MISSION: EMBRACE WHAT'S NEW
Sounds like a
subject line from spam email, right? Well, believe it or
not, even if you don't consciously cut down on calories,
snacking on turkey jerky will help you shed excess pounds.
it's a low-fat food that's loaded in protein, which was
recently found to trigger the release of the anti-hunger
hormone PPY. And that helps you eat an impressive 30%
less at meals and decreases overall calorie consumption
for an entire 24 hours, according to a brand-new study
from University College London in England.
If the term
"jerky" has you shuddering at the thought of
chowing down on
anything that's sold under the blinding fluorescent
lights at your local 24-hour slurpee store, you're in
luck. Jerky isnít the chemical-saturated convenience
store snack it once was. There are now plenty of
varieties that are all natural and free of
preservatives, nitrates, MSG and other scary chemicals.
Turkey jerky is a tasty on-the-go treat that doesn't
require refrigeration. Just pop a couple in your purse
or knapsack and keep them there till a hunger pang hits!
We've rounded up
our four favorite 100% all-natural turkey snacks.
down for super-easy recipes for making your
own turkey jerky right at home!
jerky #1: SnackMasters
used in the jerky are range-raised and fed an all-natural diet free of
growth hormones and antibiotics. Choose from
original recipe, teriyaki, hot & spicy and peppered
$5.99 per 3.5-ounce packet,
SnackMasters.com, (800) 421-1223
Golden Valley Natural
are fed an all-vegetarian diet free of growth
hormones and antibiotics. Choose from original,
teriyaki, sweet and spice and black pepper flavors.
GoldenValleyNatural.com, (208) 227-9000
Fave turkey jerky #3:
Available in hickory smoked
$5.49 for a 4-ounce packet,
Coast Jerky Factory
Available in original flavor
yourself: $4.95 for a 4-ounce packet,
MAKE IT AT HOME:
Use these easy
recipes to make turkey jerky in your own oven
Recipe from Shady Brook Farms