The Awesome Mar & April’s BoxGreen!

Hello my readers, hope you had a great week! Finally we have survived five torturing working days and weekend is here for us to embrace! ūüôā Just came back from a staycation to celebrate our wedding anniversary (one month) in advance. Brought along April’s BoxGreen to snack (which happened to come in time on Friday) and we were really impressed with the April’s box. Just when we thought that the March BoxGreen was awesome, April’s Box surprised me even more~ My husband said that it just gets better and better month after month.. ūüôā

If you are equally passionate about both food and health, the snacks in BoxGreen promotes healthier snacking with its natural and healthier snacks. BoxGreen has concept whereby you will receive a box filled with specially picked surprise mix of healthy snacks which will be delivered to your mailbox. Subscription fee will cost about $20 per month and upon becoming a member, you will gain instant access to the most exciting way for you to discover interesting wholesome snacks.

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April’s BoxGreen

First item which i’ve tried is the Figs as i’m watching my weight! (Yes, i still have few more kgs to shed to go back to pre-pregnancy weight!). I know figs don’t look very appetizing but do you know that they are rich in minerals, fibre and contains good source of¬†antioxidants.¬†Since it is in rich in dietary fibre, figs¬†make you feel fuller thus reducing hunger / cravings. ¬†So if you ask me, the Fanciful Figs is a pretty sweet way to help me lose weight!

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Figs to bring you health and wellness!

The dried¬†Fanciful Figs¬†have a unique sweet taste with a soft chewy texture. Upon biting it, there will be crunchy seeds which is edible.. I guess you will either love or hate Figs but it really don’t taste as bad as how it looks. hahaha~

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Next, there’s the Taro Strips from the ‘depths’ of the air fryer. If your mouth is ‘itching’ to snack on chips, why not replace it with this healthy alternative and they¬†are also great with various dips~ I have a confession to make, i actually finished 3/4¬†of the Taro Strips while watch Fast & Furious 7¬†in the cinema (no outside food policy. LOL!) before heading for my staycation… Hahahaha! Nothing beats enjoying the show with some snacks! ūüėõ

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Taro Strips~

Inspired by one of Hawaii’s favorite party treats, these OMG¬†(Onion + Macadamia +Garlic) macadamia nuts perfectly seasoned with sweet onion and garlic, all natural of course. Be warned.. once you start eating you won’t be able to stop.. Macadamia has always been my favorite nut¬†and best of all, there’s the¬†uniquely flavorful and aromatic taste of¬†Garlic!! REALLY OMGGG!! After snapping the picture below, my husband and myself finished¬†the whole packet within 10 mins! Really love the creamy rich taste of Macadamia (with a good crunch) completed with the¬†intensely aromatic garlic / onion flavors. Yummy-licious!

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OMG~

This snack satisfies a sweet craving without adding unhealthy processed sugar to your diet. Though it may still have a bit more sugar than their raw counterparts, they still make an ideal, healthful snack on top of their notable levels of fibers, protein and unsaturated fats. Introducing the Honeyed Walnuts, ¬†it tasted really good when i added it onto my Llao Llao¬†Frozen Yogurt~ Crunchy, sweet and aromatic! Do remember to incorporate more nuts into your daily diet as they are¬†bite-size nutritional powerhouses that will contribute to¬†better heart health,¬†boost brain development, lower blood cholesterol and prevents cancer etc. ūüôā

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Honeyed Walnuts

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My top 3 picks in April’s Boxgreen!

As mentioned earlier, the March’s Box was very awesome as well and¬†all the snacks inside are specially selected to give consumers the energy that they need to ‘survive’ March! After the festivities, March seems to be crawling by (don‚Äôt you think so?).

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My favorite snack has to be the Vacuum Fried Banana Coins which is so ‘banana-licous’ and crunchy! If you love snacking on nuts, be glad to know that there’s Almond Longan Jelly and Sesame Ginger & Honey Cashew in March’s Boxgreen. The Nuts selected by BoxGreen are bite-size nutritional powerhouses so you are encouraged to snack more!~ Special mention to the Sesame Ginger & Honey Cashew as they tasted really yummy and i consumed the whole packet the moment that i opened it.. hahaha! For the berries lovers, the Cranberry Fusion will satisfy your sweet tooth with the mixture of dried blueberries and cranberries flavoured with raspberries.. This is highly addicted as well and i refused to share all the snacks with my husband. Ooppss!

