View Full Version : Beef Jerky a Good Snack?

03-07-2008, 01:56 PM
I've been eating beef jerky a lot lately as a snack. A lot of times I'll be at a convenience store and craving something small to snack on and I don't want to grab a candy bar. One day I was reading labels on stuff and I realized that beef jerky is basically just protein (and salt). Virtually now carbs or fat, and very few calories.

I think a bag of it is around:
250 cals
3.5 g fat
3g carbs
30g protein

The only bad thing is that one bag has about 60% of your RDA for sodium.

03-07-2008, 02:49 PM
Yeh it's fine, it has a lot of sodium but aside from that...

It's also expensive.

03-07-2008, 03:12 PM
Yeh it's fine, it has a lot of sodium but aside from that...

It's also expensive.

True. It'd be cheaper and healthier to have an extra protein shake I guess.

03-07-2008, 06:24 PM
You can make your own. It's not hard to do,I make 1-2 pounds at a time. Do a search on Google for directions. It's a lot cheaper + less sodium and no nitrates.

03-08-2008, 04:52 PM
Beef Jerky is the foodstuff of kings! I love it.

03-19-2008, 04:14 AM
Jerky is a great snack... They have Wild Bill's hickory smoked jerky at the bar I work at. I love beef jerky!!

03-19-2008, 09:24 PM
i ate 1/4lb of it in a sitting... then toilet for half an hour afterthat. do not eat in excess.

03-19-2008, 09:34 PM
Besides the salt jerkey's pretty much the best snack out there. So damn good and so much protein. We usually get at least 2 deer a year and make up a lot of our own jerkey.

03-20-2008, 09:33 AM
Beef jerkey nuggets are the best. Another vote for a good snack. It is what I usually grab at a convenient store if I want something...unless I'm going somewhere around girls because it makes your mouth taste nasty.

03-20-2008, 09:36 AM
I try to avoid any jerky that is not homemade simpyl because it's so high in sodium among other things.

Homemade has my seal of approval though *drools*

03-20-2008, 04:04 PM
i like the jack links peppered

03-21-2008, 09:08 AM
i like the jack links peppered

That's what I eat 99% of the time, lol. Jack Links Peppered is the best!

I also recently tried some of the Jack Links Tender Cuts and they were really good too. They had Chicken Fajita Tender Cuts that were pretty awesome.