Healthy Foods

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift a Healthy Snack Subscription from Snackbox {Giveaway}


I’m going to give you five really excellent reasons to try Snackbox, a Vancouver-based, healthy snack subscription service or to give you good reasons to gift it to someone you love this holiday season. Read on to get a 15% discount and a chance to win a one-month subscription.

First let’s learn more about Snackbox…


Snackbox is a Canadian company that was developed to help simplify the task of discovering innovative products, new brands, and finding your new favourite snack.

It is a monthly subscription to delivery of healthy, natural, and most of all, delicious snacks! Each month your Snackbox will arrive packed full (10 to 12) of healthy snacks that are handpicked by Snackbox’s own in-house holistic nutritionist so that busy parents don’t have to spend time reading the labels. Each shipment comes with a guide describing the products you’re receiving and where you can find more.

Snackbox has flexible subscription options to meet your needs; there are three subscriptions for members to choose from. Prices start from $24 per month for a six-month subscription, $27 per month for a three-month subscription, and $33 per month  a monthly subscription (plus $6.95 shipping and applicable taxes).


  1. Your children will be motivated to try new, healthy snacks: When we received a knock at the door and the mail carrier delivered our first Snackbox, Little S was so curious about what it was and what was inside that she didn’t question what things were or balk at trying them. She volunteered it because her inquisitiveness caused her to forget about her usual skepticism when it comes to trying something new.
  2. Your list of snack options will grow: If your family is like mine, you always need a pantry full of healthy snack options to send in school lunches and to have on hand for in-between meals. We constantly struggle to find a balance of what Little S likes and what we feel good about giving her. Now that her interest has grown because of her initial impression of the healthy snacks delivered to our door, I can now add those items to our list…this is priceless in my opinion.
  3. You can sample with confidence: Have you ever perused the health food aisle of the grocery store and thought that the products looked good but you just weren’t sure how they were going to taste and didn’t want to spend the money in the case that you and your family didn’t like them? Well with Snackbox, this dilemma is eliminated because you get a variety of items to try without having to buy an entire box or bag or a particular product. ! Next time you’re craving some treats, you can run into the grocery store, and grab the brand you’ve already tried (and know you like) in Snackbox.
  4. The hard work is done for you: Again, that health food section can be pretty overwhelming. Just because something says “green” or “lean” or “healthy” doesn’t necessarily mean that it is. Because the items in the Snackbox are curated by their in-house nutritionist, you can rest assured that the items are chosen for you because they are really and good for you! And the rest of the Snackbox team taste tests the items chosen and only the favourites get included!
  5. You don’t have to search high and low for healthy alternatives:  Thankfully there are a lot of options out there for health food shopping but trying to find particular items at particular stores can make you feel dizzy! Receive your monthly subscription and if you fall in love with a product, read more about it in the Snack Happy guide that comes with your Snackbox. It includes all the information you need about the stores you can find the products at and the cost of each product. It also includes a detailed description about each product so you can really get to know your food. 


I received November’s Snackbox and we just loved it. Here is what was included:


  1. Sensible Portions Veggie Chips
  2. Arora Creations Gobi Spice
  3. Teas’ Tea
  4. Bella Viva Orchards Pear Slices
  5. Pirate’s Booty Cheese Puffs
  6. My Smoothie Green
  7. Cocolico Toffee Coconut Dark Chocolate
  8. La Fourmi Fruit & Nut Medley
  9. Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Cracker
  10. True To Nature Hemp Protein Bar
  11. Lara Bar


If those five reasons aren’t yet enough to try Snackbox, here’s another: the team at Snackbox has created a discount for City Mom readers for the holiday season so that you can try it out or gift it at a reduced cost.

Enter the code “CITYMOM” at checkout and you will receive $15.00 off the cost of your first Snackbox (valid for first time customers only). Expires December 31, 2013.


