month’s NatureBox. Given my preference for all natural foods I was immediately intrigued and agreed without hesitation. A little about the company in case they’re new to you too…

At NatureBox, we source and deliver healthier alternatives to today’s junk food to our customers on a monthly subscription basis. Our products include whole grain granolas, dried fruits, trail mixes, and raw fruit and nut bars, to name a few. Additionally, we provide our community with nutritious education such as healthy tips and snacking ideas from our team of nutritionists via our newsletter and our blog. Most of our customers are health-conscious (and busy!) individuals and parents who want to make more wholesome choices in their daily life or for their family but may be overwhelmed or intimidated by all of the information and products out there right now (or just want fun new snacks to add to their day!).

The NatureBox I received exceeded my expectations with quantity, quality, and food selections! I love the convenience of home delivery, and after seeing what is included in the monthly package I thought the price was beyond reasonable. Maybe more than anything I liked this about NatureBox products…

To give you an idea of what is included here are a few of the items from April’s NatureBox….

Dried Pears


Peppery Pistachios


Smoky Pumpkin Seeds


Cranberry Jubilee

I was sure I would write this and include what was my favorite, but there were too many good foods to pick just one. So instead I’ll say, honestly, there wasn’t one thing I didn’t like. And did I mention home delivery? With the crazy busyness of life that’s a convenient bonus!

A Giveaway

NatureBox is generously offering one lucky reader a month’s NatureBox (Note: prize will include a variety of items and not necessarily what is shown above).

How To Enter 

Leave a separate comment for each of the following:

Mandatory Entries

  1. Like NatureBox on Facebook HERE and tell them [Fitness Health and Happiness] sent you.
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  3. Leave a comment answering this question what snack do you wish was considered a “healthy snack” because you would eat it everyday?
Extra Entries
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  3. Spread the word. Tweet it, blog it and/or post the link on your Facebook wall (leave a separate comment for each).

Giveaway ends 12:00 a.m. EST May 17, 2012. If winning entrant doesn’t acknowledge their win within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. Open to US residents only.

Disclosure: For the purpose of this giveaway, the prize was generously donated by NatureBox. No monetary compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions of this product are my own and not influenced in any way by the company or products I received.

About Jill Conyers

Loving life as a wife, mom of 2, health and fitness blogger and ultrarunner. I believe in the importance of wellness, living passionately by design and being the best that I can be.

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71 comments on “What I Ate Wednesday || Snacking Favorites and a Foodie Giveaway

  1. For a brief moment, I thought the black pepper in your first picture was sprinkles lol. Anyways, your snacks are some of my favorites…especially those cute baby sweet peppers! :) I wish granola was healthier because it is such a fabulous snack!

  2. hahaha ummmm, do sundaes count? they’re obviously more dessert than any type of snack. but I would eat them every day… hot fudge, malt, marshmallow sauce… haha. my tummy hurts just thinking about it.

    I was smitten over your tomatoes and cottage cheese, until I saw the yogurt/cc combo!! I’m going to have to go find some granola. thanks for the snack idea.

  3. I wish that frozen custard with cookie dough and sprinkles was considered healthy! Because I’m obsessed with it!!

  4. I tweeted!!!! Thanks for your posting and this chance Jill!!! I start running tomorrow in prep for a 1/2 marathon in October!!! And I’m doing a team tri in July!

  5. And I wish that ice cream was considered a healthy snack. I still have it way too often.
    I just have to say that I LOVE tomatoes and cottage cheese. One of my all time favorite snacks. Cucumbers and cottage cheese are good too!

  6. Mmm, tomatoes and cottage cheese, what a great combo idea!! I love Nature box! Hmm, I’d have to say I wish I could eat chocolate in unlimited portions. :)

  7. yummmm i definitely wish chocolate/peanut butter combo and ice cream were healthier because i would eat combinations of them everyday all day:)

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