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Thanks to Al Roker's excitement over jerky, chef and blogger Bren Herrera shares her take on why jerky has become trendy, as part of Tamron's Tuesday Trend segment. "It adds a great protein boost to any food, salad even dessert. And of course, as a stand alone snack. It's easily accessible nutritional benefits make it a great go-to option, and with the advent of crazy flavors," she says. Here, she shares a couple recipes that are sure to get you aboard the jerky bandwagon.

Flavored jerky upgrades the classic snack.
Flavored jerky upgrades the classic snack.TODAY