New Years Resolutions. Some are on board with it and some not. Either way, taking care of your body to the best of your ability is always a good idea no matter what time of the year it is. Here at Gathered Family Farm we don’t propose to be nutritionists or dietitians but through a lot of research we know what has worked for us when it comes to eating lean and clean and we wanted to share our thoughts. Michael Pollan says, “ Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants.” We believe adding some clean proteins to those plants are great for your health and energy.

Raising animals is our business and we know that fresh air and sunshine go a long way when producing clean food. At Gathered Family Farm, you will find some of the best quality meats and eggs in Knox County, Ohio. All of our animals enjoy the outdoors and wide open spaces every day by their choice. Acres and acres of fresh paddocks allow our beef cattle, pigs and chickens to have the space they need. We are grass farmers who raise grass fed beef, and all of our other animals have access to plenty of pasture as well as organically grown grain. We are proud of the fact that our animals are drug, and chemical free.

There are many health benefits to choosing pasture raised meats/eggs. They have a greater amount of B and E vitamins, omega 3s and are richer in antioxidants, less calories, less saturated fat, and less cholesterol. Some of the leanest cuts of meats/proteins are chicken breasts, eggs, steak, and pork chops. Grilling, roasting and baking are great ways to prepare these proteins with few calories. Happy Healthy New Year!