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You’re the Boss with Healthy Vending Machine Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

April 10th, 2016 · No Comments

Working outside the home while raising a family, keeping the house in order, being a devoted spouse, and running kids to and from sporting events and dance recitals can be pretty tough when you’re trying to maintain healthy eating habits. When you really think about it, oftentimes the vending machines only carry salty, chocolatey, and calorie-filled snacks or treats meant to carry you over until the next meal, which may actually not be until the next day. If you’re looking for healthy and nutritious snack ideas or snack items, Dippin’ Stix has everything you’re looking for in a vending machine option.

You may start your day with a nutritious breakfast and you may even try to pack a healthy lunch, but what about the time in between? Ever have the 2 o’clock hunger pangs and realized that it’s several hours until the dinner meal? In addition to those several hours, you have to rush out of work to get to sporting events, dance recitals, and piano lessons, which may make you a bit tense and maybe even cranky.

Curbing overeating and keeping hunger under control can be helped with snacks, but how often are the snacks that we eat healthy? Ever find yourself at the vending machine staring and drooling over a bag of salty chips or a chocolate candy bar? Sensible yet satisfying snacks needn’t be overwhelming for you and they shouldn’t take a good portion of your morning or evening to prepare and pack. We all know that fruits and vegetables are healthy and filling so you feel satisfied longer and can make it to dinnertime without too much headache. Now healthy snacks are available in vending machines and are readily available to snack on without the guilt.

Creative and healthy snack options from Dippin’ Stix such as apples with caramel or yogurt dip and carrots with ranch dip can be found not only in your local grocery store, but in vending machines as well. They make the perfect healthy snack for anyone of any age. Dippin’ Stix snacks are filled with nutrients such as vitamins and protein to make you feel full longer. When your sweet tooth calls your name, grab a piece of fresh fruit  instead of that chocolate candy bar. Like the crunch of chips? Crunch on crisp baby carrots instead. Fresh sliced apples and peeled baby carrots make it fun for both kids and adults and they’re convenient for those on-the-go days when dinner doesn’t happen until later in the evening. Excellent quality and superior taste are what Dippin’ Stix is all about. We’ll show the vending machine who’s the boss with our crunchy, sweet, and healthy snacks full of fruits and vegetables with savory dips. Eat healthy, snack healthy, and be healthy—all while living the American dream with a hectic lifestyle. Pack Dippin’ Stix snacks in your lunches, take them to your sporting events, or find your way to the closest vending machine. Let healthy vending machine snacks be the boss with snacks from Dippin’ Stix. Visit your local grocer and the closest vending machine to find all of our healthy snack options.

 

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Healthy Eating = Healthy Kids = Happy Parents = A Fun-Filled Summer With Snacks From Dippin’ Stix

April 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Were nearing the end of yet another school year and looking forward to some homework-free, relaxing days with the chance to sleep in a bit later, no early bedtime, lots of exercise and outdoor activities, and healthier eating. Right? Dippin’ Stix has healthy snacks for individuals of all ages, in all walks of life, and for any time of the day.

When we think of summer, we think of busy days filled with exercise and activity, lots of family time, and healthy eating habits. However, healthy eating habits and exercise don’t always go hand-in-hand during the summer months as one might expect. Often times, kids may be left home alone during the work day to fend for themselves and consequently spend more time in front of the TV or computer, lounging around and eating junk foods such as chips, soda, and sweet treats. Or maybe you struggle to include all food groups for nutrition and balance in your meal planning. Dippin’ Stix snacks can help you get the appropriate amount of fruits and vegetables incorporated into your family’s diet.

That’s why its imperative to stock your cupboards and refrigerator with healthy snack options that will appeal to kids, teens, and even adults. Snacks such as carrots and apples served with tasty dips such as ranch, peanut butter, yogurt, and caramel are sure to keep you and your family begging for more. These Dippin’ Stix snacks are wholesome, full of nutrients, convenient, and budget-friendly. Our single serve packages are the perfect size to enjoy after a day at the pool or a sporting event, sleep-overs, traveling, or even after a long day of working in the yard or garden. Kids love them. After all, who can resist a crunchy apple topped with caramel sauce or yogurt?

