7 Healthy Snacks That Pack Nutrition and FlavorWritten by Susan Thanavaro | Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Level-Up Your Snacking with These Balanced, Healthy Snacks

Keeping my snacking on the healthy side is one of the bigger challenges I face while trying to eat my way toward a more balanced diet. It would be so easy to grab a few cookies or a handful of chips (and sometimes I do just that!), but there’s also a better way to snack.

If you want to eat healthier and balance your diet, give these healthy (but still super tasty and satisfying) snacks a try. They’re all quick and easy, too!

1. Seaweed snacks

Wait, what? Seaweed? Heck yeah! Seaweed snacks are a personal favorite of mine, and they’re extremely healthy. High in vitamins A and C, they’re also one of the only natural, non-animal sources of vitamin B-12. They’re packaged much like crackers, and come in a ton of different flavors.

Healthy snack ideas from Made in Nature

2. Dried fruit

One of my favorite nutrient-packed snacks is dried fruit, and Made in Nature has plenty of fruits to choose from. Choose your favorite or create your own delicious mix of fruits. My favorites are dried mango or Smyrna figs – they are both so good I really can’t choose.

3. Homemade trail mix

Trail mix isn’t just about GORP (good old fashioned raisins and peanuts.) Get creative! Mix your favorite nuts, seeds, and dried fruits together for a snack that’s perfectly tailored to your taste buds. You’ll know exactly what you put in, so this is a great way to avoid unnecessary sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.

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Made In Nature Organic Sun-Ripened Bananas Takes Home “Best in Raw Snacks” in Delicious Living’s Best Bite AwardsWritten by Susan Thanavaro | Friday, July 5th, 2013

Made In Nature is proud to announce that they have been awarded the Best Raw Snack prize in Delicious Living’s Best Bite Awards.

This year’s first Best Bite awards called on experienced natural retailers, manufacturers, and consumers to share their picks for making healthy living more delicious. After tasting samples and scrutinizing ingredients, the judges chose only products with the distinction for delivering healthy, whole foods using high-quality sourcing standards.

Made In Nature Organic Banana SlicesAfter taste testing and a thoroughly reviewing of all ingredients, Delicious Living found Made In Nature’s Organic Sun-Ripened Banana Slices to be the best in the Raw Snack Category.

According to Kelsey Blackwell from Delicious Living, Made In Nature stood out from the pack because, “rather than harvested green and chemically ripened, these USDA Organic bananas are picked at their flavor peak before drying. The perfectly sweet, sticky, and soft rounds are ideal for smoothies, cereal, or eating straight from the bag.”

As the #1 organic dried fruit brand in the U.S. (according to SPINS Scan (9/29/12), Made In Nature has always taken the path less chosen in dried fruit production and never uses added sugar, sulfur or artificial additives, colors, flavors, preservatives, pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. The company is proud to add Non-GMO Project verfication to this long list of healthy attributes.  Made In Nature has been supporting sustainable, organic farming for over 25 years, not only because it produces the best tasting fruit on the planet, but because it is safe and healthy for their consumers and the planet as well. They are committed to developing products without the use of GMOs and believe their customers have a right to know what is in their food and deserve the healthiest food available.

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Made In Nature is committed to environmental stewardship, helping to convert thousands of acres of land to organic farming over the past 25 years. Many of these farms use renewable energy and provide shade and habitat for endangered species. By procuring only 100 percent certified organic and non-GMO fruit from dedicated organic farmers from around the globe, the company believes they offer the best tasting and most nutritious dried fruit on the planet. Made In Nature is available nationwide at Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Costco and leading natural, specialty and regional grocers. Made In Nature also offers organic fresh produce and organic artisan frozen pizzas.