My kids used to always beg me to buy them beef sticks at the grocery store. The ones in the that are usually propped up near the checkout line at the grocery store. But after looking at the nutrition label I knew I just couldn’t let them eat it.
Why? I found a list of ingredients that I would NEVER want my kids to eat, like mechanically separated chicken, soy protein, hydrolyzed soy, sodium nitrate, corn syrup, and surprisingly… corn and wheat gluten. Yup, those beef sticks are not gluten free.
While I usually make my own healthy snacks for the kids, beef jerky and beef sticks just isn’t in my culinary repertoire.
And then I found Nick’s Sticks.
Nick’s Sticks are meat sticks made with just a few ingredients: 100% grass-fed beef OR 100% free-range turkey, Redmond’s Organic Seasoning Salt (sea salt and spices), lactic acid and celery juice. That’s it. They’re simple, yet so flavorful. And that’s no accident.
Nick Wallace of Nick’s Sticks is one of the founders Wallace Farms, a 100% grass-fed cattle farm in Keystone, Iowa. A former culinary school student, Nick developed the idea and recipe for Nick’s Sticks – an uncomplicated food that nourishes the body.
Here’s what makes Nick’s Sticks the perfect snack:
- Gluten free
- No additives
- No preservatives
- No MSG
- No antibiotics
- No hormones
- No fillers
- No red dye #3 in the casings (nearly all traditional sticks use red #3 — yuck!)
Plus, they’re the perfect on-the-go snack. Pack them in lunches, eat before/after workouts, give to kids after sporting or extracurricular activities or munch on them whenever you can’t sit down for a meal.
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