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Grass Fed Beef

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

We've switched our groceries over to about 85% organic. And it's been awesome! Things taste better, we're getting less preservatives and junk in our food and we're finding ways to make it affordable on our $55/week grocery budget. I've heard some on spark say that you can't tell if it's organic or not so why bother? Because research tells us the chemicals and pesticides and added sugars and junk food are slowly killing our country. And frankly, I'd rather risk eating healthier then not and for us that means clean eating, whole foods and when possible organic.

This week we made the switch to organic and grass fed meats. And so far, it's totally worth it! I cooked up some ground beef for Chef Meg's Taco soup. First, it actually smelled good. My tummy always turned when we were browning conventional ground beef because it never smelled good-not in a spoiled meat way, but in a ew, this stuff smells awful as it cooks way. And it tasted better, not sure how, but growing up I wasn't a fan of ground beef and this stuff was decent. As far as price goes, it was $0.50 a pound less then Trader Joe's extra lean ground beef. Yup. CHEAPER. And local.

And when it comes to nutrition, here are how the numbers stack up (from nutritiondata.com)

1 oz Grass Fed
Calories: 54
Saturated Fat: 1
Cholesterol: 17
Protein: 5

1oz Conventional
Calories: 93
Fat: 8
Saturated Fat: 3 (plus 1 additional gram trans fat)
Cholesterol: 22
Protein: 4
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