Thursday, June 12, 2014

Made in Nature Organic Dried Fruit

Disclosure: I received product samples to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


Made in Nature Organic Dried Fruit

Made in Nature helped us celebrate yesterday!

First Day of School / Last Day of School
Look at all that growing my son did!

What were we celebrating? The last day of school & the start of summer break! My favorite time of the year, woohoo!


And what's a family to do when school lets out? Go play, of course!  So we took our Made in Nature organic dried fruit and headed out to the park.


It's called organic dried fruit, but the Cranberry we tried was moist and delicious,
with the consistency almost of raisins.

Made In Nature, a pioneer in organic produce, today is the modern Indiana Jones of organic ingredient procurement and the curator of those foods.  It travels to where no organic food company will go to confirm deliciousness and goodness at its source. Globe-trotting Made in Nature makes hard-to-find organic ingredients easy to cook and enjoy fast.  Once back home, Made In Nature is an alchemist in its test kitchen, making healthy food, swift to enjoy, without any artificial anything. Made In Nature is real and true food. The results are some of the most culturally-inspired and convenient organic dishes available. May the tasty journey continue.



There's a whole lot of healthy going on with these little tasty treats...

I want him to have snack options that are good for him!
Incidentally, this was a HUGE moment for him, his 1st time pumping the swing alone. :)

and though the Made in Nature Cranberries probably didn't give him the ability to pump his own swing for the firs time ever (oh yes, he did!)--------it surely didn't hurt. ;) Kids need a lot of healthy goodness in them, and what better way than prepacked 100% delicious and good for you fruit?

Figs and Goat Cheese with Fusion Salad
We tried our snack right out of the bag (and they are tasty!) but you can use them in all kinds of fabulous and inventive recipes too. The Figs and Goat Cheese with Fusion Salad pictured above is one of my favorites.



You can check out the many recipes Made in Nature has available on their website. There are (16) different kinds of Organic Dried Fruit to choose from, and each has suggested recipe or two at the bottom of the description. I liked our dried fruit so well that I'm probably going to be picking up an apricot and a fusion blend (two separate products) for summertime snacking (which definitely increases in quantity when the kids are home ;) ).

Find out more about Made in Nature Organic Dried Fruit by visiting the website here.  You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Pinterest.

Great for snacking right out of the bag.
Perfect for giving recipes that extra 'something' that makes them special!

Two lucky winners are going to get the three bags of Made in Nature Organic Dried Fruit pictured above.

US entrants only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

120 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Organic is better for you.

Pat Hatt said...

Best way to go at your show, no school, yippeee too

alissa apel said...

I learned that they have recipes. I'd like to try out: Potassium-Protein Morning Shake

alissa apel said...

WOW your son did grow!

stevebethere said...

Can't believe how much your son grew :-)

Have an organictastic weekend and thanks for cartwheeling by ;-)

Diane Cooper said...

I learned that Made in Nature supports sustainable organic farming and their are no GMOs.

Sandee said...

This is some really good stuff. Really good.

Have a fabulous day Rosey. ☺

Kimberly said...

I was surprised that they had such a big selection of dried fruit. There were a few I have never tried.

Jenn@Sweet T Makes Three said...

I learned they have mangoes. Don't think I've ever tried dried mangos before.

Dallas Socials said...

I love that they are GMO free. I will have to grab a bag next time I'm at the store.

Kay Adeola said...

We love dried fruit in this house.My kids love taking it to school or on trips.

Z @ Kicking Kilos said...

Wow he is your youngest right? ??
Handsome young man.
nice stuff...send me some too
xoox

Teresa McCluskey said...

Those bananas would be so good I bet! I am fruit crazy and so does my daughters!

Rea T said...

oh what a cutie, you have a heartbreaker there rosey!

i love dried mangoes - i may have to join this raffle so i can try something else♥

huggies,
rea

GayNYCDad said...

That looks like a great snack. I will have to try this for my fussy eater!
thanks,
mitch

Masshole Mommy said...

We all love to snack on dried fruit in our house, It's healthy and a great way to fill up!

Rose-Marie said...

I love the recipe section!! for instance, raw truffle balls - I just saw these at the store yesterday, but I wanted to make them - sooo many wonderful recipes, and delicious dried fruits to use to make them!

Susan Kane said...

How do children grow right before our eyes, and we don't realize it until suddenly new clothes are needed?!
Your son is adorable.

Couponing Away Debt said...

These looks so yummy,perfect for a healthy after school snack!

Chelsea Olivia said...

Yummy! I love dried fruit for a snack :)

Elephant's Child said...

My goodness he is growing soooo fast. And a healthy diet certainly doesn't hurt. And a healthy and delicious diet is an even bigger winner.

Kristi Maloney said...

That dried fruit looks so good. I've been putting dried cherries on my salads. Yum. Congrats. to your son on learning how to pump on the swing. I remember when my son did and that meant mom didn't have to push so much anymore. Bittersweet, right? Great giveaway. Tweeting!

Lisa Codina said...

I don't see these around my neck of the woods...but I do similar brands! This is the perfect snack for little ones! Can Canadians enter the contest??

mail4rosey said...

