2 Chix & A Mix – Healthy Way to Enjoy What You Eat

Cookies go fast around these parts.  Now if only there was a simple and healthy alternative to the sugar packed versions we know and love.  Enter 2Chix & a Mix with the answer, a healthy and mostly organic way to enjoy a little sweet tooth craving.  Hailing from Holland MI the tulips aren’t the only thing we love about Holland anymore.  We met up with these 2Chix to get the skinny on this expanding business.

Tell us a little about yourself and the company you own/run

It all started in January of 2013 when Amanda pulled Melinda’s business card off of a bulletin board at a coffee shop and contacted her. They both discover they had gone to the same nutrition school and decided to meet. During that four hour meeting they started a friendship that later blossomed into a business idea, a plan and finally a cookie mix was born, amongst a wonderful life-long friendship.

We decided on mixes because we wanted something that would get people back into their kitchens. If they had to mix in healthy ingredients we could educate them at the same time on how easy it is to make a treat healthy.  We thought it was very necessary to make a product that would and could appeal to audiences with multiple dietary needs.

What is your location and when did you start/how long has the company been in business

 We both are from Holland. Grew up with a passion for food and baking that later developed into a passion about health and wellness. The business officially started in Sept 2013.

What makes your products special/unique

The consumer should know that they are made with rice and organic oat flour, and that they have no refined sugars in the base mix. They also can be made vegan, and flavors are completely dairy free.  Coconut Chocolate Chip is the #1 top selling mix, next in line is the Apple Spice.  So popular we decided to keep it on our product line year-round, instead of just through the fall and winter months.  We also have 2 new products that just launched last month, one is a no-bake treat mix- high protein, and great nutrition for folks on the go and also those living active lifestyles.  We also have a Happy Seed mix that is completely tree nut, peanut, gluten, dairy and also refined sugar free.  Its made with seeds rich in seratonin- which help to make us HAPPY!

What’s the favorite part about your job

 Our passion at work comes from wanting to help people live a long healthy life they can enjoy. To teach them you don’t have to miss out on being healthy, and you have the energy to discover more in life.  We both are health coaches and we are getting back into the health coaching world to help those in need of a better life looking to lose weight, feel better, combat unhealthy foods, and rid their bodies of health problems that they have been battling for years. We can help people overcome all of that!

Where can we buy more of your products

 Our products can be found in some local markets through out GR and Holland, Mackinaw Island, Traverse City, and more!. A list of those stores can be found on our web site www.2ChixandaMix.com

We will be nation wide in five years!  We are launching in Florida in the next month, and are also in both Delaware and Maryland.

Whats the best way to enjoy/eat/prepare/utilize your product

  Its delicious both raw and cooked, and the best part! its made without eggs so it is totally safe to be consumed raw!

Anything else you ladies want to add?

www.2chixhealth.com is our newest adventure!  This summer we are launching a nutritional 7 day eating plan teaching people simple easy tricks to start eating healthier!  It will have recipes, tips, and great easy to read and do information for those seeking simple steps to living healthier without starving and dieting!   If you visit the site now there is a delicious book of free simple, no-bake healthy recipes you can download to get a simple sampling of what we have to offer!

 Check out the mix mavens on Facebook as well!!
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