Healthy, All-Natural Snacks from NatureBox (Review and Giveaway)

by Michelle M

It’s officially back to school for just about everyone. And although my days become more productive with everyone out of the house, my stress level also goes up as I’m focusing more than ever on snacks – for school and after school. The wee ones are more hungry during the school year than any other time, and I want to make sure I’m feeding them products that I feel good about. NatureBox is a great way to get them fun snacks that they may not otherwise experience.

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Each month, NatureBox sends healthy snacks to you as part of a subscription service for $19.95 a month with free shipping. The box is different each month, and you never know what you’re going to get until it arrives. When my box arrived last week, I was excited to see what we would get. I wasn’t disappointed. The August box contained five different snack items from Dried Fancy Figs to Bombay Curried Cashews.

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I knew the Mexicana Mango would be a hit, since we love mango in all forms. I loved looking at the ingredients list for the dried fruit – instead of the sugars and other added ingredients, it was a simple “figs” and “mangoes” listed. Awesome. And opening the mango bag? I swear it smelled like I had just pureed a fresh mango. I returned home Sunday evening only to discover that my dried mango stash was gone. They were devoured! But how can I complain when the wee ones are happily eating healthy snacks for kids?

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I was a little more leery of the other options in the box. The Bombay Curried Cashews, Maui Onion Crunch, and Far East Rice Crackers were a little more unusual, but I have pretty good eaters – so long as nothing is spicy. I passed the Bombay Curried Cashews to Mister Man when he decided he couldn’t finish his homework unless he had a snack. He absolutely loved them, and they weren’t too spicy. I’m thrilled, as we’re always looking for more ways to get protein into him. Little Miss attacked the Far East Rice Crackers – another dairy free item – with abandon. They both loved the little dried peas in there (awesome – sneak in that vegetable!) and the rice crackers were a great healthy snack.

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I love the variety of NatureBox, as it is a wonderful way to introduce the wee ones to more flavors that they might not otherwise experience. I also appreciate that it isn’t a huge commitment in terms of cost or package size. Previous NatureBox shipments have included items from Lemon Pucker Pistachios to Harvest Fruit Granola to Southwestern BBQ Sunflower Kernels.

As a mom, I love that the products contain no HFCS, no partially hydrogenated oils, no trans fats, and no artificial colors, sweeteners, or colors – all things we try to avoid in our house. The $19.95 box arrives monthly with four to six new items, and you can pause or cancel your subscription box at any time. If you aren’t satisfied, they will refund your money. Sign up by the 5th of the month, and you receive that month’s box. Even better? For every box sold, NatureBox donates a meal to feed a hungry child in America. The only downside is that there isn’t a way to buy more of a snack you really love. There are some I would absolutely buy full size!

Win a Package of Healthy, All-Natural Snacks from NatureBox

Three (3) readers will win next month’s selection of healthy, all-natural snacks from NatureBox. Please note: packages can only be shipped to US addresses, and packages cannot be customized to dietary needs or personal preferences.

Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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In the interest of full disclosure, I received a sample Nature Box for review purposes. I was also compensated as part of this campaign, but all opinions remain my own.



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Michelle is a stay at home mom of Mister Man (8) and Little Miss (6). When she's not out volunteering or running children to therapy or practices, you can find her in the kitchen or on her personal blog Honest & Truly where there's always a good story or new recipe or at her review blog Honest And Truly Reviews. You can also connect with her on Twitter.

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1 Helen September 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Apple slices with peanut butter

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2 Wehaf September 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Apples are tops at our house.

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3 Stacie Fontinell September 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm

fruit licorice and a yogurt.

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4 Donna O\'Neil September 5, 2012 at 4:16 pm

My daughter like Nori.

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5 Raina Delrio September 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm

My daughter likes apple slices and air-popped popcorn

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6 jeevon kay September 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Mixed nuts and fruits

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7 EllieA September 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm

My kids love Fruit if I have save a fruit salad waiting for them OH they are the happiest campers! Thanks for the chance.

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8 Sandra K321 September 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm

My son loves to eat apples, especially Empires because those are his grandfather’s favorite type.

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9 K Quinn September 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm

My sweet peanut loves crackers. Then the toppings can be anything from cheese to hummus. She’s also a big fruit eater and can eat more fruit than most grown men.

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10 Judy September 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Big fruit eaters in my house – grapes have been the favorite lately.

