We pay more for grass fed beef… do you think it’s worth it? My opinion- I do! Although I’m not an animal activist, not even an animal lover to be honest, my reasons are purely health driven. In brief, the health reasons for choosing grass fed:
- The meat for grass fed cows is lower in fat and calories. Corn fed cows develop the artery clogging fatty marbling throughout their meat.
- The Grass fed meat is higher in Omega Fats.
- The Grass fed meat is higher in beta carotene.
- Grass fed meat has been shown to be higher in Vitamin E
- If the meat is not only grass fed, but also organic, our kids won’t be consuming the antibiotics and hormones given to feed lot cows.
So, bottom line (for all my carnivorous readers)- if I can’t afford organic, grass fed beef, we just don’t eat it. Simple as that. We are lucky to live in a semi-country like area in Utah County, and have a few local farmers we can get our meat from. If you don’t live in an area where you can buy your meat local, we were sent samples from an online grass fed beef source, La Cense. For details, visit my review.
And what good is a burger, without homemade French fries?
I like to slice a piece off the bottom of the potato to make it stable on my cutting board. Then I use a fry cutter to slice up the potato.
Then I put the sliced potatoes in a COLD water bath until I’m ready to cook them.
Then we drain and dry the potatoes with some paper towels.
Then we spread the fries onto a cookie sheet to season and bake. I generally use olive oil, salt and pepper. The kids like to help with this step.
Then we bake at 425 for about 20 minutes, or until the fries look golden brown.