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Savoury "Protein Bars"

Morganna | Aug 5, 2008 05:26 AM

I need to get a fair amount of protein intake throughout the day. I can process around, roughly, 25 grams of protein at a time, which means if I eat more than that at a sitting, I'm mostly wasting the protein over that amount. So I try to increase my protein intake throughout the day with smaller snacks. I need to get in around 106 grams of protein a day, and my husband needs to get in around 158 grams per day.

So we've been trying protein bars, but my major complaint about them is that the ones I've found, they're all sweet. I don't want sweet that often during the day. I want savoury. So the conversation went like this:

Me: I'm tired of all the sweet protein bars, so I'm thinking of looking for ones that are savoury
Him: You mean like chicken flavoured or something?
Me: or something like that
Him: Wouldn't that just be, oh, meat?

My husband is nothing if not sensible. The issue is stability and spoilage, mainly. Beef jerky is, generally, too tough for us, hard on our stomachs (we had surgery) and hard to process, so I'm looking for something softer. We were brainstorming and thinking maybe strips of meat, slightly thicker than jerky, that I smoke using my smoker. Then I can use my food saver to make packets of them, and even store some in the freezer to make them last longer.

So that's what I'm looking for. Ideas for sorta.. well, I guess preserved meats that aren't quite as dry and hard as jerky, and recipes for that. Anyone have any thoughts on that? :)

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