Good morning! We’re getting some wintry weather again today. I have no idea how you guys live above the Mason Dixon line this time of year! We still have snow on the ground from our first storm, and I don’t think snow has stuck that long in my whole life.
NatureBox sent me a selection their latest and greatest snacks, and yesterday I incorporated many of them into my meals to showcase for you guys.
Starting with….breakfast of course! When I’m browsing their snacks, I always jump to the granola first. The Vanilla Macaroon Granola I had the first time I got a box was deeeelicious! This time I tried the Ancient Grains Granola and was not disappointed. It had that nice clustery hard crunch that I look for when I’m topping oatmeal or smoothies. I put the granola on top of a bowl of overnight oats I prepared the night before. Typical portions: 1/3 cup oats, a few spoonfuls of Greek yogurt, enough milk to mix it all together, a pinch of salt, a sprinkle of cinnamon. I topped it all with a lovely drizzle of drippy 365 Peanut Butter and had cara cara orange on the side.
Mazen and I drove to the gym after breakfast where he went to his toddler yoga class (SO CUTE!) and I went to strength challenge. Lots of kettlebells were swung by all!
My friend Naomi fed me a cheese cube in the cafe after my workout, which actually did take the edge off my hunger until we were home and ready for lunch!
I heated up leftover salmon and cauliflower from the previous night’s dinner and served that over a salad dressed in Whole Foods brand Caesar.
And the secret topping? Praline Pumpkin Seeds!! My favorite choices at NatureBox are the flavored nuts and seeds because they are so versatile – salad toppers, out-of-hand snacks or unique ingredients in your favorite homemade bars. These were so good on a salad!
After lunch treat – Dark Cocoa Almonds : )
In the peak of the afternoon I had a NatureBox dried pineapple ring, a few NatureBox cinnamon almonds and a Babybel cheese to tide me over to dinner.
Dinner was a parsnip soup and avocado grilled cheese from Cook Smarts.
The soup was just OK, but the sandwiches were awesome!! We used some smoked gouda cheese and the chimichurri sauce from salmon night. Yummmm!
To round out the night, I had a mug of tea and a few of the Lemon Almond Biscotti Bites. You can see that Mazen was into those as well : )
For those who aren’t familiar, NatureBox is a subscription service that offers the ability to discover and enjoy healthy snacks on a monthly basis. Their products are made from wholesome ingredients and abide by strict quality standards: No high fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oils, no trans fats, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors, no artificial colors. NatureBox has a large variety of over 100 snacks to choose from. Check it out with a free trial!
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This post was sponsored by NatureBox