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March 27, 2015

Review | Monthly Snack Box Delivery ~ Urthbox

Urthbox was delivered right to my door. Healthy snacks. 
Every month. What a concept!

All this. From one box. Loving it!

Classic. Gluten-Free. Vegan. Diet.

True or False ... snacking is bad. 

False! Did you know that snacking is actually very good for you?
At least, that's the claim made by one of America's best and healthiest eating plans.

But why? With periodic small amounts of fuel in your system, your blood sugar level stays stable. You're less likely to feel hungry, suffer energy slumps, and binge on junk foods.

Enter Urthbox (pronounced "earthbox"). This innovative company is helping consumers save precious time by delivering healthy packages of tasty snacks right to their front door. A monthly subscription program, Urthbox offers four box sizes in different categories.

For instance, you can choose from Classic, Gluten-free, Vegan, Diet, Non-GMO and Organic in mini, small, medium or large. Shipping is Free to the U.S. and only $6.00 for International. What a great deal!

Who Would Benefit from Urthbox?

This program is perfect for families who are beginning (or continuing) their journey toward a healthier lifestyle. The array of healthy snack products on store shelves has exploded. And what Mom has time to search out the best of them, and read all the nutrition labels? Urthbox has done all that essential legwork. 

This program also fits seasoned health-food consumers. These people are careful about their food choices, but are bored with their tried-and-true routine (like me). I noticed that my Urthbox was filled with a variety of exciting new brands, and also included some unique flavor combos. For example, soon I'll be sampling these deliciously intriguing packages: banana brittle; maple water; and curry cashew mix.

Who Might Not Benefit from Urthbox? 

This program is probably not for people who are afraid to try unfamiliar products. And it probably wouldn't be a good fit for those with a low income, as it's not the least expensive way to purchase food. However, I'm sure the convenience of Urthbox's monthly delivery service appeals to busy working professionals, the housebound, non-cooks,  and those who dislike grocery shopping.

My Personal Opinion

In return for my honest review, Urthbox shipped me their largest "Diet" boxa generous $49 value. Today I unpacked 25 very tasty-looking items, and devoured a bag of white cheddar cheese puffs immediately. Yum!
(The temptation to eat too many snacks at one sitting might be one down-side of this program!) Almost all the snacks looked immanently edible. 

I only noticed two items that appeared to be compromised. For instance, I'm wondering about the freshness of the popcorn. And the dark chocolate espresso beans melted together in transit.

Overall, I'm impressed with Urthbox's monthly delivery concept, and their exciting array of healthy snack options. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this innovative company to anyone.

How to Subscribe

Ready to give Urthbox a try? You can get more information and prices here.

Get $10 off a Box of Healthy Snacks Today with Code: CRUNCHWEEK

Our March Urthbox is here!

  Cute packaging. What's inside?

Oooooooooo ...


Midnight Snack Attack

Delicious Sweet Stuff

Tasty Kid's Goodies

Yummy Afternoon Delights

Beautiful Breakfast Bites

Healthy Snacks Delivered Monthly

March 15, 2015

Recipe | Santa Fe Avocado Salad

With or Without Black Beans

This colorful side dish can accompany virtually any entre—from beef enchiladas to grilled salmon. You can also serve it with corn chips as a party appetizer, or as a luncheon salad displayed on
a bed of crisp lettuce.

A shake or two of a prepared seasoning mix like "Mrs. Dash" adds extra interest. And if you're a black bean-lover, do add one well-drained can of beans. Delicious!


2 avocados, peeled & cut up
1 (10.5 oz) container cherry tomatoes, halved
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 (15 oz) can black beans, optional
1/4 cup olive oil
1 whole lime, squeezed
1/2 tsp dried cumin
Salt-free prepared seasoning mix
Salt to taste


Combine the prepared vegetables (plus beans if desired) in a medium bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, cumin and salt.
Add seasoning mix to taste. Pour the dressing over the vegetable mixture and toss gently. Serve chilled. 
Yield: 6-8 servings.

Universal Can Strainer

Photos & Recipe: e-Mom @ Susannah's Kitchen

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