**I made nine snacks of varying blocks per snack from 3 blocks to 2 blocks and 1 blocks. I measured them out and put them in zip locks to make for easy travel.**The total cost per baggie was $2.70 for the 3 block snacks, $1.80 for the 2 blockers and $0.90 for the 1 blockers. Pretty cheap when compared to store bought varieties, so well worth the 10 minutes it takes to measure everything out.

You’ll need a sharpie, a scale and some sandwich bags

**Ingredients:**

Jerky

Dried Mango (no sugar added)

Pistachios

**You can put a variety of things in these snack packs. I actually bought a container of dried peaches as well to make more, so be creative and use ingredients you love.**

Block counts for each of the ingredients:

Jerky: On this particular brand the back said 12g of P for 1 oz of product. There is also some carbs and some fat in the Jerky. I considered this negligible and moved on as there are carbs and fat in meat as well. Here is how I figured out the blocks. **If you buy the same jerky (World Kitchen’s Old Fashion at Sunflower market) you can just use my math and be done with it.**

12g of Protein for 1 oz of jerky,

1 oz weight on the scale is 28 grams

I need 3 different portion sizes, 3blocks, 2 blocks and 1block.

Those come out to:

3blocks is 21gm of P

2blocks is 14gm of P

1block is 7gm of P

To figure this out I continue to cut the portion size until I have a manageable number. I find this is the easiest way. A manageable number would be one that divides into 7 or close to as 1block of P = 7gms. So half of a serving size from this jerky is 6 gms of protein (that’s pretty close, but I’m a lunatic so I break it down twice more to get 3.5gms (we’re talking weight here) is 1.5gms of P). Now I do the math to get to 21, 14 and 7 grams of P.

**Please be aware we are using grams in two ways here. One as a physical weight on the scale and one as how much protein is contained in that weight on the scale.**To get 3 blocks of protein put 49gms of P on the scale, to get 2 blocks you put 35gms on the scale and to get 1 block you put 17.5gms on the scale. Confused yet?

Next the mangos, I’ll need:

3blocks is 27gm of C

2blocks is 18gm of C

1block is 9gm of C

The packages states 24gms of C in 1oz. I do as I did for the protein and break it in halves until the number is manageable and divisible by 9. That ends up being 3gms of C in 1/8 of an oz (If you are using grams on your scale it’s 3.5gms weight).

To get 3 blocks of carbohydrates put 31gms of C on the scale, to get 2 blocks you put 23gms on the scale and to get 1 block you put 11.5gms on the scale.

Next the Pistachios: I found this conversion on the web 3 nuts = 1Block of Fat so…

To get 3 blocks of fat = 9 nuts, to get 2 blocks = 6 nuts and to get 1 block = 3 nuts.

Put them in baggies, label them and you’re ready to go.

Here is a quick reference as the above may be confusing.

**3Block snack equals 49grams(weight on scale) of Jerky, 31 grams (weight on scale) of mango and 9 nuts**

**2Block snack equals 35grams(weight on scale) of Jerky, 23 grams (weight on scale) of mango and 6 nuts**

**1Block snack equals 17.5grams(weight on scale) of Jerky, 11.5 grams (weight on scale) of mango and 3 nuts**

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