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June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month—Make Your Meal Plan and Snack Options Easier With Healthy Snacks From Dippin’ Stix

June 4th, 2018 · No Comments

Farmer’s markets, food stands, apple trees, and gardens are all a sign of summer. June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable month and there’s no better way to celebrate healthy living and get that feel-good sensation than packing your diet with fresh fruits and vegetables. Dippin’ Stix can help you achieve your suggested daily serving of fruits and vegetables with our fresh, crisp apples, tasty baby carrots with dips, and other healthy snacks!

 

Whether you picked up fresh fruits and vegetables from the local farmer’s market, a food stand, the grocery store, or grew them yourself, your recipes, meals, and healthy snacks can be filled with nutrients and flavor that will leave you craving more.

 

Top 5 reasons to eat fresh fruits and vegetables:

 

  1. We all need nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in our daily diet and including fruits and vegetables is an easy way to incorporate these to help you feel better and eat healthy.
  2. Low in calories. If you happen to ever feel guilty when snacking on chips, candy, and processed foods, there’s a quick and easy solution. Cut out these foods and switch to fruits and vegetables that are low in calories that will leave you feeling guilt-free and energized.
  3. High in fiber. Not only are fruits and vegetables low in calories, they’re filled with fiber to help your digestive system, and they give you the feeling of being full making you less likely to overeat or snack.
  4. Reduce the risk of disease. We all know that fatty and processed foods aren’t good for your arteries and heart. That’s why eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help lower the risk of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers.
  5. Convenient and fun. Fruits and vegetables add color and texture to your plate and they’re convenient and fun. If you have young children, fruits and vegetables can be cut into fun animal shapes and also served with low-fat dips.

 

If you’re looking to eat healthier, add color and texture to your plate, add nutrients and fiber to your diet, and stay on track with your weight and weight loss plan, remember that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable month. At Dippin’ Stix, we understand the difficulties of always eating healthy, packing nutrients into our daily diet, and trying to reduce the risk of heart disease. That’s why we have fresh, healthy snacks available to all ages and sizes. Options such as crisp baby carrots with premium ranch dip or apples with peanut butter, caramel, or yogurt are all  convenient, fun, healthy snacks. They will help you stay on track, give you the nutrients and fiber you need, and leave you feeling fulfilled and healthy. Visit a retailer near you for Dippin’ Stix products. June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month—make your grocery shopping, meal planning, and healthy snacks easier with fruits and vegetables from Dippin’ Stix.

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5 Ways to Spring Ahead with Healthy Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

May 1st, 2018 · No Comments

Spring is nearly here and it’s time to “spring ahead” with daylight savings time and eating healthy snacks. What better time to get into the warmer months than to have more daylight hours to exercise and get into a healthy eating and snacking routine. So, spring ahead with healthy snacks from Dippin’ Stix.

 

Often, the long, hard winter months tend to keep us sedentary and confined indoors. With spring and warmer temperatures arriving, now’s the perfect time to get out, exercise, and eat healthy. Life today requires many long hours of work, family commitments, and accomplishing day-to-day chores and routines, making it difficult to fit the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables into our diets. Try the following steps to spring ahead into healthier eating:

 

  1. If you don’t always have the time to prepare a home cooked meal, try to stay away from processed foods. Instead, purchase healthy lunch meat, high fiber breads, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Or, consider a salad instead.
  2. Remember that breakfast is the most important meal. Perhaps you can find a breakfast that you really enjoy and have it every day or alternate with a few different food choices.
  3. Daily meal prep can require a lot of time and energy. Setting aside a few hours to prepare your meals for the week not only saves you time, but money as well. This way you won’t find yourself stopping every night to pick up quick and easy processed foods. For example, make a couple of casseroles that can be frozen, or have your lettuce and other fruits and veggies cleaned, cut, and in the refrigerator so all you need to do is grab and go. Make a large pot of soup or chili and enjoy it throughout the week.
  4. Make your snacks easy. For example, don’t stress about spending a lot of time preparing cute little snacks. Instead, cut up some fruit or veggies and include with dip.
  5. Double the dinner meal and pack your lunch. Packing lunches can sometimes be a drag. If you double the amount of food you prepare for the dinner meal, you can simply pack the leftovers and your lunch is ready to go for the next day.

 

Springing ahead and eating healthy doesn’t need to be hard or frustrating. Simply apply a little planning and organization and focus on healthier options such as fruits and vegetables.

 

Dippin’ Stix can help you achieve 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 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 healthy eating and healthy snacks.

 

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The Benefits of Healthy Snacking are Many With Dippin’ Stix Snacks

March 21st, 2018 · No Comments

Do you ever feel guilty when you snack? Feel like your snacks aren’t always the most healthy and nutritious? If you answered yes to either of these questions, wipe away that guilt with healthy snacks from Dippin’ Stix that can be found at a retailer near you. The benefits of healthy snacking are many with snacks from Dippin’ Stix.

