I always here of these moms who say they haven't had anything to eat all day. In my head I'm like whaaattt?? How can this be? Even on my busiest days, you can betcha I made time to eat something whether I had to stand while eating, take it in the car, or whatevah! I can guarantee you I got my calories in. But, sometimes this gets me into a tricky situation if I am super busy because I end up eating maybe not the best thing nutritionally for my body and then I kinda crash and burn in the energy department, which is not good with a one year old whose energy never stops unless he is asleep. That all changed when I learned that making your own jerky is actually super easy and is the perfect high protein snack to get me through even the busiest of hours.
I like to pack it in a zip-loc inside my diaper bag and then I always have a healthy little nibble to keep me from eating something I shouldn't! Check out the full how to and the recipe here on E-How to see just how easy it is to make for yourself!
You can totally do this same method with different marinades and meats! Feel free to play around until you find your perfect jerky flavor! Also...no dehydrator necessary!