Thank you to US Wellness Meats for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared below are my own.
I've started my 2nd trimester and nausea is finally dying down. While I have always been one of those strange pregnant women that crave healthy foods, I've never experienced such awful food aversions before this pregnancy. Most meat began to turn my stomach and I was eating a mostly vegetarian diet, (very strange for me!) my iron and protein levels were at all time lows. Thank goodness US Wellness Meats came to save the day!
"US WELLNESS MEATS IS OWNED AND RUN BY FAMILY FARMERS WITH AN EYE TOWARD THE FUTURE AND A RESPECT FOR THE PAST."
Back in the year 2000, the farmers at US Wellness Meats saw that modern cattle-raising practices were taking a toll on our health. They decided to get back to their roots by returning to rotational farming practices. Their animals are raised right- on grass-fed diets free of pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics; then shipped directly to your door.
While browsing the US Wellness Meats website, I found myself starting to crave meat for the first time in months. I took this as a sign that I needed to jump on the opportunity to work with them.
Styrofoam shipping containers and ice packs keep your food fresh
I was a little worried when I came home and found a giant box shipped from Missouri to Maryland, sitting in 95 degree weather. I was pleasantly surprised to see that all the fresh meats were still frozen solid!
Here's what they sent:
When you can't look forward to a glass of wine after a long day, chocolate makes a great substitute!
My husband and I were drawn to the dark chocolate bar, we ate our dinner quickly to get to dessert. The decadent treat was a reward at the end of a long day! I'm usually more of a milk chocolate girl myself; but this had a rich, more complex flavor that I could get used to.
Bacon and waffles- a match made in heaven
The US Wellness bacon took our Saturday morning breakfast to another level! The texture was perfectly crisp while still remaining tender and melt-in-your mouth. I love that it's free of MSG, nitrates, and dyes like bacon you find at the store. The ingredients are simple: pork, sea salt (hickory smoked). Isn't that how bacon is supposed to be?
Brisket in my slow cooker with onions and mushrooms
Juicy and falling apart after 8 hours
The US Wellness Meats brisket was the star of our shipment! Usually, when I buy a large roast, there's a thick layer of fat, this hunk of beef was missing that. It was much more visually appealing for my pregnant belly, but I have heard fat=flavor so I was a bit skeptical. Turns out, the beef that's fed grains and raised in confinement (commonly found in grocery stores), gain excess fat. Since all their cattle are fully grass-fed, it’s full of nutrients omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin E, and CLA that most US cattle are drained of.
Brisket, potatoes au' gratin and green beans
Was the US Wellness brisket less flavorful? Just the opposite, it was incredible! My husband was full of compliments, "this is a five star restaurant meal!", "why go out to eat when we can eat like royalty here?". The whole family went back for seconds!
Quick lunch for the kids
Liverwurst on a toasted English muffin for the adults
We love hot dogs and liverwurst but sometimes they can be loaded with things that aren't good to eat. With US Wellness you can feel confident that your family is eating something nutritious, not some grocery store mystery meat.
First time trying pork rinds- yum!
Pork/ beef stick with real pieces of jalapeno
When you're battling pregnancy induced nausea, grab-and-go snacks can be a lifesaver! My daughters and I had never tried pork rinds before, but this bowl quickly disappeared I poured it. The snack sticks were amazing to keep in the diaper bag for when hunger struck. The jalapeno flavor was my personal favorite.
Want it? Get it!
US Wellness Meats has a huge selection of meat, sausage, poultry, dairy and much more! Check out their whole selection at Grasslandbeef.com. They also have gift cards, the perfect gift for anyone you know eating Paleo or low-carb.
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Special thanks to US Wellness Meats for allowing me to share about their grass-fed meat and snacks with our readers! Look for them in our 2017 Fall Home & Garden Guide!