Keep your family eating healthy this summer with snacks from Dippin’ Stix. Available in singleservings or value packs, our healthy and delicious snacks are sure to help kick start better eating habits, making it a win-win situation for everyone. Start fighting obesity one snack at a time and get into healthy eating that’s fun and delicious all at the same time. Find a Dippin’ Stix retailer near you and check out our products that you’re sure to love. Healthy eating = healthy kids = happy parents = a fun-filled summer with snacks from Dippin’ Stix. How can it get any better than that?

 

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Fuel Your Body With Healthy Snack Packs From Dippin’ Stix

March 8th, 2016 · No Comments

Ever find yourself needing real food, real quick? If you’re a typical American family, you probably find yourself speeding from work to school to sporting events to ballet lessons. Dinner often seems to be an afterthought during the work week. We all know that kids are hungry and need snacks before being taxied to the next event. Dippin’ Stix has the nutritious snacks you need to fuel your body.

Foods such as fruits and vegetables contain the proper nutrients that are needed for a healthy diet. Dippin’ Stix snack packs offer a variety of different nutritious options such as baby carrots with premium ranch dip, granny smith apples with peanut butter or yogurt dip, and sweet gala apples with caramel dip. Whether you choose to eat them for lunch, while traveling, before sporting events, or even as a midnight snack, the Dippin’ Stix snack packs are perfect for anyone at any age.

Dippin’ Stix snack packs are a light yet filling snack to fuel your body for your daily workout. Fresh fruits and vegetables with dips, peanut butter, or nuts provide the appropriate amount of protein to help you burn fat and get fit. Combine these snack packs with a good exercise routine, and you’re sure to maintain healthy eating habits and a healthy weight. And if you’re looking for healthier snack options and something light, healthy, and nutritious for when you and your family are on the go, consider a convenient snack pack from Dippin’ Stix. Our products are appealing to everyone of every age, full of nutrients, heart healthy and perfect for those hectic days and evenings when you need to fuel your body with energy. Check out our store locator to find Dippin’ Stix products at a retailer near you and fuel your body with energy by choosing our healthy snack packs.

 

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Healthy, Balanced, Convenient, Affordable Snacks for Kids with Dippin’ Stix

February 29th, 2016 · No Comments

It’s yet another month into the school year, and many of you are the designated helper for homework, taxiing kids to sporting events, and, of course, dealing with the drama that goes along with school. It’s hard to keep your kids eating healthy and making healthy food choices. Although you may prepare healthy and balanced meals at home, snacking tends to steer our kids in the wrong direction with a high sugar and salt intake. If you are looking for healthy snacks for your kids, look to Dippin’ Stix for healthy, balanced, and convenient choices.

It is difficult, even as adults, to steer away from greasy chicken nuggets, burgers, fries, and chips, not to mention sugary cookies, cake, and candy. However, with the nation’s obesity rate reaching record levels, it is imperative that we begin to instill good eating habits in ourselves and our children.

The task of finding something healthy to eat can seem daunting at times. We all know that kids like the visuals of their food, like pancakes made into smiley faces, a banana cut into a princess shape, or a smoothie made from a variety of different fruits. Presenting snack items in a creative way is sure to spark their interest. How about presenting sweetness with crunch, or crunch with protein? Dippin’ Stix can do just that! We offer variety packs of sweetness and crunch with our apples and caramel or yogurt dip. The crunch with protein option could be apples with peanut butter. Crisp baby carrots with ranch dip is another spectacular option for a healthy snack.

You’ve heard it said that it’s all about the presentation. How can your child not like a snack from Dippin’ Stix? The sweetness with crunch, crunch with protein, or just plain healthy with vegetables and dip are sure to tickle their palate. Visit our website at www.dippinstix.com to check out all of our healthy eating options and snacks for your kids. Whether it’s for a lunch, snack, after a sporting event, or just because, Dippin’ Stix are quick and easy and sure to get you on your way to healthier eating!

