What you eat and consume matters to every degree & on every level.
Per my eating habits my meatier foods are mainly turkey and fish, but when I found Trader Joe’s Sweet Italian Organic Chicken Sausage, it became an overnight favorite for me (learn about my food staples from TJ’s here). Its packaging reads: Free range chicken, all vegetarian feed, no antibiotics, no added hormones, no nitrates.
It’s important to understand that when we eat meat, we’re also taking in what that animal has eaten or have been exposed to. If the animal you’re eating was fed antibiotics to prevent disease (from being stuck in closed quarters) or artificial hormones to fatten it up (put in blatant terms), wouldn’t you have to assume that YOU as the consumer would be exposed to such as well? To me, it sounds like a recipe for bodily, long-term disaster. So, what I’m getting at is, BE AWARE OF THE MEATS YOU BUY! Read the packaging. Find a sense of awareness with the foods you purchase and how they’re processed. The reality is, we are what we eat and the effects are there. We’re either fighting disease or fueling it, and it starts at what we consume.
Look for labels such as:
- All vegetarian feed
- Humanely raised
- No antibiotics or added hormones ever
- USDA certified organic
- No artificial coloring
- No additives
Rant. Over. Now, let’s you started on a filling chicken sausage lunch. 🙂
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 3 organic chicken sausages
- 6 small potatoes, quartered
- 8 mushrooms, quartered
- 2 handfuls spinach
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Hemp seeds (optional)
- Heat nonstick skillet and avocado oil on medium
- Chop potatoes & mushrooms into quarters and slice chicken sausage into 1/2 inch pieces
- Cook potatoes for 10 minutes, or until turning slightly brown
- Add in organic sausage, mushroom & seasoning. Cook for 5 minutes
- Add in spinach. Cook another 3-4 minutes
- Top with hemp seeds (optional) and eat up!