Apr 30

Nature Box Giveaway + Foodie Penpals

It’s Nature.  In a box.


Sort of.

Nature Box is a monthly mail order snack company.  For $19.95 they will send you a box with 5 new healthy, all-natural snacks each month.


They were kind enough to send my April’s box to sample, and the snacks inside did not disappoint!

In my box:

  • Cranberry Granola
  • Dried Currants
  • Dried Pears
  • Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
  • Salt & Pepper Pistachios



My favorite was the Spicy Pumpkin Seeds (obv – I love me some heat).  Each bag contained 3-4 generous servings… not a bad deal for $20!  That’s only $5 a bag.  It’s less than your latte. ;)


***Disclaimer: I was provided with this box at no charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own.***


So what’s in it for you?

Nature Box would like to offer one reader their May box for free!  Receive up to 4 entries by:


  1. Follow me on Twitter or Subscribe to the Sprint 2 the Table RSS feed or email
  2. Tweet: You could say something like: I’ve entered to win May’s healthy snack box in the @NatureBox giveaway at @sprint2thetable http://wp.me/p16jDn-1hN  #giveaway
  3. Be Social: Facebook Like NatureBoxTwitter Follow NatureBoxPinterest Follow Me and/or Pin Something of MineInstagram Follow Me
  4. Comment: What is your favorite healthy snack?


Please leave a *separate comment* for each entry!


Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Thursday, May 3rd.  The winner will be announced on Friday, May 4th.


Speaking of boxes…

I also received a fun box in the mail from my Foodie Penal – Elizabeth @ I am Guiltless.  Why fun?  Check out the packaging:


Alas, there wasn’t any beer inside.  The goodies she sent were tasty though!


In my Foodie Box:

  • Quinn popcorn – lemon & sea salt flavor
  • Rice noodle soup
  • Loose-leaf green tea AND a tea ball
  • Vega Sport powders
  • Cherry-Almond Rise bar (OMG – this was amazingly good!)


To sign up for a Foodie PenPals in May, send an email to the brilliant Lindsay at theleangreenbean@gmail.com with the following info:

-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address (if you’ve got one)
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)
-Whether you are a US resident or Canadian

Join in by May 4th as pairings will be emailed on May 5th!


And the wrap up…

The running is still “eh” thanks to my bum knee.  I’m taking it sloooow (which kills me), but it is nice to be able to do a little bit.  Even if that little bit isn’t pretty.



Thank god for weights.  I love them.  And Pinned workouts.  The end.


Workout Recap (4/23 – 4/29):

  • Monday – This Pinned workoutTris/Chest, 2 mile walk, 100 push-ups
  • Tuesday – P90X Plyometrics, 2 mile walk, 100 push-ups
  • Wednesday - Bis/Back, Ab Ripper X, 2.5 mi walk
  • Thursday - This Quad + Core tabata workout, 4.3 mi walk/run, 100 push-ups
  • Friday This Pinned workout, 3 mi walk/run, Shoulders
  • Saturday – Tris/Chest, Ab Ripper X
  • Sunday –  This Pinned workout (OMG – 1 legged burpees suck… love/hate them), Softball, 100 push-ups


The tattoo is awesome.  Pics and the back-story tomorrow!  Oh… and there will be cupcakes. ;)

What are your thoughts on ordering food (via subscription, co-op, online grocery, etc.) vs. going to the store yourself?

Have you ever done one-legged burpees?



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  1. Cait @ Beyond Bananas

    I already follow you on twitter.. and subscribe on google reader!

  2. Cait @ Beyond Bananas

    My favorite healthy snack is greek yogurt with fruit!

  3. She Rocks Fitness

    I just tweeted about this giveaway!

  4. She Rocks Fitness

    I already follow you on Twitter!

  5. She Rocks Fitness

    One of my favorite healthy snacks is a big apple with cinnamon and almond butter! :)

  6. She Rocks Fitness

    And I like NatureBox on Facebook! Thanks for a awesome giveaway! :)

  7. Lisa@thedailyrundown

    Awesome foodie propel treats! Nature box seems like a cool idea. My goto snacks are nuts I buy 4 lb bags of almonds at Dekalb.

    1. Laura

      Dekalb is amazing, right? :)

  8. Kristy @ KristyRuns

    I follow you on twitter!

