penny in a box.

by Janetha on August 18, 2012

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hello! happy saturday to you all. 

my day started bright and early at 7 AM this morning for the finale of Rx+ week. we did four (yes, FOUR) workouts over the span of two hours. it was intense! and it was also super fun. i love working out with all the GPPeeps. here are just a handful of the participants after the final workout of the week.

photo source: lauren parks

while the workout this morning was fun, i am real glad Rx+ week is over and it will be back to my regular routine on monday–workouts once a day that last around 30 minutes. yes, please.

i will be writing more about Rx+ week, the workouts, the nutrition plan i followed, and my reflections in an upcoming post. that will take some time and thought… and saturdays are made for mindless fun. so, with that said, i bring you….

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PENNY IN A BOX! (i know, she looks unamused. but i promise, she got loads of carrots afterward for being such a good sport.) 

you may remember awhile back when i first told you guys about healthy surprise snack boxes. well, they have come out with a NEW box–it’s better than ever, inside and out!

as far as the outside goes, the box is made from recycled cardboard and is 100% recyclable. it is also convertible: the is a perforated edge so you can easily rip the top off the box and use it as a box to hold your snacks OR repurpose it and use it for other things–like holding your dog. or something else….

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the inside of the box is packed with even more healthy snacks than the previous box.

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this healthy surprise box is jam-packed with two full layers of goodies. the box includes both sweet and savory snacks, so you can be sure to healthfully satisfy any snack craving that hits.

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in the box:

  • raw, vegan kale chips (2 bags)
  • dried fruit crisps (4 bags, 2 of which are peaches which makes me a happy girl!)
  • caramel corn (2 bags)
  • sprouted crackers (2 packages)
  • low carb cinnamon crisps (these were in the first box i received and i fell in love! think of cinnamon toast crunch in cracker form)
  • pistachios
  • chai and cinnamon almonds (2 bags)
  • sesame strips (2 packages)
  • bumble bars (two)
  • apple raisin cookies (two)
  • rise energy bars (two)
  • chocolate coconut live food bar

everything in the box is vegan, all natural, gluten free, and soy free. sweet! um, and savory! ha.

healthy surprise has a blog where you can find clever ideas and recipes to use your snacks creatively–or you can always just eat them straight up! 

healthy surprise wants to give one of their new boxes away to one of you!

to enter:

  • take a photo of one of your favorite healthy snacks. ANYTHING goes! it does not have to be a packaged snack.
  • upload the photo to healthy surprise’s facebook wall.
  • the photo that gets the most “likes” by sunday, august 26th will win!

to order your own box of healthy snacks, head over to the healthy surprise website. there are several options available so you can pick a box that suits your snacking needs.

bonus: enter the code MEALSANDMOVES at checkout and receive $5 off your order! 

and after you receive the new healthy surprise box, you can enter a second contest for creatively repurposing the box! check it out:

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you can go ahead and enter the contest for repurposing the box if you want.. but i think my use of the box is going to win over all other submissions.. just saying…

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ha! why do i get such a kick out of seeing my dog in a box? and on her birthday, no less. she’s my favorite.

that’s enough dog in a box talk for now! can’t wait to see what healthy snack photos you guys submit for the giveaway. remember, you need to upload your photo to healthy surprise’s facebook page and get your friends to like your photo by sunday, august 26th! good luck!

xo. janetha g.

*this post is sponsored by healthy surprise.  

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@pluvk August 19, 2012 at 4:39 am

She really doesn’t look amused! That’s okay… I do all sorts of things to my pup, and he looks like that most of the time. :-) Gotta love ʻem!
FOUR workouts?! Wow. Just… wow. How sore are you the next day? I think I would hardly be able to move.

Alex @ therunwithin August 19, 2012 at 7:59 am

I love those healthy conscious boxes, i got a trial one a month ago and just loved learning about all the new products. So good!

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 19, 2012 at 8:08 am

So fun! And I’m sure super yummy!!!

kim@hungryhealthygirl August 19, 2012 at 9:20 am

Never seen or tried prepackaged kale chips. I would love to have a bag, just to grab for a quick snack.

Tonia August 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

One of my favorite healthy snacks has got to be Greek yogurt with granola!

Amanda August 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

4 workouts in 2 hours? DANG! Impressive.

Penny’s face in the box is hilarious. I love her.

Janetha August 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

she is a good sport!

Catherine August 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Awwww! I just don’t comment enough on your blog, but I love love love reading your updates. Photos of your cutie pie dogs don’t help either. These boxes look fun, a good way of discovering new fud xxx

Janetha August 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Thanks for the feedback :)

Christine August 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm


Heidi August 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I was scoping out Healthy Surprise’s subscription options (thanks for the info, btw!) and am curious – is that the Starter, Healthy or Large monthly option?

Janetha August 19, 2012 at 7:43 pm

This was the Healthy box!

Carrie August 20, 2012 at 4:19 am

My go to fave snacks at an apple or plain Greek yogurt with some blub’s. :)

Calee (@chimes) August 20, 2012 at 7:40 am

Is it weird that upon reading the title for the post I got “Jenny from the Block” stuck in my head with the words “Penny in a box”? :) Cutie petutie right there! Love our furbabies.

ali August 20, 2012 at 9:14 am

I love penny in a box! Sooo cute! What a good doggie!

I can’t wait to read your thoughts on Rx+ week! I had a full week last week, and I had worked myself in to such a panic about making it to both workouts everyday, that I just decided to take the week off. I hit a few of the workouts, and did Zumba, but I just couldn’t commit this time around. Bummer. It looked like a FABULOUS time though, and I saw lots of fun pics of you! Can’t wait to hear what you thought! Hope to see you this week!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) August 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm


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