Best Damn Snacks For Golfers

Golf Digest editors' choice for best meal-replacement bars, meat jerky, and salty snacks. Our choices are not only snacks we consider to fall into the fun-foods category, they’re also somewhat nutritional.

Released on 4/19/2016

Transcript

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Hey anybody hungry out there?
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Well you might not be now,
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but I'll guarantee ya after a
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few hours on the golf course you're
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gonna work up a pretty good appetite.
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But instead of eating that death tube hot dog
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that's been on the roller since last season,
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we've got some better snacks for you,
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in fact, we've got the best damn snacks in golf.
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So let's start with meal replacement bars.
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And these things have gotten really popular
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over the years.
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And notice I didn't say nutrition bar or energy bar.
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This is just calories to keep you going
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during your round.
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But there are so many on the market
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it's hard to decide which ones to choose from, right?
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Well here's something you should look for.
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Whole food ingredients.
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The more artificial and processed
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ingredients you see on the label,
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the less you should wanna buy it.
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So what else matters with a meal replacement bar?
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Well, quite frankly you don't want it
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to taste like a cookie made from sawdust.
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So flavor does play a role.
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You know the real beauty of the meal
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replacement bars we chose is they have
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both flavor and nutrition.
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It's the best of both worlds.
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The last thing to remember is you really
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want to limit the sugar.
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And that's gonna be important if you're
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playing golf because you don't wanna be
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crashing as you're coming down the 18th hole.
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You know if you're a carnivore you're in luck
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because another food product we're seeing a lot
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of in golf is jerky.
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Notice I didn't say beef jerky.
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It's actually meat jerky, cause you can get
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jerky in just about any animal you like.
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Turkey, chicken, bison,
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right on down the line.
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And what you really wanna look for is
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how this meat was sourced.
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You want meat that has no hormones in it.
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Has no MSG added to it.
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Wasn't shot up with antibiotics.
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All those things are important,
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grass-fed is another key word.
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Look for those things on the label
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of the jerky you're choosing.
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Another thing golfers should be
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thinking about is chewability.
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I mean, imagine trying to knock it on a par five
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in two and all sudden you're choking
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up the last piece you tried to swallow.
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You want a jerky that chews easy.
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Some of you might be wondering how
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healthy jerky is.
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Well, for one thing it's loaded with
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lean protein and golfers definitely need
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that energy source when they play.
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Another thing it has is Omega three fatty acids
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and that's a buzz term in the health industry.
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That's definitely something you wanna look for
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on the package.
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So now that you know what to look for in
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meal replacement bars and meat jerkys
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let's talk about the fun stuff.
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I'm talking about salty snacks.
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Potato chips, pretzels, crackers,
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nuts, we know that's what you wanna eat
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on the golf course.
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We don't blame you but guess what?
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We went out and found some that had,
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believe it or not, nutritional value.
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Go figure, these things contain a
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decent amount of protein,
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some good carbohydrates,
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even some healthy fats.
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So now you can enjoy your crunch
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but not feel as guilty as you would otherwise.
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Again, we're not saying you can't eat the
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things you love when you play golf.
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Just make better choices among those things.
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And if you do, you'll be eating one
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of the best damn snacks in golf.
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