But then a few months ago, I started craving meat again, so I gave in here and there. Some days I can’t get enough meat, and other days I feel grossed out by it again. I’m listening to my body! And most recently, because I’m dealing with some gut issues (SIBO – more on this another time!), meat is one of the only foods I can handle. I still am eating a mostly plant-based diet, but I do want to make sure that the animal protein I am eating is of the highest-quality – organic, pasture-raised, free of hormones/antibiotics/drugs, and fed it’s natural diet.
To avoid harmful toxins, antibiotics, hormones and other drugs that can disrupt your hormones and immune system, and put you at higher risk for cancer and heart disease.
Pasture-raised animals are lower in overall fat, lower in Omega-6 fats, higher in Omega-3 fats, and higher in CLA – making them more heart-healthy.
Higher in vitamins and minerals.
Decreased risk of food poisoning.
Better for the environment, because it decreases greenhouse gas emissions.
I’ve compiled a list of a few companies that I love and trust, that I’ve been sourcing my meats from. Not only do I trust that I’m getting the healthiest meats around, but they taste so much better than anything you’d pick up at the grocery store.
US Wellness Meats has a wide range of grass-fed beef, pasture-raised poultry, duck, organ meats, wild seafood, bone broths, fats, and even snacks. I recently ordered a whole chicken, chicken gizzards, beef liver, and bone broth from them, and everything was delicious!
I first found this company on Instagram, where I saw their animals roaming around, looking so happy and free! You can also take a tour of their farm, in California. A wide range of meats, organ meats, and broths, as well.
This company creates a curated box of high-quality beef, chicken, or pork. They also give you the option to customize, which is great! Last year, I bought a box for my sister and her husband, who loved it!
Do you eat meat? Where do you buy your animal products from?