College students face a few speed bumps when trying to maintain a healthy diet: constant snacking, late night meals, and cafeteria food in general seem to slow us down on our journey to staying healthy. NatureBox could be an enticing solution for college kids, with an all-natural food selection and over 100 unique snacks to choose from.

NatureBox is a subscription-based service that delivers boxes of healthy food right to your mailbox. The snacks are carefully sourced and nutritionist­-approved, each containing wholesome ingredients with no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors. Snacks are tightly packed in a box and shipped at your convenience.

NatureBoxNatureBox provides a wide range of products such as: coconut date energy bars, various kinds of trail mix, old fashion blister peanuts, greek yogurt covered pretzels, flavored popcorn, and much more. All products are approved by two main nutritionists, Melanie Niland and Kat Brown, and together they ensure each snack is part of a well-­balanced diet.

Their website offers several convenient online subscription plans. You can choose to receive a box with three, five, ten, or twenty different snacks. These can be mailed biweekly, monthly, bimonthly, or every three months. Each package can be customized to your liking. This includes dietary preferences and allergy restrictions.

As you search their online pantry, you can choose which snacks you would like to receive. NatureBox also offers a “surprise snack” option, where you can experiment new tasty treats. Price ranges from $13.95 to $49.95 a box. The standard plan includes 5 snacks for $19.95 per month.

In addition to providing “clean” eating options, NatureBox writes a blog on a separate page from their main one. The blog showcases a series of healthy recipes, how to’s, and inspirations for a better way of living. You can also find a series of FAQs, which are useful for new customers. Video tutorials are also available.

I would suggest that college students opt for the standard plan. $19.95 once a month is affordable for high quality, healthy snacks. The proportions are decent, too. Don’t expect five tiny granola bars; NatureBox includes decent-sized bags of snacks that are sure to last you at least three “snack times.”

Additionally, subscribing to NatureBox may help students shop healthier in general. They may be more apt to pick out the all-natural snacks from the grocery store shelves instead grabbing for the Easy Mac again.

If you are not sure if you want to subscribe to a monthly plan yet, go ahead and try their trial box. The trial box comes with four sample size snacks and one full size snack.

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