February 3, 2016    Canton, MO
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Dear John, 
Did you hear ... Spring is Coming!!!  Well at least according to Punxsutawney Phil, who did not see his shadow at 7:20 am yesterday morning.  

Did you know that Groundhog Day was established by a hunting club in Punxsutawney, where an annual feast was held where it is rumored that both groundhog and woodchuck were on the menu.  Nice way to say thank you for the weather prediction!!!  Luckily for our rodent weatherman we have better options for you on sale this week.  Fully Cooked BBQ Beef Short Ribs, Ground Chicken, and Beef Eye of Round Roast.  Check out the full list of sales items and volume discount items below.

For our Lamb enthusiasts we had several lamb items restock this week including Lamb Shoulder Roast, Lamb Denver Ribs, and Lamb Kabobs.

EXCITING NEWS
It's finally here, February's Featured Chef is online now.  Visit our website to meet Justin and Erica from Real Simple Good and check out some of their favorite recipes.  Also stay tuned because we will soon have a Valentine's Day giveaway with a sampler package of ingredients from their recipes.

NEW ITEMS FOR THE STORE ... As promised we are adding several new products to the store this month.  These are being introduced on a trial basis, so give them a try and then let us know what you think.  If we receive good feedback they will become permanent selections in our store.

This week we are excited to introduce Organic Turkey Breast Roasts thoughtfully raised, the way nature intended free from GMOs, gluten, artificial ingredients, preservatives, hormones, antibiotics and growth stimulants.  Hand-netted, skin-on whole boneless breasts, you will be amazed at how flavorful, tender, and juicy these birds roast up.

Punxsutawney Phil says to expect swimsuit weather by the end of February.  Maybe not, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration pegs Phil's accuracy at about 45%.  But just in case read Scott's fitness article.  In it he shares some tips for keeping on track with your healthy eating and exercise plans while still enjoying Super Bowl treats this Sunday.

One last Super Bowl appetizer idea from Wellness Mama is featured in our Recipe Corner (see below) ... although we think this one for Bacon Chicken Bites looks like one that will stay at the top of your recipe list all the year through.

Contests & Giveaway Reminders
  • Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint Video Contest is closed.  We are still waiting for the announcement of the big winner ... Stay Tuned.  
  • Coming Soon ... We're giving away a US Wellness Meats Featured Chef Package to celebrate this month's Featured Chefs and Valentines Day.  It will be a sweetheart of a prize pack!!!

Best Regards with Spring in Sight!

John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Laura, Courtney and Deric on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats.  

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Weekly Specials
All sale item discounts expire at 10:00 pm CST on Saturday February 6, 2016. 
Mid-Week Restocks
Athlete's Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
Scott~ The Super Bowl is a huge deal in my town and we will be hosting a party for at least 50
people.  I want to serve our guests great food choices as most of them are aiming to lower body fat levels currently as am I.  I am getting ready for a vacation in April and need to lose 15-20 pounds of fat to be "beach ready" What nutrition strategies do you suggest if I know I am going to consume some "treats" to minimize the damage?  Kerry and Roger


Kerry and Roger~ There are many dishes you can prep containing organic food choices that will taste great! It is perfectly fine to feast and enjoy great food choices for big events.  The cheat meal strategies Dr. Serrano and I have developed will help to prevent body fat
accumulation.  Execute the strategies and you will support your spring break vacation fat loss goals.  

Customer Feedback
BBQ shortribs
BBQ Short Ribs
(on sale this week!)

"These ribs saved the day!"

"Being fairly new to U S Wellness I love to try the different "sale" offerings. I haven't been disappointed yet! Ordered these to have on hand for a quick meal some evening."

"Recently found out one more was coming to dinner (in less than 30 minutes and I had planned the meat portion of the meal for 2 with no leftovers in mind) so I grabbed these out of the freezer.  Into a casserole dish in a low heat oven and when dinner was ready so we're the ribs.  Added just enough "extra" to the meal and my son and his girlfriend loved them! They asked for the leftover BBQ sauce to use with leftovers they had at home as well. Thanks for a great product."  
  
Laura 
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Recipe Corner
Bacon Chicken Bites
Author: Wellness Mama

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 6+ 
 
Ingredients:    
  • 1 pound chicken breast (pastured)
  • 1 package of nitrate free bacon
  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • goat cheese for garnish (optional)
     
Directions:  
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2.  Cut the bacon slices in to thirds.
  3. Cut the chicken in to bite-size pieces.
  4. Wrap each chicken piece with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick if needed.
  5. Place in an oven safe dish (preferably with a rack to keep them off the bottom, but this is not required)
  6. Mix mustard, honey, and spices and pour/rub on top of each piece of bacon/chicken.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bacon is browned and chicken is completely cooked.
  8. Cool slightly and serve.
  9. TIP: For extra flavor, garnish with a little goat cheese. Enjoy!
     
Notes: It can often be hard to find grain free, dairy free, healthy options when we aren't eating at home or get invited to a dinner event. These bacon chicken bites are my solution. Whenever we go to a friend's house or potluck, I bring a plate of these to share. We always have something we can eat, and I haven't found many people who don't like these savory appetizers. The other best part? These cook in half an hour and only use one dish! They are protein packed and filling and my kids love them. I can put these in the oven, go get ready, and they are ready to go when it is time to leave. If you are looking for an easy dish to bring to parties and potlucks, I suggest these!
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Thanks to Katie, the "Wellness Mama," for this recipe.  Katie is a wife and mom of five, as well as an award-winning blogger, author, podcaster and real food crusader. Her mission with is to provide simple answers for healthier families through practical tips, real food recipes, natural beauty and cleaning tutorials, natural remedies and more. Katie has developed systems and tips for living a Wellness Lifestyle™ with a family and on a budget and she was recently named by greatist.com as one of the 100 most influential people in health and wellness along with Dr. Oz, Dr. Mercola, Food Babe and Tim Ferriss. She writes at WellnessMama.com and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, G+, and Pinterest.    
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Order Minimums
  • All orders must weigh at least 7 pounds in order to ship, to ensure everything stays frozen during transit.
  • $75 minimum purchase requirement, since we have built the cost of shipping into the price of each product.
  • You will never be charged extra for shipping.
  • There is a $7.50 handling fee upon checkout.
  • The South Carolina Chicken Bundles, BBQ Sauce, produce and cookbooks ship from separate locations, so they are not included in the 7 lb weight minimum.  The shopping cart will keep track and remind you if your order is under the 7 lb limit.   
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  • Receive a $25 discount for every 40 pounds you order. This offer excludes items that ship separate such as the South Carolina Chicken, produce and fresh bundles.
  • This is our way of saying thank-you for purchasing in bulk!
  • This can be any combination of products totaling 40 pounds and does not have to be specific to any category.  Each 40 pound interval will yield the discount - for example, order 80 pounds and we'll take $50 off!

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