Shopping Guide: Wholesome Real Food
I am dating myself by saying this, I’m old enough to remember flavors and aroma’s of the days before factory farms. That might be why I have been a bit of a food snob since childhood – I know what good food is supposed to smell and taste like. There is a big difference between the aroma filling the kitchen while cooking pasture-raised beef or poultry. I can hardly call factory farmed meats and poultry food, they are such terrible quality… and to think of the lifelong suffering those animals went through. Shameful.
On this page, my food shopping guide, is the food of my childhood. It’s like going in a time machine back to the 1950’s, I am shot straight back to the flavors and goodness of my grandparents farm… heavenly! Now, this is how we should be eating ;-)
Pasture-Raised Beef, Lamb, Poultry, Bison & More
Founded by lifelong farmer John Wood, U.S. Wellness Meats grew out of John’s realization that there was a unique way of raising cattle for a growing niche of U.S. consumers who were beginning to understand the health benefits of CLA and omega-3s from free-range meat.
As a fifth-generation farmer, John was used to thinking like his ancestors when it came to raising animals. This old method meant growing the animal on pasture. The company is a thriving family-owned business still run by its founding families. Their grass-fed beef is recognized for its exceptional taste, quality and health benefits by chefs, health experts, professional athletes, and many others. In addition, U.S. Wellness Meats has joined with like-minded small family farms across the country to expand its offerings to include grass-fed lamb and bison, free-range poultry, wild-caught seafood, raw honey, and other wellness products. Click here to order Grass-Raised Beef, Poultry and Bison.
Wild-Caught Fish and Seafood
I love Vital Choice!
Unless you live near the ocean getting good fresh seafood happens about as often as you win the lottery, right!? The odds are against you.
Vital Choice handles the seafood responsibly, that care shows in the aroma and flavor. Your house will not stink like rotting fish. Wild is of course always best, the texture of the fish is so much better than farmed – a night and day difference. Wild seafood is also more nutritious. The Sablefish, Salmon, Cod, Halibut are my favorites – I’ve never been big on shellfish but theirs is the best I’ve tasted.
They also carry many other food items; berries (the blueberries are divine), shellfish, fish oil and krill Omega supplements. And, some food items you don’t see all over like; organic raw cultured garlic flowers, organic bone broth, a Curcumin in Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil, organic oils & vinegars.
The seafood and berries are shipped frozen in a thick, sturdy, styrofoam box that you should save and repurpose (you’ll never have to buy a cooler again!), customer service is great, and orders arrive quickly. Click here to order from Vital Choice