It's US only for the giveaway. I poked around a bit to see if you can buy them in Canada, but I don't see where you can. I'm going to e-mail them to be sure and I'll get back with you on here. Thanks for asking!

Monica said...

I purchase this brand ALL the time! There is so much gunk in non-organic dried fruit. My kids love nearly all of their products.

Annemarie Leblanc said...

I love dried fruits, they make a healthy alternative when it comes to snacking.

Shell said...

That salad sounds really good! Tomorrow is our last day of school- I'm so ready for summer!

MikiHope said...

Whether fresh or dried--I love fruit. I usually have some kind of dried fruit in the house to throw into a bowl of cereal or yogurt.

Life with the Grothe said...

Im not in US so i won't enter giveaway, but its a great one

Anonymous said...

What a great thing to have for snacking. That is exactly the kind of treats I pack up for our hiking trips and we will be doing a lot of those over summer. I have to go check out their prices.

Danielle said...

Awww I love seeing how kids grow it funny what a difference a year makes. Those snack look so good and healthy and that is a plus.

Erica Buteau said...

The Fgs and Goat Cheese with Fusion Salad sounds delicious! I'd also love the dried cranberries!

debdenny said...

I really enjoy dried fruit. Neat recipes.

becca said...

I like dried fruit it's an easy to carry and eat snack.

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

These look like a delicious snack! =)
Your Sons photos are so cute!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

I love to eat dried fruit as a snack. And, it's super tasty on salads, too.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

They are tasty to

Liz Mays said...

Look at him go with the swinging! That's awesome! My favorite would be the cranberries too. Like Krystyn said, I love them on salads.

Young At Heart Mommy said...

I love dried fruit and so does my daughter. I always pack it in her lunch for snack time at school. It's a great way to get the fruit in and also a healthy snack.

Kecia said...

Dried fruit is such an easy snack. It's not messy like other things and can be easily carried on the go. It's one of my preferred snacks for my little one.

wen budro said...

I learned that their products are GMO free and all natural.

TerriAnn van Gosliga said...

My daughter loves dried fruit but I think this is the first for me to see it as an individual pack. Nice healthy snack option!

Tami said...

Perfect snack to have during school. I am always looking for something easy to snack on while I am in class during the day...we have something similar here in Trinidad and it is perfect for me, except very expensive.

jaime said...

These are such a great snack. (I love dried fruit.) And look how much your son grew!!

Denise S. said...

I learned that they are a supporter of sustainable organic farming.

~ Noelle said...

look at how much he grew!!!! WOW .. time sure flies ;)

Krystal Butherus said...

What a great snack. Both my husband and son can agree on this one.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love that they have recipes on the site, The Avocado and Cranberry Hummus caught my eye!

Jaredamy said...

I am all about providing healthy and organic foods and snacks for my little ones. These look like a snack they would love too!

Carly said...

Yay for the last day of school! I'm a teacher, and trust me…..we are celebrating too!

Kim Pinch said...

I like the new fusion packs. I would love to try the Antioxidant Fusion.

Ai Sakura said...

Oh we love dried fruit snacks like these! Enjoy the summer hols!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

Those look really good. I wish my kids would eat stuff like this. Amber N

Jeanine said...

Oh yum! I love dried fruit! Great for on the go too!

BlogWithMom said...

Sounds like I need to be purchasing more organic items for my family.

Betty Taylor said...

Oh my goodness! That little guy looks some much older in just one school year. You better slow him down or he'll be graduating soon!!

The dried fruit looks really good.

Carly from The Puzzled Palate said...

My kids have always loved snacking on dried cranberries. Unfortunately, most of the brands that you can find are loaded with processed sugar!

Marielle Altenor said...

Yum! Dried fruits in a salad sounds delicious! These would be great as a snack for when I'm on the go!

Deb (dubbage42) said...

I love the variety of fruits they have - and the recipes? WIN!

Brian Miller said...

best snack ever....we take it on the trails....
i love fruit....

valmg said...

Dried fruit is great! It tastes good and the texture is a nice change. - Jenn @ The Rebel Chick

Laura Grace Andry said...

I love dried fruit. Especially dried cranberries. I have not had the opportunity to try out this brand yet. But I will definitely keep an eye out for in the store. Thanks.

clc408 said...

I learned that their fruits are dried without preservatives, coloring or chemicals.

StacieinAtlanta said...

I love a little dried fruit on my salad. It gives it that perfect little burst of flavor!

Amanda & Jenni said...

I love dried fruit! We eat them for snacks and add them to baked goods!

Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) said...

yum!!! I am always trying to find new dried fruit for lunches. My kids and husband love when I pack it for them

Ann B said...

Thank you for sharing such a great snack. I am always looking for natural and organic snacks.

Susie Buetow said...

Commenting for Chrysa http://thriftyjinxy.com --- I will definitely try the Made in Nature Organic Dried Fruit. We love dried fruit. Thanks for the giveaway and cute pictures of your growing boy!

nickieisis3 said...

We love dried fruit in our home

Debra Rutt said...

Great snack for the kids - and a healthy one too! I love the fig & goat cheese salad - sounds like one I need to make!

abfantom said...

