I like all kinds of snacks. The older I get, the better choices I try to make when it comes to choosing them. I'm still not that guy that says, "wow an apple sounds amazing right now", or, "I sure could go for a plumb". I'm getting better about it.

One of my favorite snacks is beef jerky. Beef jerky is a healthier option than a Hostess Cupcake. There's protein in beef jerky. How much protein do I need to eat each day? This is what I found out according to Harvard Health Publishing - Harvard Medical School. According to them I should determine my daily protein intake this way:

To determine your daily protein intake, you can multiply your weight in pounds by 0.36, or use this online protein calculator. For a 50-year-old woman who weighs 140 pounds woman and who is sedentary (doesn't exercise), that translates into 53 grams of protein a day.

Knowledge is power. Now you know how to calculate how much protein you should consume each day.

Eating beef jerky can take me back to being a kid. It rekindles some awesome memories for me. As an adult, beef jerky is a staple for me and my family. Sometimes we get snack sticks or summer sausage but jerky is usually our go to. The kids like it packed in their lunches.

Sure, in a pinch I can stop by the gas station and snag a bag of jerky. I'm not a jerky snob but I am all about trying something local and new.

There are some really awesome beef jerky stores in our state of Michigan. Road trips are fun, the one snack that works perfect for road trips is beef jerky. Hit the road and treat your taste buds to some new beef jerky flavors.

Beef Jerky Stores Worth the Drive in Michigan

There are hundreds of stores that sell beef jerky in Michigan. Check out these locations for the best beef jerky.

Michigan Meat Markets & Butchers, 1900-1920s