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RECIPE: National Pistachio Day

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments

It’s World Pistachio Day! These little green nuts are packed with more antioxidants per serving than green tea. They are also an excellent source of fiber, copper, manganese, and Vitamin B6.  We thought we’d find a recipe that included this powerful nut into a tasty snack! We found a great recipe from Betty Crocker that we tailored so you can use Dippin’ Stix Sliced Apples & Yogurt Fruit Dip. It was a hit and pretty quick to put together. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

What You’ll Need:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup apple cider or apple juice
2 eggs, beaten
3 trays Dippin’ Stix Sliced Apples & Yogurt Fruit Dip
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/3 cup chopped pistachios

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1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottom only of 8×4-inch loaf pan. In large bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat in oil, 1/3 cup cider and eggs until smooth. Stir in peeled apple slices, cranberries and 1/3 cup pistachios. Spoon and spread evenly in pan.
2. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Although we also tried some warm…it was wonderful.
3. Drizzle the yogurt fruit dip over top of bread. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of finely chopped pistachios.
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Resolve to Healthier Eating and a Healthier You with Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

January 22nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

New Year’s resolutions are something everyone strives to set, achieve, and keep. They are fun to make, yet often times hard to maintain. Of these New Year’s resolutions, losing weight, eating healthy, and exercising are in the list of top 5 for most Americans. Dippin’ Stix can help you achieve the goals of losing weight and eating healthy.

Studies show that typically one in three Americans set resolutions and try to better themselves throughout the year. This may be through losing weight, eating healthier, exercising more, stopping smoking, or saving money. Whatever the resolution, about 75 percent of Americans stick with the resolution for the first week or two, and only 46 percent are maintaining their resolution and goal after a 6 month period of time.

Eating healthy doesn’t need to be a chore or boring. For instance, instead of a couple of cookies for an afternoon snack, try a package of Dippin’ Stix apples and yogurt. Feeling the need for a little something different? Dippin’ Stix carrots and ranch dip are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Celery and peanut butter, apples and peanut butter, or apples with caramel are a few of the many options for healthier eating for you and your family. And to make it even more appealing, they are quick and easy!

From sporting events to school lunches, break time at the office, or even a midnight snack, Dippin’ Stix make snacking fun, all while being healthy and helping you achieve your weight loss goal. It may be tough to keep the excitement and enthusiasm of your resolutions after several weeks or months into the New Year, but it certainly isn’t impossible.

Dippin’ Stix single serving packs or bulk cartons are convenient, easy, and most importantly, healthy. Let us help you meet your New Year’s resolution of healthier eating and weight loss with our products that are full of nutrients for a balanced diet. Don’t be one of the statistics who lose their excitement, enthusiasm, and goal to make 2016 a better and healthier year. Visit our website at www.dippinstix.com or your local grocer and resolve to healthier eating for a healthier you!

 

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Eat Healthy Snacks as Part of Your New Year’s Resolution with Dippin’ Stix

January 15th, 2016 · No Comments

The New Year is upon us and plenty of resolutions are being made! How many times have we set those resolutions with good intentions, but find in a month or two they don’t ever seem to come to fruition? Many Americans start the New Year resolving to join a gym, living a healthier lifestyle, and eating better. Healthy snack choices from Dippin’ Stix can help you keep that resolution without it being a chore.

Eating healthy really doesn’t need to be a chore or boring. Walking into a grocery store filled with pastas, chocolate goodies, and scrumptious pizza with extra cheese can really be tempting and downright daunting. Try to change your mindset from “all foods that taste good are not good for you” to “eating healthy can actually be delicious!” Forget about the sugary cookies, salty chips, and indulgent cheesecake that your taste buds desire! Focus on a salad with all the fixins’, some tasty fresh fruit, and satisfying whole grains.

We’ve all heard it said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, or 7 days without fruits and vegetables makes one “weak.” There really is a lot of truth to these statements. Apples, carrots, and celery are loaded with nutrients and fiber. Combine these fruits and vegetables with a flavorful dip and you have an extremely healthy and nutritious snack.

Cut down on the sweets and highly saturated fats and carbohydrates in your diet and begin to think of healthier options to feed your hunger. Dippin’ Stix snacks are perfect for lunches, after school snacks, sporting activities, and even a midnight snack. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier and lose weight, Dippin’ Stix can help. Our single serving apples, carrots, and celery with yummy healthy dips are a convenient and easy way to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet.

