Disclaimer: I was given samples of Paleovalley’s 100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks to try. As always, all opinions are my own.
Beef stick, you ask? Why would that be a good snack? I was excited when Paleovalley asked me to try their 100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks. I’ve tried several meat protein snacks on long runs such as Epic Bars, Wilde Bars and the beef stick from Trader Joe’s. On a long run, in the latter half of the run, I often find myself craving “real food.” I want something salty and real–not an energy chew or waffle. So when I learned about Paleovalley’s beef sticks, I knew this was something I had to try!
The beef sticks come in 4 flavors: Original, Jalapeno, Summer Sausage, and Garlic Summer Sausage.
As co-founder, Autumn Smith says, “Ours are the only beef sticks in the USA made from 100% grass fed/grass finished beef and organic spices that are naturally fermented.”
Here’s what’s special about Paleovalley’s 100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks:
• 100% grass fed and grass finished beef raised by family farmers in the U.S.
• No antibiotics, steroids or hormones in the beef
• Organic spices
• Naturally fermented sticks that are shelf stable without using chemicals. Almost all other similar beef snack products use GMO corn-based citric acid encapsulated in hydrogenated oils to process their products but Paleovalley doesn’t!
• Cooked at low temperatures
• 1 billion probiotic CFUs in each stick, thanks to the fermentation process. So you’re getting in your probiotics, too!
I’ve been eating Paleovalley’s beef sticks on long runs and they taste really good! They’re actually juicy. They don’t have that casing that makes the beef stick taste waxy or tough to eat.
Each stick is 70 calories and has 0 grams of sugar! They’re gluten free, soy free, dairy free and don’t contain artificial nitrates or nitrites.
I ate my Paleovalley 100% grass fed beef stick at the LA Marathon and it was just what I needed around Mile 17.
Recently, I took it with me on an all-day bike ride at Ciclavia Culver City Meets Venice. I don’t ride often and rode 20 miles. It was super fun but I was tired and hungry when I got to the beach.
The Garlic Summer Sausage beef stick was the perfect healthy snack to get me through till lunch time.
I’m not sure which flavor is my favorite! I really like them all! They’re all rich in flavor.
If you need clean protein that’s paleo-friendly, nutrient dense, gut-friendly and delicious, Paleovalley’s 100% grass fed beef sticks are for you!
They were recently voted as a top snack of the year by Paleo Magazine. Co-founders, Chas and Autumn Smith, started Paleovalley after Autumn suffered from acute digestive issues. They saw the need for clean, paleo-friendly snacks and started Paleovalley with a mission to create clean products that are free from problematic ingredients and promote vibrant health.
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Whether I’m on the trails, riding my bike or just needing a good snack, Palevalley’s 100% grass fed beef sticks are really awesome!
Your path, your pace, Tam