Friday, October 30, 2009

Healthy Fat Giveaway

So, in my quest towards Real Food, otherwise known as SOLE (sustainable, organic, local, ethical) food, I've been investigating healthy fats. I have moved almost entirely away from all vegetable oils and margarine. For us, it's cold expeller-pressed olive oil and butter from grass-fed cows all the way, baby.

Something that I have wanted to try though is frying in beef tallow. Did you know that beef tallow (rendered fat from cows) can be a healthy fat? If you get your meat or tallow from happy cows raised in a healthy environment, the fat is good-for-you! Per U.S. Wellness Meats' blog, one of the reasons to switch to grass-fed beef is that it is high in omega 3s (the "essential fatty acid") and CLA (an anti-carcinogen shown, among other things, to increase lean body mass, prevent arteriosclerosis and slow or halt diabetes).

Right now, Kelly the Kitchen Kop, a Real Food blogger, is hosting a giveaway of a tub of healthy beef tallow from U.S. Wellness Meats. The 36-pound tub is normally sold for almost a hundred bucks, but you could get it for free to make all sorts of deliciousness. Go on over, start reading and enter the giveaway today!


Anonymous said...

You know- all this makes complete sense b/c back in the day when people lived off of the land they seemed to be healthier. Yes, shorter life expectancy, but they where healthier during that time. Or maybe I am pollyanna. :)

sonja said...

Cool, I had never head of beef tallow before. DH and I recently switched over to organic, free-range meat and dairy. I am now working on cutting out the high fructose corn syrup from our diets. That stuff is in everything!!

Sharon said...

I have never heard that about beef fat before! I'm gonna go check that out - thanks for the tip!

We just bought our first locally grown pig and now have a freezer full of pork... and grass fed beef is up next. I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

The only fat I buy is olive oil for daily use in cooking and salted butter for spreading on bread once in a while.