It’s really, really easy to get in a snack rut. Especially when you have three different allergies to deal with. I’m pretty ok with a little repetition, but for my toddler that snacks 4,503 times a day, it’s harder to be creative.

With back-to-school around the corner {Tuesday – eeee!} it’s even more important for me to start thinking outside the box since somebody will be judging what I pack him. I mean, er, noticing? Teachers would never judge. Winking smile

This year KB is in the two-year old class, meaning parents rotate bringing in snacks for the class. Since KB has allergies, that means I still need to make sure he has a safe snack everyday. That means something that can stay in his classroom in case the snack of the day is off limits for him. Meaning fresh fruits and veggies are off the table unless it’s the day KB is in charge of bringing snack.

I try to save granola bars and pouches for home since they can be $$, so that leaves things like raisins, veggie straws, and gluten-free crackers. That will get old pretttttty quick.

Enter NatureBox: a service that delivers a box of snacks to your door every month. Normally I shy away from subscription boxes that include food since you never know what you’re going to get {and what we’ll actually be able to eat}, but Nature Box not only has tons of allergy-friendly options, you also get a say in what you pick.

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I was able to search the NatureBox snack catalog by allergy, so I could easily see what options would work for K. I was pretty surprised with the number of results that showed up. I selected 5, as well as reported his allergies in case they needed to pick an alternative snack.

Here’s what we got in our box:

  • Sweet Blueberry Almonds
  • Praline Pumpkin Seeds
  • Pistachio Power Clusters
  • Sunshine Chips {veggie chips}
  • Mighty Mix

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The blueberry almonds and praline pumpkin seeds are easily my two favorite. I mixed them together and stashed a couple resusable snack bags full in my car, purse, and computer bag. I had to hide them before KB ate them all. Winking smile

Speaking of K, he loves them all. I had to put the bags out of reach so he wouldn’t devour them all in one sitting. The sunshine chips aren’t my favorite, but KB likes them at it’s a fun way to have him like eating veggies that actually look like veggies.

These snacks are a great way to get kids to try new foods – if open a surprise box to see what’s inside doesn’t get you excited about trying snacks, I don’t know what will – plus it’s a fun twist on snacks I wouldn’t think of to make or serve myself.

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If you want to try NatureBox, they’re currently running a promo for half off your first box:

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Click here to get 50% off your first month’s NatureBox delivery! ($10 value) using promo code: SNACKTOSCHOOL
Fine Crumbs: Promotion is good for 50% off your first month to month box or $10 off your first box in your first prepaid subscription. New and US subscribers only. Not valid on gift subscriptions and may not be combined with any other offers.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Have you tried Nature Box? What are your favorite back-to-school snacks?