  9. Kristy @ KristyRuns

    Green smoothies are my favorite health snacks!

  10. Renata

    Following you on Twitter now

  11. Renata

    Tweeted your giveaway link too :)

  12. Lee

    I follow you on twitter!

  13. Renata

    I like NatureBox on Facebook

  14. Renata

    Following NatureBox on Twitter

  15. Renata

    My favorite healthy snack is fresh organic Medjool Dates – nature’s candy that melts in your mouth! :)

  16. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean

    that bar DOES sound amazingly good :)

  17. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat

    Favorite healthy snack is definitely granola. :)

  18. Elizabeth Jarrard

    Glad you liked the box ;) Have a great day!

    1. Laura

      Thank you again! I loved everything. :)

  19. Rebecca W.

    My favorite healthy snack is apple slices with a nut butter!

  20. Alex @ therunwithin

    My favorite healthy snack has to be pop chips. I could live on them!

  21. Alex @ therunwithin

    I liked them on Facebook!

  22. Georgina

    Following you on your RSS Feed

  23. Georgina

    I like NatureBox on Facebook

  24. karina

    my favorite healthy snack is plain yogurt with honey and cinnamon cereal mixed in!

  25. Georgina

    Following NatureBox on Twitter

  26. Georgina

    My favorite healthy snack is hummus and crackers – a great protein pick-me-up!
    Thanks so much :)

  27. Ashley @ Freckles & Spice

    I used to get lollihop box and they discontinued it! I’m trying out conscious box, but nature looks fun too.

    Love snack boxes and foodie pen pal. You got some good stuff. Rishi tea is so good! The blueberry smells like a blueberry muffin.

    Granola and bars will always be one of my favorite snacks. Easy to pack. I want to try the rise bars.

    1. Laura

      I was so sad when I heard that about Lollihop. :(

  28. Ashley @ Freckles & Spice

    I tweeted!

  29. sarah

    Favorite snack is greek yogurt, peanut butter, and Kashi cereal

  30. Carrie

    My fave healthy snack right now is mango! I picked up a TON of mango super cheap and they make such a delicious snack. :)

    1. Laura

      Mangos are sooo good right now! I’m going to have one tonight, in fact.

  31. Carrie

    I subscribe to your RSS

  32. Cait's Plate

    I follow you on Twitter and I’ll tweet the giveaway as well :)

    As for my favorite healthy snack – apple and peanut butter is usually my go-to!

  33. Carrie

    I tweeted about the giveaway

  34. Lauren

    Love anything chocolate….and greek yogurt with fruit and honey!

  35. Mariell @ HealthyPantz

    Foodie pen pal is such a great idea- I’d love to join the fun!

    My favorite snack is banana + nut butter. Feels so decadent!

    1. Laura

      You should sign up – it’s so much fun to get a random package of food in the mail!

      1. Mariell @ HealthPantz

        Officially signed up for May! Thanks for introducing me to the food penpal world!

  36. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning

    I order some foods online from iHerb… but the majority of stuff I buy is fresh, so that doesn’t work out so well. :)
    I can’t wait to read the whole story about the tattoo!!! :)

    1. Laura

      I’m the same way, but I do like having this stuff on hand for snack emergencies.

  37. Caitlin

    Lemon popcorn? Holy unique!

  38. lauren @ spiced plate

    I love carrots and homemade hummus for a snack!

    1. Laura

      I have that *almost* every day!

  39. Emily

    I follow you on Twitter!

  40. Emily

    My favorite healthy snack is an apple with peanut butter!

  41. Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf

    I already follow you on twitter and I tweeted!

  42. Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf

    I have you in my Google Reader :)

  43. Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf

    Favorite snack…this is hard! Probably raw almonds or hummus and raw veggies :)

  44. Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf

    I follow you on Instagram :) (p.s. I am obsessed with that app! lol)

  45. Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf

    Question: What’s a burpee? :-X I see that word in your blog and Lindsays (Lean Green Bean) all the time!
    You have a bum knee? Hi bum knee, meet bum ankle :\ It’s the reason I’m doing the Couch to 5K. Hopefully it will help my ankle and also get me back in the game! Although now I’m coming down with some kind of cold or virus or something. Boo :(

    1. Laura

      Here’s a good explanation/video: http://www.workoutbox.com/exercises/leg-exercises/push-up-burpee/

      They are intense!!!

