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The Trick is in the Treat for Healthy Eating with Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

It’s funny how the month of October has crept up on us and soon Halloween will roll around with haunted houses, jack-o-lanterns, scary goblins, adorable princess costumes, and plenty of candy treats. If you are looking to settle into a healthier lifestyle and eating pattern, set aside the “treats” because the trick is in the treat for healthy eating with snacks from Dippin’ Stix.

It is often difficult to maintain a healthy eating pattern, particularly with the upcoming holidays. You may not want to keep your kids from the fun of trick-or-treating, but it may be in their best interest if the treats are eaten sparingly and over an extended period of time. Follow a few simple steps for healthy eating with delicious snacks that contain fewer calories, sugar, and fat content:

  1. Instead of having several small sweet snacks after your meal, stick to just one to please your palate.
  2. When you arrive home from trick-or-treating, be certain to go through the abundant supply of candy and check for foreign objects first—then ration the treats out to avoid over-indulgence.
  3. Obviously, fruits and vegetables are a much more nutritious treat than a snack-size candy bar. Keep your refrigerator stocked with plenty of fruits and vegetables so they are available to grab and go.
  4. Lead by example. Chances are if your kids see you eating healthy, they will join you. You really can’t expect your kids to eat healthy while you enjoy sweet treats and salty chips.

If you are preparing for trick-or-treating AND a healthy lifestyle and eating pattern, remember that the trick is in the treat. Indulging in too many sweets and treats loaded with carbs and sugar is not going to help you meet your goals of weight loss, maintaining your weight, or just sticking to a healthy eating pattern. At Dippin’ Stix, we know about healthy eating and we have the perfect snacks for you and your family to meet your goal. Our delicious crisp apples coupled with premium dips of peanut butter, peanuts and chocolate, caramel with peanuts, plain caramel, or yogurt are sure to please your palate and get you eating healthy again. In addition, our baby carrots and premium ranch dip are enjoyable to anyone—no matter the age. If you are setting some goals for healthier eating habits and want to stay on track, consider nutritious treats and snacks from Dippin’ Stix from a retailer near you. Remember that the “trick is in the treat” with healthy snacks from Dippin’ Stix.

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Get Your Student Athlete on Track With Healthier Eating Habits With Snacks From Dippin’Stix

September 27th, 2017 · No Comments

 If you’re a parent it’s a proven fact that you were a student at some point in your life. You probably also know that eating healthy as a teen is difficult and, to be honest, usually not a huge priority. Now add a teen athlete into the equation. Eating healthy when you and the team are constantly on the go can be challenging. Dippin’Stix can help get your teen athlete and the team eating healthy again with fresh carrot sticks and premium dips and crisp apples with an assortment of dips.

Twenty to thirty years ago, high school and college sports typically involved the standard food options that a concession stand provided—hot dogs, chips, hamburgers, fries, candy, and soda. When the team would stop for a meal on the way back from an event, fast food was the destination of choice and typically wasn’t very healthy. After all, your student worked off those fries and milk shake from the game, right? Much of this hasn’t changed over the years and we find our high school and college athletes still consuming hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, candy, and soda instead of fruits, vegetables, salads, water, and milk. Following a few tips can help get your student athlete on track with healthier eating habits and a healthier lifestyle:

  1. Children and teens need calories after practice and games; however, supply them with healthy calories such as nuts, controlled snack portions of crackers or pretzels, fruits, vegetables, and bottled water.
  2. Focus on unprocessed foods such as whole grain bagels, fresh fruit, vegetables, and nuts such as almonds to keep your athlete feeling satisfied longer.
  3. In place of milk shakes or ice cream, consider fruit smoothies or frozen yogurt.
  4. Replace greasy snacks like chips with popcorn, pretzel sticks, and cheese as well as fruits and vegetables with dip.
  5. Plan ahead when packing snacks for those on-the-go days and buy your groceries accordingly.

If you have an athlete in the house who is constantly on the go and consistently hungry, consider snacks from Dippin’Stix. We know how difficult it can be to keep athletes from grabbing something quick and easy from the vending machine, the concession stand, or at a fast food restaurant when they need to get to the next practice or event. That’s why we provide healthy and affordable snacks that are perfect on the go. Our sliced apples with yogurt, peanut butter or caramel dip, and our crisp baby carrots with premium ranch dip are nutritious, fun, and affordable and will help your athlete and the team eat healthy all while maintaining their strength and stamina to give sports their all. Pick up some Dippin’Stix snacks from a retailer near you and get your student-athlete on track with healthier eating habits and a healthier lifestyle.

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A+ Back to School Snacks From Dippin’ Stix

August 29th, 2017 · No Comments

Soon the kids will be back in school, back to studies, and back to a routine. You may find yourself busy with the hustle and bustle of getting them ready, but don’t forget about stocking the fridge and pantry with healthy snacks for before, during, and after school. Dippin’ Stix can help the situation with A+ back-to-school snacks that are healthy and fun too.

