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.
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.
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!
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
- Macadamia Nuts
- Dried Cranberries
- 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.