With the growing list of “to-dos” and the Holidays literally days away, you are probably running out of time to shop. Consider giving your college student the gift of healthy snacking. Whether it’s a snack subscription box or a one-time snack delivery, this gift will arrive after your student is back at school for the spring semester. Who doesn’t love receiving a package in the mail, particularly when it’s food!
Graze: With nearly 100 snack choices, Graze box has many options of nuts, dried fruit, dips and dippers, and more. They do note on their website that everything is packaged in the same facility; therefore, if you have allergies cross contamination is likely and this box is not for you. When ordering, you select your preferences and let Graze choose snacks based on these preferences. At only $6 a box, the price is very reasonable and snack sizes are based on portion control. Plus, some of the proceeds go to teaching farming skills to people in rural Uganda. Graze has a friends and family program, so I decided to join their rewards program so I could pass on an offer to readers. Use this link https://www.graze.com/us/p/FAYEBE7JU to get your first and fifth box free! (Disclaimer: I receive rewards points when you sign up)
Naturebox: This box has a wide variety of options including granola, dried fruit, bars, nuts and more. They also offer several samples for specific dietary needs such as gluten free, lactose free, and vegan. Other options include soy free, nut free, and no sugar added. Three box sizes are available for purchase and are delivered with your choice of snacks, or you can let them surprise you! Prices range from $19.95 to $49.95 per month. Naturebox also partners with Feeding America to donate one meal for every box sold. Follow this link for a free trial or to order gifts https://naturebox.com/select.
Kind Snacks: With the tagline “Get your snack on”, Kind has something for everyone. The company came out with 8 snack bar varieties in 2004, they now boast 22 different snack bars and have added 6 Healthy Grain Snackable Clusters and are constantly unveiling new products. Their philosophy “if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, it shouldn’t go into your body” assures that these snacks are only made with fruits, whole nuts and whole grains. The Kind store offers a plethora of options for ordering. Bars and snacks can be ordered by the case or in a variety pack. Another option is the variety cube and they even offer a limited edition holiday cube. Prices range from $32.00 for a variety cube to as much as $100 for a 72 bar case. Another company philosophy “Do the Kind Thing” means that this company is committed to giving back in many ways. Order at https://www.kindsnacks.com.
Co-authored by Elizabeth Dunn, Dietetic Intern, Pittsburgh University