Today you can enter to win a one month Snackbox subscription. Use the Rafflecopter form below. Open to Canadian residents only. Good luck and happy snacking!

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Life Choices Natural Foods – Giveaway

Life Choices Natural Foods


If you’re a regular City Mom reader you’ll know that I am more concerned about the food my family and I eat than ever. After completing my recent Detox program and continuing on the path of clean eating, I am extra observant of the ingredients in the foods I buy for my family.

That is why I am proud to share the details of a Canadian company called Life Choices Natural Foods with you today. And I’m excited to be able to offer a giveaway that will allow one lucky reader to win a Life Choices Natural Foods gift pack valued at $25.00.


Life Choices Natural Foods is a natural health foods company based in Toronto with a mission of: Making the Right Choices Easy. All of their products are not only natural, but also kid-friendly! They provide Canadian families with healthy versions of the foods they want to eat, such as Pizza, Mac & Cheese, Meatballs, Chicken Fingers and even Pierogies.

Sometimes making the switch from processed foods to healthy foods can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to our kids. They know what they like and they won’t accept anything less. This can make meal time difficult.

Life Choices Natural Foods has gone about making family meals healthier the right way. You can still choose from your kids favourite foods but you don’t have to compromise on health and quality.

Life Choices Natural Foods

I was able to try out one of their products to test on my family and it was a huge success. Little S is a big fan of chicken nuggets (what child isn’t?) so I chose the vegetable grain fed, raised without antibiotics Chicken Nuggets and they were a big hit. Their custom-made multigrain coating is made with flax, whole grains and oats and provides a good source of Omega-3 and fibre.

Check out the ingredients list: Chicken, Water, Textured Soya Protein, Soya Protein Isolate, Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Spices. In a Coating of Whole Wheat Flour, Toasted Wheat Crumbs with Multigrain Blend (Wheat, Rye, Triticale, Barley, Yellow Corn, Millet, Soy and Flaxseed), Spices, Flaxmeal, Rolled Oats, High Monounsaturated Sunflower Seed Oil, Water, Canola Oil, Yellow Corn Flour, Corn Starch, Wheat Flour, Salt, Guar Gum

And check out the key concepts of this product: Source of Omega-3 from Flax – No Trans Fats – Prepared without frying – No Additives or Preservatives – Source of Fibre and Iron.


With healthy eating you need to read all packaging and labels on the products you buy. The rule of thumb is if you can’t pronounce it or don’t know what it is you should put that product down. If you are unsure of a particular ingredient, do your research before buying.

I felt at peace knowing the ingredients in Life Choices Natural Foods were not only natural but also provided nutritional benefits. Now when little S asks for some of her favourite foods, I have a trick up my sleeve. And with a wide variety of choices like All Beef Hotdogs and Chicken Burgers the meal options seem endless. And because there is no compromising on taste, no one notices that they are healthy…except me, and that is a good thing!


For London readers here is a list of store locations where you can buy Life Choices Natural Foods:

  • Loblaw – 3040 WONDERLAND RD S.
  • Loblaw – 1740 RICHMOND ST
  • Real Canadian Superstore – 825 OXFORD ST E.
  • Walmart – 1290 FANSHAWE PARK RD. W.
  • Metro – 1030 ADELAIDE STREET N.
  • Metro-1244 COMMISSIONERS RD W.
  • Real Canadian Superstore – 1201 OXFORD ST. W.

And for locations outside of London, in your own neighbourhood check out the store locator.


Visit to print a $1-Off coupon. You`ll also be able to find the full product list and ingredients so you can do your research before shopping.


Today on City Mom you can enter to win a fun prize pack from Life Choices Natural Foods. The prize will include:

  • An insulated lunch tote that your kids can draw on
  • 3 boxes of Life Choices Natural Foods Organic Mac ‘n Cheese
  • 3 $1-Off Coupons
  • 1 Free Product Coupon for any Life Choices Natural Foods product

This is a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Good luck!

City Mom

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