It’s a new year and like millions of others I am taking this opportunity to re-evaluate the choices I’m making with regards to my health, particularly my eating habits. I want to eat healthy, but tacos are delicious. Bacon, cheese, and fluffy blueberry pancakes are my kryptonite. When you come home from a long day, sometimes salad just doesn’t sound appealing. Moreover eating is a communal thing. In the past every time I’ve ever tried to diet, I’ve been stumped by how to eat well while still getting to go out with my friends. And then there is the snack conundrum. 3:00PM happens and I need a cookie.
A few days after I finished my juice fast, I did try the snacks. The seaweed pops were my favorite taste-wise, followed by the mango almond bites, and the apples. This is not surprising because I am sugar addict and all three were sweet. The whole point was not just to have a tasty snack, but a no brainer go-to healthy snack. I think I’m gonna have to stick with fruit, nuts, and homemade veggie fruit smoothies. Nature box is a good idea, but they missed the mark. In a world where it is increasingly difficult to tell the difference between real food and food like products, I was hoping that Nature Box would be an easy jump start to get me off my diet of chemical, fatty garbage. Maybe it’s a good intermediary step, but for $20 a month, I think I’ll stick with the farmer’s market where I can find locally sourced organic produce with a 100% guarantee of nutritional value.
Reagan Jackson is a writer, artist, YA fiction aficionado, afro-punk, international educator, and community organizer based in Seattle, WA. You can find her most Wednesday nights at the Rain City Poetry Slam or maybe just being nerdy at her favorite bookstores.