      Sorry to hear about your ankle! Hope you’re back to 100% soon.

  46. Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers

    I follow you via twitter.

  47. Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers

    And I’m not sure if I have a #1 fav healthy snack. I’m big on anything with hummus or pb though, and not much beats a plain, crunchy apple.

  48. Laura

    I don’t know if I could pick one favorite healthy snack, probably a banana and almond butter, since I seem to have one almost every day!

  49. Laura

    I follow you on twitter!

  50. Catalina @ Cake with Love

    My favorite healthy snack is fruit with PB!!! :)

  51. Laura

    I tweeted!

  52. Laura

    And I follow Naturebox on twitter.

  53. Tamra

    My favourite healthy is home-made kale chips! They’re so crunchy and delicious!

    1. Laura

      Ohhhh… that’s a good one!

  54. Tamra

    Oh! I’m also subscribed to you on my RSS feed! Love this blog <3

    1. Laura

      Thank you!!! :)

  55. Suzi

    Wow, lots of comments going on here but I want that Nature box. I am going for the salt and pepper pistachios, they sound good. Pumpkin seeds don’t chew well for me, LOL.

  56. Cucina49

    The pumpkin seeds and pistachios in your snack box sound amazing! And I really have to get on the foodie penpal bandwagon after my upcoming vacation.

  57. Kiri W.

    Love the foodie penpal box!

    My favorite healthy snack must be frozen banana. And frozen grapes. And in the winter, microwaved apple with cinnamon. Mmm.

    1. Laura

      Do you just eat the banana forzen? Not in a smoothie or dipped in chocolate?

      1. Kiri W.

        Just frozen. Heaven.

  58. Kiri W.

    i already follow you on twitter (kirikiri1)

  59. Jessica | Oh Cake

    I follow you on twitter. :)

  60. Kiri W.

    And I tweeted the giveaway (kirikiri1)

  61. Jessica | Oh Cake

    My favorite snack is plain, unroasted almonds. I always take an ounce to work.

  62. sarah @ sarah learns

    i already follow you on twitter AND get your blog in my google reader. :)

  63. sarah @ sarah learns

    i tweeted!

  64. sarah @ sarah learns

    i go through phases with my favorite snacks – right now i am obsessed with frozen green grapes and roasted chickpeas!

  65. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    Can I win two in a row?! :) I already follow you on RSS.

  66. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    And I tweeted

  67. RavieNomNoms

    I’m loving the foodie pen pal thing. So much fun!

  68. billiejean

    Following you on Twitter!

  69. billiejean


  70. billiejean

    Following you on Pinterest!

  71. billiejean

    My favorite snack would be apples or almond yogurt and nut butter, like almond, hazelnut, or brazil nut!

    1. Laura

      almond yogurt and nut better together? love that idea!

  72. Choc Chip Uru

    Your giveaway is so organic, natural, healthy and sounds delicious – thank you :D
    And as for your foodie pen pals box, awesome contents my friend!
    Quin popcorn? Too cool!

    Choc Chip Uru

  73. Kelsey @ The Secret Life of Kelsey

    My favorite snack is a big fat juicy HONEYCRISP apple!!!!!!!! :)

  74. Carol @ Lucky Zucca

    One legged burpees?? You are insane. I am skeptical about ordering food… but I suppose it really is the same as buying it in the store if it is packaged, right?! I want to try it but also am always shocked at how expensive it can be. Especially when you don’t know whether you’re going to like it or not.

    1. Laura

      Seriously! Thank god it was only 5 on each side.

      Congrats again on the Half!!! :)

  75. Laura @ LauraLivesLife

    I already follow you everywhere, lady – and that package looks amazing (both do)!

  76. Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions

    I am following you on Twitter!

  77. Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  78. Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions

    I am following you via Instagram ~ my username is katiestevenson!

  79. Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions

    Hmm… My favorite healthy snack lately has been freshly juiced fruits and veggies! And babybel cheeses are always a standby for me!

  80. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    I can’t wait to see your tattoo! I follow you on Twitter :D

  81. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    My favorite (current- changes all of the time!) is cottage cheese + blackberries and topped with peanut butter!

    1. Laura

      That sounds delish – like cottage cheese PB&J!

  82. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Tweeted as well :)

  83. Stephanie Thompson

    Following you on Pinterest now. Crossing my fingers to win!!

