US Wellness News Alert

New Recipes ~ Sirloin Sales ~ Pork Restocks

March 8, 2015 
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    

We have some very exciting new recipes just posted on our blog, courtesy of our newest feature chef!  Katie (aka Wellness Mama) is the author of the very popular Wellness Mama blog, and the Wellness Mama Cookbook, yet she still made time to answer our questions, and share some delicious recipes!  For a sneak peek, check out our recipe section below for Meatloaf Cupcakes.

If you are a sirloin fan, now is a great time to stock up!  The Sirloin Tip Steaks are a great value year-round, even more so this week when they are on sale.  Each package contains two (8 oz) sirloin tip steaks.  Also on sale is the wildly popular 6 oz Top Sirloin Butt Steak.  These smaller cuts are ideal lunch steaks, salad toppers and take very well to marinades.  

For farm tours, upcoming sales, special events, new cookbooks, recipes, and much more - visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or our blog.  We always appreciate your feedback and comments!

We apologize again for the 500 packages impacted by the winter storm at the Memphis Fed Ex hub this past week.  A few were delivered on Saturday, and 65% of the balance were finally moving late Saturday night to destination cities.  Cold weather in Memphis has bought us some time.  We ask that you take delivery an advise if you have issues with condition upon arrival. Fed Ex has indicated they will pay no claims as this is a weather event beyond their control.  We will do our best to make this right.

Did you remember to "spring forward" last night?  Daylight savings time officially begins today, and we are happy for the longer days and the hopes of spring right around the corner.  March blew in like a lion, but we've had warmer temperatures late this week and are looking forward to sending this month out like a lamb!

Spring Regards, 


John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Amanda and Laura on behalf of the farm families of U.S. Wellness Meats  

Toll Free: (877) 383-0051
Direct Line:
(573) 767-9040
Fax Number: (573) 767-5475

Find us on Facebook
Follow us on TwitterFind us on PinterestVisit our blogView 

our videos on YouTube

Forward this issue  


In This Issue
Inventory Updates

healthRecent Health News
More Than Two Hours of TV a Day Increases High Blood Pressure Risk in Children by 30%

A study on European children concludes that spending more than two hours a day in front of a screen increases the probability of high blood pressure by 30%. The article also points out that doing no daily physical activity or doing less than an hour a day increases this risk by 50%.

For years now scientific literature has associated watching the television with a sedentary lifestyle and obesity in young people. Now research led by the Universities of Zaragoza (Spain) and São Paulo (Brazil) reveal the relationship between this habit and a greater risk of developing high blood pressure.

"The study shows the number of new high blood pressure cases and the connection between physical activity and different sedentary behaviours with the risk of high blood pressure in European children," explains Augusto César F. de Moraes, a Brazilian researcher who collaborates with the Unizar group and lead author of the article, to SINC.

The scientists based their conclusion on data from the study on 'Identification and Prevention of Dietary- and Lifestyle-induced Health Effects in Children and Infants' (IDEFICS), gathered over two years in 5,221 children from eight European countries (Spain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Cyprus, Estonia, Sweden and Belgium), who were between 2 and 10 years old at the beginning of the study.

The results, published recently in the International Journal of Cardiology, show that the cumulative incidence of high blood pressure in this population during the two years analysed is high: 110 in 1,000. "High blood pressure can cause cardiovascular problems later in life," adds F. de Moraes. "For example, it increases the risk of ischemic heart disease."

The authors state that children who are sedentary for more than two hours a day, in front of the television, computers or videoconsoles, run a 30% greater risk of developing high blood pressure. "The figures are worrying, given that sedentary behaviours are common in infancy and subsequently, later in life."

Among the non-communicable diseases, high blood pressure has a high incidence in adults. Different studies have demonstrated that the levels of arterial pressure in infancy and adolescence have an enormous impact on developing high blood pressure as an adult.

More than one hour a day of exercise

To beat this condition, experts recommend that young people carry out physical activity for more than 60 minutes a day, and advise that sedentary activities last no longer than two hours a day.

