For many, the start of a new year brings fresh goals and aspirations. It could be staying organized, waking up earlier, getting outside more, or the ever so popular: maintaining healthy eating habits. That resolution may have seemed like a comfortable, easy idea back in December, but now that we are in the thick of it, it may be proving to be a bit more challenging. We’re right there with you. However, just because you’re choosing to “eat healthier” this doesn’t mean you need to rob yourself of the foods and flavors that bring you most pleasure!
Market House has a wide variety of healthy, nutritious meats and seafood — from pork to poultry to lamb to king crab and more. One of the healthiest beef choices that you can make for your New Year’s nutrition resolution is grass-fed, grass-finished beef. Of course, you may be shocked by the idea of combining “healthy eating” with “beef,” but grass-fed beef is one of the most nutritious choices available on the market. Here’s why:
- Grass-fed beef is loaded with essential nutrients
- Iron is important for blood health
- Zinc helps with your body’s immune system
- Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent nerve damage and promotes a healthy thyroid
- Vitamin B12 helps with brain function
- Niacin (B3)—low levels of niacin in the body have been linked to heart disease
- Phosphorus is essential for body growth and maintenance
- L-carnitine plays a part in fat metabolism
If you’re new to grass-fed and grass-finished beef and aren’t quite sure how to prepare it, we have collected some wonderful recipe ideas to help you get started.
This recipe includes all the essentials: protein, veggies and a hearty sauce. Simply season your New York Strip Steaks with salt and pepper (trust us, that’s all you need) and then throw them on the grill until the internal temperature reaches 135°. Add a simple tomato emulsion that’s filled with amazing spices, and a roasted cauliflower steak, and you will be treating yourself to a New Year’s Resolution Dinner of Champions.
This recipe is quick, healthy, and to make things even better - it’s prepared all in one skillet. You’ll cook everything for around twenty minutes resulting in a meal that is rich in nutrition, low in fat and calories, and incredibly delicious.
There’s nothing better than a warm, flavorful stew in the winter. This recipe includes grass-fed beef tips, potatoes, carrots, onions, beef broth and tomato paste for a decadent sit-by-the-fire type meal. Serve over rice or quinoa for added texture.
Our friends at Grass Run Farms® have created a one-pan skillet recipe using ground beef and sweet potatoes that is quick, easy and super filling - it doesn't get better than that! This recipe uses our 1 lb ground beef brick, sweet potatoes and kale.
Remember, the key to any great tasting dish is fresh ingredients. All of our grass-fed and grass-finished beef comes from Grass Run Farms®. Their collaboration of generational farmers raise cattle the way generations before them did, resulting in great tasting American beef. Grass Run Farms® cattle never receive grain, animal by-products, antibiotics, or added hormones. Here’s to a happy and healthy new year!
And - if you’re following the Whole30 meal plan, we’ve curated a collection of seafood and meat options to make your freezer-stocking easy.