As Mother Nature continues to tease us with sunny days followed by rainy ones, our minds have shifted focus from hiking the mountain for spring slush turns, to getting out on our road bikes in attempt to dust off the cobwebs as we wait for dry, tacky trails of endless mountain biking.
Many of us take our mud-season getaways to Fruita, Vernal and Moab for a taste of warm temperatures and cherished spring rides on the mountain bike. Getting bikes back out of storage and tuned up is part of our spring rituals, and we look forward to these trips to camp outside, grill burgers and sip frosty beer while sporting t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops.
With the convenience of small packaging, meat snacks provide the lean protein bikers and endurance athletes alike are turning to for a boost during and after exercise. Sweetwood’s All Natural, Grass-fed jerky serves two people, so make sure you bring enough for your hiking and biking partners. The All Natural Original, Teriyaki and Hot Jerky contain 11 grams of protein per serving, and the All Natural Peppered contains 9 grams of protein per serving.
Sweetwood’s Bully Bar is all natural and minimally processed with no artificial ingredients. Each 1-oz. bar contains natural herbs and spices combined with grass-fed beef that has no nitrates, no MSG and is gluten free. Each ‘grip & rip’ bar serves 7 grams of protein while adding just 90 calories to an athlete’s daily intake.
The FATTY line of meat snacks are made up of all-natural pork and grass-fed beef and contain no nitrates or nitrites, no MSG and are Gluten Free. Ranging from 130-210 calories depending on flavor, and packing between 9-12 grams of protein, the Original, Jalapeño, Teriyaki and BBQ flavored FATTY sticks are the perfect protein snack to keep your body and brain healthy and happy while trekking or peddling the most technical of trails.
So as you pack your food bags for your spring getaways, make sure to take your supply of Sweetwood products. They’ll easily fit in your camelback, bike bag or jersey pocket for a convenient trail snack that will leave you feeling energized and agile rather than heavy and lethargic. Keep snacking, guilt free!
Written by: Brett Buckles