Sep 30, 2012

Sunday Steals #13 and a Crunchy Fruity Snack

Happy Sunday Steals!

Since I have some sales rack finds for you guys and a fruity, crunchy new snack review, we'll just get right down to business!

Oh, but first - today is the last day to enter my first international giveaway and win some yummy raw vegan treats!

Quilted Panel Wristlet for $9.99 ($19.90) @ Express

Sleeveless Peter Pan Shirt for $12.99 ($42.90) @ The Limited

Chevron Tie Belt for $9.99 ($24.50) @ J. Crew

Detachable Collar Cut Out Dress for $26.39 ($43.99) @ Romwe

Hyden for $19.98 ($40.00) @ Aldo Shoes

Cute and classy on a budget, just how I like it!

Now it's time for that healthy, yummy, super convenient snack that I promised you.

It's North Bay Trading Company freeze dried fruit!

North Bay Trading Company is a small family-owned business that sells freeze dried fruit, freeze dried vegetables, wild rice, and beans and soups. They're all about delivering the most high-quality products possible, so their wild rice is 100% certified organic and all of their products undergo voluntary third party food safety inspections, in addition to the standard ones.

They also make sure that what's in your crunchy fruit snack is just the delicious, nutritious fruit that you're going for - no sweeteners, no artificial flavors, no preservatives, and no salt. It's just fruit - but freeze dried so that it lasts long, gets that awesome sweet crunch (fruit -> chips with virtually no nutritional loss).

That's the back of the bag of freeze dried bananas - they're really good! It's like banana chips, only not greasy and much healthier as an everyday snack. 

North Bay Trading Co Freeze Dried Bananas
Another advantage of freeze dried fruits? 

North Bay Trading Co Freeze Dried Strawberries
While they're super sweet (like candy), delicious, and nutritious, they're also super portable. If you're traveling, camping, or even just going to work or lecture, it's a lot more practical to have a little pouch of freeze dried pineapple in your handbag than it is to whip out a fresh pineapple and make a big mess. 

North Bay Trading Co. Freeze Dried Pineapple
So you get the convenience of a bag of chips with the tastiness and healthiness of fresh fruit. I have so fallen in love with freeze dried produce!

North Bay Trading Co. Freeze Dried Fuji Apples
And if you're just at home, they also make a great addition to smoothies, cereals, salads, desserts, trail mix, and yogurt-granola-nut butter bowls :)

What's your favorite way to eat freeze-dried fruit?

What's your go-to handy snack on-the-go?

Which of the Sunday Steals items do you like the best?


  1. Oh wow that tie belt was a favourite, so gorgeous :D
    And I want a big fat bag of that fruit snack ASAP ;)

    Choc Chip Uru


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