April 15, 2014
Primal Spirit Foods - Vegan Jerky Review
Primal Spirit Foods is a wonderful company that caters to vegetarians and vegans looking for alternatives to meat products. The brand makes excellent tasting meatless jerky strips and guarantees that their all natural products are GMO free, preservative free, vegan & kosher, zero cholesterol, and have no artificial ingredients or colors.
I loved each and every flavor I tried and was thrilled to see the high protein content for such a low calorie snack. The strips come in between 70 and 130 calories and are all very low in fat, so you don't need to worry about these snacks packing on the pounds. I tried all six flavors available: Teriyaki, Texas BBQ, Mesquite Lime, Hot & Spicy, Hickory Smoked, and Thai Peanut. My favorites were the Hot & Spicy, Hickory Smoked, and Thai Peanut...though it's tough to say I chose favorites! Kendall sampled them as well and he loved the Teriyaki, Texas BBQ, and Hot & Spicy.
These snacks certainly came in handy during our recent trip to Puerto Rico. I was expecting a pig-eaters-paradise but for the most part, I was able to find veggie friendly foods. There was only one incident where the ONLY option for me was a giant bowl of guacamole. Since Kendall dines vegan at home with me but not necessarily when dining out or as a practice, he was able to chow on some non-veggie tacos. Luckily for me, I had some trusty jerky strips to tide me over and munch as a nice complement to my huge bowl-o-guac! (Pictures below show me sippin' a mojito appetizer followed by our trip to the meat-mobile. Who would have thought a food truck called "Chile Verde" would only offer guacamole for vegetarians?!).
Oh yeah, besides the guacamole, they had some wonderful vegan tamarindo juice and horchata!
These little strips are conveniently vacuum packed and easy to slip into a pocket, handbag, or backpack. They are also extremely kid friendly if you're looking to give your little one a HEALTHY snack after school.
I will be stowing these away for:
-in my car for emergency snacking
-in my desk at work for emergency snacking
-in my gym bag
-for trips to the beach
-for giving as a gift to my sister (I HAD been familiar with Primal Strips before writing this post, just not the wonderful array of flavors. I once bought a case for my sister for Christmas!)
You can order these babies through Amazon, other online retailers, or find them at many natural food stores.
A hand-picked breadfruit!
AMAZING stuffed onion and rice dish in Aguadilla!
Oh hey! This isn't Puerto Rico! Home sweet home and still enjoying Primal strips. We went on a beautiful hike this weekend and enjoyed the FINALLY WARM weather in the Northeast.