I hadn't had jerky much before I went to the AHS in August. I’d tried it, but wasn't that impressed. At the AHS the US Wellness Meats company supplied lots of jerky – so I had to try it! It tasted fantastic; completely different to any jerky I’d tried before. The beef jerky I tried contain grass-fed beef and salt. No nasty ingredients whatsoever. But I'm in Australia. What about Kangaroo Jerky?
Dried meat like this is full of protein and such a great snack, being so portable and easy to store. When I got back I was really keen to take advantage of living in the land of kangaroos – by trying Kangaroo Jerky! I think Kangaroo is such a good meat, as it isn’t farmed and is a great protein source.
Unfortunately all of the commercial Roo Jerky’s I've found so far are heavily processed with lots of undesirable ingredients such as sugar, soy sauce, canola oil and lots of artificial ingredients and flavours.
I don’t have a dehydrator yet, but have found a few recipes for home-made jerky, which I’ll be trying soon (I'll keep you updated!). In the meantime I'm going to check out a few local farmers markets here in Sydney at the weekend – hopefully I’ll be able to source some Paleo approved, local, organic, grass fed jerky!
I think Jerky will be a great snack to keep at work and to take to the gym.
Have you found some good Paleo Jerky? Have you tried Kangaroo Jerky? If you have a recipe for making your own I’d love to try it!