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BOXTERA MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP: THE GIFT OF HEALTH

Subscription Gift BoxStill stuck for gift ideas? Wondering what to get your fitness guru friend or family member? A Boxtera Monthly Membership is a gift that keeps on giving, every month! Delivered straight to their doorstep, your loved one will be reminded of your appreciation for them not just on Christmas, but each month! 

Choose a 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscription to share.

We all have a loved one that is a complete “foodie”, and while gift baskets full of their favorite goodies is quite thoughtful, they tend to be forgotten and devoured quickly. Here’s the down-low on why Boxtera Monthly Subscriptions are truly unique gifts that your family and friends can enjoy all year long!

 

  • 1. They’re customizable

  • We have something to satisfy every kind of taste bud! Whether your loved one enjoys sweet, salty, savory, sour, spicy, or bitter flavors we have something to fulfill any kind of craving! Some unique snacks we offer include our Plantain Coins, Hibiscus Flowers, Japanese Peanuts, Wholly Wheat Apple Cinnamon Bars, and BBQ Banana Chips. You won’t be able to create your own gift basket like by simply visiting your local grocery store. Every single Boxtera snack is incredibly unique and delicious!

    Are you worried about finding appropriate foods for your loved ones with strict diets? Don’t fret! We offer a ton of gluten free options like our Organic Super Green Energy Squares, Ridiculously Good Fruit Chips, Marvelous Mango Chews, and many more! We also offer vegan friendly snacks like our Organic Boxtera Bites and Organic Peanut Butter Hemp Chews! There is seriously something for every complicated eater in your life!

  • 2. They’re affordable

  • Most of the time finding a personal yet affordable gift is a difficult task--Boxtera Monthly Boxes are the exception! Our Standard Box comes with 5 snacks, and is perfect for someone who wants to try out a few of our recipes to see if they like what we offer (trust me, they will.)  For gift for the whole family, the Family Box offers 10 snacks per month. And then for businessman on the go who’s looking to gain some cool points with his/her employees this holiday season, there’s the Company Box that offers 20 snacks per month!

    Each subscription is 100% customizable, and range from $19.95 to 49.95! Consider what a great deal that is compared to creating your own gift basket, which is quite time consuming and expensive after buying numerous snacks, a basket, gift wrap and more! All of our members are sent specials deals and discounts to their email monthly, and we offer free shipping for all of our boxes! Be sure to Check out our December Special: $15 off w/ discount code: FMLYBX

  • 3. They require no dreaded trips to the mall

  • The mall during this time of year is complete and utter chaos. We have all been there. It’s two days before Christmas, you sit in traffic, search up and down for a parking spot, only to wait in hour long lines and have mini panic attacks on whether your loved one will even like the basic sweater in your hands. With Boxtera Monthly Boxes you can avoid this scenario all together. Customize their box to fit their taste buds, or let them choose what they want to include in it! It’s convenient for you, while still being thoughtful!

    Choose from Boxtera’s different monthly membership options here.

    Happy Snacking!

    WHY YOU SHOULD EMBRACE NATURE'S CANDY


    Fruits are a necessity in everyone's diet. They provide us with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are hard to find in other foods. The ongoing debate surrounding these health boosters is which form is more beneficial-- dehydrated or fresh? We are here to relieve your concerns, and explain why dehydrated fruits are just as beneficial as fresh fruits. Don’t let their candy aisle location trip you up, they are quite healthy and delicious!


    Dehydrated fruit is fruit from which the majority of original water content has been removed either naturally, through sun frying, or through the use of specialized dryers or dehydrators. (insert here how Boxtera dries their fruits). So really the only difference between the two, is one has water, and one does not!


    One huge advantage to dehydrated fruit is their long shelf life. Having fresh fruit available at home is always great, but sometimes we buy too much, don’t eat them on time, and end up having to toss them because they have gone bad! Dried fruits will last you longer, helping you avoid this wasteful scenario all together! They’re also super convenient for activities like hiking and road trips.


    Dehydrated fruits also have a ton of fiber, which has a rep for keeping your regular, but it’s truly much more than that. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, fiber also helps prevent obesity, heart disease, and some forms of cancer! Try our Red Pepper Banana Chips, they contain 12% of your suggested daily value!


