100_3799aWhen you are on a gut healing regime as I am, having the highest quality food is important.  I already started buying organic before I knew what was causing my medical issues, but my doctor stressed how important organic “pure” food is to healing.  Likewise, all of my independent research on the Paleo Auto Immune diet made me understand that if I was going to eat meat at every meal, it needed to be high quality, ideally grass fed, meat.

Why grass fed?

Why Is Eating Grass Fed Meat Important?

The cows most of us eat are fed corn throughout much of their lives, and that corn causes the meat to contain high amounts of Omega-6.  However, grass fed animals contain healthy Omega-3s instead.

100_3815I had the opportunity recently to try several cuts of meat from U.S. Wellness Meats, and they were all delicious.  My absolute favorite was the Cuolotte Steak which was the most tender steak I have ever eaten.

U.S. Wellness Meats carries beef that comes from animals that are grass fed their entire lives; they have no corn as a finisher.  Even U.S. Wellness Meats’ hot dogs are made from grass fed cows.  In fact, I only buy hot dogs from U.S. Wellness Meats now.  My 8 year old had one for his lunch on Friday and came home and told me, “Those hot dogs taste so much better than the ones you used to buy in the grocery store!”  Now, that is a testament to the quality of the meat.

If you are looking to try a new cut of meat, you won’t go wrong with the bison burger.  We simply added a pinch of salt before grilling, and it tasted delicious.  Bison is a very lean meat, so it doesn’t require much cooking time, yet it remains juicy and delicious.

If you would like to get away from nitrates and processed meats, check out U.S. Wellness Meats bacon made without nitrates and sugar.  The only other ingredient is salt.  My husband loved the beef jerky, which is also minimally processed.

How Is It Shipped?

U.S. Wellness Meats ships the meat frozen.  If you place your order early in the week, within 2 days, it will be at your door, and the meat is still frozen solid.  I have placed two orders with U.S. Wellness Meats, and I have been impressed both times.

How to Save When Ordering

While it is true that buying high quality meat can be quite pricey, there are ways to save.  U.S. Wellness Meats regularly has items on sale, and if you buy in bulk, you receive a discount of 10 to 15% off your order depending on how much you buy.  If you don’t want to buy all the meat for yourself, you could place an order and split it with a friend or family member.  Finally, subscribe to U.S. Wellness Meats‘ newsletter, and they will regularly send a 15% off coupon code.

If you are looking to make 2013 the year you eat healthier, take a look at buying meat from U.S. Wellness Meats.  In addition, their blog has some excellent articles about staying healthy and eating nutritious foods.

I was given some meat from U.S. Wellness Meats for review purposes.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions are my own.

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