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    Jack Links Beef Sticks as snack?


    So, what are the thoughts on having these as a snack? Supposedly 110 cals, 9g of fat (4 saturated, 80 calories), 6g of protein.

    Would this be ok? I need something that I'm able to carry around in my bagpack, how good would these be?

    Granted I need to eat about 3 of them to feel kinda full for a little.

    Any thoughts or alternatives?

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    i used to buy homemade beef jerky on eBay a few years back. really good stuff and it didn't have any of the added junk (sodium nitrite, high amounts of salt). i would look into that. might even be easier on your wallet, not to mention your health.

    you could look into making your own beef jerky as well. not hard from what i hear..
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    Yeah, they are awful high in salt,.. I guess you'd have to eat more potassium!
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    I say no. Close to half the amount of fat in grams is saturated. 6 grams of protein per bar total up to only 24 calories out of the 110... The rest are mainly from sat. fat. That's a pretty sh*tty protein to fat ratio.

    The only reason to buy the product IMO is because it's cheap, but if you can spend a few more bucks, go for some high quality beef jerky. Higher in protein and lower in overall fat, depending on what you buy. Another alternative, if you have the time, is to prepare a small portable meal. You can open up a can of tuna/salmon/beef, add some veggies, and take it in a small airtight box.
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    Making your own beef jerkey if fairly simple, all you need is beef and a dehydrator... tastes boss too.

    I stopped eating those jerkey sticks in highschool just because of all the fat and perservatives pumped into them.
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    Anyone's got a link to where I could buy good jerky online then? The only one I have access to is the packaged one and they run for $5 a piece, and considering I need it everyday while on the move it's a little bit over my budget.

    And as far as preparing a meal is kinda hard cause it has to be carrier in my full backpack, and it'll usually spill or go bad after 7 hours inside it.
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    Bumpity bump.

    Anyone has any snack ideas that I can take on the go or where I can buy on ebay or such? If you know a place could you be kind enough to PM me with it?

    Thanks.
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    Bumpity bump.

    Anyone has any snack ideas that I can take on the go or where I can buy on ebay or such? If you know a place could you be kind enough to PM me with it?

    Thanks.
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    might want to start looking on eBay and take it from there. thats where i used to buy my jerky from. look into making your own too! that's probably going to be the most efficient route
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    google bulk jerky or wholesale jerky i've found a few sites...
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    Beef jerky is much better than the beef sticks and is generally cheaper. You can get it in bulk on Amazon and eBay. Of course, you can always make your own too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purebred View Post
    i used to buy homemade beef jerky on eBay a few years back. really good stuff and it didn't have any of the added junk (sodium nitrite, high amounts of salt). i would look into that. might even be easier on your wallet, not to mention your health.

    you could look into making your own beef jerky as well. not hard from what i hear..
    There's a certain ratio of salt per pound of meat. I don't recall off the top of my head though, but it's to ensure proper dehydration as well as preserving the meat.

    So, it's all pretty salty. But jerky is way better than the beef sticks. Those have a ton of saturated pork and beef fats...
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    There are a lot worse things for you than salt.
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    For the price you would pay for jerky, you could get some great bars that not only supply protein but many other nutrients that are not found in the meat.
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    then again you could always make your own protein bars, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by briancogs888 View Post
    For the price you would pay for jerky, you could get some great bars that not only supply protein but many other nutrients that are not found in the meat.
    Żeah, problem is I don't really have the money for the whole jerky nor bar. I mean, beef sticks are 69 cents, now that I can buy with ease. But paying 3, 5 bucks for a pack of jerky is kinda sketchy...

    Going to look for ebay and see what they have for me.
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    I get all organic meal replacement bars for 15.59 for 12 bars. You get 12g protein, 5g of fiber, vitamins,minerals, antioxidants (blueberry) 7g fat (3.5 sat and 0 trans) and its $1.30 a bar. Two of your sticks adds up to 1.38 and you don't get the vitamins, minerals,etc. I wasn't going to do the math for you but I figured I would be nice, lol.
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    Hum, now that doesn't sound as bad...

    Online shopping? Cause at Meijer I found the cheapest to be a granola bar for 1.75 each, and it barely had any protein and for sure did not fill me up.

    How filling are those? Care to share the brand or where from? hehe
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    tons of sodium
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    I'm interested in the homemade jerky option...Any of you guys buy a dehydrator and do that? What kind of meat do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCo4Fun View Post
    I'm interested in the homemade jerky option...Any of you guys buy a dehydrator and do that? What kind of meat do you use?
    I've heard of people just using the oven.
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    I just bought a dehydrator at Amazon, you can find the full set by less than 50 bucks.

    I bought some roast meat, asked the butcher to grind it for me and it's waiting in the freezer now till it arrives. I plan on marinading it and then giving it a go!

    I'll post on thursday how it tastes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bla55 View Post
    I just bought a dehydrator at Amazon, you can find the full set by less than 50 bucks.

    I bought some roast meat, asked the butcher to grind it for me and it's waiting in the freezer now till it arrives. I plan on marinading it and then giving it a go!

    I'll post on thursday how it tastes!
    50 bucks is a lot more reasonable than I expected...keep us posted!
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    One of my better purchases.

    I bought about 4 different marinade sauces and it's just awsome. Ginger teriaki, steakhouse, bbq, a1, so many... And just marinaded a bunch of different extra-lean ground beef.

    To add some carb I smashed a few wheathins to the ground beef and some little oatmeal, and worked it all.

    Awsome. Just plain awsome. One of my better purchases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bla55 View Post
    One of my better purchases.

    I bought about 4 different marinade sauces and it's just awsome. Ginger teriaki, steakhouse, bbq, a1, so many... And just marinaded a bunch of different extra-lean ground beef.

    To add some carb I smashed a few wheathins to the ground beef and some little oatmeal, and worked it all.

    Awsome. Just plain awsome. One of my better purchases.
    That ginger teriyaki sounds delicious - what's the brand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCo4Fun View Post
    I'm interested in the homemade jerky option...Any of you guys buy a dehydrator and do that? What kind of meat do you use?
    i have a dehydrator, had it for years. you can use an oven, but the dehydrator is nice.

    What i use is just thin bottom round strips, walmart sells em. recently I tried a teaspoon of maple extract with a little bit of garlic salt, apple cider vinegar and water as marinade, and its fantastic.
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    This sounds like something I need to get...
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    The ginger teriaki is an A1 Marinade sauce, they've got a series of them, I decided to try each and everyone! hahah

    I've seen the strips of round beef but I've chosen the extra lean ground beef so I can do various marinades with it and also stick some good carbs in it as I add little of oatmeal and wheat thins.
  

  
 

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