Sate your on-the-go hunger with some Bacon Jerky ($4). As the name suggests, this portable snack is made from hickory smoked slices of real bacon, letting you get your pork fix anywhere, anytime. A must-have for bacon-obsessed hikers and golfers everywhere. [Scouted by Shawn]
Planters' limited selection of flavors no longer doing it for you? Let Lord Nut Levington ($6/can) supply your fix. Available in six surprising flavors — including spicy bloody mary, cheddar and jalapeño, tomato, garlic, and cheese, Thai curry and lemongrass, apples, cinnamon, and vanilla, and mesquite smoke and pineapple BBQ — there's surely a selection that can satisfy your cravings.
When you slap on deodorant each day, you don't think much about how it affects your body. But since your skin absorbs around 60% of what you put on it, it might be worth considering. Oars + Alps uses aluminum-free, natural ingredients sourced from the arctic circle for all their products, including this deodorant. And unlike other natural deodorants, they are alcohol and glycol free. So you're free of potentially harmful toxins while smelling fresh and keeping dry.
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Protein bars usually contain as much sugar as a doughnut and have an ingredient list that requires a doctorate to pronounce. RXBARs are different. With no more than eight ingredients, each bar contains real, whole foods and delivers 12g of quality protein without any added sugar. At the core of every bar is a mixture of egg whites, fruits, and nuts — which they print right on the front of the package — and each of their 12 flavors are gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free. Our favorites are Chocolate Sea Salt, Blueberry, and Peanut Butter, but we recommend starting with the best seller pack, which comes with six of their top selling flavors. Keep a few of these in your gym bag, office drawer, and kitchen pantry for when you need a snack and resist the urge to scarf a candy bar.
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If your sweet tooth is getting the best of you, skip the stuff you're eyeing in the candy aisle of the local 7-Eleven and splurge on some Hot Blondies Bakery Treats ($16-$45). Available from this boutique bakery are assorted cereal-based treats, blondies (obviously), brunettes (brownies), tarts, bars, and whoopies, all free from trans fats, hydrogenated oils, preservatives, and artificial colors — which is to say, a least a little bit healthier than those Skittles you were looking at.
Looking to cook up some frontier-style feats? Leave the seasoning to these California Rancher Meal Kits ($4 each). Based on recipes that date back to the Wild West, these kits are packed with flavor, and include Wild West Wings, Santa Maria Steak, Ranchero BBQ Ribs, and Trail Blazin' Burgers, each arriving with separate seasoning and sauce. All you need is meat and a fire.