Dietz & Watson Deli Platters and a $100 Visa Giftcard Giveaway!


I don’t know about yours, but mine is a household of deli meat lovers. It’s all my husband’s fault, really. Back years ago when I met him, he was able to put away deli meat with alacrity. He still can, although not quite at the rate he used to do. But he’s always loved having a variety around for his lunches, and it’s a trait he’s passed on to our children. And to me. We usually have a full meat and cheese drawer in the fridge, and in a pinch we will grab a slice of meat, along with a bit of cheese, for a quick energy snack. We’re an active family that has a tendency to go through food at a rather alarming rate, and keeping quality protein around is high priority for me as a diabetic and a runner. Just wait until my kids are teenagers, then I am really in trouble. And if they follow in my footsteps and become serious runners? Oooh boy.


Our local grocery store carries the Dietz & Watson brand.  We are discerning deli meat lovers and we find the taste wonderful as well. 99.5 % of their products are gluten free certified by the Celiac Sprue Association, and the vast majority are zero or low carb as well. It fits in well with my low carb, gluten-free lifestyle. Good deli meat also helps me cut down on meal prep, especially when entertaining. We purchased one of the large Dietz & Watson deli platters for a pre-holiday get together, and along with some fresh veggies and a selection of gluten-free breads and crackers, we had a beautiful spread to offer our guests. It certainly makes it easier to let everyone make their own sandwiches to their liking, and there are no pots and pans to clean up at the end. There were also plenty of leftovers, which always makes me happy.

My kids, who can be picky at times, all love sliced meats and cheeses. I’m well known for weekend lunches that consist of a few slices of meat and cheese, and several kinds of veggies and fruit. It’s one of the few meals I can guarantee all my kids will eat. My husband is famous, at least in his own mind, for a sandwich he calls the Super Douper, piled high with several different kinds of deli meat and cheese, several different condiments, and add-ins like pepperoncini and sliced tomatoes. The day after the party, I made my own Super Douper on some of my homemade gluten-free, low carb bread. So good! Now that we are past the holidays and into January, many people are refocusing on their health and their diets. I think Dietz & Watson deli meats can be a wonderful part of a healthful diet. They certainly are in my family.

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  1. Kathleen Davis says

    To get healthier this year, I am going gluten free, and low carb. I am keeping better track of my calorie intake and I am making sure to get moving every day. I love that I am finding YUMMY food to keep me motivated and on the right path!

  2. says

    I’ve gone back to my GF low-carb lifestyle. I gained 25 lbs back last year after losing it in 2011, ugh. I just fell back into my old habits of gf sandwiches, chips and ice cream. Now it’s time to eat clean! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

  3. Annie says

    I’m planning on maintaining the lower carb eating! I actually made your greek yogurt waffles for dinner on Saturday and impressed the crap out of my waffle loving husband. Additionally, commit to making it to the gym at least 3 times a week, aiming for 4-5 times and drinking 64 oz of water a day.

  4. Melanie E. says

    To have a healthy year, I am going to focus on balance and making time for me. I’m getting up earlier to be able to exercise, read my Bible, and just have time to plan for the day before the baby wakes up.

  5. Pam says

    I plan to have a healthy year by increasing my activity and by really watching my carbs, as I’ve gotten sloppy, as well as my calories.

  6. Trista says

    To get healthy in 2013 I started eating gluten free and low carb! Looking forward to trying a bunch of new recipes and slowly adding in exercise to help feel even better! Thanks for this great sweepstakes :)

  7. Theresa Smead says

    This year to continue my healthy lifestyle, I am going to continue my low carb lifestyle, and I will increase my activity levels!

  8. Cindi J. says

    To get healthier, I will try even harder to follow the low carb lifestyle. I want to learn how to make low carb breads and cereals. I also will be more diligent about my exercise. I’m getting old, 54, but I don’t want to look it or feel it!

  9. says

    I plan on continuing my already 60lb weight loss on low-carb to achieve my goal of 230 pounds during 2013. Only 69 more pounds to go!

  10. Cyndi says

    Love your blog! As a fellow diabetic I eat healthy & exercise. The last few years I have been trying to determine why I have digestive issues and have eliminated gluten and this year after a bit of experimenting Dairy is going for good. 3 days of putting dairy back after 1+ month of no dairy, it is quite obvious that No Dairy is better!

  11. Erin says

    I plan on cutting out some of the sugar I eat on a daily basis. I have a major sweet tooth. I need sugar to get through my day…that’s a problem!

  12. Kim says

    I’m following a low glycemic impact diet by avoiding carbs and training for my first 5K. I’ve already lost 14 lbs!

  13. Michelle Hudak says

    I’m counting calories and cutting out sweets; I’ve also started walking the dog for 1/2 hour every evening after dinner.

  14. MaryB says

    I have a goal of walking 10,000 or more steps a day, eating more fruits and veggies and trying to get in 3-5 aerobics work outs each week. I hope I am successful in achieving my goals! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  15. JennM says

    I’m planning to have a healthier 2013 by making time in my life (again) for dancing–belly dancing, to be specific. It’s something I absolutely love but that I’ve let fall by the wayside due to other responsibilities. Getting back to dance will make me healthier both physically and mentally in 2013!

  16. Felicia says

    I am going to be healthier this year by truly eating modified low carb again. I believe it is the healthiest way to be and I finally want to get back there again.

  17. Annette says

    For a healthier 2013 I’ve started expressing gratitude more often and really trying to stay positive. I’ve also started walking daily and will soon complete wean myself off junk food.

  18. Kim says

    I plan on sticking with a HFLC diet ( for life )! My plan this year is to try to get my husband on board with this plan as I can see how much sugar wreaks havoc on his body.

