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by SUNSET | July 2018
We’ve all had that moment where we stand in front of the open fridge or pantry … staring. Just waiting for the perfect snack to jump out at us! You know, the snack that wasn’t there the last 3 times we got up to grab a bite?

The next time this happens, skip right past the shelves and pull out the drawer where you placed the veggies you bought on your last trip to the market. Vegetables are the perfect snack! They taste good, are good for you and can be eaten raw or cooked. You can enjoy them whole, chopped, or sliced with a dip or spread. The options are endless and the many different flavors will satisfy any craving. Vegetables have high water content too so you’ll feel full in less time than it takes to eat that bag of chips that you were just going to have a handful of (not judging, we’ve all been there!).

So, what makes vegetables the perfect snack?

Convenience
The original convenience food, fruits and vegetables! Ready to eat after a rinse under water, fruits and veggies are an easy grab and go snack. With a little extra prep time and an oven, you can make your own veggie chips with kale or sweet potato to pack and go. Just bake them, let them cool and then pack them in reusable containers for pre-portioned chips any day of the week... a healthy alternative to that bag of chips we mentioned earlier.

Dip-a-bility
Vegetables are delicious on their own, but add a dip or spread and you’ve got a whole new flavor combination. Peppers and hummus, apples and peanut butter, cucumber slices and ranch dressing… all perfect pairings to power through those 3:00pm hunger pangs.

Texture
The crunch of a carrot, the snap from a pepper or the smooth texture of an avocado; if you crave a certain texture at snack time, veggies have you covered. Or you can bounce from one texture to the next by mixing different veggies together. Toss your favorites together in a bowl or a reusable container to have on the go when you’re in the mood for a snack.

Feel Good Food
A snack you can feel good about eating! Full or vitamins and nutrients, veggies will curb your craving and leave you feeling satisfied with no regrets and zero guilt. Best of all, adding veggies to your meals and snacks is a proven way to help reduce the risk of many diseases.

Good for Everyone
Packing veggies into your kid’s lunch box for school, or your brown bag for the office, is a win for everyone as a snack. With so many colors, flavors, and textures to pick from, boredom is not an option. And if you have a picky vegetable eater on your hands, try hiding vegetables in their food.

No matter what your taste buds are craving, there’s a vegetable for you to snack on. We want to know, what’s your favorite veggie snack?

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by SUNSET | June 2018

It can be hard to make time for kitchen duties. With nicer weather outside, the to-do list is the last thing you want to tackle. The trick is to find ways to save time so we can spend more time doing the things we enjoy most. 

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by SUNSET | April 2018

As spring ushers in longer days and warmer weather, we’re excited for outdoor living and picnics with friends and family. And while eating outdoors is always enjoyable, the elements and lack of a clean prep area can present some extra challenges. In honor of National Picnic Day, we’ve put together a few of our favorite picnic hacks to make your next al fresco excursion easier and more flavorful!

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by SUNSET | March 2018

Everyone wants to be Irish today. Why wouldn’t you want to be? The music, traditions and food are enough to make anyone Irish for a day.

Have you ever wondered… how did a holiday about a Saint turn into a day to drink green beer and eat green food? This day celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish. Celebrations of the past involved parades, festivals and wearing shamrocks. In many churches, drinking alcohol was not permitted and fasting was common practice. But on St. Patrick’s Day, the restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted just for the day. Over the years this stuck, and encouraged the holiday’s tradition we know now of drinking and eating to celebrate St. Patrick.

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by SUNSET | February 2018

Just when you thought the star of this year’s Super Bowl game would be the MVP player or the half time show performance, the truth is that the food on your party menu is stealing the thunder.  According to Wikipedia, roughly 28,000,000 pounds of chips, 1.25 billion chicken wings, and 8,000,000 pounds of guacamole will be consumed during the big game on Sunday.

At SUNSET, we’re interrupting this super calorie binge with our Flavor Bowl! Packed with a pound of healthy snacking tomatoes, our football shaped Flavor Bowl is the perfect addition to your game day snacking table. Just ask Tony Kornheiser of ESPN’s, Pardon The Interruption!

If you’re going to indulge, do it with a flavor packed veggie punch and try these scrumptious, next level recipes for your big game party.

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