We all know m-eat! biltong is up there as one of the highest sources of natural protein around (while being low in fat, carbs, sugar) - but how often should we be eating this awesome snack? Here’s what you need to know.
Its logical to think the more protein you eat, the more your muscles repair and grow - but your body doesn’t work like that. Your muscles can only absorb up to 20-35 grams of protein in a single serving (depending on how big you are) – that’s why one of our 35g m-eat! biltong bags translates to around 20g of pure protein – equivalent in protein to 3-4 boiled eggs. Most of us tend to back-load our protein consumption at dinner rather than breakfast or lunch – but three healthy protein servings spread throughout the day optimises muscle repair and development.
The good news is that m-eat! biltong is versatile, available when you want without any preparation. Here’s a few suggestions for when best to consume:
One: Post-Workout Snack. Exercise creates micro-tears in your muscles – so the harder you work, the more tears. This is why eating food rich in protein helps repair these tears, causing your muscles to repair and strengthen. Eating a single 35g bag of m-eat! biltong within an hour after your workout is a great way to give your body the quality protein it needs to recover. So, if you need a serious quality protein hit after you train, leave the protein shaker at home and grab a 35g pack of Go-meat instead. Note: as m-eat! is low in carbs please ensure that you eat some extra carbs after you train to restore your glycogen levels.
Two: Ideal For The Lunchbox. Kids running around all day at school burning energy also need a healthy protein fix. So putting our awards winning biltong or drywors (dry beef sausage) in your kids’ lunchbox helps keep them full for longer and get through the day. Although good biltong it is low in salt, the vinegar provides the right kind of savoury taste. And rest assured our m-eat! biltong contains no nitrates, no msg, no added sugar, no chemical substitutes and only 2% sodium.
Three: Topping For Your Salad. As a salad topper. Instead of adding parma ham or saucisson sec on your leaves, chop up a few chunks of healthy m-eat! biltong to sprinkle on top. Our favourite biltong salad takes no time to prepare. Simply chop up a 75g bag of m-eat! and mix with 1 small lettuce shredded, 1 avocado sliced, 1/2 red onion finely chopped, a handful of rocket leaves, 1/2 red pepper diced, 1/4 sliced cucumber and a handful of sweetcorn. Bingo, that’s it! We also highly recommend our biltong in a Quiche – instead of bacon in a quiche loraine. This one is a bit trickier to make. If you would like to know how, let us know on Instagram or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post the recipe. It’s biltong glorious!
Four: Paired With A Cold Beer - instead of a packet of crisps, why not crack open our big sharing bag (250g) of m-eat! biltong with your mates while watching the game? Unlike beef jerky, our m-eat! biltong is much lower in fat as we only use the best British, grass-fed beef from sustainable sources. And unlike jerky, m-eat! biltong has no added sugar or MSG. Why is biltong better – find out more here.
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