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11 mrsshukra September 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Sliced Fuji apples!

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12 Renata September 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Fresh fruit and a cup of Greek yogurt with granola!

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13 Ray S September 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Trail mix with fruit and nuts is a favorite snack in my home!

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14 lana September 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm

He loves nuts

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15 Lawanna September 5, 2012 at 10:02 pm

grapes or cheese quesadia

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16 Jennifer Mae Hiles September 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm

my daughter loves bananas!

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17 Christina September 5, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Mixed nuts and fruits or yogurt.

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18 Chelsea September 5, 2012 at 11:25 pm

granola bars and fruit

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19 Jessica T September 5, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Mykids love to eat seaweed!

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20 shae johnson September 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Chopped apples with peanut butter

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21 Richelle September 6, 2012 at 12:39 am

Sliced fruit. Pears, apples, melon…you name it.

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22 claire September 6, 2012 at 2:53 am

Cereal or bananas and milk is the top choicearound here.

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23 Susan P. September 6, 2012 at 3:00 am

Grape tomatoes or sliced red bell peppers

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24 Sheila K. September 6, 2012 at 6:22 am

Hummus and pita wedges!

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25 Georgiana September 6, 2012 at 6:49 am

Apple slices & almond butter!

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26 Mary W September 6, 2012 at 9:36 am

Fresh fruit they can grab and go.

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27 sandra September 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

they love a frozen gogurt

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28 Karen K September 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

My daughter loves apples

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29 Idaho Jill September 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

gogurt or cottage cheese

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30 LaTanya September 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

We like yogurt for a snack

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31 Jennie September 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

Right now it’s milk… but she’s pretty little (lol.) I love snacks though – fruit, cheese and trail mix are my favorites.

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32 Regina September 6, 2012 at 11:49 am

Granola Bars.
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33 Crissy D. September 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

My kids love greek yogurt and grapes

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34 Audrey September 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I don’t have any kids, but my siblings like ants on a log

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35 Marilyn Wons September 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm

My little one loves grapes for an after school snack!

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36 HappyMomC September 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

fruit, peanuts, almonds!

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37 Jessica To September 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

My son likes pretzels.

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38 K.Pugh September 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

My first grader eats rice cakes everyday.
Thanks for the chance.

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39 Shannon Baas September 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm

They love fruit.

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40 lexa September 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm

i love to win my family and i love this product i always make sure our kids eat health snacks.

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41 Kimberly B. September 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Peanut butter with celery and banana slices.

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42 Ttrockwood September 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm

My nephews favorite snack is frozen grapes and pretzels!

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43 morgan September 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm

my kids are all so different one likes bananas the other likes trail mix!

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44 Patricia Wojnar Crowley September 6, 2012 at 8:57 pm

pretzels or popcorn!

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45 Ann Fantom September 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

My daughter likes to snack on yogurt after school

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46 Angel S, September 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Apples and peanut butter!

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47 Meryl September 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Yogurt parfait with fresh fruit.

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48 Louis September 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Newman’s Own Cinnamon Graham Alphabet Cookies and milk.

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49 Wendy September 6, 2012 at 10:58 pm

My kids love fruit.

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50 michelle w September 6, 2012 at 11:34 pm

they love yogurt

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51 Carolyn N. September 6, 2012 at 11:34 pm

fruit, yogurt or cereal
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52 Melanie H. September 6, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Yogurt or string cheese

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53 Laura Love September 6, 2012 at 11:45 pm

We really like apple slices and peanut butter – for a super special occasion we will have nutella in place of peanut butter.

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54 Cynthia C September 7, 2012 at 6:15 am

My kids always liked yogurt or a granola bar.

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55 Beth M. September 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm

orange or crackers w/ peanut butter

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56 elven johnson September 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm

hummus & pretzels are the fave around here

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57 Amy M. September 7, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Apples or bananas with PB2 powdered peanut butter. It’s my favorite snack too :)

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58 Jennifer H. September 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Kids love to have oranges and apples and peanut butter
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59 Tari Lawson September 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm

My son likes fresh fruit or cottage cheese.

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60 carol gentry September 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm

They like any kind of fruit.

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61 Colleen Maurina September 7, 2012 at 6:17 pm

His favorite snack is string cheese and fresh blueberries.

