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Healthy Summer Snacks and Sweet Treats

To help you pack some healthy snacks for your next picnic or outdoor party, here are a few of Everything She Wants' new summertime snack faves.

NatureBox

NatureBox is a monthly subscription box that will deliver delicious, healthy sweet and savory snacks to you at home or at work.  Each month, subscribers select five full-size bags of gourmet snacks or you can opt for a surprise box of goodies. We were gifted a three-month NatureBox subscription and always looked forward to getting our delivery. Among our favorites are the dehydrated 'Big Island' pineapple; whole wheat figgy bars (they come in blueberry, strawberry, lemon and raspberry); and honey crunch crisps.  New items are regularly introduced, and subscriptions range from $15.95 to $19.95 per month.

Palais des Thes XL Iced Tea Bags

Palais des Thes XL Iced Tea Bags makes iced tea easy. You don't even need to heat the water, and the tea bag's long cord makes it easy to remove from the pitcher one the tea has steeped. The line of all-natural XL tea bags come in four signature blends flavored with fruits, flowers and spices; each one is identified as sweet, refreshing, fruity and uplifting. Each bag makes 16 oz of tea (use two for a quart-size pitcher). Individual packages of six XL tea bags are sold for $12.50 and the Selection of Summer Teas Box is $29 (16 bags; 4 of each).


BARE All Natural Crunchy Coconut Chips

BARE All Natural Crunchy Coconut Chips are a unique kind of all natural snack crafted from top quality Nam Hom coconuts from Thailand. They're baked and not fried, gluten-free and made with seven ingredients or less (that you can actually pronounce) and never contain artificial ingredients. The coconut chips are available in five crave-worthy flavors including Simply Toasted, Show Me the Honey,  Chocolate Bliss and Sea Salt Caramel. BARE also specializes in apple chips and dried fruit snacks.



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