We just had a cookout yesterday. I went to Healthy Living Market and Cafe in the Wilton Mall in Saratoga Springs. Faced with a plethora of no-nitrate options, I want crazy and bought:
Wild Boar Sausages
Niman Ranch Chorizo Sausage
Niman Ranch All-Natural Sweet Italian Sausage
Niman Ranch All-Natural Spicy Italian Sausage
Applegate Hot Dogs
Grass Fed Beef
What happened surprised me, almost every adult in the party was RAVING about one of my selections. Everyone wanted to know what the brand was, where to buy it etc.. So what meat caused such a commotion?
And the winner is…
Niman Ranch Spicy Italian Sausage was the winner! Everyone just loved them with mustard, plain or peppers and onions!
What about the kids?
Kids went crazy for the Healthy Living cafe homemade guacamole and for meats still opted for the ever popular no-nitrate hot dogs and grass fed hamburgs some liked the wild boar sausages.
Why no-nitrate sausages and hot dogs?
Nitrates are preservatives, they help meat last longer, but the problem is when nitrates hit your tummy, they turn into nitrosamines which are carcinogenic, in other words – cancer causing.
Why is grass fed beef healthier for you and kids?
It’s healthier, more nutritious and tastes better! According to Mercola.com Omega 3s in grass-fed beef is 7% compared to 1% in grain-fed beef. Also grass-fed beef loaded with other nutrients that reduce the risks of cancer, obesity, diabetes and immune disorders. So yes, it costs more… but it’s worth it!