Where’s the Beef?

30 Mar

Everyone should be concerned about the types of food they eat. We all need to be looking at where our fruits and vegetables are grown and where our beef and poultry come from. And we all should be aware of what our food is eating as well. I’m not saying you need to go crazy about it, but having all the knowledge so WHEN you have the opportunity to make a choice you choose what is best. When budget and availability allows (small print). So….. I flipped open this months issue of Cooking Light and there was a great article about beef. Grass fed verses grain fed. Get full article here.

The article touched on 3 issues; price, taste and nutrition. When it comes to price I think in the end there was only $.29 difference per pound. I have mentioned before in my blog that there are so many resources for purchasing grass-fed. I get emails from several different vendors and buy when they have sales and specials going on. I save more money that way. Or like they mentioned in the article you can go in on a cow with some other people and save even more. When it comes to nutrition well without getting on a soap box I will repost this quote from the article “Grass-fed beef is lower in calories, contains more healthy omega-3 fats, more vitamins A and E, higher levels of antioxidants, and up to seven times the beta-carotene.” I also can’t say enough how bad corn is and that is what grain is made of so there you have it. Oh and if you feed a cow grain they get e-coli, but you feed them grass and it takes it away. I’m just sayin. Now taste is a sensitive subject which is why I read Cooking Light. Meat tastes good because of its fat and grass-fed meat is leaner hence has a less flavorful taste. So you need to cook it right. Once you learn to do this I think your overall health and dinners will be better.

Just recently I started buying the lean cuts of bacon and let me tell you how picky I am about my bacon! The first time I cooked it I couldn’t eat it because it didn’t taste like “real, fatty” bacon. But I tried it again and this time I cooked it slower on lighter heat and added a little butter (yes I eat butter) and it was pretty good. Now I eat the lean cut all the time.

Read the article, its pretty good and look on the website for more grass-fed meat cooking tips and recipes! LIKE!

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