jerky and meat snacks
here’s our take on choosing jerky and meat snacks.
beef jerky and dried meats are some of the best snacks available. most of us that are real foodies probably don’t’ find it necessary to snack much, if at all. but even if we don’t snack, most of us would all benefit from having some optimal choices available just in case. I know I find myself wanting a little jerky or bacon mid-afternoon, or at home while I’m getting my dinner ready.
jerky and meat snacks are optimal choices to keep on hand because they are extremely nutrient-dense and satiating. they will not disrupt our goals when eating real food – nutrients and nurturing self-sufficiency (metabolic flexibility, fat-burning).
also, let’s talk about temptations! if you’re in a situation where there’s a lot of temptation, and you get your hunger triggered, it’s great to have this stuff on hand!!! remember REAL FOOD FIRST! so if you must eat, it needs to be the right stuff.
there ARE situations where it’s perfect to have these - hikes, camping trips, road trips, plane flights, etc., and there are places that are great to keep these things just in case - work, home, office, backpack, etc.
when choosing beef jerky and dried meats, use some common sense. we are real foodies to the core, so we basically want meat, salt, sugar, spices and seasonings.
there are plenty of other approve options out there, but these are our top picks!
because they’re pretty much non-perishable for a good length of time, they are perfect to keep around just in case you get a craving, and it can keep you from eating crap.