Today is National Jerky Day! The North American Meat Institute, otherwise known as NAMI, has proclaimed it! According to the National Day Calender, today is a day to enjoy the "rich history, immense popularity, and nutritional benefits of dried meat snacks."

Now, I'll admit that jerky is an acquired taste. I always have a fear of chipping a tooth or two, but it really depends on what kind of jerky you get. Some of it is actually surprisingly healthy!  Healthline says that "generally speaking, beef jerky is a healthy and nutritious snack."

There are so many flavors and different kinds of meat available now, and a lot of them are all natural and gluten free. Check out some of the local brands I found: