We have some very exciting new recipes just posted on
, 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
! 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
great value year-round, even more so this week when they are
. Each package contains two
(8 oz) sirloin tip steaks. Also
is the wildly popular
6 oz Top Sirloin Butt
. These smaller cuts are ideal lunch steaks, salad toppers and take very well to marinades.
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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!
John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Amanda and
Laura on behalf of the farm families of U.S. Wellness Meats
Recent 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.
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
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."
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.
"More than two hours of TV a day increases high blood pressure risk in children by 30%." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25
February 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150225102845.htm>.
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.
- 1.5-2 pounds of
- 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)
teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 medium
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- Finely dice the onion or puree in a blender or food processor.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- When meat is almost done, make sure sweet potatoes are cooked by whichever method you prefer, and
drain the water if you boiled them.
- Mix with butter and salt or
pepper if desired and mash by hand or with an immersion blender.
- 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
Wellness Mama blog. If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
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The company office is located in
Monticello, Missouri in Lewis County which joins the Mississippi River 140 miles North of St. Louis.
The company has
beef products into:
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Gourmet Rabbit, Pre-Cooked Entrees,
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