While some may feel guilty after eating a snack such as a candy bar or chips, others benefit from snacks because the nutrients are in the choice. For instance, you can snack on sweet candy bars or salty chips and fill your body with empty calories. Or, you can make the choice to snack on fresh fruits and vegetables with dips that are filled with nutrients, low in calories, and leave you guilt-free.

The benefits of healthy snacks are many:

  1. Weight loss. Choosing healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables can help you with weight loss. Snacks that include 100 to 200 calories typically contain fiber, nutrients, and water that will help you stay full longer.
  2. Nutrient intake. If you’re following a diet plan and are really focusing on eating the recommended amount of daily servings of fruits and vegetables, you’re sure to meet your goal. Fruits and vegetables help you get the recommended vitamins, nutrients, and protein necessary and help lower your risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
  3. Control blood sugar. If you’re diabetic, you know how important it is to eat smaller meals throughout the day and to keep your blood sugar levels from falling too low and then spiking. Fruits, vegetables, and low-calorie snacks can help keep your carbs at the appropriate level. Even if you aren’t diabetic, snacking throughout the day is beneficial to your blood sugar levels and allows you to focus and prevent fatigue.
  4. Curb hunger. Typically, the amount of time between meals can leave you hungry and filled with cravings. That’s why healthy snacks help you to curb your appetite and keep you from feeling hungry and overeating at mealtime.

If you’re looking to eat healthier, following a diet plan, or trying to lose weight, healthy snacking may be just what you need to be successful. At Dippin’ Stix, we know about the difficulties of trying to lose weight, eat healthier, or get our family to adhere to a nutritious plan, and that’s why we have fresh snack options available to anyone, no matter the age. Options such as crisp baby carrots with premium ranch dip or apples with yogurt, peanut butter, or caramel are all healthy and delicious choices. Whether you’re struggling with a few extra pounds, need to lose several pounds, or are just trying to eat healthy snacks throughout the day, Dippin’ Stix snacks are perfect. They will help you to stay on track and eliminate extra pounds on the waist and hips and leave you feeling better too. Visit a retailer near you for Dippin’ Stix products. The benefits of healthy snacking are many with snacks from Dippin’ Stix.

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Resolve to Eat Healthy, Exercise, and Live Longer in the New Year With Nutritious Snacks From Dippin’ Stix

March 6th, 2018 · No Comments

The new year is here and if you are like most individuals, resolutions, goals, and challenges are underway. Did you know that one of the top resolutions for the new year is based on healthy eating and exercise? This doesn’t need to be difficult with the help of Dippin’ Stix snacks found at your local retailer. Eat healthy, exercise, and live longer with nutritious snacks from Dippin’ Stix.

Improving your heart health, eating healthier, and exercising can make you look, feel, and be healthier by following a few simple steps.

  1. You probably knew this was coming. What a drag! Although it’s difficult to carve out time every day to exercise and we find ourselves getting bored with the same routine, it needn’t be so hard. If you can’t find 30 to 60 minutes at a time for a workout at the gym, break it up and take a 10-minute walk, do 10 minutes of stretching and toning, or grab a friend or neighbor before or after work and go for a walk or jog and enjoy each other’s company. You’ve heard it said that for every minute you exercise, you could lengthen your life by seven minutes.
  2. Maintain a healthy weight. This may not always be as easy as it sounds but remaining active, watching portion sizes, and eating healthy will all help in maintaining a healthy weight which, in turn, will make you feel better.
  3. Don’t smoke or quit smoking. Another task that is difficult to do is to quit smoking, but it isn’t impossible. Enroll yourself in a smoking cessation program, rely on friends and family for moral support, or don’t start smoking, as it is a major risk factor for heart disease.
  4. Consume at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Fruits and vegetables not only taste good, but they’re good for you because they’re packed with vitamins and nutrients—things that you need for a healthy you.

By making these changes, or continuing with the steps above, you’re sure to reach your resolutions and goals in the new year. While many may turn up their nose at fruits and vegetables, there are so many options to consume the adequate amount of servings every day.  At Dippin’ Stix, we know how important it is to have fruits and vegetables into our daily diets and that’s why we prepare and package not only healthy and nutritional snacks, but we make them fun, too, with our delicious caramel and ranch dips. Options such as crisp baby carrots with premium ranch dip or apples with yogurt, peanut butter, or caramel are all healthy and delicious choices. Whether you’re trying to eat healthier, get your family on a healthy eating plan, or simply trying to maintain your weight, Dippin’ Stix snacks are perfect for any occasion and will help you to stay on track with those New Year’s resolutions. So, resolve to eat healthy, exercise, and live longer in the new year with nutritious snacks from Dippin’ Stix. Visit a retailer near you for Dippin’ Stix products.