Notebooks, pencils, clothes, and shoes are all a part of the excitement (and anxiety) of back to school. Finding the latest styles and getting back together with friends is all part of the fun. However, packing lunches or finding healthy snacks can really be draining and taxing on parents. Be creative and remember the benefits of being active and eating healthy are many:

  1. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Be creative and mix up the menu a bit with cereal, yogurt, eggs, and peanut butter. Eating breakfast can help your student perform better in school.
  2. Healthy lunches can be fun, too. If you pack a lunch for your child or student every day, it doesn’t need to be boring. Ramp it up and use your creativity. Instead of throwing in the same boring sandwich every day, cut your sandwich in a creative way, add some celery sticks and peanut butter, a piece of fruit, and a healthy dessert. After all, who could pass up a sandwich shaped like a smiley face?
  3. Remember all food groups for a balanced diet. Children need fruit, dairy, vegetables, and whole grains in their diet. Choices such as apples with dips, low-fat cheese, and granola bars are just a few fun options to get those food groups in.

If you find yourself struggling with healthy meals and snack options for your kids and family, look into nutritious and fun snacks. At Dippin’ Stix we know how difficult it can be to keep your kids happy and healthy. That’s why we provide healthy and affordable snacks that are perfect for on the go. Our sliced apples with yogurt, peanut butter, or caramel dip, and our crisp baby carrots with premium ranch dip are nutritious, fun, and affordable. You couldn’t ask for more of an A+ back-to-school snack than those from Dippin’ Stix. Pick up some Dippin’ Stix snacks from a retailer near you and head back to school on the right foot.

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Goodbye Diet, Hello Healthy Eating with Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

August 1st, 2017 · No Comments

 Did you ever tell yourself that you’re going to start a diet tomorrow, or next week after a certain event, and it didn’t happen? What if you said goodbye to a diet and hello to healthier eating? Healthy snacks from Dippin’ Stix can help you do just that. Goodbye diet, hello healthy eating!

Often times we find ourselves going all out with dieting, purchasing certain foods from the “diet industry,” or maybe even choosing diet pills or supplements for a quick weight loss program. Studies have shown, however, that a good majority of these quick weight loss programs can cause folks to gain back all the weight, and then some, after quitting the product.

If you’d like to lose some weight, the best way to do it is to eat a healthy diet and exercise or become more active. This can seem like an impossible task at first, but if you follow this program, you’re sure to keep the weight off and feel better, too.

Dippin’ Stix snacks are fun, nutritious, enjoyable, and affordable for you and your family. Baby carrots and premium dips and crisp apples coupled with premium dips of peanut butter, peanuts and chocolate, caramel with peanuts, plain caramel, or yogurt are perfect for anyone wishing to slash a few pounds. Our goal at Dippin’ Stix is to get America eating healthier. Add Dippin’ Stix snacks to healthy meals and you’re sure to shed some pounds and feel better.

Dippin’ Stix snacks are available in single serve or bulk five carton packages from a retailer near you. Say goodbye to diets and quick weight loss programs and hello to healthy eating and healthy snacks. For more information on our products, search Dippin’ Stix. Lose weight the healthy way with healthy eating and snacks of baby carrots and crisp apples with premium varieties of dips from Dippin’ Stix!

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame with Apples and Carrot Stick Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

July 5th, 2017 · No Comments

 “Take me out to the ballgame, take me out with the crowd; buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack”…or what about healthy snacks? Instead of always going for the sugary, salty, or fat-laden snacks, consider healthy and tasty snacks with more nutrition such as apples with dip or crisp baby carrots with dip from Dippin’ Stix!

We’ve all been guilty of indulging in sugary or salty snacks instead of choosing snacks with nutritional value. However, stop and consider the many benefits of eating healthy:

  • Eating snacks with nutritional value can help to sustain your energy levels. When your blood sugar levels get too low, you can start to feel fatigued and lightheaded. Eating snacks containing a proper nutritional blend will help your blood sugar levels rise which, in turn, gives you energy to get through the day
  • When it comes to nutritional intake, fruits and vegetables are the best for you. Adding servings from dairy and whole grains will help increase the recommended daily amounts we should all strive to achieve from these food groups
  • Portion size is an important component when it comes to weight loss and maintenance, and healthy snacks can help overcome overeating at meals

If you’re wishing or trying to eat healthier, whether at home, work, or the ballgame, consider the nourishing and tasty snacks from Dippin’ Stix. We provide healthy, affordable, and easy on-the-go snacks for you and your family. Our crisp baby carrots with premium ranch dip and apples with yogurt, peanut butter, or caramel dip are sure to please everyone’s palate instead of the excessively sugary or salty foods you’ll find at the ballgame.

