This was another great VoxBox that arrived just in time for my diet change (the Revive VoxBox appeasing my new workout routine). Mid-November was when I shifted from a pescetarian diet to a vegetarian diet. While it’s been a smoother transition from the first time I attempted it as a teenager, I’m still finding the right mix of new products for snacks. Well, the products and coupons included really gave me a fantastic mix of old and new favorites.
DISCLAIMER:I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.com. All opinions are my own and I will be as honest as possible with my thoughts.
I will continue to give the team over at Influenster a big high-five for the continued approach to upping their game when it comes to these VoxBoxes. Having the manufacturer’s coupons just make it so convenient. Ironically, there was only one product in this VoxBox I hadn’t purchased before—and I like all the others.
These are part of my cheat day snacks when I’m craving something salty. Others come up with wonderful recipes, but honestly—I just pop a bag open and eat them as is. They don’t taste too different from other pretzels. I love that they are lightly salted. There’s nothing worse than biting into a chuck of salt…nothing.
I was very thankful that there was flexibility in the product choices for this brand because, before becoming vegetarian, I was all over the bowls. This burrito didn’t sound too bad when I was skimming through the options. It was filling, had nice flavor and took no time to heat up. Really watch the microwave though. I wasn’t watching the clock closely enough and the filling was leaking out the side. lol.
This was the one brand I hadn’t tried before. I figured raisin bread is always a good option. The loaves are quite small for the price—so keep that in mind. I bought two more after knocking out the first one so quickly.
I added some of the next brand’s butter spread (substitute) after tossing a few slices in the toaster for 2-3 minutes. If you can’t read the writing on the photo below, it’s non-GMO, Vegan and USDA Organic. You know, all the must-haves these days.
Now I was impressed with how well this worked like real butter. Once you take into consideration that’s made from 78% vegetable oils…shocked no more.
You can taste that it’s not butter, but it’s not an “off” sort of flavor. Does that even make sense? Basically, it works the same was as I was told with vegan cheeses—add enough to taste it, but not so much that it’s suppose to be the main flavor. Follow that and you should be good to go.
I also fixed some roasted brussel sprouts with it and it worked like a charm!
This was a fun VoxBox to receive. I loved the mix of old and new. Not to mention, the included recipe cards, notebook and bread clip were fun extras. I added the stick to my computer, as always.
If you’re looking for healthy brands that are close in price to junk food alternatives—I’d recommend all of these. My favorite was definitely the raisin bread, even though the loaf size was smaller than I wished.
What’s your favorite healthy snack/meal?