I would like to try Made in Nature's Sweet and Spicy Diablo Cocktail recipe.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Christie C said...

Looks absolutely delish! I love dried fruit on my salads and on the road!

Maddi'sMommy said...

Oh yum, the cranberries and figs would be my favorite. Not sure on the bananas though.

Fabulous Perks said...

I'm definitely taking before and after pictures as well. I've never had organic dried fruits. I'm sure these were good.

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

Glad to see snacks like these that are great for the kids! Glad they're organic too. Love that top picture showing the first & last days of school - he's cute!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I bet it tastes wonderful. My boys enjoy dried fruit. I really love dried apricots.

Nikki said...

I love how they have such a great variety! I would like the banana I think.

Angela said...

I'll have to try this brand. I like using a lot of dried fruit in my trail mix.

Jennifer Zimmerman said...

What a handsome boy! We will have to try these, I am always looking for healthy snacks.

Joanna Sormunen said...

Dried fruits are a great snack! I have not tried this brand before but I'll keep my eyes open when I go shopping the next time!

Anonymous said...

We love dried fruits and while we have yet to try these they sure sound great. I will have to check them out next time we go shopping.

Curby Aardvark said...

Made in Nature has some amazing cereal as well; one of my favorites actuallly!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

The mixture of bananas, pineapple, coconut, ginger.. that sound fantastic to me. And,.. being organic is icing on the cake.

menopausal mama said...

LOVE dried cranberries, especially in a salad with feta cheese!

Lucero De La Tierra said...

Dried fruits are one of my kids favorite snacks. Paired with some salty roasted almonds, cashews, or walnuts and you've got a super winner of a snack.

Cam said...

My kids love dried fruits! I like to add them on salad as you did. So yummy!

MushyMamma(Daphne) said...

I love dried fruits. I never thought to add them to a salad I may try that. But I must say they make awesome "gotta run snacks". I plan to start switching up the snacks I feed my son and organic is the way I plan to go

mecarolks said...

I learned that Made in Nature supports sustainable organic farming and their are no GMOs.

Meghan Finley said...

the figs sound amazing

Colette S said...

I want to eat figs some day!
These snacks sounds really good for the grab and go. I'll have to check them out!

Little man definitely did some growing!

It's amazing how fast they do this right.

Becca said...

I like that they have been around for almost 25 years and don't add sugar!

Virginia Higgins said...

I learned that they have recipes on their site. I'd love the cranberries!

latanya t said...

Made In Nature Organic Bananas are ripened right on the plant (try finding bananas like that in your grocery store), then harvested, sliced and dried with warm air to produce to most delicious tasting, soft and chewy bananas you’ve ever eaten.

Binky said...

Dried cranberries go really well in oatmeal.

Jessica S said...

Antioxidant fusion

Jackie said...

I learned that the Plums, Black Mission Figs, Raisins, Cranberries, Cherries and Apples are all grown in the US and Canada.

Carla said...

I didn't realize they had so many different things in their line. Elliott and I are working on our Amazon subscribe and save order for next month today, so this comes at the perfect time. We'll be looking for more choices later today.

janetfaye said...

I like their Organic Banana slices.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Nicole C. said...

I like the Organic Tropical Fusion
Single Serve.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I really liked their recipe section. I would like to try some of them out.
Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Brandy C said...

I learned they are GMO free.

mail4rosey said...

Per Made in Nature: Our brand can be purchased in Vancouver at Costco (or online at Costco.ca), Drive Organics, Stong's Market, and online at iHerb.com.

Lalia Frolick said...

I've never heard of Made in Nature, but I LOVE the look of that dried fruit. It looks amazing. Funnily enough, I've never tried giving my son dried fruit. Now I have the idea to try that ASAP! Thanks!

ufg8trj said...

love that they are GMO, gluten and nut free

hbbs55 said...

I learned their fruit are dried with chemicals!

Mihaela Day said...

I learned that Made in Nature supports sustainable organic farming :)

Priscilla S. said...

I learned that their dried fruit does not contain sulfur which is great.

Helga said...

I found some great recipes they suggest like balsamic date dressing.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the Organic Mangoes.

Paula Michele Hafner said...

I would love to try the Organic Dried Apples.

Erica C. said...

The recipes are nice.

Anonymous said...

I visited the Made In Nature site and learned that they are available at my local Whole Foods Stores.The Organic Tropical Fusion blend looks wonderful. I think these would be excellent for a school snack.

JACLYN said...

I like the different flavors. There is something great for everyone in our household.

Amanda Reinhard said...

Their bananas are ripened right on the plant.

07violet said...

I like that they have such a variety of organic products, I'd especially like to try the Organic Antioxidant Fusion Blend.

alterna7 at hotmail dot com

lisaray said...

They have Organic, Unsulfured Apricots. Great (Because nothing ruins a dried apricot like sulfur!)

Susan Smoaks said...

i would love to try the tropical fusion

kimbly said...

Made in Nature supports non GMO products

SexyBrat said...

The Organic, Unsulfured Apricots look yummy!

Donna Pyszk said...

I like the Mango+Plum Sweet Tea Cocktail recipe