We Tried Paleovalley's Beef Sticks, Here's What The Whole Family Thought
I'm always looking for healthy high-protein snacks for the family. We try not to buy too many processed foods, so I put together trail mix and occasionally make peanut butter oat balls, but the kids are tired of nuts and dried fruit.
Somehow I'm the only one in my house with a sweet tooth (more chocolate for me!), so it was time to find some savory snacks.
Thankfully, it's not too cool by us, so we tend to explore some of the trails near us pretty often, and I wanted something that would stay nice in a backpack.
From a health food blogger, I found out about Paleovalley's Beef Sticks. They started with a paleo focus, but bring a thoughtful process to producing healthy, conscious foods and supplements.
I love their passion with the sourcing of their ingredients and the husband and wife's founder story, but I was skeptical if my kids (and the adults) would be interested in snacking on beef sticks.
My husband does occasionally get jerky, and I liked how much better these were than dried meat snacks. Paleovalley uses 100% grass-fed beef that's naturally fermented to allow for gut-friendly probiotics.
Grass-fed beef also contains more vitamins and nutrients that are even absorbed more easily, thanks to healthy fats: calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, beta-carotene, iron, B vitamins – specifically (thiamin (B1) and riboflavin (B2), and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.
I read reviews where even people who don't eat meat very often will occasionally indulge in one of these.
Again, I was worried about the taste and the texture, but it does come in several flavors; Original, Jalapeño, Summer Sausage, Garlic Summer Sausage, and Teriyaki. The ingredients were all-natural and Paleovalley offers a 60 day 100% money-back guarantee on all of their products, so I thought I'd give them a try.
When they arrived at our doorstep, the kids clamored to open the box for a snack. I like the size of the beef sticks. They weren't skinny or dry, and thanks to the fermentation process and packaging, they didn't need to be refrigerated.
My son ripped open a Teriyaki flavor and ate it so fast I worried about his airpipe. I opened an Original flavor stick and was pleasantly surprised! I would love to store a few of these in a bag for any trips.
The whole family really likes them, so I set up a subscription (which saves 5% on my orders) to never run out.
Even though we're not paleo, we love these grain-free paleo snacks!