 

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Eat Healthy, Spend Less, and Live More During the Holiday Season With Snacks From Dippin’ Stix

January 10th, 2018 · No Comments

Eat healthy, spend less, and live more seems to be the rage these days. But exactly how does someone eat healthy during the holiday season with starchy potatoes, casseroles, and plenty of baked cookies and desserts? Dippin’ Stix understands the value of regularly eating healthy as well as the struggle of eating healthy during the holidays. Check out our products at a retailer near you to enjoy healthy snacks while spending less.

While the holidays are a great time to celebrate with family and friends, it also seems to be a great time to blow your diet and healthy eating program. Most get-togethers center around food; with the added stress and limited time to shop, cook, clean, and entertain, these get-togethers lead to unhealthy eating due to pure exhaustion or lack of willpower to prepare and follow a healthy eating plan.

Follow a few simple steps in your planning for healthier eating habits during the upcoming holiday season.

  1. Eat smart. When you receive the invitation for a holiday gathering, try to eat smart. Having some healthy snacks beforehand or even eating a light meal will leave you in better control of bingeing on sweet treats and large meals at the get-together.
  2. Choose your foods wisely. Start out your meal plan with healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables and skip over the chips, fried or breaded foods, and sweet snacks.
  3. Portion control. One of the key issues of overeating is portion control. Try to cut your serving size in half or use a smaller plate instead of a large dinner plate.
  4. Stock up on healthy snacks. Whether you are eating healthy yourself or trying to get your family on a healthier eating plan, you can’t go wrong with having healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables with dip on hand and readily available.
  5. Stay active. If you find that you tend to overindulge during the holiday season, do your best to keep active to burn additional calories when possible.

The holidays are a time to spread cheer and spend time with family and friends. At Dippin’ Stix, we know about the temptations and struggles of holiday get-togethers and that’s why we have fresh snack options available to anyone, no matter the age. Options such as crisp baby carrots with premium ranch dip or apples with yogurt, peanut butter, or caramel are all healthy and delicious choices. Whether you are trying to eat healthier, get your family on a healthy eating plan, or eating before or during a holiday get-together, Dippin’ Stix snacks are perfect for any occasion. Dippin’ Stix will help you to stay on track and eliminate extra pounds on the waist and hips this upcoming holiday season. Eat healthy, spend less, and live more during the holiday season with snacks from Dippin’ Stix. Visit a retailer near you for Dippin’ Stix products.

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Stay on a Healthy Weight Track this Holiday Season with Nutritious Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

December 6th, 2017 · No Comments

 When the holidays roll around each year, we often wonder where the time has gone. Just as quickly as the holiday festivities arrive, so do those holiday pounds that tend to stick to the stomach and hips if we’re not mindful of healthy eating habits. To offset those cravings for holiday cookies, candies, and treats, consider stocking your refrigerator with healthy snacks such as apples with tasty dips or crispy carrot sticks with premium ranch dip from Dippin’ Stix.

The holidays often find us consuming larger-than-normal portions, yummy foods, and tasty treats during family get-togethers. Following a few simple steps to good eating habits can help to curb your appetite and keep away those unwanted extra pounds:

  1. Never attend a holiday party or family get-together hungry. Have a healthy snack before you arrive.
  2. Stand a distance away from foods and snacks loaded with empty calories such as cookies, chips, and pastries so they aren’t so convenient and easy to reach.
  3. Focus on family and friends instead of the food. Attend the party and enjoy the conversation, networking, and meeting new friends or acquaintances.
  4. Limit your portions when filling your plate. Do your best to savor the smell, taste, and texture of the foods being served, and slow down.
  5. Fill your menu plan with plenty of fruits and vegetables and avoid going to fast food restaurants or treating yourself to treats filled with sugars and fats.

If you’re working hard to maintain or lose weight during the upcoming holiday season, remember the tips noted above. It’s also important to be active and enrich your menu with whole grains and plenty of fruits and vegetables.

At Dippin’ Stix, we know about the temptations and struggles of holiday get-togethers. That’s why we have fresh snack options available to anyone, no matter the age. Options such as crisp baby carrots with premium ranch dip, or apples with yogurt, peanut butter, or caramel are all healthy and delectable choices. Whether you’re packing them in your lunch, your kids’ lunch, or eating before or during a holiday get-together, Dippin’ Stix snacks are perfect for any occasion and will help you to stay on track and prevent extra pounds this holiday season. Visit a retailer near you for healthy and delicious Dippin’ Stix products.

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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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