Eat This, Not That!

Eat This, Not That!

Craving a snack with the bold flavor you love? We've got you covered! When you feel a snack attack coming, forget about the junk with artificial nonsense and reach for a bag of your favorite NatureBox snack. With over 100 deliciously wholesome snacks to choose from, you can give in to the craving without compromising flavor or the added guilt.

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Meet The Snack: Big Island Pineapple

Snacking is serious business at NatureBox. We work really hard to bring you the quality snacks that you deserve. But what qualifies as a food that's up to our standards? Read on to learn about one of our favorite snacks - Big Island Pineapple - and why it's so deliciously fun and good for you!

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Why do I love this snack?

Pineapple. It’s as simple as that! I love that Big Island Pineapple consists of one ingredient, pineapple - and has no added sugar or sulfites. We've made it easy to enjoy the great taste and health benefits of pineapple with the convenience of any grab-and-go treat.

This snack is naturally sweet, chewy and has that slight tropical tartness of fresh pineapple. It's also just a beautiful-looking snack; because it doesn't have added ingredients (like sweeteners or preservatives) the beauty of fresh pineapple is maintained. 

Plus, who wouldn't have fun looping all these pineapple rings onto your fingers?

Why is pineapple good for you?

Pineapples are full of manganese, a mineral that helps keep your bones strong. This tasty fruit can even help you digest food more easily. It contains an enzyme called bromelain, which helps break down proteins during digestion and may also help reduce inflammation. 

How can you add Big Island Pineapple to daily meals?

We love adding this snack to anything from main dishes to desserts to making other snacks. Try adding it as a garnish to a fruity cocktail, or incorporate them into tacos, kebabs and no-bake energy bites!

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Want to learn about other NatureBox snacks? Read more within the blog!

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Melanie Niland is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for NatureBox. Melanie is all about making snacking part of a well-balanced diet and she believes in eating a variety of foods that are nutritious, colorful and flavorful. She helps to ensure that all NatureBox foods are up to our standards - so we can confidently say that everything is nutritionist-approved.

Gotta Love... Mangoes

There are so many reasons to love mangoes! They’re sweet, juicy, easy to eat and high in nutrients and antioxidants. What’s your favorite way to eat this tropical fruit?

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They’re high in nutrients. Mangoes are high in fiber, vitamins A, B6, C and E, as well as phytochemicals like quercetin, an anti-inflammatory. 

They combat hypertension and anemia. Mineral-rich mangoes are a great source of potassium and magnesium, which is ideal for people with hypertension. This fruit is also high in iron, which good for anemic patients and pregnant women.

They’re easy to store. You can store ripe mangoes - which are slightly soft to the touch - in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. If you buy them unripe, store them in a paper bag at room temperature or slightly warmer and they’ll ripen within a few days.

They’re fun to eat. Mangos have a very large, flat seed in the middle. Simply slice the mango lengthwise along the flat side next to the seed on each side. Slice cross-hatch marks through the flesh (not the skin), invert and eat! If you cook with dried mangoes, you can re-hydrate them in warm water for about four hours before adding them to your recipe.

They can be added to a skin care regimen. Proponents of using mango to fight acne and rejuvenate skin apply mango pulp to their face for 10 minutes before washing it off.

Wanna get cookin'? Check out our delicious fruit recipes!

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Choosing Energy Foods for Smart Snacking

Did you know that one quarter of the calories that Americans consume per day comes from snacks? That’s why it’s important to think of snacks as a fourth meal- a meal that can include nutrition-packed foods to get you through your day, not just a reason or excuse to indulge in whatever most convenient.

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