Okay guys. I know there’s a lot out there these days on food subscription boxes, information on buying organic and local. Sometimes it feels a little overwhelming and judgy. I personally try and do the best I can when it comes to feeding my family – buying organic or local when I can but 1) all healthy all the time gets expensive and 2) the food you want isn’t always available.
Recently, I checked out another subscription box, ButcherBox. I’m not a big meat eater so I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this one. I don’t eat beef; so unless my kids and hubby are out somewhere they can order a steak or a cheeseburger, they aren’t eating it either.
But we do eat chicken and pork and I know plenty of you out there are eating beef. ButcherBox is a monthly subscription box with the highest quality 100% grass-fed beef, free range organic chicken and Heritage Breed Pork.
And for you beef eaters – here’s a random fact I was shocked to learn:
Did you know that only 1-3% of the total beef produced in the United States is 100% grass-fed, and is largely inaccessible in many parts of the country? Did you also know that the other 97-99% of cows are raised on feedlots where they spend most of their lives eating out of troughs filled with corn and even skittles?! Yup, skittles.
I don’t know about you guys but that seems pretty insane to me.
Feedlot cattle are fed antibiotics, hormones, corn, soy, and in some cases even animal byproducts and candy. As a result, you get a fatty piece of meat tainted with antibiotics and hormones. This is not healthy. When we eat animals that are not healthy – we become unhealthy.
With ButcherBox, for $129 a month, or a box, you get 8-11 pounds of high-quality meat. It’s enough for 18-25 individual meals at around 6-8 oz per meal. Basically, it’s a good amount of meat even if you have to feed a big family. It may sound like a lot but I think if you take a look at your grocery bill over the course of 4 weeks and add up the price you pay for meats, you’ll find it doesn’t seem so pricey at all.
I got a chicken and pork only box. Everything comes packaged WELL and frozen so I popped everything in my freezer and took things out to defrost as I planned meals. The meats I received lasted 3 weeks in our house and we were eating often.
Here’s a couple of snapshots of some of what I received:
The meats tasted fresh & the cuts were really nice. I was surprised at how pleased I was at the quality. I’m definitely going to do it again. I feel like subscribing to ButcherBox would be a Whole30 or clean-eating person’s dream too.
No two boxes are the same which makes it kind of fun too. If you check out ButcherBox, let me know what you think.
ButcherBox was named The Best Food Box of 2016 by Men’s Health and has been featured by the Today Show, New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, and Food & Wine.