Dick Stevens – Live Hard. Snack Well.

Good afternoon friends! I want to talk to you for a moment today about Dick Stevens Jerky. The trademark message of Dick Stevens Jerky is “Live Hard Snack Well” and it completely represents the direction that I am moving my family towards in 2015. For many years (more than I care to admit) we’ve snacked on all sorts of processed foods with ingredients we could not even pronounce, let alone know what they are. I am making a conscious effort for 2015 to make our snacks healthy and fuel for the activities we will all be participating in to get our bodies healthy and operating as they were designed to. 

Dick Stevens Jerky Mix

Our diet is filled with foods that weigh us down, making us feel sluggish and sleepy throughout the day. I’ve managed to completely change our evening meals to include stick-to-your-ribs meals that still give them the same meat and potato dishes that they love, but cooked and prepared healthier. Baking and broiling instead of frying everything has made a huge difference, and with the addition of some new seasonings, I’ve been able to open them up to a new way of eating and food that tastes good and is good for you.

So being able to do so with snacks should be a breeze as well, right? Not so, especially with teenagers in the house who literally want to live on sugar-loaded food. Donuts, cakes, pies, cookies – they have all become a ‘staple’ that they feel they absolutely must have every week. One thing that I know that they all love (myself included) is beef jerky. Unfortunately, the kind that they preferred (which shall remain nameless) is also loaded down with preservatives and ingredients that we cannot pronounce. So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review some of the Dick Stevens Jerky and see what the boys thought of it.

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I absolutely love the mix of ingredients that Dick Stevens put in their jerky. Most of the time when you purchase this trail mix type of product, there is something that is sorely lacking in the mixture. Everything is evenly accounted for – plenty of each of the ingredients – so that you get a bit of everything in every single handful. Tre and Jonathan are not the type of kids to reach for healthy over sugar if given the choice. They will grab the sweets before anything else. However, when I gave them the Dick Stevens Jerky to try, I started to notice something. The sweets were sitting on the counter, untouched, and the jerky was mysteriously disappearing at an amazing rate. We went from having eight bags down to 3 bags in a matter of just a few days. A quick check of their backpacks showed that they each had a full bag in their backpacks – fuel for school! Yippee!

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I love the ingredients on each and every package. These are the ingredients from one of my favorites – the Turkey Extreme Blend with 24 grams of protein in each bag.


  • Turkey Jerky
  • Spices
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Pecans
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Walnuts
  • Dried Blueberries
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Dried Goji Berries

That’s it. What you see is what you eat. Isn’t that a refreshing change of pace? Stop by the Dick Stevens website today and check out all the awesome snack packs that they have available to help your family Live Hard Snack Well. You can find Dick Stevens on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Don’t miss out on our giveaway coming up on December 12 at 12:00 a.m. EST either! Don’t want to wait to see if you win? Order online right now and get FREE SHIPPING (up to $15.00) when you use promo code HAPPYHOLIDAYS.

Happy Snacking!

Merry Christmas from Kim and The Boys at Life in a House of Testosterone

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  1. I have not tried this brand it does sound really good and I look forward to trying it. thanks for the review. I love the sounds of these, and I love having things like this on hand at the gym for in case of blood surger drop, and just to eat on other times too… yum

  2. Thanks so much for the informative review on these jerky mixes; I'm not even a huge jerky fan & this review & pictures have me starving & craving some!!! 🙂

  3. We enjoy eating jerky but not too often because its a bit expensive. However, I love these mixes. So much more than just jerkey

  4. Everything in the mixes sounds great and they are things I've had before. The only thing I've never tried is the Goji berries. I don't know what those would taste like, but hopefully it would be a berry type flavor, lol I think this is a great way to mix healthy foods and make healthy snacks for everyone 🙂

  5. Extreme Turkey Jerky Blend sounds so great. My husband would love these and thank you for sharing your review on this product

  6. Thanks for the review – very informative. I have three sugar loving sons ( and hubby!) thst I'm trying to get esting healthier, especially snacks.
    I found this review very helpful, can't wait to try Dick Stevens Jerky Mix!

  7. My family loves jerky, I think the addition of the other ingredients would make it extra fun. We would love to try this. Thanks for the great review. 🙂

  8. I love all the ingredients and would love to try some. I know my grandchildren would love it too but I know they would just pick out the jerky part. It would be a wonderful healthy treat for grandma.

  9. I have never tried jerky mixed with anything! I tried two new ones this fall but they were just the meat.This sounds great, especially the extreme turkey flavor.

  10. Would love to try this jerky. We love deer jerky so I know we would like this. Thanks

  11. This stuff sounds really good and the fact that it's healthy, is an added bonus!

  12. I did enjoy reading your review on Dick Stevens Jerky Mix! It appears to be a delicious treat being that your boys took to that over their normal sweet snacks! I've never been one on jerky though. My husband likes it. It also seem like the add the same amount of each item in the bag. I've purchased trail mixes and they are heavy on one thing and very skimpy on others! This sounds like a Great product! Thanks for sharing with us! I really do appreciate it! Thanks, Michele 🙂

  13. I love that this is low sodium. I've had problems with my blood pressure for several years and stay away of jerky but now I know I don't have to!

  14. After reading your review I am interested in trying this jerky mix. I think the extreme beef jerky blend sounds the most healthy for us to try.

  15. This is the first jerky that I have seen that is mixed with other ingredients. Sounds like a very healthy & delicious snack choice!

  16. My husband is a jerky fanatic. He keeps a bag at work, and chews on it all day long. I have read this article to him, and to my surprise he is willing to try it. If kids like it, he thinks he will. I am going to try and fin it locally. thanks for the post.

  17. I love the variety of ingredients in this mix. It is packed with proteins and whole grains.

  18. The Turkey Extreme Blend is something I would like to try too. I'll be looking for some while I'm out shopping this weekend as we're always looking for something new and healthy.

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