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