  19. JennCutt says

    I’m starting on the gluten-free low carb lifestyle and blogs like yours are really helpful. I also enjoy running, although right now can only manage short distances. I’m hoping to improve on that. Thanks!

  20. Melissa M says

    I plan to be healthy by continuing my low carb/gluten free diet, to exercise more, and stress less. Because health isn’t just all about the physical; it’s the mental, too! Time to spend more time doing the things I love and stop worrying and spending time/energy on things that make me unhappy!

  21. Beth Endres says

    I WILL be healthier in 2013 by paying closer attention to the carbs I consume and try to find a way to get more sleep!

  22. Holly Ellerton says

    To have a healthier year, I am planning on eating well, and fixing my other hip. Then I can be more active and focus on new options…

  23. Dita says

    I plan to continue my GF LC lifestyle that has helped me lose 51-1/2 #s. I plan to lose more following your website and others. Thanks for all your help.

  24. jillian says

    you did not mention if this deli meat is homone free or organic(?) would not use it your site tho

  25. Sara says

    I plan to be healthy this year by cutting out carbs and sugars. It’s been the best way for me to lose weight and find a happy balance within myself, and I’d like to get really serious about it this year. I will also be exercising more by walking my sweet dog and dancing (I love the Dance Central franchise!).

  26. Bridget Hendricks says

    I plan to live a healthier 2013 in many ways. I was diagnosed with a severely herniated disk at the end of 2012, and met with a nutritionist. In addition to gluten free living, I am now dairy free as well. This is in addition to being nightshade free for my auto-immune diseases.
    I have also taken up water aerobics as a good way to keep in shape, even though most weights and other machines in the gym are officially *OFF LIMITS* to me for a while. I am managing my food intake carefully with Weight Watches, as I am spending more time in bed and in front of my TV
    Lastly, I am pinning recipes like crazy. When I do cook, I like for it to be an adventure instead of a boring every day experience. Following all my blogs (I think I’m following over 50 now, thank you lord for or I’d be a nutso by now) is constantly inspiring my quest for a healthy body without surgery.

  27. Katharine says

    Healthier in 2013? That’s the goal! Want to up up up my water intake, reduce my wine intake :), and eat more veggies. Also – about to start a heavy lifting class and can’t wait to see if that has an impact on my blood sugar and overall health.

  28. Mandy Blank says

    My husband has lost 25 lbs already. He’s inspired me. I talked to my doctor yesterday and she encouraged me to start running. I’m going to give it a shot!

  29. says

    I have started off 2013 by trying to be as “sugar free” as possible! It helps to keep my mind clear and my body slim! Dietz and Watson Turkey breast with a nice hot gravy makes a warm “comfort food” dinner that my kids love! Served it last night with mini brussel sprouts. YUM!

  30. Shelley says

    I plan to continue my GF and low carb lifestyle in 2013…and hope to tighten it up and shed the last 25 pounds!

  31. Heather says

    I made some huge changes last year by going low carb and dropping 75 pounds. I plan on continuing that journey this year by finding more great recipes that are low carb that I can make for my whole family. Your site is defintely going to be a big help! I plan on adding some new workouts into my routine to help drop a little more weight and hopefully help me avoid the diabetes that runs in my family!

  32. barbara n says

    I plan to eat more fruits and vegetables, measure out my food portions and walk more to help make 2013 a healthy year!

  33. Lola says

    I’m devoting an hour a day to hula hooping (my passion). Along with eliminating sugar and grains, I’m already seeing results!

  34. Lisa Brown says

    I am going to have a healthy year by reducing my carb intake, watching that I don’t over eat, get a bit of exercise, and try to drink more water, which is difficult :)
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  35. JEFF TAYLOR says

    I am trying to walk more and am watching calories- trying to lose 2 pounds a week until my goal is reached!

  36. Ari says

    This year I plan to get more healthy by going to the gym and engaging in activities that specifically build my endurance and strength!

  37. says

    Hi! In 2013, I’m going to live a healthier year by eating more alkalizing foods. I eat healthy but often choose acidic foods which make me tired. More green and raw foods for me!: ) I’m also planning to do more yoga to relieve stress, and feel less pressure to do so much cardio out of pressure to be thin. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. df says

    signed up for biggest loser contest at local gym….more spin…more zumba…more protein but less fat….no whites!!!this website for recipes!!!

  39. Catherine H. says

    I plan on sticking to a low carb diet throughout 2013, and resuming weight loss after my daughter weans (sometime this year, I hope).

  40. Catherine H. says

    I don’t have a blog or a twitter account, so I used the BlogHer “Happy Hosting Days” form of entry in addition to commenting here. Is that okay?

  41. says

    I plan to have a healthier year by eating more wholesome food and cut down on sugar and fat. Snacking on more healthy good certainly helps too. Also, exercise more! :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  42. Daiva says

    My goal is to loose some weight by exercising (I’ve been doing workout DVDs) 4-6 times a week and reduce amount of sugar (candy, chocolate, cookies and etc.) in my diet.

  43. anne says

    We’ve transitioned from Meatless Mondays to add Fish Fridays– trying to cut down on saturated fats and choose lean proteins.

  44. Anya says

    I am going to go as low carb as my budget allows in order to feed my newly keto dieting boyfriend and ingrain some good habits in myself. I will lower the amount of sugar I consume and replace it with higher protein foods so my workout routine will finally produce the muscles I want.

  45. Yomi says

    I will have a healthier year by lowering my carb intake, increasing whole fruits and veggies in my diet and becoming addicted to my AeroPilates machine.

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