It’s clear that the holiday season is already in full swing. Halloween came up super quickly and all the stores are already decked out in Christmas decorations. Before you know it, we will all be surrounded with delicious, decadent, calorie laden food. Leaving us with a choice. Either we indulge at every turn and deal with tighter clothes and New Year’s Resolutions to get back into shape or we try to eat healthily without sacrificing a bit of flavor all holiday season long.
I’m picking choice two, and I hope you will too. That doesn’t mean you have to forego every single traditional holiday food. I intend to make pecan pie a part of my Thanksgiving. It just means making smarter choices. And, oh, those choices are going to taste AMAZING!
I was recently introduced to NatureBox. I’d heard of it before, but never really perused their website of checked out their snacks. Um . . . what was I waiting for??? They have a huge variety of snacks, some sweet, some savory, some gluten free, some vegan or dairy free or non-GMO. There’s a snack for everyone. Plus, all of their snacks are nutritionist approved with no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners, no trans fat, and no high fructose corn syrup.
When you sign up for NatureBox, you’ll receive five snacks each month. You can either choose what you want to receive (it’s going to be a tough decision!) or be surprised. Then you can rely on those healthy snacks to take you through the holidays and beyond in a deliciously healthy way.
Grab a serving of one of your NatureBox snacks before a party so you don’t arrive starving, ready to devour anything in front of you. Serve NatureBox snacks at parties instead of traditional greasy potato chips and heavy dip. You can even make a quick recipe to either serve at a party or bring as a hostess gift. These Flourless Fruitcake Cookies will be a huge, healthy hit.
Gluten free and full of wholesome ingredients, these cookies can satisfy you day or night. They make your holidays tasty, as well as those of the people around you. That is, if you can bring yourself to share. I loaded my favorite flourless peanut butter cookie recipe with Fancy Dried Figs, Dried Cherries, and Watermelon Fruit Chews from my NatureBox along with some walnuts for an exciting cookie with tons of different textures. The dried cherries are so plump and juicy and I love the unique texture and bright flavor of the fruit chews in the cookies. I bet you’ve never had a cookie like this. It will remind you of the best version of fruitcake . . . without all the calories.
I know I’ve convinced you to give NatureBox a try whether you just want to eat the snacks as is or bake with them. Luckily NatureBox is offering a free trial box that includes one full-sized bag and four single-serving pouches! That sounds like a great deal to me.
Click here to start your free trial with NatureBox!*
*Fine Crumbs: Free trial is available for new and US subscribers only. Not valid on gift subscriptions and may not be combined with any other offers”
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup walnuts, chopped
½ cup dried cherries
½ cup watermelon fruit chews
½ cup dried figs, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
In a medium bowl, stir together peanut butter, egg, baking soda, honey, and vanilla until well combined.
Add in the walnuts, cherries, fruit chews, and figs and stir until well distributed.
Using a regular sized ice cream scoop, scoop the dough onto the cookie sheet, mounding it together with your hands so that it doesn’t fall apart. Once all the cookies have been scooped, bake for about 15 minutes, until golden brown and set on top.
Cookies may be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days, or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag, for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature about an hour or in the microwave for 30 seconds.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.