I was a vegetarian for a long time in my life – on and off since I was a child. Partly because I am an animal lover and partly because I simply did not like meat. A few years ago, when I started trying to lose weight and started strength training, I realized how important protein was and how much I actually needed in my diet. I made the decision to start eating meat again.
I don’t really eat red meat like steak but I do eat and like chicken and turkey.
Recently Jack Link’s came out with a new Chicken Jerky and I was so excited! I’ve mentioned the Jack Link’s Turkey Jerky on my blog before and how it tastes great, is easy to eat on the go, and provides a good amount of protein.
As a FitFluential ambassador, I was able to recently try out the Jack Link’s Chicken and Turkey Jerky.
The Jack Link’s chicken jerky is made of white-meat chicken breast, is 98% fat free, and has only 80 calories per serving with 11 grams of protein.
Mostly importantly, it tastes great. If you’re a fan of jerky, I recommended tying out the new Jack Links Chicken Jerky.
I also really enjoy how portable this snack is – you can eat this healthy chicken snack anywhere! It’s great to throw in your purse or car. It’s also handy to have during those times when you’re on the go but might need a snack – waiting in line, after a workout, that weird time at a wedding when you’re starving but it isn’t actually dinner time yet.
Since I know the importance of eating protein within 30-45 minutes of a workout, I like to keep some of the Jack Links Chicken Jerky in my gym bag.
It’s also great for traveling and having it as a healthy low-carb snack especially if your indulging a lot during vacation. It’s also important to stay active if you can during your vacation.
Since we are at Wisconsin Dells this week with my family, I thought I’d share a workout that can be done in any hotel room as well as what I pack in my pool/beach bag!
Hotel Room Workout Repeat 2-3x
- 25 squats
- 15 push-ups
- 60 seconds jumping jacks
- 20 lunges
- 15 tricep push-ups
- 60 seconds burpees
- 25 crunches
- 20 supermans
- 60 seconds mountain climbers
- plank – hold as long as possible
This is a great workout that can be done anywhere and body weight exercises are awesome!
After a workout, it’s time to hit the pool!! With two kids, I always have a giant beach bag filled with everything we need! My beach bag usually includes:
- Jack Links chicken jerky – lots of protein post workout and to help keep us feeling full while swimming
- Easy to eat fruit – apple slices, oranges, grapes, etc.
- magazine or book
- toys for kids – water balls, diving sticks, etc
- goggles for kids
- bottles of water
- chapstick with spf
And there is it – a great vacation workout and well stocked beach bag!
You can try out Jack Link’s for yourself with today’s awesome giveaway!!
Jack Link’s jerky comes in three flavors:
- Jack Link’s Chicken Jerky – lean white meat chicken breast seasoned and marinated with cracked black pepper along with sweet and savory spices.
- Jack Link’s Turkey Jerky – solid strips of lean, white meat turkey breast seasoned and smoked over mesquite. It’s 98% fat-free.
- Jack Link’s Sweet Teriyaki Turkey Jerky – Soy, ginger, a little onion, and a whole lot of perfectly smoked turkey.
One person will win an awesome Jack Link’s gift pack that includes:
- Jack Link’s Chicken Jerky
- Jack Link’s Turkey Jerky
- Jack Link’s Sweet Teriyaki Turkey Jerky
- Water bottle
- Sweat towel
- EOS lip balm
Danny has actually been using the Jack Links headband during his long runs for marathon training and he loves it (and it always seems to match his outfit :)).
Enter to win your prize pack below!! US residents only please.
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Jack Link’s.