    One thing to remember when choosing dehydrated fruits over fresh fruit is the serving size! Since dried fruits often have added sugar to protect them from spoilage, their serving size will differ and usually suggest smaller portions, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t just as healthy! Try our Marvelous Mango Chews that have less sugar added!


    Check out Boxtera’s selection of nature's candy here!

    5 TIPS FOR TEACHING CHILDREN HEALTHY EATING HABITS

    teach children healthy snacking

    Teaching healthy eating habits to your children early in life will help them grow into healthy and strong adults. In a world where convenience trumps health, encouraging healthy snacking is not always easy, but we promise it’s worth the extra effort!

    Studies suggest that parents food preferences directly influence those of their children, and it has been reported that parents who ate diets high in saturated fats also had children that ate diets high in saturated fats. By being the kind of parent that chooses healthy snacks your children will follow your lead.

    Here are some simple tips on how parents can educate their children on healthy eating habits that will bring them lifelong health benefits.

  • 1.  BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL
  • Part of a parent's responsibility is to pass along healthy eating habits to their children. If you do your best to eat smart and exercise regularly, your children will notice your efforts and do the same. By providing access to high nutrient snacks you are shaping an environment for your children that is healthy. If a child grows up eating healthy, they’re more likely to continue.

    2.  STOCK YOUR KITCHEN

    The easiest way to encourage your children to eat healthy is to provide them with easy access to high-nutrient snacks on a daily basis. By stocking your kitchen exclusively with healthy snacks they will eat them. Always make sure that fruits, veggies, and other healthy snacks readily available to your children!

    3.  EDUCATE THEM WHERE FOOD COMES FROM

    By teaching your children where their food comes from at an early age they’re more likely to truly care about the source. A great way to do this is to take them to pick apples, visit a farm where they can talk to the individuals who grow their food, or by letting them help with gardening in the backyard. These fun family activities will nurture a love for natural and home-grown foods!

    4.  LET THEM CHOOSE

    Children like getting their way, and if you let them choose from a variety of healthy snacks, you and your child can both get your way! By providing kids with options they will not only feel more independent but they will enjoy the snack even more! It’s a win-win!

    5.  CREATE HEALTHY HABITS

    With a Boxtera Monthly Family Box you and your family can take a huge step towards a healthier life. The Boxtera Monthly Family Box allows you to choose 10 different snacks for your family every month. With over 40 different snack options to choose from there’s something for every adult and child, no matter how picky they are.

    Reward Your Employees With Snacks

    Healthy Snacks for Employees

    The holidays are right around the corner, and as a boss there is no better time to show your appreciation for your employees than to purchase a Boxtera Monthly Membership for everyone to enjoy! Not only will you earn cool points in the office, but you will be promoting healthier eating habits!

    Everyone knows that snacking on junk food throughout the day can result in unwanted weight gain, but did you know that depending on what you snack on it can have a huge impact on your productivity? By providing your employees with high nutrient snacks you will see their mood, focus levels, and overall productivity improve! 

    FeedYourEmployeesEmployees value healthy options, according to a recent study conducted by ORC International, 83% of office workers agree that having fresh and healthy snack options provided in the work place is a huge perk. A shocking 66% of millennials agreed: "If I found a job at another company with better perks, including free snacks, I would take it." 

    The survey also found that free snacks do not go underutilized in the workplace. Among the offices who do provide free snacking options, nearly half of the workers (48%) consume a snack 1-4 times per week, while another three in ten (29%) snack once or more per day. This makes sense since 56% of all full-time office workers agree "I hit an afternoon slump if I don't have any snacks to refuel." 

    When that afternoon slump hits during the work day, most of us reach for the closest chocolate bar or other high sugar treat. The problem with this is that these snacks are full of empty calories and are not an ideal choice if you hope to be productive the remainder of the day. Snacks like almonds, trail mix, dark chocolate, or dried fruit are much smarter choices for both your brain power and focus levels! Not to mention, they’re delicious!

