If you're like me, snacks can be a toughy for the whole foods family. You're tempted to reach for cookies, crackers, or (gasp) candy.
Well, I've got lots of Homemade Snacks that I make regularly, but often my kiddos eat them up so fast that I need to work to keep up with them!
It's nice to every once in a while have something available for them to snack on that I don't have to make.
I'm such a “make it yourself” gal that that is tough for me to do, but I am trying—
Anyway, you already know I love my Excalibur Dehydrator, right?
Ever since I bought it, we've dehydrated a bunch of things. We've made:
– fruit leather
– flax crackers
– Dried Fruit (apples, pears, bananas. I tried cranberries, but they didn't work that great. Blah.)
– Herbs (See the Easiest Way to Preserve Herbs)
I hope to do a lot more.
One thing I haven't tried my hand at yet is jerky.
Something kind of makes me nervous about drying meat.
It's like that and canning are the next “kitchen learning curves” for me.
That's why I was really excited when I was asked to try out Jerky Direct's organic, grass fed jerky.
The “men” in my house (hubby and sons) LOVE jerky. Well, I do too, but their passion for it is really something.
I quickly said “yes” to the opportunity to try it out.
We ended up receiving some packs of jerky and then I bought some other organic jerky and got a little bit of regular jerky (this one I didn't pay for–they were free samples at Costco :)) and we did a taste test.
Jerky Taste Test Results
The preservative-laden one (it wasn't organic either, so it wasn't all that fair of a comparison) was the clear “loser”. (I do LOVE Costco so nothing against them. It's just that their jerky isn't the greatest.)
Jerky Direct's was the clear winner with my boys. I thought so too. We tried all 4 flavors of the organic jerkies and my husband picked the other company for one of the flavors, but he picked Jerky Direct for the other ones.
I love that they have organic jerky. The cows are grass fed, and have no antibiotics or hormones fed to them. My kind of meat. (Oh, and it's gluten free as well!)
They carry non-organic products as well, in addition to Pet Strips (healthy, not “made in China” pet snacks) and fruit strips.
And the flavors are amazing:
Jerky Direct's Great Flavors:
– Black Pepper or
– Sweet and Spicy
They're all great. No favorites here. Just yum all around.
Now, Jerky Direct is a direct sales company. That means you get the jerky from a representative–not from a store.
There are 3 Ways to Buy jerky from Jerky Direct:
1. You can purchase anything you like from Lake Ramm (my Jerky Direct rep)'s website.
2. Or, you can sign up as a Preferred Customer and get jerky auto-shipped to you every month.
3. Or, you can sign up as a Distributor. You get the auto-ship and you can buy extra jerky at wholesale pricing (42% off), which you can eat or re-sell. You also get a free website and can earn money. (You can even sign up your son or daughter under your sponsorship and train your child in a new business!)
You get 2 packs of yummy jerky sent to your home for only $12.30 plus $1.97 shipping. (I don't know if you've priced organic jerky before, but that's a pretty good price.)
If you refer others to purchase Jerky Direct you can end up getting your jerky for free. Free jerky…hmmm….. The men in my household would be very happy.
You can check out Lake Ramm's Facebook page here.
Now here's the great part. The giveaway…..
Lake is offering to one of my readers, a set of 3 twin packs (that's 6 bags of jerky–a value of $36.90) in the flavor of your choice!
We loved all of them, so I tell you, it's going to be hard to choose.
Just enter in the Rafflecopter widget below. Do what it says by each of the entries and in one week, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive FREE jerky.
(Remember to do what the widget tells you to do, or you can't win.)
And you do need to subscribe to my email updates in order to win. I know, it might seem a little “strict” but I want to reward my faithful, wonderful readers with all of these goodies.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Need some more “on the go” snacks? How about:
6. No-Bake Coconut Delights. Super fast and super good.
Do you like jerky as much as we do?