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Louisville Vegan Jerky Gluten Free Smokey Carolina BBQ -- 3 oz

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Louisville Vegan Jerky Gluten Free Smokey Carolina BBQ Description

  • Louisville Jerky Co. Est 2012
  • *** Keep It Fake ***
  • No Gluten Ingredients
  • Non GMO Soy
  • 21 g Protein • 0 g Cholesterol • 240 Calories

Reuben's Smokey Carolina BBQ

Reuben Durrett was an 1800's Kentucky bibliographer who fought hard against circulating libraries that were charging people fee's. he started the Louisville Public Library in 1871, giving all of his books and historical collections to the organization.


Louisville Vegan Jerky Company was started in my home kitchen back in 2012. Having spent some time in Oahu as a child, I was craving manapua. Using my mom's old recipe, I substituted baked soy for the pork and popped my seasoned protein in the oven. I was busy preparing the dough and chatting with friends when the smell of chargrilled meat hit my nose. "Toe-y!" I screamed at my three-legged dog, Tofu "I forgot to set a timer!" The barbecued soy protein was overdone, super chewy, and absolutely delicious. Tofu agreed. I headed straight to the local bar where I passed around bags of my newly discovered jerky to a full patio of hip Louisville beer drinkers. Within minutes, everyone was as excited as I was. They devoured the fortuitous first batch and asked for more. Where could they buy it? What was it called? And the best part...none of them even knew it was vegan. Today, Louisville Vegan Jerky is sold in stores all over America, but we still make each bag the same old way - in small batches, by hand, and with freshly sourced Kentucky ingredients. It's a difference you can taste and a cruelty-free, American-made product that we're proud to call our own. One bite and you'll agree, fake has never tasted so real. So grab a beer and join us, there's plenty to go around.



Free Of
Gluten and GMOs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 oz (28.35 g)
Servings per Container: 3
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Total Fat3 g5%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium430 mg18%
Total Carbohydrate10 g3%
   Dietary Fiber0 g0%
   Total Sugars8 g
     Includes Added Sugars0 g0%
Protein3 g6%
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium20 mg2%
Iron1.08 mg6%
Potassium0 mg0%
Other Ingredients: Textured soy protein, yellow mustard, apple cider, vinegar, sugar, water, tamari (water, soybeans, salt, alcohol [to preserve freshness]), brown sugar, chili powder, olive oil, vinegar, molasses, spices, natural smoke flavor. Contains Soy
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The Keto Diet: 5 Tips to Make Following it Easier

The ketogenic diet is different from any other and can be used to treat seizures and anxiety. Many people, however, are using it to drive weight loss and jump-start a healthy lifestyle.

“The ketogenic diet, which is a high fat, medium protein, very low carb diet, has become one of the most popular diets because of the results people are seeing with weight loss, body composition transformations, blood sugar control and therapy for epilepsy, neurological diseases and even some cancers. In fact, many type II diabetics are able to reduce or even eliminate diabetic medications when they follow a ketogenic diet,” explains Denny Hemingson FDN-P, AFDNP,

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What you may not realize is that those benefits don’t come without hard work. The keto diet is one of the most challenging to follow thanks to its extreme restrictions on carbohydrates—something most Americans eat a lot of (but we know you can do it!). Oh, and don’t forget, as you go through the diet, to stay in close contact with a health professional.

“It is best to work with a dietitian or medical practitioner who specializes in the diet. There is great benefit to getting regular blood work done while on the diet, and being on a robust supplement regimen in response to the blood work results,” says Pegah Jalali, MS RD CDN, Dietitian, Middleberg Nutrition.

Use the following tips and tricks from nutritionists and dietitians to make the diet easier to follow from day one, allowing you to meet your health goals and stay sane at the same time.

1. Change your mindset

It’s easy to fall into the mindset of, “Oh I can’t have this, I can’t have that—this sucks!” Jalali says that’s totally normal. She explains, “The ketogenic diet, may seem very restrictive, since it is a low carbohydrate diet and typical Americans eat about 55 to 60 percent of diet as carbohydrates. It may seem at first, like you cannot eat anything.”

