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For a number of years now I have been eating grass-fed beef, so I was excited to learn about ButcherBox – a company that delivers 100% grass-fed beef directly to your door! ButcherBox was created when its founder Mike Salguero discovered that getting grass-fed beef was far too challenging for far too many folks. His goal is to make healthy 100% grass-fed beef more accessible than ever before. And they have a special offer just for you, so be sure to check that out below.
Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef
Americans eat primarily two types of beef, ordinary grain-fed beef and 100% grass-fed beef. What you’ve been eating for most of your life is likely grain-fed beef. Grain-fed beef comes from cattle that have been fed a diet of grain, soy, and sometimes even animal by-products. The cattle are pumped with hormones to expedite the growth process and hooked up to antibiotics to prevent the spread of disease in crowded feedlots.
100% grass-fed beef comes from cattle that are only fed grass their entire lives. They enjoy free range on pasture and are never put into feedlots. They live longer lives because their growth isn’t accelerated by the administration of artificial hormones. As a result, you get a much cleaner piece of beef, just as nature intended.
Grass-fed beef has less fat, more antioxidants, better vitamin content, and 3 times the conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) of grain-fed beef – which research shows might protect against heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. It’s also a whole lot better for the cattle because they enjoy free range on pasture rather than sitting in crowded feedlots.
A 2015 Consumer Reports study found that 100% grass-fed beef is the safest and most humane beef Americans can consume. 100% grass-fed beef has:
- Less fat (omega 6’s), calories, and cholesterol than grain-fed beef.
- 2 – 5 times the anti-inflammatory heart healthy Omega – 3’s.
- 2 – 3 times the amount of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) which research indicates might be protective against heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
How ButcherBox Works
ButcherBox ships its customers a box of 100% grass-fed beef delivered each month. The meat is flash frozen and they curate which cuts you receive. They also offer mixed boxes including organic chicken and /or Heritage bred pork. You can even customize your box with add-ons like burgers, bacon, and ribeye.
Their product is top notch and free of all antibiotics, hormones, and GMO’s. Each box is $129 (free shipping!) and comes with 6 – 10 pounds worth of meat, which is enough for 15 – 20 individual sized meals (at a 6 – 8 ounce portion size). The price works out to about $7 per meal. You can also set up your delivery frequency to only receive a box every two or three months.
ButcherBox has a special offer for my readers when you use the promo code “glutenfreehomemaker” at checkout. With your first purchase, you will receive:
- Free 10-ounce package of bacon (Whole30 approved, uncured, no sugars added)
- $10 off your order