Look, AIP is worthy, but hard. Make it just a little easier by simplifying your snacks. Think that portable snacking on AIP is impossible? Think again, and think about a tender, fruit-sweetened meat bar from Wild Zora. It makes one's mouth water just to think about the perfectly seasoned pork, gentle herbs, and dried fruit all blended into a pocket-friendly pack. Not only is this bar nightshade-but it is also allium-free to keep your onion-sensitive tummy all calm and your disposition as happy as a purring kitten. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Paleo-friendly snacks are, these days, pretty easy to come by. Savory, sweet, everything in-between, and salty, too. You can have it all. But can you have convenience AND Auto-Immune Paleo compliant, too? Now that's a bit trickier. Enter this tender delight of a savory-sweet bar: Wild Zora's Apple Pork meat bars.
The recipe starts with all-natural pork, then we'll be adding the fun with a fruit and veggie blend that add both sweetness and satiation: kale, apples, dates, celery, herbs, and even a touch of cinnamon. Once everything is combined into a tender morsel, into the package it goes, ready for your pocket, purse, or gym bag. And boy is this recipe amazing: no nightshades, no allium (onions or garlic) to mess with your digestion. Just sweet and savory and herbaceous in perfect balance. Plus, it's Whole 30 Approved!
Boy do I love these bars. After demolishing the first piece in about three perfect and blissful bites, I appreciated the packaging, with lovely illustrations and a spare design. Does eating real food put me in an appreciative mood? Perhaps. I pull out another piece of bar—there's a few in each bag—and keep nibbling, inhaling the spices. The surprising addition of cinnamon is the bar's secret weapon: making you think you are having a little dessert when this is a protein-rich mini-meal.
Wild Zora is a cool company that makes protein bars the likes of which you've never seen. The problem is that the texture is difficult to describe, until you try it yourself. It's not jerky - that's too dry, too tough, too salty. It's not moist and fatty like some pemmican or other meat bars (not that there's anything wrong with that). Wild Zora lands in the middle, kind of like a thick chomp-worthy fruit leather that's gone over to the zesty meat side of things.
Why Wild Zora Apple Pork Meat Bars are so good for you
The Apple Pork recipe is made with natural pork, of course, plus sweet veggies and savory spices. Wild Zora's sweet-savory bars are tasty combination of 100% natural pork and apples mixed with dates, dried herbs, and a hint of cinnamon at the finish!
These bars are: AIP-Compliant, Whole30 and Paleo-friendly.
And: gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, milk-free. No nuts/peanuts/tree-nuts. No MSG or chemical additives. No nightshades; no allium.
Here are some of the amazing superfoods in the BBQ Beef bar:
Pork raised on grass has increased Vitamin E, Beta-carotene, and Vitamin C. This is passed on to the animal from the great food they eat, and the sunshine that they roam around in. From that sun, it's no accident that this pork's Vitamin D levels are higher as well.
Apricots are vitamin and mineral-rich — they’re particularly high in beta carotene and Vitamin A. Adding dried fruit to this recipe increases its moisture while adding just a little bit of sweetness to balance the savory spices.
About Wild Zora, in their own words
"In early 2011 our family started to learn about Gluten-Free, Paleo, and Primal food. We just didn’t feel good about feeding the typical sugary, grain-filled snacks on the market to our kids! Jerky proved no better. So many jerky snacks contain nitrites, nitrates and MSG, and all of them are just too tough and too salty. When we’re hungry, our bodies crave lasting energy: something substantial, savory, and nutritious. Nothing on the market lived up to that standard.
Beginning in 2013, we created our own alternative. At home, we always considered meat AND vegetables a complete meal. So we started to mix and dehydrate 100% grass-fed beef from a local rancher along with fresh vegetables from our garden. We discovered that we could make super tasty meat and veggie snacks that our family really enjoyed!
Our kids started sharing our beef and veggie snacks with their friends at school. Soon many of our friends insisted we start a business to sell them. We listened! We now make our meat and veggie bars in our own fully USDA-certified kitchen just outside Fort Collins, Colorado."
Even more about Wild Zora: their video introduction
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
What makes Wild Zora bars so much better than something like, say, a Clif bar?
Oooh, we like this question. So much that it was answered in a blog post recently. Here's the summary: common energy bars have a few primary ingredients like sugar, processed protein powder, and grains, and those ingredients are cheap. Wild Zora bars start with real natural antibiotic-free meat, fresh veggies, and fruit. The good stuff! So, we decided to provide a product that we can feel good about feeding to our family and friends.