Eating healthy during the holiday season can be difficult. And I’ve found that if I cut things out completely, like snacks and desserts, I only wind up craving them even more. There has to be a good compromise between enjoying your favorite holiday foods while still making good choices. Let me tell you about a healthy holiday snack idea called Biltong, an air-dried meat snack originally from South Africa.
About Made by True
With a penchant for adventure and a passion for fine meats, True Jerky was founded in 2013 by three friends who were serious about making the world a healthier, happier place (without taking themselves too seriously). As we’ve grown beyond jerky, so has our company name. Today we are Made by True, and remain true to our vision of making quality, healthy protein snacks with globally inspired ingredients and flavors—creative energy to fuel life’s adventures.
Through it all, we’ve made some promises to ourselves: If we aren’t having fun, and if we aren’t making the tastiest, healthiest, responsibly made protein snacks out there, then it’s time to fold up shop. So far we’ve stuck to those promises. We don’t claim to be butchers, chefs, nutritionists or mountain men. But we do believe in the integrity of the modern snack. We have new, innovative protein snacks just off the horizon and joining our product family soon. Meat on, and meat often.
Types of Biltong Products:
- Cape Town Classic – Thinly sliced air-dried beef flavored with salt, pepper, and coriander.
- A Savory Adventure – Soft and savory flavored with garlic, herbs, and other spices.
- Little Bit of Spice – Tender slices of beef flavored with coriander, chili powder, and paprika.
Chances are, if you’ve ever been on a diet plan that was protein heavy and low carbs/sugar, you know all about beef jerky. It’s high in protein and you can find it low in carbs and sugars so it’s a great snack option for low carb diets. This usually includes plans like Keto, Whole30, Paleo, etc. But recently, a different type of protein rich snack has been making it’s way onto the shelves. It’s called Biltong. Biltong is meat, usually beef, that is “cured in vinegar and spices, hung dry at room temperature and sliced oh-so-thin.” A very similar product to beef jerky but low in sugar and very thinly sliced.
Made by True has developed three different flavors of Biltong to enjoy. There is Cape Town Classic, Savory Adventure, and a Little Bit of Spice. Each one of these are made of very thinly sliced beef which was air-dried and is very tender to chew. Plus each recipe is high in protein, low in carbs and sugars, gluten-free, soy-free, and uses no preservatives. No matter whether you like a more mild flavor, a hint of heat, or garlic and herb flavors, there’s something for every palette. Each serving also has 32g of protein and 0g of sugar.
Making Better Choices
So how are folks trying to make better choices supposed to survive the holiday season without denying ourselves? For me, it’s all about the snacks. I love beef jerky myself, but since I found the Biltong from Made by True, I can’t get enough. I appreciate how tender the beef is and it’s easier to chew than some types of jerky. Plus since it has no sugar, I can enjoy it guilt free on my Keto diet plan! It’s a great way to get my protein in every day. That’s why it is great for the holiday season, because you can use it as a healthy holiday snack idea. Whether you enjoy it straight from the bag, added to soup, or diced onto a salad, it’s wonderful!
I normally carry around one of the bags with me in my purse or backpack so any time I need to snack, I can make a good choice based on my needs. Sometimes I want a kick of heat, so I’ll go with the spicy version. And when I want a more mild flavor, I will take the classic or garlic & herb style with me. They don’t have to be refrigerated and they are made with US beef! Something I was amused by when I opened my first package was each bag comes with a floss stick, just in case you get some stuck in your teeth!
Make sure you check out Made by True‘s Biltong as a healthy holiday snack idea, for yourself or your friends and family. They would also make great snacks to keep for extra guests during the holiday season. Don’t miss out on this beef jerky alternative from South Africa.
Other Made by True Jerky Options
And for those that also enjoy a tender jerky, Made by True carries a line of jerky like no other. Their beef jerky includes Original Pepper, Korean BBQ, Honey Bourbon Brisket, and a Thai chili Mango flavor.
They also offer a Maple Glazed Pepper Turkey jerky.
Any of these products from Made by True would be a healthy holiday snack idea. Stock up now on your favorite flavors.
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