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62 Amber September 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm

My daughter loves apple slices with almond butter

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63 Christine September 7, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Apple slices and air-popped popcorn

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64 Ellen Levickis September 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm

he loves apples

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65 Linda Lansford September 7, 2012 at 9:54 pm

they like bananas

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66 Mary Calabrese September 7, 2012 at 10:37 pm

He loves all kinds of fresh fruit and veggies.

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67 beth hoppe September 7, 2012 at 11:40 pm

mostly fruit right now watermelon

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68 Kyl Neusch September 8, 2012 at 12:44 am

apples and other fruits

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69 Elizabeth J September 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

my daughter likes cheese sticks

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70 kathy dunaway September 8, 2012 at 10:32 am

My kids love fresh fruit and yogurt.

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71 Li September 8, 2012 at 11:21 am

popcorn, popcorn, popcorn

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72 Staci A September 8, 2012 at 11:35 am

My son loves fresh fruit.

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73 pu ye September 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm

we have apples

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74 Elaine X. September 8, 2012 at 10:29 pm

We love Larabars!

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75 Angela Williams September 9, 2012 at 12:36 am

The kids love to snack on apples and carrots

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76 Christine Jensen September 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm

My kids love nuts like almonds or cashews

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77 Tamar September 9, 2012 at 11:24 pm

He eats a cheese sandwich

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78 Ju P. September 9, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Strawberries and honey over greek yogurt.

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79 Sarah S September 10, 2012 at 9:44 am

Celery sticks and peanut butter.

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80 Mandy K September 10, 2012 at 10:45 am

My Daughter loves granola bars!

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81 Kristy Thiel September 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

my daughter loves string cheese. Thanks for hosting!

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82 joelle colon September 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm

big fruit and yogurt eaters

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83 Jennifer September 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

My kids love me to core out an apple and stuff with peanut butter!

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84 Marti Parks September 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Nuts and cheese cubes.

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85 Leslie Rigsby September 10, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Usually pretzels or fruit.

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86 Liz September 11, 2012 at 10:29 am

My kids love yogurt.

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87 Angela Cash September 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Fresh fruit – especially mango and papaya.

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88 Ally September 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Apples and peanut butter!

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89 Barb K. September 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

They like fruit apples or peaches.

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90 Michelle Gregory September 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Fruits… usually grapes.

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91 stony September 12, 2012 at 1:19 am

Oddly mine loves dried plums

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92 alisa September 12, 2012 at 8:23 am

apples with peanut butter!

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93 Jenna Parsons September 12, 2012 at 11:00 am

All things fruit, mostly oranges

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94 vera September 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

hummus and veggies are a big fave here

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95 Rebecca Rahkonen September 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm

My kids like peanut butter sandwiches or carrots and peanut butter!

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96 Angela Hartness September 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Their favorite is grapes and bananas.

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97 gala September 13, 2012 at 9:09 am

she loves nuts and dates

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98 Laura Ward September 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

Dried apples! They love these.

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99 Missy S. September 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm

One son loves string cheese. The other lson oves cashews.

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100 melissa griffith September 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Anything with peanut butter!

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101 Mary Somerville September 14, 2012 at 12:06 am

Fruit, cheese and yogurt.

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102 dario September 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm

she loves bananas

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103 ky2here September 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Favorite unrestricted would be ice cream. Favorite available would be raisins

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104 jacqueline September 14, 2012 at 9:44 pm

carrots and ranch

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105 andrea September 15, 2012 at 10:12 pm

right now cheese sticks

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106 Shari September 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Applesauce and goldfish crackers! Okay, one is healthy, the other not so much… ;)

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107 Carolsue September 17, 2012 at 12:00 am

Celery sticks with peanut butter spread on them
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108 Valerie Taylor Mabrey September 17, 2012 at 1:55 am

His favorite healthy snack is apple chips

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109 dani marie September 17, 2012 at 6:28 am

we love almonds.

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110 Sherry Compton September 17, 2012 at 8:39 am

my grandson loves yogurt and cheese sticks

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111 Diana Stanhope September 17, 2012 at 10:27 am

Apples with peanut butter.

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112 Caryn S September 17, 2012 at 10:31 am

She loves sliced strawberries

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113 Mike Anderson September 17, 2012 at 10:46 am

My son loves carrot sticks and toasted almonds.

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114 Cody Anderson September 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

Apples are he favorite snack

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115 Jeni Lutz September 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm

carrots and grapes

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116 Jamie September 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I love mango anything too!

