Hatch Chile Bison JerkyMADE BY KIVASUN FOODS IN BEND, OREGON
Even if this jerky weren’t so darn delicious, we’d eat it by the bagful because of how good bison is for us. Not only is it lower in fat and higher in protein than beef, but it’s also packed with B12 and free (by law!) of growth hormones and antibiotics. So, all the luckier for us that it has the taste and non-chewy texture of something you’d be served at a restaurant alongside grilled asparagus. Kicked up with the almost fruity heat of New Mexico’s hatch chile, this jerky goes fast.
And as if we needed more convincing, every bag sold helps to fund the NB3 Foundation which KivaSun founder, Notah Begay III, founded to battle obesity and Type 2 diabetes in Native American Youth.
Talk about win-win.
TIP OF THE TONGUEFor days that call for a double dose of protein, try some mixed into scrambled eggs (seriously, try it!) and tucked into a corn tortilla. Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce optional.