Ever wonder what you can do with dried fruit besides eating them as is? Well, as I am a major fan of dried fruit, I find that there are many ways of eating them. You can eat them whole as a stand alone snack. You can chop them up and mix them in with other fruits for an extra delicious smoothie. You can use them in your baking recipes (they’re great in cookies and cakes). You can put them in salads (both sweet and savory) and my all-time favorite is putting them in my cereal. That’s how my son and I mostly enjoy our dried fruit besides munching on them as they are. There are many other ways of enjoying dried fruit and they are super easy to eat if you’re on the run or don’t have much time to sit and enjoy a whole fruit.
One of the companies that I discovered not too long ago is Peeled Snacks. Peeled Snacks makes organic dried fruit with nothing added. To them, they feel that dried fruit should come directly from its source and taste exactly how nature made them – without any added sugar and preservatives. After all, dried fruit naturally preserves itself in the drying process. Their fruits are non-sulphured and are 100% organically-grown fruits and they are so naturally sweet, you would wonder if there is sugar in them. And honestly, in my experience and opinion, organically-grown fruits are naturally sweeter than their non-organic counterparts. Perhaps its how nature intended them to grow.
Peeled Snacks makes a great selection of organic dried fruits such as mango, cherry, apple, pineapple, banana, apricot, and raisins. They also have a delectable blend of fruit mixes such as “Paradise Found” which is an exotic blend of organic mango, pineapple, and banana; “Go Figure” which is a delightful Mediterranean blend of organic figs, dates, and apricots; and “Farmer’s Market Trio” which is a classic blend of organic raisins, apples, and cherries. Whatever fruit you decide to buy, you’re going to enjoy them especially if you love dried fruit. Dried fruit is a really great on-th-go food for almost anyone of any age. And Peeled Snacks organic dried fruit are great for your kid’s lunch, for your afternoon snack attack, for a relaxing work pick me up, for traveling, and really, just fantastic for anytime.
Peeled Snacks was created with the philosophy that if you’re going to snack, then you should snack on something that’s good for you. Peeled Snacks are good for you, good for the environment, and good for the farms. And most importantly, they are delicious! Not too sweet, not too tart, and just the right amount of chewiness. Peeled Snacks also believes in giving back to the community and partnering with several companies through programs like The American Diabetes Association, Net Impact, American Farmland Trust, Global Social Venture Competition and many others.
Peeled Snacks is truly a great dried-fruit snack that is great for virtually anyone. They’re fun to eat and they’re nutritious. If you can’t have fresh fruit, then Peeled Snacks is the closest you’re gonna get – plus they are really convenient. You can also find Peeled Snacks in most natural grocery stores, in their online store http://www.peeledsnacks.com/store/deal.html and even at Starbucks! Yes, if you visit Starbucks be sure to keep an eye out for Peeled Snacks there! Peeled Snacks knew how much my son and I enjoy their organic dried fruit so they sent me their Organic Fruit Picks Variety Pack which includes Pine-4-Pineapple, Much-ado-about-Mango, Bana-a-peel, Apricot-a-lot, Cherry-go-round, and Apple-2-the-core. And they were all yummy and very satisfying! Our favorites are Pine-4-Pineapple, Much-ado-about-Mango and Cherry-go-round (dried cherries are truly a unique taste). For more info about this unique pack visit: http://peeledsnacks.com/store/snacks/samplers.html. Peeled Snacks would also love to give 1 LUCKY reader of Happymomblogger the chance to win their own Organic Fruit Picks Variety Pack. So how do you win this healthy and yummy prize? Read below to find out!
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You can enter by telling me the 5 entries in the LEAVE A COMMENT box. Please be sure to give me your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. Contest is open to residents of US only. 18 years and older please. Please be sure to provide a physical address and not a P.O. Box. Only 1 contestant per household please. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize. Happymomblogger is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged prizes but will do the best to ensure you get your prize. In the event the winner can not be reached within 3 days of email sent then another winner will be chosen. Any violation of the rules will deem your entry as disqualified. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibed by law.
Contest Start Date: February 6, 2012
Contest End Date: February 20, 2012 – CONTEST CLOSED. WINNER WILL BE SELECTED.
Only 1 winner will be chosen at random and I will post the winner’s names on my blog.
GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!
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