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117 Julia Oletskaya September 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm

pears and pineapples

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118 Ciara B. September 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm

apples or toast the honey roasted peanut butter

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119 Lindsey September 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm

apples with peanutbutter or dried pineapple

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120 Nadene September 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm

My daughter loves bananas.

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121 Susan Smith September 17, 2012 at 7:34 pm

My daughter loves apples

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122 Karen September 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm

She loves fruit, bananas and apples.

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123 sarah t September 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm

my son loves cucumber slices and cherry tomatoes

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124 Karry September 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I daughter loves popcorn.

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125 Paula Tavernie September 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm

He loves Bananas for a snack!
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126 Kayla September 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Apples with peanut butter!

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127 kendra W September 17, 2012 at 11:42 pm

My kids love frozen grapes and bananas.

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128 Renee G September 18, 2012 at 12:11 am

My son loves bagels and cream cheese.
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129 Erin B September 18, 2012 at 12:33 am

Celery with peanut butter and raisins (ants on a log)!

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130 Brittney House September 18, 2012 at 1:04 am

He loves popcorn

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131 wendy wallach September 18, 2012 at 2:22 am

fresh whole tomatoes..she eats them like a fruit!

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132 john mains September 18, 2012 at 5:05 am

apples and peanut butter

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133 amy deeter September 18, 2012 at 10:40 am

my kids like to snack on apples
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134 Cheryl Reinhardt September 18, 2012 at 10:43 am

Raisens and apples are the FAV.

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135 Isabella Grey September 18, 2012 at 11:07 am

I love to take apple slices, put some cream cheese on them, and then sprinkle them with golden raisins!

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136 Caitlin McClure September 18, 2012 at 11:31 am

We love fruit salad!

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137 Tabathia B September 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

green seedless grapes

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138 Gianna September 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm

fruit, cheese and crackers.

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139 Deborah Wallin September 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

they like a variety of fruit-grapes, kiwi, bananas, apples, etc.

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140 cassandra (rab pom) September 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm

The favorite snack is granola bars hands down!

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141 Jennifer Peaslee September 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm

My niece likes sliced apples

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142 Chrissy Nestor September 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Baby Carrots

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143 christal c w September 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm

My kids like to eat apples and granola bars

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144 susan smoaks September 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm

our son loves to eat cheese and crackers when we he gets home from school!

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145 Mindy McCrea September 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Banana peanut butter sandwich!

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146 Robert Pyszk September 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Celery with Peanutbutter

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147 kelly September 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm

grapes and cheese sticks.

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148 Saver Sara September 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Hummus and crackers

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149 CherylS22 September 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

My nephew’s favorite is a glass of milk & crackers and cheese.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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150 Susan Climan September 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

My nephew loves grapes.

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151 Nicole C. September 18, 2012 at 4:38 pm

My daughter loves Yogurt.

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152 Sharold September 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Apples and whole wheat crackers

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153 Auri Lae September 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Apples and peanutbutter :)

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154 Teresa Thompson September 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Grapes and bananas.

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155 Ed Nemmers September 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Baby carrots and cashews!

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156 Melanie Montgomery September 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Pita chips and hummus.

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157 Jessica September 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Apples in peanut butter.

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158 carol lewis September 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm

They like Trader Joes almond slivers. Those are really nice because they are small enough to be a safe treat and taste great!

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159 Marie Howard September 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm

yogurt with apples or bananas

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160 Tonya Fullenkamp September 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Carrots, the only fresh veggie they will eat.

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161 kathy pease September 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm

my son loves celery with peanut butter

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162 shanta spradlin September 18, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Fresh fruit. My children love them.

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163 Trisha McKee September 18, 2012 at 9:02 pm

My daughter loves frozen grapes.

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164 Brandi September 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Yogurt and bananas

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165 Jennifer J September 18, 2012 at 9:30 pm

String cheese and an apple. Thanks!

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166 heather c September 18, 2012 at 9:39 pm

This kinder loves pears!

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167 Laurie Emerson September 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm

They love carrot sticks, celery sticks and fresh fruit.

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168 Lucy Schwartz September 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm

My kids have grown but when they were younger they liked peanut butter on apples, crackers , celery.

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169 Patrice September 18, 2012 at 11:47 pm

They like fresh fruit.

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