If you’re like most parents, you’re always looking for healthier snacks to satisfy your kids’ cravings (and your own). Television commercials and other marketing campaigns tote a variety of snacks easily found in grocery stores, but a quick peek at the nutrition facts of these foods might make you raise your eyebrows. There are other, healthier options to choose which are as convenient, like turkey jerky!
The convenient packaging and finger-friendliness of jerky make it great for group events and gatherings. Plus, if you buy turkey jerky in bulk, you can save money too. A few of the reasons that turkey jerky is particularly healthy are below.
As leaner meat, turkey makes for great jerky. This lean meat contains less fat than other jerkies such as beef jerky and much less fat than other snack foods like potato chips or cookies.
Since turkey jerky contains a very high protein, it assists in the maintenance and promotion of muscle growth while satisfying your appetite in a pinch. This means that it’s a particularly beneficial snack to enjoy between meals since it will satiate you and can help to prevent overeating.
On average, a one-ounce serving of turkey jerky has only 100 calories. This makes turkey jerky a guilt-free snack that will keep you satisfied and energetic.
Turkey even beats out its lean meat partner, chicken, in the amino acid department. Turkey contains thousands of milligrams of various amino acids, which the building blocks of proteins and largely responsible for our body’s growth and repair.