Healthy Snacks Don’t Have to be Boring

by / ⠀Snack Ideas / June 1, 2020

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What comes to mind when you think of the word “snacks?” Is it buckets of popcorn, bags of chips, or sleeves of cookies? Probably.

Is that surprising? No. Somehow over the years, many of us learned to associate snacking with junk food and candy. And even worse, we’ve learned to associate healthy treats with being boring and tasteless!

What if you could eat real food without sacrificing taste? You can with NatureBox snacks. We believe snacks can be crazy delicious but also good for you. 

If you’re looking for alternatives to your typical snacks, we’ve got you covered. This is your one-stop resource for replacing processed packaged goods with functional food from NatureBox. 

Snacking out of boredom?

Few things are more enticing when we’re bored than a crunchy treat. Think easy to eat, bite-sized goodies that satisfy your desire for something to munch on. Today, the two most poppable snack foods on the planet get a run for their money.


Typical popcorn may not be bad for you (unless you’re drowning it with butter, salt, or sugar), but it certainly isn’t “good” for you. So what did NatureBox do? Made it better for you without sacrificing taste. 

We argue the Turmeric Black Pepper Popcorn from NatureBox is MORE flavorful and binge-worthy than your typical microwavable bag of popcorn. We paired two spices, turmeric and black pepper, together as a way to support a better balance of the body and mind. And to add some zing to an otherwise traditionally bland snack.


Old faithful. Chips come in many different shapes, sizes, and flavors. They even vary in ingredients, which means some are definitely better for you than others. Imagine swapping your salty snack with a different, more flavorful goodie. Now you can with our Plantain Chips. They’re a true triple threat: gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

Are you looking for something more… cheesy? Ditch the traditional chips and grab a handful for NatureBox’s Aged Cheddar Lentil Loops. Cheesy, crunchy, and satisfying to boot.

Carb overload?

Here’s the deal: You don’t have to cut out carbs to be healthy. Health is about balance. It’s about choosing whole grains instead of enriched wheat or starchy rather than processed carbs. Lucky for you, NatureBox has some delicious alternatives to carb-loaded snacks like pretzels and cereal you can feast on.


A top-tier snack for many, they are full of unnecessary salt. Try a different poppable snack like our Blueberry Almond Quinoa Bites instead. Packed full of flavor with low sodium, it’s the perfect substitute. As an added bonus, those bits of nuts and seeds provide a dose of healthy fats and fiber.


Cereal is a breakfast staple, but it’s not very nutritious. What’s the alternative to this classic morning treat? NatureBox granola bars and oatmeal. Start your morning off on the right foot with a delicious, balanced meal of Apple & Cinnamon Oatmeal. Or if you want something to snack on during your morning walk or commute, grab a Red Berry Granola Bar. It’s packed with naturally sweet berries and crunchy whole grain brown rice. Like a bowl of cereal, but better for you.

Taming your sweet tooth?

What if we told you there was a way to satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your health? Here are a few NatureBox snacks that make it easy.


Dark. Chocolate. Almonds. Do we need to say more? A good source of healthy fats, fiber, protein, almonds help lower blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol. With the added benefits of dark chocolate, this snack is oh so satisfying.

And if you’re up for a chocolatey treat that promises to give you energy without the sugar crash, the Banana Maca Energy Bites are the way to go. Portable, poppable, and pure deliciousness.


Another option to tame your sweet tooth are the Watermelon-Lemonade Chews + Hemp Extract. These fruit chews include hemp extract to bring your body into balance. As tempting as these are to snack on for hours, it’s best to limit yourself to a single serving to start and see how you feel. 


Ditch the 100-ingredient Chips Ahoy! and reach for something simple and delicious, like NatureBox’s Shortbread Cookies. They’re made with four ingredients, for real. Or maybe you’re craving something sweet to get you over the mid-afternoon slump? Try our bite-sized Peanut Butter Maca Cookies. Chock-full of the adaptogen maca (without the chalky taste), you’ll feel energized and ready to take on the last few hours of your workday.

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