Keto is in! Collagen is in! This bar goes for the win-win! The impeccably delicious DNX meat bar lineup has added some new keto love to their lineup: uncured bacon with beef and collagen! Grass-fed beef and collagen are pressed into service in this awesome meat bar made with uncured bacon and just ONE GRAM of carbs. Get your kicks with jalapeno powder AND jalapeno pepper flakes: spice squared. Don't worry, it will not set fire to your taste buds. This bar might be the perfect in-between keto meals snack I've had so far. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Now is truly the era of the meat bar. Not stiff jerky or overly greasy snack sticks. Real, decadent, perfectly spiced meat bars that will have you swearing off those "energy bars" of years past, or even your artisanal jerky of late. And to think I actually used to LIKE things like Powerbars and Clif bars and their brethren.... yikes.
In this brave new meat bar era, you get to enjoy things like this, from a company called DNX. They have made the protein-heavy paleo-friendly bar of animal into a gourmet taste explosion to be enjoyed every single day. They start with grass-fed and pastured meats, then add nuts, spices, and even a hint of fruit to the recipe to make each flavor a wondrous gourmet delight.
Keto might be cliched at this point, but when it comes to snacks, they MUST be delicious or else you're going to start looking at those french fries with a hungry heart. In this bar, the flavors are dominated by beef and bacon, with a nearly-undetectable hint of fruit that balances your palate. Each bite of this bar is a bit chewy, a bit tender, and a bunch amazing. Rather than tasting simple, the recipe includes coconut aminos, onion, garlic, and even grass-fed collagen to build strong connective tissue. It's the perfect topper for your paleo salad, or your morning commute.
Why real food based meat bars by DNX are so good for you
Sourcing. Sustainability. Love. Yes, all of these things are in each bar, each deliciously delightful bar. Plus, this bar is Whole30 Approved!
Here's what they say about what goes into their bars: "Most bars make you choose. You can get quick energy and a candy bar flavor – if you give up total nutrition and don’t worry about whether your food is organic. Other bars achieve high protein content using highly processed whey and soy isolates, and they just don’t taste good."
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in the Bacon Jalapeno Beef Bar:
Grass-Fed Beef is lower in fat than grain fed animals: about the same fat content as skinless chicken. “Grass-Fed Beef” denotes that no grain finishing, antibiotics, hormones or animal by-products were ever used in the care and raising of the cattle.
The reason that grass-fed animals have more Omega-3s than grain-fed animals is that Omega-3s are formed in the green leaves (specifically the chloroplasts) of plants. Sixty percent of the fat content of grass is a type of Omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic or LNA. This beef also contains a rich source of another type of good fat called “conjugated linoleic acid” or CLA. When cattle are raised on fresh pasture alone, their meat can contain as much as five times more CLA than products from animals fed conventional diets.
Good Fat and Good Tasting! Traditionally, bacon is cured in a mixture of salt and water with synthetic sodium nitrite added as a preservative.“Uncured” bacon is bacon that hasn't been cured with sodium nitrites. Usually, it's cured with a form of celery, which contains natural nitrites, and plain old sea salt, as well as other flavorings like parsley and beet extracts.
Ingredients in DNX Bacon Jalapeno Beef Bars:
Grass Fed Beef, Uncured Bacon (Pork, Water, Sea Salt, Celery Powder), Grass Fed Beef Collagen, Organic Medjool Dates, Organic Spices, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Onion Salt, Organic Liquid Coconut Aminos (Coconut Tree Sap, Sea Salt), Encapsulated Citric Acid, Organic Jalapeño Chili Powder, Organic Jalapeño Chili Flakes, Celery Juice Powder (celery powder, sea salt), Sea Salt.
How to eat DNX meat bars:
- Can you say, snack attack?
- In the gym bag, ready for post-workout bliss (and avoiding the snack bar)
- In your desk drawer, perfect for vending machine avoidance
- Crumble or chop up and toss with any salad.
- Sprinkle over scrambled eggs: wow!
- Buried at the bottom of your purse and then discovered accidentally in a hungry state. Yay!
- Tucked into a kid's lunch to soothe their craving for something chewy
About DNX, in their own words
Firstly, what the heck is DNX? It's a bit of a playful acronym for "Daily Nutrition, eXcellent taste". I like the subtle reference to R(x) in the name - that food should be your medicine, especially if it has great ingredients and real nutrition.
Here's what they say about their beginnings, "DNX Foods founder, John Rooney, made the conscious decision to change his unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle and embark on a fitness and wellness journey. While adopting a regular exercise and clean-eating routine, he noticed a lack of portable, nutritious food options; there seemed to be only an endless array of processed, artificial, low-quality snack bars with unpronounceable ingredients and misleading labels. Sadly, the few legitimately healthy bars that he found tasted like dirt. It was then that Rooney assembled a team of fitness and culinary experts and became laser focused on creating an honest snack that would never compromise taste or nutrition."
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
What makes DNX bars so much better than something like, say, a Powerbar?
Easy! It's real food. Now, it might be real food smooshed together and shaped into a bar that doesn't look unlike a regular energy bar, but it is still FOOD. No processed grains, no refined sugars, no stabilizers or wacky added vitamins.