Spend the money and get the best jerky. Good jerky is worth the money. Food I keep in my office includes seaweed (I get dulse) and canned fish like sardines and salmon. I bought a little can opener for the salmon. The canned fish is stinky and messy so I open and drain it in the bathroom and make sure to have a bunch of paper towels on hand in case I spill and then I throw out the can in the bathroom because the cleaning people empty the bathroom trash every day but my own trash only once a week. It's a pain in the butt but there's nothing in any of the stores on campus I can eat except hardboiled eggs.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 157.5 x 2