Instead of letting this deter you, Jalali suggests focusing on foods that you enjoy that also fit into the diet. You can still eat animal proteins, vegetables and healthy fats like avocados, nuts, seeds and her favorite, olives!

Make a list of the foods that you love and are allowed to eat. Then spend time online collecting recipes that fit the keto diet, like this whole-roasted cauliflower, and use your favorite foods.

Searching for recipes will open the door to options and ideas that keep you excited—rather than upset, suggests Ryan Goodwin, Chef and Search Analyst at Goodwin explains:

“Instead of getting hung up on trying to replicate what I can't have, I focus on maximizing what I can. When it comes to ketogenic cooking in particular, I find what helps me is a trip to the farmers market. Fresh veggies and proteins jump out at me so I can build a meal around the right ingredients straight from the start.”

2. Eat fewer times per day

Intermittent fasting can play a helpful role in your ketogenic diet. “Narrowing your eating window can make it much easier to control your daily carbohydrate intake (which will be around 20 grams or so per day—not much!). With each meal, the carbs can add up quickly, so if you only eat 1 to 2 meals per day it becomes easier to manage,” says Hemingson.

Note that adding this extra change—in addition to the diet—takes a bit more effort. Try this variation after you’ve begun adjusting to the new food options and amounts. If you decide to try intermittent fasting, consult with a health professional to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients at each meal.

3. Become a master prepper

Preparing food ahead of time makes it easier to stick with and manage the diet in your busy day-to-day life. It also keeps things exciting, suggests Emily Field, Registered Dietitian, Field explains the best method for doing this with the keto diet:

“Batch prepare a main protein once or twice per week to pair with your favorite low-carb sides to keep things fresh and interesting. For example, prepare shredded pork shoulder in bulk and keep on hand to pair with taco fixings such as tomato, onion and avocado in lettuce wraps. Later, you might throw it into a pan with eggs or toss with a low-carb barbecue sauce. You can effectively make three different meals from one main dish.”

You may need to update your storage container cupboard with different sizes and shapes so you can fit all your meals in your fridge. Check out Vitacost’s selection of reusable containers, which includes BPA-free, eco-friendly and kid-friendly options.

4. Go slow and steady

It’s the first day of the diet, and you’re excited to get started. Don’t let that excitement push you too far too fast. If you start to struggle or become frustrated, you’re more likely to give up everything you’ve already worked toward.

Field suggests aiming for a lower carb count each week, “instead of trying to adopt a strict and drastic low carb goal right away. Moving from 150-plus grams of carbs per day to less than 30 grams of carbs per day overnight is really tough.”

To make this easier, track your food in a food journal. Field explains that this will give you a better idea of what foods are contributing to your carbohydrate totals, allowing you to “experiment with how to replace them in a manageable and sustainable way.”

5. Drink more water

The keto diet can leave you feeling sluggish and fatigued thanks to the loss of electrolytes through urination. “The keto diet flushes out water by reducing inflammation (water binds up in inflammation) and glycogen levels,” explains Carolyn Dean, MD, ND. The tricky part is this can also lead to reduced levels of magnesium, which is considered an energy mineral—further depleting your energy levels.

To stay alert throughout the day, “hydrate sufficiently and add sea salt and an absorbable form of magnesium such as magnesium citrate powder to your water. This will definitely make following the keto diet easier,” suggests Dean.

If water isn’t your thing, check out these 5 tips for staying hydrated if you don’t like to drink water. You can also get a big water bottle and bring it with you everywhere you go, even to the store. When it’s within arm’s reach, you’ll be more likely to stay hydrated, whether you’re sitting in your car or doing work at your desk.

Get ready

The ketogenic diet can seem hard, frustrating and exhausting. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go for it—especially if you’re trying to solve a specific health issue. Instead, use these ideas to make it easier every step of the way.

Stay hydrated, keep an open mind and roll it out slowly. With an easier adjustment and an I-can-make-this-work attitude, you’ll feel great and allow the keto diet to work its magic on your body.

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