    Boxtera’s Monthly Company Box will send your office 20 different snacks every month for only $49.95! This particular box gives you the freedom to choose what snacks you want, with a huge selection of over 40 different snacks to choose from! Earn ever more cool points by conducting a survey with your employees on what snacks they would enjoy most!

    Some of our favorite energy boosting snacks include our Cherry Almond Crunch, Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Healthy Hiker, and Organic Boxtera Bites. For more snack options visit our snack shop.

    If you believe the Company Box is too large for your small company check out our other box options. We promise there is something for everyone's taste buds! Happy Snacking!

     

    Eat More Chocolate! 8 Benefits of Cacao

    Chocolate lovers rejoice! The benefits of cacao can totally recharge your mental and physical health! For those of you who have no idea what cacao is, it’s a bean like seed from which cocoa, cocoa butter, and chocolate is derived from. This superfood is truly amazing, and is believed to enhance your mood, improve your memory, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, and increase your energy levels.

    Here at Boxtera we are absolutely crazy about cacao, and you should be too! Here are 8 reasons why cacao is truly a miracle food!!

  • It Makes You Happy
  • Ever wonder why one small bite of chocolate automatically puts you in a better mood?  It may be because cacao contains a mood improver, anandamide. Anandamide is the known as the bliss molecule because it triggers feel-good chemicals.

  • It Protects Your Heart
  • Cacao contains flavonoids which is an antioxidant that protects your heart. It may help you fight cardiovascular disease, reduce the risk of stroke, and help improve your overall blood circulation.

  • It Balances Hormones
  • It’s no secret that many women experience strong cravings for chocolate during PMS. The scientific reason behind this is because during this period women's serotonin levels drop significantly, and cacao is known to boost brain levels of serotonin. With the help of some chocolate, serotonin levels can calm hormones and restore your mood.

  • It Slows Down Aging
  • Cacao contains antioxidants that increase cellular life and keep us looking and feeling younger. The antioxidants found in cacao known as anthocyanins protect cells from premature oxidation and destruction.

  • It Can Help You Lose Weight
  • That’s right cacao can help you shed pounds! Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAO’s) found in cacao are known to decrease your appetite. It’s often found in diet pills which contain other dangerous ingredients, but on its own or added to coffee or milk, cacao can be the perfect dietary supplement!

  • It Gives You an Energy Boost
  • Ever reach for a piece of chocolate during your afternoon slump? You probably experience this sudden craving because cacao contains a ton of magnesium, which is known to increase energy levels and fight fatigue.

  • It Takes Care of Your Liver & Pancreas
  • Cacao is a great source of sulfur which is known to have health benefits on your liver and pancreas, as well as giving your shiny hair, strong nails, and a clear complexion!

  • It’s a Great Source of Fat
  • Everyone needs healthy sources of fat in their diet. Cacao contains a monounsaturated fat similar to olive oil. Check out our past blog that discusses the benefits of healthy fats here.

    If these health benefits have you stoked on cacao then check out our delicious Organic Super Green Energy Squares. Happy Snacking!

    Check out Boxtera’s Snack Shop Here.

    HAUNTINGLY HEALTHY HALLOWEEN TREATS

    Halloween Healthy Snacks

    Halloween is upon us, meaning minions, ninja turtles, princesses, and superheroes will all be on the hunt for one thing, sweet treats. It’s no secret that Halloween goodies are far from healthy, but the good news is that you don’t have to deprive yourself of delicious snacks this holiday.

    Just to give you an idea of how unhealthy Halloween candy really is America’s favorite Halloween candy the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup has a total of 10.5 grams of sugar! And just a small bite sized Snickers Candy Bar contains 160 calories! With obesity being a huge issue in the United States, it’s important to choose, and encourage your children to choose, healthy alternatives even on Halloween.

    Boxtera has tons of healthy options with the same sweet and sour delight that many candies have. Here are some options you should consider this Halloween that are simply delicious!

    Marvelous Mango Chews

    You and your kids will love the chewiness and sweet flavor packed in our mango chews. They’re low in sugar, and packed with fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants!

