While waiting in a local WAWA for my $5.00 plain roast beef sandwich (in which I end up throwing away half the bread) I stumbled upon Pemican (sp?) beef jerky.
1 small bag costs only $1, but has 26g of protein, 7g carbs and 2g fat. I was also surprised at the relitively low sodium content of 380mg.
Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't think of making beef jerky a primary source of protein in my diet, but it sure is less expensive than the protein bars (of which I have 1 per day). It also has a higher protein content.
This begs the question: maybe I should switch from my $2.50 MetRx bar to a $1 bag of jerky? Or maybe the very thought of doing this makes me...well...jerkey.