If you’re heading out to the ballgame, pick up some delicious and nutritious single-serve snacks from Dippin’ Stix today at a retailer near you. Change the tune from buying peanuts and Cracker Jack to apples and carrot stick snacks from Dippin’ Stix!

 

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Splash into Summer Fun With Healthy and Convenient Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

June 13th, 2017 · No Comments

It never fails. Every time you head to the beach or to the swimming pool, the little ones are always hungry. Well, maybe not just the little ones—adults seem to have the hunger and snack cravings kick in too. As a parent, you may not choose to pack salty snacks such as chips or candy to tide them over. A healthy snack such as fruits and vegetables is a much better option. Dippin’ Stix has the perfect snack for those hot, fun-filled days at the beach or swimming pool. Splash into some summer fun with healthy and convenient snacks and make life a whole lot easier.

It’s true that you probably don’t want snacks that require a lot of fuss. After all, you want to enjoy the day lounging around or swimming as well, right? Messy, sticky, or unhealthy snacks need to be kept at home.

Consider the following poolside snacks that are fuss-free and require no utensils:

  1. Apple slices with caramel, yogurt, or peanut butter
  2. Baby carrots with premium ranch dip
  3. Fruit kabobs or meat and cheese kabobs

What better way to make your snacks easy, fuss-free, and healthy than to pack a cooler with fresh fruits and vegetables? At Dippin’ Stix, we know how important time is with your children or how important a day to relax is to your mental and physical well-being. That’s why we strive to provide healthy, affordable, and easy on-the-go snacks for you and your family. Our crisp baby carrots with premium ranch dip and apples with yogurt, peanut butter, or caramel dip are sure to please everyone’s palate, all while being healthy and fun.

If you’re gearing up to head to the beach, to the pool, to a sporting event, or just enjoying some summer fun, pick up some single-serve snacks from Dippin’ Stix today at a retailer near you. Splash into some summer fun with healthy and convenient snacks from Dippin’ Stix.

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Eat Healthier and Feel Better with Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

May 2nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

If you ever find yourself with loss of brain power, no energy, and fighting weight gain, it may be time to rethink your overall eating and snacking habits. Did you know that nutrition is the key to a healthy life? Eat healthier and feel better with fruit and vegetable snacks coupled with a nutritious dip from Dippin’ Stix!

Healthy snacking and nutritious meals have many benefits. For example:

  1. Healthy snacking curbs those cravings for a juicy burger, fries, chips, or a sweet treat with empty calories. Try crisp baby carrots with a premium dip to fight those cravings.
  2. Consume smaller, more frequent meals. Many of us have problems with portion control and weight gain. Eating smaller meals and snacks several times throughout the day instead of three large meals helps with weight control.
  3. Healthy snacking helps with mood, brain power, and energy. Sugary snacks can give you quick energy, but then you burn out. Apple slices or vegetables with dip will keep you fueled longer, boost your energy and brain power, and get you through the day.
  4. Healthy snacks and nutritious meals help to prevent heart disease as well as anxiety and depression. Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of American women? Instead of salty chips or sweet, chocolatey snacks that can raise your blood pressure, choose healthier options such as crisp baby carrots or apple slices with a delicious dip.

Following these simple steps can make a big difference in your health, weight loss, and weight control. Dippin’ Stix strives to get America eating healthier one snack at a time. Our delicious, crisp apple slices, coupled with premium dips of peanut butter, caramel with peanuts, plain caramel, or yogurt, are sure to please your palate and curb your salt and sweet cravings. In addition, our baby carrots and premium ranch dip are enjoyable to anyone—no matter the age.

If you’re struggling with bad eating habits, or you have a stupendous pattern of eating healthy and just want to stay on track, try some nutritious Dippin’ Stix snacks from a retailer near you. Make it easier to eat healthier and feel better with tasty, nourishing snacks from Dippin’ Stix!

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Spring into the Warmer Months with Healthy Eating, Plenty of Exercise, and Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

April 6th, 2017 · No Comments

It’s time to spring into the warmer months with healthy eating and plenty of exercise. The temperatures are getting warmer and the days are getting longer. What a perfect opportunity to set some resolutions to eat healthier and get outside to enjoy Mother Nature all while staying active and moving. Snacks from Dippin’ Stix can help you get your daily portions of the fruits and vegetables you need to eat healthier and feel better.

Although the days are a bit longer and the temperatures are warming up, it should seem as though we can get more done and have more time to spend with our family and friends. This may be true, but in today’s busy world, our days may also be filled with increased work responsibilities, yard work, and spring and summer sports. This often makes it difficult to eat healthy and maintain a regular exercise program.

Time plays a major role in the meals that we prepare, serve, and eat. For example, if you’re raising a family and working outside the home, it may be difficult to always fit the necessary fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. It’s often easier to swing into a fast food restaurant and pick up something quick to feed our kids before they need to be dropped off at soccer practice, piano lessons, or a sporting game.

Set some resolutions to eat healthier and exercise more by establishing these few simple steps:

  • Get out into the sunshine, go for walks as a family, or find some friends to begin a basketball or soccer game in the neighborhood
  • Have healthy snacks available for yourself and your kids instead of the temptation of sweet and high calorie foods such as candy and chips
  • Make it part of your routine to choose fruits and vegetables over fried foods, and get out and move. Enjoy nature or do some yardwork instead of sitting in front of a TV or computer screen, and encourage your children to do the same

Dippin’ Stix can easily help you get those daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Our pre-packaged fruit and dip and vegetable and dip snacks are perfect for those on-the-go days when there just isn’t time to prepare a sit-down meal. Or, likewise, these snacks can be served as part of a meal. Fresh, crisp apples with caramel, yogurt, or peanut butter are sure to appease the sweet tooth. And baby carrots with ranch dip? Who could ever turn that down? We also have bulk five-pack cartons for your convenience.

Look for Dippin’ Stix at your local retailer so you and your family can spring into the warmer months with healthy eating, plenty of exercise, and healthy snacks.

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Curb Your Cravings and Limit Overeating at Meal Time with Healthy Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

March 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Do you find yourself having cravings throughout the day or overeating at meal time? If so, it may be beneficial to think of eating smaller amounts of healthy food throughout the day to keep cravings and binge eating at bay. Curb your cravings and limit overeating at meal time with healthy snacks from Dippin’ Stix. Dippin’ Stix has snacks such as fresh carrots and dip and apples with a variety of dips to make healthy eating easier.

Although there’s really no perfect formula to curb cravings or keep from overeating at meal time, an effort to snack throughout the day is sure to help. Healthy snacking every 2-3 hours keeps your metabolism going and curbs those cravings for salty chips or a sweet treat from the vending machine. Try to limit each snack to 150 calories or less and incorporate protein, such as peanut butter, to aid in staying full. Yogurt and fresh fruit are also excellent options for a healthy snack.

In addition to curbing cravings and overeating, a diet rich in protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables is one that helps keep you sharp and your heart healthy. Heart healthy snacks are typically foods that are low in fat and more filling. For example, a fresh apple with a yogurt dip or peanut butter is a perfect snack when you’re busy with life and need something on the go. Perhaps you have children who are involved in sports or other after school activities. A healthy snack of fruits and vegetables with a tasty dip is sure to fit the bill.

Dippin’ Stix offers nutritious snacks to keep your child on the go and curb your desire to grab salty potato chips or sweet and sugary treats from the vending machine. Our crisp, peeled baby carrots and premium dips are pleasing to the palate and come in convenient individually wrapped portions. Or, if you have a larger family who may benefit from healthy and convenient snacks, our family size packets are available as well. Dippin’ Stix apples are sliced and ready to enjoy with several different dips of yogurt, peanut butter, caramel, peanuts, and a healthy portion of chocolate.

Visit a retailer near you to find the Dippin’ Stix snacks that will fit your busy lifestyle. If you’re young or old, male or female, athletic or work in a sedentary job, we have something to tease and please your palate! Curb your cravings and limit overeating at meal time with healthy snacks from Dippin’ Stix.

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Keep Your Brain in Shape with Healthy Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

February 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

When most of us think of being healthy, we think of our waistlines, our muscular system, having a “six-pack,” and the number on the scale. What many of us forget is the fact that our brain needs to be kept healthy and in shape, and one of the best ways to do that is by eating a healthy diet. Dippin’ Stix provides healthy snacks to help get and keep that brain in shape!

There are foods and diets that definitely help, and others that harm the brain over time. For example, foods such as red meat, cheese, butter, and fried or fast food should always be consumed in moderation. Vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, berries, whole grains, fish, poultry, and the use of olive oil instead of butter are all considered healthy foods and have the green light to enjoy.

If an individual consistently consumes foods containing a large amount of fats, they may be headed to a cognitive decline more rapidly than those who indulge in a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and foods that are low in fat.

At Dippin’ Stix, we provide nutritious snacks that are not only heart healthy but “brain-healthy” as well. Our crisp, peeled baby carrots and dip, and fresh apples with yogurt peanut butter or caramel dip are sure to not only help with the number on the scale, the “six pack,” or your waistline, but benefit your cognitive function as well. We all want to be healthy and smart in our olden, golden years, so now is the time to convert to a heart-healthy and brain-healthy diet with snacks from Dippin’ Stix.

Visit a retailer near you to pick up some of our conveniently packaged snacks that you can grab while on the go, send with your kids to school or sporting events, or just enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Keep your brain in shape with healthy snacks from Dippin’ Stix!

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