5 Tips for Staying Lean During the Holidays

All I want for Christmas is my… pants to fit. Anyone else finding it tempting to trade buttons and zippers in for a pair of sweats for the long haul? Resist! We know the holiday season makes it challenging to stick to our health and wellness goals. That little devil whispers in your ear:...

A bbq pit ready to start smoking meat

Is Liquid Smoke Necessary?

Have you ever seen an experienced pit master at work? It’s like watching a parent tenderly caring for their newborn. They wait, they watch, they smell, they sense… they are on full alert to make sure nothing disturbs their baby (“baby” meaning their bundle of brisket, beef, pork, or turkey joy). All the effort,...

What’s a Good Muscle-Building Diet Plan?

When you hit the gym, what’s your goal? Most people say to lose weight. But many people workout to gain. Well… gain muscle, that is. The more muscle we have, the more calories we burn, and the easier it is to lose weight and perform strength-related activities. Those who are focusing on strength training...

A pepperoni and cheese pizza cut into eight slices

Where Does Pepperoni Come From?

Feel like pizza? When you’ve got a group of hungry kids, friends, and family, there is one topping that is sure to please most: pepperoni. It is not only the single most popular pizza topping in the U.S., it is a staple in tens of millions of kitchens and pantries. Pizza may be the...

A package of high-fat jerky

Is Jerky High in Fat?

Nutritious, ultra-convenient snack that’s perfect for on-the-go folks – or additive-loaded imposter that will 100% derail your health and wellness goals? Are meat snacks healthy? This hard-hitting piece will answer your questions. And probably make you hungry. Don’t worry: we have a solution for that too. High-Fat Jerky? Is beef jerky high in fat?...

A courier delivering a keto krate box

Keto Krate Reviews Are In!

Life is hard. Work is hard. Trying to be in four places at once is hard. Figuring out how you’re going to take this one to soccer, that one to ballet, and yourself to the gym is hard. Cooking dinner when everyone says “I don’t care” when you ask for suggestions is hard. Finding...

Keto Diet Snacks | Beef Jerky on Keto | Sweetwood Smokehouse

Is Beef Jerky Keto?

If you’ve done your research and talked with your doctor, keto may be the right fit for you. The keto lifestyle and eating habits is extremely popular, and as always, the key to success is consistency and learning which foods to incorporate into your daily routine. But if you’re like us, you have one...

A pouch of grass-fed beef jerky and a stick of ABF pork and grass-fed beef sausage sitting in the grass along a beach

What Are the Advantages of Grass-Fed Beef?

These days, as more and more people are now holistically thinking about their diets, the benefits of Grass-Fed Beef have gotten a bit of well-deserved attention. So much of our attention goes to what is best for our bodies and our health when we make decisions about what to put into our bodies, and...

A close up of an open, smiling mouth about to bite into healthy meat snacks

Why People Love Healthy Meat Snacks

Eating healthy is more than just a preferred way of living. If you enjoy healthy snacks and meals, you can reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. Many people mistake healthy eating for vegan- or vegetarian-style diets, which is...

Packaged grab-and-go paleo snacks sitting on a rock in the woods

What Snacks Can You Have on the Paleo Diet?

Looking for some great grab-and-go paleo snacks? Paleo diets were once popular with boomers, but they have come back around and regained popularity in recent years with younger generations. So, what’s up with the resurgence of this diet trend? The paleo diet is loosely based on our best guesses as to what our cavemen...

High-energy snacks on the sidelines at a soccer game

What Is a Good High-Energy Snack?

These days, you don’t need to be an athlete to require the best high-energy snacks. Balancing family, work, and all of life’s other routines and surprises, requires a protein pick-me-up if you’re going to make it through the day, accomplishing everything you need to and feeling good while doing it.  Whether you need to...

A pantry stocked with healthy snacks for work

Top 10 Healthy Meat Snacks for Work

Whether you are on a keto diet or not, a healthy meat snack can really hit the spot. Meat snacks can make really excellent options for just about any situation, from late days to hard workouts. They also appeal to a really wide range of people (and dogs…we’ll tell you later). Meat snacks make...

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