I just found out about a really cool product on the market last week – Tanka Bars. Have you heard of them? Tanka Bars are snacks made from tart-sweet cranberries & prairie-raised buffalo. Tanka also makes Tanka Dogs, hot dogs made from grass-fed buffalo. Here is a little more about the company:
About Native American Natural Foods
We are Oglala Lakotas with a deep commitment to helping the People, the Buffalo and Mother Earth. We look forward to providing you with the very best foods that are sustainably grown by Native American producers, minimally processed with care and respect, to help you feed mind, body and spirit.
“Living Tanka” means to live your best life: in harmony with your spirit and with the earth. We created Tanka products to help you do just that.
Pilamaya (thank you).
Buffalo meat has less fat, calories & cholesterol than even skinless chicken! That was news to me. I have tried buffalo burgers before and really enjoyed them – seems I need to jump on that bandwagon again! To see how buffalo compares to some other meats, click here. Not only does a 3.5 oz serving pack close to 30 grams of protein, it also contains 3.42 mg of iron, more than salmon, skinless, chicken, beef, pork or chicken! This is great for those of us Celiacs (especially women), who need additional iron in our diets.
Linda, from Tanka Bar, sent me some Tanka Bars, Bites & Sticks to sample. I love that these snacks have no added MSG, gluten, nitrates or hormones. I was a little nervous to try the samples, but really ended up enjoying them. They have a great taste and a little spice to them. My step dad took a package of the bites along with him on a golf outing & really enjoyed them. They are easy to tote along and don’t need to be kept cold unless until they have been opened. These are a great, healthier alternative to traditional beef jerky. Perfect for a purse, backpack, road trip, office drawer, etc.
Thank you Linda and Tanka bar for the complimentary samples – we really enjoyed them.