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My favorite snack in the March’s BoxGreen is the¬†Vacuum¬†Fried Banana Coin and if you are wondering what’s Vacuum Fried, this article explains it all:

‚ÄėVacuum-frying is exactly what it sounds like: putting food into a machine that pressurize and cooks it with the use of hot oil, but at much lower temperatures than traditional frying methods. At these temperatures the oil does not decompose so readily, so carcinogens are less present. During a low-heat/high-pressure fry, simple fruits and vegetables become superbly crisp and intense distillations of themselves. Some studies even indicate that vacuum-frying retains more nutrients than traditional frying. And since we‚Äôre so enamored of fried foods, yet so aware of the negative health effects of those foods, finding a snack that is a balance between these two can only be extremely appealing to us‚Äô

Read more at: http://blog.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/2013/01/vacuum-fried-snacks-the-next-best-thing-you-never-ate/?oc=linkback

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Vacuum Fried Banana Coin

The natural sugars and banana flavour are amplified into a crunchy and chewy, yet airy banana coin chips! You can add them to your granola / yoghurt for breakfast or you can choose to consume them directly from bag (which i did!). The¬†Vacuum Fried Banana Coins are¬†so ‘banana-licous’ and crunchy that i¬†cannot stop popping it into my mouth! ūüė°¬†The pack is resealable so the content will stays fresh.. Only thing that i don‚Äôt like about this snack is that can get¬†sticky after chewing it (and hence it will stick onto my teeth and i will have to brush my teeth to get rid of the remains).

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I will always throw people the deadly stare if they tell me that¬†Almond Jelly just tastes¬†like cockroach!¬†(Like¬†seriously, you consume cockroaches before?). Even if¬†you dislike Almond Jelly, you will love the Almond Longan Jelly (without the Jelly) in the March’s BoxGreen. The almonds are baked to perfection, along side with a sprinkle of dried longans. You have to eat them together (which i have added to Yogurt) and it is such a nice yummy (plus crunchy) combination.

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Almond Longan Jelly

Craving for something sweet with a touch of berries? The Cranberry Fusion will satisfy your cravings with its fresh new take on fried blueberries and cranberries flavored with raspberries. This is one super snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth but yet leave you guilt-free.

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Cranberry Fusion

I think that most ladies enjoy eating berries like Blueberries, Cranberries and raspberries as they are nutritious yet sweet~ If i have to choose between them (which is not an easy choice), i’m loving cranberry the most as they are high in antioxidant and they can help to¬†decrease¬†urinary tract infections (UTI) by inhibiting bacteria from adhering to the cells that line the bladder. The cranberry fusion found in the March BoxGreen combined the three popular berries within a pack. It is filled with dried blueberries and cranberries flavored with raspberries – quite a fresh and yummy concoction¬†i must say!

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Lastly, the March BoxGreen features a new flavor of cashew nuts from the folks at East Bali Cashew. These roasted cashew promises to spice things up with a hint of ginger and honey to balance things out. This packet of nuts has no preservatives, no cholesterol and it is ¬†high in antioxidants!¬†The cashew nuts are coated with Sesame Ginger and Honey so it tasted sweet yet tangy~ I’m not a big fan of ginger but i must say that i enjoy this cashew nuts as the taste is quite unique (and delicious).

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Sesame Ginger and Honey Cashew~

If you are still indecisive on whether to subscribe to BoxGreen, just do it as it is the right choice to indulge¬†in healthier & wholesome snack for the name of health.¬†On a separate note, BoxGreen will be giving consumers the option to customize their own BoxGreen so there‚Äôs more reasons for you to subscribe now ūüôā

Thank you for reading and have a great week ahead! ūüôā

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from BoxGreen’s website and Presskit.

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