Dippin’ Stix is sure to satisfy your cravings, help you meet your resolution goals, and get you headed in the right direction for a healthy lifestyle. Be sure to check out our blog and facebook page for exciting recipes and fun ways to enjoy your Dippin’ Stix. Make Dippin’ Stix part of your healthy New Year’s resolution. Eat healthy snacks as part of your New Year’s resolution with Dippin’ Stix. Remember – 7 days without fruits and vegetables really does make one “weak!”

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Healthy Snack Options from Dippin’ Stix Helps You Stick to Healthy Eating Goals During the Holidays

November 30th, 2015 · No Comments

The holidays are coming and, for many of us, that means time spent with family and lots of food. For this reason, holidays are a particularly difficult time of year to maintain healthy eating habits and a healthy weight. Snacking is a major factor in how your weight fluctuates. If you find that you need help finding a healthier snacking option, Dippin’ Stix is an alternative with fresh fruits and vegetables.

When the holidays roll around each year, we all find it particularly difficult to keep on track with healthy eating, exercise, and healthy snacks. Yummy foods, tasty treats, and larger-than-normal portions seem to be passed around the table constantly. Try a few simple steps to build better eating habits:

  • Try snacks like whole grain crackers before your big holiday feast.
  • Nibble on fruit and raw veggies and make an effort to eat this with your meal as well.
  • Before you have a second serving, try waiting 10-15 minutes. Your brain may signal that you truly are full and keep you from digging in a second time.
  • Eat sweets and candy in moderation and smaller portions.

Dippin’ Stix has a variety of healthy snack options for both young and old, whether you’re packing them in your kids’ lunches or taking them for yourself. Options such as carrots and dip, celery and peanut butter, and apples with yogurt, peanut butter, or caramel are all healthy, tasty choices. Dippin’ Stix products are a fresh snack solution for anyone, no matter the age.

So if you find yourself too tempted by the appetizer table and the trays of desserts this upcoming holiday season, consider stocking your refrigerator with Dippin’ Stix products for a healthy snack that will help keep your eating habits right on track. Happy holidays and a healthy New Year!

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RECIPE: Caramel Cream Cheese Apple Dip

November 24th, 2015 · No Comments

With the holiday season upon us, you’re bound to be hosting or heading to a party soon! Why not whip up this super easy and amazing appetizer?

What you’ll need:
1 5-pack of Dippin’ Stix Sweet Gala Apples & Caramel
1 8oz. block of cream cheese
Toffee bits
Pretzels
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1. Place softened block of cream cheese on a serving platter. Drizzle the caramel from the 5 Dippin’ Stix trays over top. Sprinkle with toffee bits.
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2. Place apples and pretzels around the cream cheese for a simply sweet & satisfying treat!
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Save the Planet, One Dippin’ Stix at a Time

October 11th, 2015 · No Comments

How much do you recycle? Do you ever wish that you could recycle more to help the planet? Ever find yourself pulling items from the garbage to put in the recycle bin? Do you want a great opportunity to recycle even more? Dippin’ Stix uses packages that are 100 percent recyclable to help in the effort to save the planet!

November 13 is Recycling Day, a national initiative to make America beautiful. The current recycling rate across America is 34.5 percent and continues to increase every year. In an effort to make America beautiful, take some time to reduce your personal waste, recycle more, and encourage a family member or friend to do the same.

Along with designing packages that are 100 percent recyclable, Dippin’ Stix has worked diligently to achieve great advances in reducing our carbon footprint. For example, Dippin’ Stix has improved efficiencies and reduced operating days per week by designing a master production scheduling system to greatly cut utility consumption while yielding lower operating costs. Dippin’ Stix has also significantly reduced the amount of packaging materials, trimming waste by 30 percent and resulting in a 6 percent savings in transportation costs.

You may be thinking that one package isn’t going to help, but you can buy more Dippin’ Stix to recycle more! And, if just one or two additional friends or family members took the initiative to recycle more today, our national recycling rate would increase and help our country and nation be the best that it can be. Won’t you join in the initiative and save the planet one individual and one Dippin’ Stix at a time?

Pick up a package or two of Dippin’ Stix at your local market, share the delicious contents, and share in the program of recycling! This will help our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren have a clean and beautiful environment in which to live. Recycle today, and save the planet one Dippin’ Stix at a time!

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