It’s the beginning of the new year and a lot of people are thinking about resolutions. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier and have an overall healthier lifestyle. This is great, but resolutions can be hard to keep, especially if you’re trying to cut out a certain food altogether, say burgers or pasta or certain snack foods. Resolutions that are too drastic are just too hard to keep.
But if you could just replace the foods you like with a healthier version, reaching your goal of healthier eating is much more attainable! That’s why at Western Grassfed Beef we’ve got some simple solutions for healthier eating for you and your family all year round. No drastic changes here, just healthy alternatives to the types of foods you already love.
Simply use any one of Western Grassfed Beef’s products as a replacement in your favorite meals. Our natural 100% grass fed and grass finished beef is humanely raised with no antibiotics or added hormones, and always raised on open pasture. Our beef is better for you too because it has a lower fat content, higher omega-3 content, increased antioxidant levels, and no exposure to antibiotics. With our beef, you’re eating healthy and improving your overall health! Learn more here about why grass fed beef is good for you.
Here’s 5 simple ways to start using grass fed beef today:
1. Western Grassfed Beef Snack Sticks
Are you just a snacker in need of some healthier options? The struggle is real! Instead of reaching for a bag of potato chips or a candy bar, grab a grass fed beef snack stick. We know how hard it is finding a healthy snack, and that’s why at Western Grassfed Beef we have an amazing new snack option for you that is healthy and delicious–Beef Snack Sticks–rich with protein and made with no synthetic nitrates or nitrites, no MSG, gluten free, and Certified Paleo.
Pack these in your bag and take them everywhere with you for a quick, healthy snack. Take a few with you to snack on at the movies, the mall, or the football game. Instead of eating greasy popcorn and other tempting snacks, have a healthier beef snack stick handy to curb your cravings.
2. Western Grassfed Ground Beef
Does your family love tacos, spaghetti, chili, or anything else made with ground beef? Swap the beef you used to buy with natural grass fed beef that contains a lower fat content. Give our 100% Grass Fed Ground Beef and 100% Grass Fed Ground Beef Patties a try! Our ground beef is 85% lean, with only 15% fat. With ground beef, the meal options are endless.
Here are some of our favorite ground beef recipes:
3. Western Grassfed Beef Stew Meat
Does your family love stews and soups during the chilly winter months? Replace the beef and broth you used to buy with grass fed beef paired with a nutritious protein-packed bone broth. Try Western’s 100% Grass Fed Beef Stew Meat Pack and 100% Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth (2 pack) as the base in any soup or stew recipe.
Here’s two of our favorite beef stew recipes:
4. Western Grassfed Beef Bone Broth
We think you’ll love our hearty 100% Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth (2 pack) because of its versatility! You can drink it straight, hot and cold, or you can use it as a substitute to other broths, milk, dairy, and water in many of your favorite dishes. For example, instead of milk, add bone broth to your mashed potatoes. Instead of cooking rice or pasta in water, cook it in bone broth and use the broth as a foundation for the sauce. Bone broth adds nutritious protein and rich flavor to any of your favorite recipes.
In addition to soups and stews, check out these other healthy and creative ways to use beef bone broth.
5. Western Grassfed Beef Steak
Do you enjoy a nice piece of steak as the heart of your meal? Try Western’s 100% grass fed steaks! We have many options to choose from like New York Striploin, Ribeye, Filet Mignon.
Here’s some of our favorite steak recipes:
What are the health and nutrition benefits of grass fed beef?
When you choose grass fed beef over conventional, grain fed beef, you can enjoy a number of health benefits.
Lower fat content: Grass is lower in fat than grains, and so the meat from grass fed cattle is lower in fat than beef from grain fed cattle. Switching to grass fed beef will reduce your fat intake, which can help you maintain a healthy diet.
Higher omega-3 content: Many Americans do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids in their diets and grass fed beef contains more omega-3 fatty acids than grain fed beef. Eating grass fed vs grain fed can increase your omega-3 fatty acid intake, offering a number of health benefits, including improved cholesterol levels, and a lower risk of stroke and heart disease.
Increased antioxidant levels: Grass fed beef contains antioxidants such as vitamins A and E. Vitamin A is key for good vision, a healthy immune system, and cell growth. Vitamin E is important in keeping a healthy immune system and preventing various diseases. Since grass contains more of these nutrients than grain, grass fed beef is higher in these vitamins and antioxidants than grain fed beef. In fact, grass fed beef contains 4 times the levels of vitamin E than does grain fed beef. (Source: G.C.Smith, Colorado State University)
No antibiotic exposure: Cattle are not designed to subsist on grain, so when they are fed a grain-based diet, antibiotics often must be used to protect them from illness and also aid in cattle growing quicker. Grass fed cattle who are left to roam and graze on their natural diet are healthier and don't need these antibiotics—and are left to grow at a much more natural pace. When our grass fed cattle do become ill they are treated properly and removed from the Western Grassfed Beef program and sold to different outlets. Thus, the Western Grassfed Beef that you consume has never been administered antibiotics.
*Note: We recommend knowing your source of grass fed beef. In some cases, just because “grass fed” is used as a descriptor, doesn’t guarantee that the animal was 100% grass fed and grass finished OR that there has not been antibiotic exposure or hormones added. At Western Grassfed Beef, our 100% grass fed and finished cattle NEVER receive antibiotics or added hormones, EVER, as we believe cattle should be raised naturally!
We bet you’re relieved that you don’t have to give up any of your favorite meals in an effort to be healthier this new year. You can have the best of both worlds, meals that are healthy and delicious. Simply choose quality and healthier meats for your recipes, like any of our natural 100% grass fed and grass finished beef. Take a visit to our online store for all our healthier beef options.
Western Grassfed Beef, the Natural Beef label from Panorama Meats, works directly with U.S. family ranchers throughout the West and Midwest. All cattle are born and raised on open pasture and are fed a diet of grasses and range forage. Our natural 100% grass fed and grass finished beef is humanely raised with no antibiotics or added hormones, and always raised on pastures. We believe in supporting our rancher's way of life and in raising cattle the right way.