Healthy Snacking This Holiday Season

Nature Box

Finding healthy snacks can often seem like a chore.  Trying to do it during the holidays – well, that makes it seem even harder.

NatureBox is a subscription service that delivers snacks directly to your door.  All of the snacks are made with wholesome ingredients and are free from artificial sweeteners, flavors and colors. Plus, NatureBox snacks contain no high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, or partially hydrogenated oils.  You can learn more about their Product Promise here.

There are over 100 snacks available to choose from, including:

  • 70+ vegan friendly
  • 70+ gluten free (no gluten, wheat, barley or rye)
  • 40+ made without soy ingredients
  • 65+ non-GMO
  • 90+ dairy free
  • 60+ nut-free

Click here to view the NatureBox snack catalog….

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Cajun Chicken and Rice

Cajun Chicken and Rice Soup

Earlier this month I visited my brother in Louisiana. While there, I was treated to some fantastic food – beignets from Cafe du Monde, gumbo from Rips On The Lake, and a Shrimp Po Boy from The Chimes in Covington. I would love to visit my brother and his wife more often, but unfortunately it is a 6+ hour drive.

So when I was recently sent several cartons of Swanson broth, stock, and cream starters to try, I knew that I would want to start with Swanson’s new Louisiana Cajun Flavor Infused Broth. It has the flavors of Louisiana already in the broth, so there is no need for me to chop, dice, etc. to try to recreate the right flavor combination. All I had to do was pour it into a pot, add some quick cooking rice, canned chicken, and some carrots for a delicious soup that reminds me of my trip to Cajun country.

Hot Cobb Salad

Hot Chicken Cobb Salad

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Loading View on Instagram Instagram photo by Amanda from, used with permission. If you read last week's post about Kürtőskalács, you will recall that my blogging friends, Amanda and Stephanie, did a bit of traveling around Europe this summer.  Since they blog a lot about food, they naturally shared some of their fabulous photos of food on ...

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