Why Is Grass fed Beef A Better Choice For You?

GRASS FED BEEF IS BETTER FOR YOU AND BETTER FOR THE PLANET

 

While we agree that consumers should decrease their intake of animal product, we also agree that when consuming animal products we should make a conscious effort to chose wisely. Grass fed beef is the smart choice as it is actually healthier for you and better for the environment.

Here are a few reasons why grass fed beef is healthier:

  1. FEWER CALORIES, grass fed beef has few calories than grain feed beef but has more nutritional value.
  2. SUPPORTS NORMAL SUGAR LEVEL. Grass fed beef contain CLA, CLA is known to help prevent obesity and diabetes.
  3. CONTAINS MORE HEALTHY FATS. Grass-fed beef provides up to six times more omega–3 fatty acids.

Here are a few tips for cooking grass fed beef:

  1. Grass fed cooks quicker than grain-fed beef, make sure to use a thermometer and adjust cooking time accordingly.
  2. Grass fed beef is lower in fat, make sure to coat it with healthy fat such as avocado oil or ghee.
  3. Do not thaw grass fed beef in the microwave as it will dry it out, instead thaw it in the fridge overnight.

There are so many amazing recipes you can cook with grass fed beef, one of our favorite is Grass Fed Meatball and zucchini. The meatballs are moist and the zucchini is low carb. This is a perfect Keto recipe as well.

 

SMOKE HOUSE MAPLE MOZZARELLA STUFFED GIANT MEATBALL OVER ZUCCHINI NOODLES

Grass Fed Meatball over low carb zucchini noodles.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grassfedbeef, grassfedmeatballrecipe, healthyrecipes, ketorecipes, whyisgrassfedbeefhealthier
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 484 kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces 95% Lean Grass Fed Beef
  • 1/4 cup Pomi Natural Tomato Sauce
  • 1 each zucchini
  • 1/2 each skim milk mozzarella stick
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 6 each basil leaves chopped
  • 4 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 2 tbsp McCormick Grill Mates - Smokehouse Maple Seasoning

Instructions

  1.    In a food processor add the lean ground beef, a pinch of kosher salt, 2 tbsp. garlic paste, 1 tbsp. of Seasoning and diced onions . Blend together

    2. Take the blended beef and form a patty. Add the cheese to the center and form a ball around it.

    3. Make the sauce: in a food processor add the marina sauce, a pinch of kosher salt, 2 tbsp. garlic paste, 1 tbsp. of Seasoning . Blend together

    4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

    5. In a small glass or metal bowl add the meatball and pour the sauce over it. Cover it with foil and cook for about 25 min.

    6. Using a spiralizer , noodle the zucchini

    7. Plating: add the noodles, then the meatball, then some grated( not powdered) mozzarella and finish it with a basil leaf.

 

benefits of grass fed beef

 

 

Other Meatball recipe:

Stuffed Grass Fed Meatballs over Zucchini Noodles in Mango Avocado Sauce

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15 Comments

  • Maggie Unzueta

    Posted 2019-01-10 5:23 pm

    Grass fed Beef is really healthy. It’s perfect for family.Thank you for sharing this.

  • Helen Costello

    Posted 2019-01-10 5:56 pm

    Fascinating that grass fed beef contains less calories yet more nutritional value! This recipe looks divine!

  • Alexandra @ It’s Not Complicated Recipes

    Posted 2019-01-11 12:13 am

    Yum! This looks so delicious 🙂 I love zoodles! And I agree – grass fed beef is such a better option!

  • Tamala Baldwin

    Posted 2019-01-11 8:30 am

    I definitely try to eat grass fed beef and wild caught fish.. it totally makes a difference!!! Very informative article and what a YUMMY looking picture :))))) Going to make breakfast now.. LOL

  • Romy Schorr

    Posted 2019-01-11 11:35 am

    I never knew these facts about grass-fed beef! Will definitely make my shopping a lot easier!

  • Beeb Ashcroft

    Posted 2019-01-11 4:03 pm

    I am so glad I saw this recipe. i was just thinking the other day about making something like this!

  • Jasmine – LoveLifeLaughMotherhood

    Posted 2019-01-11 10:24 pm

    this is a really compelling argument for grass fed beef. very informative!

  • Lydia Smith

    Posted 2019-01-12 6:05 am

    I didn’t know about the health benefits of Grass Fed Beef. Great to read about it here. I shouldn’t totally cancel out beef. Thanks for sharing

  • ChelseaMamma

    Posted 2019-01-12 9:16 am

    This sounds great, not sure how I would identify grass fed beef in the shops though

  • sincerelymissj

    Posted 2019-01-12 12:06 pm

    Your grass fed meatball and zucchini noodles recipes looks good. I need to consider grass fed beef.

  • Create. Play. Travel.

    Posted 2019-01-12 7:31 pm

    It’s always great to understand the source of our food. Your recipe sounds like a great option for a dinner party or just trying something new!

  • Kiwi

    Posted 2019-01-12 11:59 pm

    I am pescatarian but more vegetarian. I would love to have those zoodles.

  • Karen Monica

    Posted 2019-01-13 2:27 am

    Thank you for sharing the benefits of grass fed beef. This recipe looks delicious. If I can manage to get all the ingredients, I will try it out.

  • Lisa

    Posted 2019-01-13 11:01 am

    I never knew about the difference before between the 2 kinds of beef. I’ll definitely be looking out for the grass-fed version now. I really appreciate the tips!

  • Janice

    Posted 2019-01-30 8:47 pm

    Can’t wait to start using vege noodles in recipes. This looks like a great start.

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