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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cutting Back On Meat

We have never been huge meat eaters. We enjoy our roasts, and occasional steak, and hamburger but it never had to be a part of each and every meal.

As part of a healthier eating plan I decided to cut down our meat consumption even further, especially when it comes to our red meats. So far we have been doing a good job as for the whole week we bought just 1/2 lb. hamburger, some ham and turkey for lunch meat, one package of hot dogs (for 4th of July), and one chicken breast. That meat will be all the meat we have eaten this week.

Last night I made bean burgers, which is a recipe I remember I ate as a child. I cut the meat down even further and fried up just 1/2 lb. of hamburger. I then poured in a can of baked beans and after that heated up I mixed in a little mustard and ketchup and spooned it onto buns. We all gobbled it up, even my husband who isn't too fond of beans (okay, he didn't gobble it up, but did eat two of them).

It is an easy and economical meal. Served with corn on the cob, blueberries, and some peaches it was satisfying as well.


  1. We are huge meat/animal food eaters! We use on a daily average 1 1/2 dz. eggs, 3 lbs of beef, 1/2# butter, a gallon of milk, & 1# cheese. We add to this plenty of veggies and occasionally fruit. I am a big believer that animal products including red meat have changed our famiy's health for the better.

  2. No one has high blood pressure or bad cholesterol in the family from all those animal products? All that would shoot my husband's counts over the moon! I prefer to go heavy on the vegetables and fruits and light on the animal products. :)

  3. My husband was borderline high blood pressure and high cholesterol before we started eating this way. We tried to eat the politicaly correct healthy diet of lots of veggies, fruit, little meat, etc. It did not change our health status. It was not until I came across Weston A. Price Foundation that I finally let go of being afraid of animal products and saturated fats. My husband goes in every two years for his DOT physical and the doctor is always shocked by how healthy he is at 42. He can not believe that we are healthy eating what we are eating but says to keep doing it. My question is how many people do we know that are eating the way my family is? I am starting to know more and more and they have all changed their health around for the better. You will have to take a look at the Weston A. Price website. It has a lot of good information.

    I do need to add that all of the animal products we consume are from animals raised organically and are 100% grassfed/pasture raised. That makes a huge difference in the nutrients of the products we consume.



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