  84. Carah

    my fav snack is plain greek yogurt with almond butter and chis seeds

  85. Carah

    i follow you on instagram

  86. Carah

    i follow you on pinterest

  87. Jen @ Juanita's Cocina

    My favorite healthy snack is a tie: either papaya or mangoes. With lime juice. Nom.

  88. Jen @ Juanita's Cocina

    I follow you on Twitter!

  89. Jen @ Juanita's Cocina

    I tweeted your giveaway!

  90. Jen @ Juanita's Cocina

    I follow Nature Box on Twitter!

  91. Courtney

    I followed you on twitter!

  92. Courtney

    Apples, greek yogurt, popcorn, peanut butter, hummus, pretzels… ALL my favorite snacks hahah.. just not together :)

    1. Laura

      I would totally eat all of those together! Well, maybe not the hummus…

  93. Colette

    I’m subscribed to the blog! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  94. Colette

    Following NatureBox on Twitter!

  95. Colette


  96. Colette

    My favorite healthy snack is an apple protein roll up – low carb tortilla with pumpkin protein spread (mix of pumpkin, low sodium cottage cheese, 0% greek yogurt, and cinnamon) and chopped up apples…SO GOOD and super filling…keeps me going for hours!

    1. Laura

      That’s a realllllly good idea! I posted something similar Friday, but didn’t think to add apples and spread it on a tortilla.

  97. Ray

    Following your RSS feed on your blog

  98. Ray

    I like NatureBox on Facebook

  99. Ray

    Following on Twitter

  100. Ray

    My favorite healthy snack is trail mix with dried fruit, mixed nuts and chopped dates! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  101. Ttrockwood

    I liked. NAture box on fb!

  102. Jordan D

    I follow you on twitter

  103. Jordan D

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/j_mosh/status/197162635253383168

  104. Jordan D

    I like/follow NatureBox already!

  105. Jordan D

    My favorite healthy snack is dry-roasted wasabi flavored edamame. Yum!

    1. Laura

      LOVE those! The hotter, the better.

  106. Kelly

    Greek yogurt with a touch of honey!

  107. Baker Street

    You bagged a great bag of goodies there! :)

  108. Holly

    I’m really big on going to the store rather than ordering anything online. I like to touch and feel and smell everything. But a foodie pen pal sounds so much fun. I wish it wasn’t so expensive to ship things here.

    1. Laura

      I think there was talk of starting an International trade… will keep any ear out!

  109. Renee

    I like NatureBox on Facebook

  110. Renee

    I enjoy a cup of Greek yogurt with fresh or frozen berries for a healthy snack! :)

  111. Renee

    Following your blog feed too – thanks for a fun & tasty giveaway!

  112. Cat K.

    I follow you on Twitter @cwkessle!

  113. Cat K.

    Just followed you on Pinterest, as well!

  114. Cat K.

    And for healthy snacks… I love frozen fruit or baked kale chips!

  115. Danica @ It's Progression

    My favorite healthy snack is an apple with nut butter!

  116. Danica @ It's Progression

    already follow you on Twitter! (@Danica_ipnp)

  117. Danica @ It's Progression

    tweeted about the giveaway! (@Danica_ipnp)

  118. Danica @ It's Progression

    I like NatureBox on facebook and follow them on twitter!

  119. Barb K

    My healthy snacks are fruit of all kinds. I really like peaches.

  120. Candy @ Healthy In Candy Land

    My favorite healthy snack is a Fuji apple. Or air-popped popcorn!

  121. Candy @ Healthy In Candy Land

    I follow you on twitter!

  122. Candy @ Healthy In Candy Land

    I already follow you on Pinterest too! Because you are awesome.

    1. Laura

      Noooo… YOU! :)

  123. Candy @ Healthy In Candy Land

    Aaaaand I tweeted.

  124. sharon

    Hi! i googled nature box and found your website too!
    I discovered curry kale chips and they are so good. When you think you are done you just have to have one or two more.

    1. Laura

      thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! Curry kale chips sound delish!

  125. Kylie @ immaeatthat

    My favorite healthy snack lately has been almond butter green smoothies. Can’t get enough!

  126. Gina

    I follow you on Twitter!

  127. Jennifer@knackfornutrition

    I follow you on twitter!

  128. Claire

    I like protein bars!

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