Whether you’re on the carnivore diet or you’re getting started with keto, you’re going to explore a world of different foods and snacks throughout your journey. One of the more popular options you’re going to come across are meat snacks.
Wait - what are meat snacks, exactly?
Glad you asked! Today, we’re going to introduce you to the #1 way to keep cravings at bay while actually enjoying your snacks.
No - we’re not suggesting you haul a pack of deli meat with you everywhere we go. And while beef jerky is certainly a type of meat snack, we’ve got something far more exciting to share with you today - our carnivore chips. With just two ingredients and melt-in-your-mouth goodness, you’ll be glad you took a chance on these.
Before we get into the hype around Carnivore Snax, we’ve got quite a bit to share with you about meat snacks in general. So, let’s get into the first question on the docket today: what are meat snacks, exactly?
What are Meat Snacks, Exactly?
As the name suggests, these are snacks made from meat. As you make life changes and transform your diet, the old snacks you’re used to aren’t going to cut it anymore. No longer are you eating just for flavor - you’re eating for function.
This is true of many diets - from the Carnivore diet to Keto, and even less restrictive diets - where one just wants to cut out unnecessary sugar, carbs, and artificial flavors.
The point is that rather than reaching for a bag of chips or even fruit - which is loaded with sugar and carbs - you can rely on meat snacks. They offer a potent dose of protein with zero carbs. And, they’re downright delicious - at least, when you get your hands on the right product! As we teased at the outlook, the reputation of Carnivore Snax speaks for itself - people can’t get enough of them.
So, that’s the basics of meat snacks. Simple enough, right? But, there is much more to these snacks than meats the eye. To progress this conversation and provide you with deeper insights, let’s ask a more important question that yields a better answer: what are meat snacks made of?
What are Meat Snacks Made of? The Importance of Checking Ingredients
This is a loaded question, and one that we are unable to provide a “one-size-fits-all” answer to. That’s because in this day and age, there are countless companies offering their own take on meat snacks. From jerky to biltong - and even the more simplified approach to meat snacks we’ve taken at Carniovore Snax.
Here’s what you need to know about what meat snacks are made of traditionally - and why checking the ingredients label is an essential part of picking yours.
Most Options are Packed With Filler Ingredients & Artificial Flavors
For decades, dieters of all walks of life have relied on classics like beef jerky to stay within the confines of their diets. And to a certain extent, this works - until you take a more intensive look at the ingredients label. This will reveal just how processed your favorite jerky snacks are.
To give you a better look at just how questionable common meat snacks ingredients formulations can be, let’s examine Jack Links. You’ve no doubt seen ads for these beef jerky packs and sticks - and you’ve probably come across them in your local gas stations or grocery stores. Here’s the breakdown on what goes into their original beef jerky recipe:
“BEEF, WATER, SUGAR, BROWN SUGAR, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF SEA SALT, SALT, SOY SAUCE (WHEAT, SOYBEANS, SALT), HYDROLYZED CORN PROTEIN, YEAST EXTRACT, FLAVORS, MALTODEXTRIN, CULTURED CELERY EXTRACT, BEEF STOCK, PINEAPPLE POWDER, CITRIC ACID”
That’s a lot of ingredients…and don’t even get us started on the flavored options! We aren’t here to talk down on Jack Links - they aren’t then only company doing this, after all. This is what you can expect to find on just about every meat snack product out there. The same is true of biltong.
All of this is to say that traditional meat snacks don’t cut it. You need a snack with as few ingredients as possible. And at Carnivore Snax, we’ve got exactly what you need…
We Do Things a Bit Differently With Our Meat Snacks
At Carnivore Snax, our mission is to provide athletes and everyday people alike with healthy, natural snacks that align with their goals. And in order to do that, we’ve created the most delicious, natural meat snack lineup in the industry. Our products feature just two ingredients: meat and salt. It doesn’t get any more natural than that!
No additives, no seasonings, no marinades, no sugar. No fire, no grill, no steak knife needed. You can enjoy these at home or on the go. We know what you’re thinking…sounds pretty bland. But you couldn’t be further from the truth. Our snacks have been referred to as “meat pastries” by those who have had the pleasure of tasting them firsthand. They start with a light, airy crunch before literally melting in your mouth.
And, we haven’t even talked about one of the more problematic elements of traditional meat snacks: how they’re sourced.
We’ve seen the ugly side of the meat industry and have taken a stance. We only partner with farmers who apply regenerative agricultural practices. These farms mimic the wild, making them carbon sequestering and wonderfully humane for all their healthy animals. You can feel good about shopping with us - our values are as quality as the snacks themselves.
But - are meat snacks right for you? Let’s take a look at who can benefit from adding these delicacies to their arsenal.
What Diets are Meat Snacks a Good Choice for?
Frankly, there isn’t a diet out there that won’t benefit from the addition of this superfood snack. Anyone who wants to eliminate unnatural, processed, and unhealthy foods from their diet can rely on our meat snacks. With that said, here are a few diets these are especially helpful for:
- Carnivore diet
- Atkins diet
- Paleo diet
- Mediterranean diet
- Dukan diet
Basically, any diet that requires to intake more natural sources of food is a perfect pairing for our meat snacks. They’re zero carb and high in protein, with a healthy serving of fat.
And really, if you don’t consider yourself a “dieter” - but rather, someone who wants to make healthy lifestyle adjustments - these meat snacks are an excellent way to keep youreslf feeling food and energized throughout the day. You can snack on these guilt free.
Bodybuilders, crossfitters, athletes, and health-nuts alike agree: these are a must try. If Joe Rogan loves them, you can rest assured you will too. Ready to experience the difference they make in your day-to-day life firsthand?
Want to Experience the Difference Carnivore Snax Meat Chips Can Make in Your Life?
We’ve covered just about everything you need to know about what meat snacks are - and why they belong in your pantry, your desk at work, your car, your gym bag, and everywhere else you may reach for a snack.
Rather than putting processed nonsense into your body, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you’re putting your health and wellbeing at the forefront of your snacking habit. And now, the only question left to answer is, which will you try first? With so many tantalizing types of meat snacks in our catalog, there’s no bad place to start - you might as well try them all!
Our personal favorites include the ribeye chips, steak chips, and pork chips. But, we’re constantly introducing fun new varieties - including our chicken chips, lamb chips, and brisket chips. Keeping variety on hand helps you keep things fresh so you never get bored!
Final Thoughts on What Meat Snacks are all About
We hope this article cleared up any questions you may have had about meat snacks. As you can see, the hype behind the snacks we’ve created at Carnivore Snax is substantiated. They’re as healthy as a snack gets and they taste incredible.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to our site and grab yourself a few flavors. You’ll be glad you did once you take that first bite!