Similarly, the researchers have observed that not doing an hour of physical activity a day increases the risk of high blood pressure by 50%. "Scientific evidence indicates that physical activity is a powerful vasodilator. Therefore, the rate of oxygenation of the heart increases, and at the same time, decreases arterial pressure," concludes F. de Moraes.

Plataforma SINC. "More than two hours of TV a day increases high blood pressure risk in children by 30%." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 February 2015. <>.
CustomerCommentsCustomer Feedback


I have say the breakfast sausage and bacon is the best I have eaten since growing up in Indiana.  My Uncle had a pig farm and your bacon reminds me of that time long ago, when bacon was as it should be.

Everything I have bought from you has been delicious.

Thank you!


Sharon H.  

via email  


recipeRecipe Corner
Meatloaf Cupcakes

MeatloafCupcakes Ingredients:
  • 1.5-2 pounds of ground beef
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond flour (or enough to thicken- this will depend partially on the fat content of the meat and the texture of the almond flour)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 5-6 sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or Himilayan Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Finely dice the onion or puree in a blender or food processor.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the meat, eggs, flour, basil, garlic powder, pureed onion, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper and mix by hand until incorporated.
  4. Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil or butter and evenly divide the mixture into the muffin tins to make 2-3 meat "muffins" per person. If you don't have a muffin tin, you can just press the mixture into the bottom of an 8x8 or 9x13 baking dish.
  5. Put into oven on middle rack, and put a baking sheet with a rim under it, in case the oil from the meat happens to spill over (should only happen with fattier meats if at all)
  6. For sweet potatoes: if they are small enough, you can put them into the oven at the same time, if not you can peel, cube and boil them until soft.
  7. When meat is almost done, make sure sweet potatoes are cooked by whichever method you prefer, and drain the water if you boiled them.
  8. Mix with butter and salt or pepper if desired and mash by hand or with an immersion blender.
  9. Remove meat "muffins" from the oven when they are cooked through and remove from tin. Top each with a dollop of the mashed sweet potatoes to make it look like a cupcake.

This recipe and photo are courtesy of our newest feature chef Katie (aka Wellness Mama), author of the wildly popular Wellness Mama blog.

If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFind us on PinterestVisit our blogView our videos on YouTube
photosUS Wellness - Southern Skies

Ideal early March grazing conditions in Southern Alabama.

Customer Information

Need to change your contact or credit card information? Just
click here.  After opening, enter your email address and store password and you will be able to edit your customer file. If you have any issues contact us anytime.

To unsubscribe from the email please scroll to the bottom of the page and click the SafeUnsubscribe link.   

About U.S. Wellness Meats

U.S. Wellness Meats was founded on
September 1st, 2000. Pasture management and meat science research originated in 1997.

The company office is located in Monticello, Missouri in Lewis County which joins the Mississippi River 140 miles North of St. Louis.

Forward to a Friend

Confidentiality Guarantee

We at U.S. Wellness Meats do not sell, trade or give away any subscriber information. This isn't just an ethical commitment, it's also a legal one.

Copyright © 2009 by U.S. Wellness Meats. All rights reserved. The content, design and graphical elements of this newsletter are copyrighted. Please secure written permission of the author before copying or using this material. Address:


John Wood
U.S. Wellness Meats

Toll Free: (877) 383-0051 

On Sale Now
Sirloin Tip Steak Sale items expire at 10 pm CST on Saturday March 14, 2015.

Sirloin Tip Steaks
- 2 (8 oz) steaks

Top Sirloin Butt Steak
- 6 oz

BBQ Shredded Beef
- 1.5 lbs

Duck Wings
- 1 lb

Chicken Gelatin
- 38 oz

Volume Discounts
Delmonico Steak

Delmonico Steak
- 14 oz

Pork Bratwurst
- 1.25 lbs

Ground Duck Backs
- 1 lb
Quick Links




Heat & Serve


Broth, Tallow & Marrow




Gourmet Pork



Gourmet Rabbit  




 Butter & Cheese 



Gift Certificates

Join Our Mailing List