    Honey Cinnamon Pretzels

    Commonly compared to the popular snack Teddy Grahams these sweet pretzels will without a doubt be a hit with your children.

    Apple Cinnamon Crisp

    Who doesn’t love apple and cinnamon flavor this time of year? Our Apple Cinnamon Crisp are delicious on their own or with milk added!

    Whole Wheat Lemon Bars

    Okay, so it may not be a chocolate candy bar, but the fig filling sweetened with lemon flavor is to die for! We promise your kids will love the sweet and sour kick!

    Tropical Fruit Salad

    Do you have trouble convincing your kids to eat fruit? Our Tropical Fruit Salad contains 6 different fruits and has that sweet and sour tart that tastes similar to the popular candy Sweet Tarts!

    So this Halloween - we know you’re going to eat some candy - but we’ll be there to nurse your candy-hangover.

    DEFINING GLUTEN

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    Over the past few years gluten-free diets have become increasingly popular, and people swear by the health benefits of cutting gluten entirely out of their diets. Unfortunately gluten is in a lot of packaged and processed food, making snacking a challenge.

    For those of you who haven’t jumped on the gluten free train yet, gluten refers to the proteins found in in wheat endosperm (a type of tissue produced in seeds that’s ground to make flour). Gluten both nourished plant embryos during germination and later affects the elasticity of dough, which in turn affects the chewiness of baked wheat products.

    Although gluten isn’t necessarily bad for everyone, there are a lot of folks out there that are gluten-intolerant. The most common form of gluten-intolerance is called celiac disease, which according to NIH affects 1 in every 141 people in the United States. When someone with celiac disease consumes gluten it triggers an immune system response that damages their intestines, which prevents their body from absorbing important nutrients.

    Foods such as wheat, rye, and barley should always be avoided by people suffering from celiac disease. If you not been diagnosed with celiac disease but notice that you suffer from unexplained iron deficiency, fatigue, bone or joint pain, depression or anxiety, and any other symptoms listed here then you should visit your doctor to discuss the probability of gluten causing your health issues.

    A Box for Gluten-Free Folks

    For those individuals who already cut gluten out of their diets try building a custom gluten-free box with these 9 delicious Boxtera snacks!

  • 1.  Organic Super Green Energy Squares
  • Are you looking for an energy booster? Look no further. You won’t be able to find anything like our Organic Green Energy Squares at the grocery store. Made with raw cacao these little squares are packed with nutrients!

  • 2.  Chili Mango
  • Our Chili Mangos are another unique snack that you won’t be able to find at your local grocery store. We’ve taken our original mango chews and added a kick! These mango chews are covered in chili, and boy do they pack the heat (the perfect amount).

  • 3.  Toasted Original Corn Bites
  • Finding a salty snack to satisfy your craving that is also gluten free can be difficult. But our Original Toasted Corn Bites offer that crunch and salty taste we all love, without the gluten!

  • 4.  Hibiscus Flowers
  • Chances are you haven’t tried Hibiscus Flowers, and trust us you’re missing out. These beautiful flowers taste a whole lot like fruit roll-ups making them a kid favorite

  • 5.  Organic Muesli
  • Another unique snack we offer is Muesli. They’re loaded with raisins, dates, almonds, and walnuts, making them a great snack or cereal!

  • 6.  A-maize-ing Pops
  • Sometimes popcorn tends to be too soft, and corn nuts are too crunchy, but our A-maiz-ing Pops are just right! These half-popped kernels are simply delicious and come in original and cheddar flavors!

  • 7.  Cherry Almond Crunch
  • No granola brand compares to our Cherry Almond Crunch! The cherries add the perfect touch of sweetness, while the almonds give it the crunch we love. Perfect over yogurt or on its own!

  • 8.  Diced Dates
  • People loved it so much in our trail mix that we decided to make them their own snack! Our diced dates are ideal for adding to muffins, cakes, granola, energy bites, or even bread pudding!

  • 9.  Ridiculously Good Fruit Chips
  • Our thin and crispy Ridiculously Good Fruit Chips are enjoyed by kids and adults alike. This unbelievably yummy snack includes banana, pineapple, honeydew, apple, and star fruit chips!