Venison: The other (healthier) red meat

Curt and I are back in his home state of Missouri and hometown of Albany for deer season.

I realize that some of my readers (and friends) don’t eat meat. And I respect that. And I would never try to convince you that you should. (I might try to convince you that protein is important to stay healthy–but there are many ways you can get protein in your diet. Non-meaters just have to work harder to meet their body’s need for protein.)

Last year when we were back here I wrote about a program called Share the Harvest, which states why the organization exists: Many families and individuals have no dependable source of protein in their diets. Red meat can provide that important component. Deer is a valuable source of protein; but, unlike most red meat, it is unusually low in fat. Through Share the Harvest, Missouri hunters can help provide this part of the daily diet.

According to a Livestrong article, a 3-ounce serving of roasted venison contains 140 calories, less than 1 gram of fat and 26 grams of protein, which is 50 percent of the daily value for protein. … A 3-ounce serving of grilled beef tenderloin steak, … Continue reading

Once again … back to healthy living

After more than a week traveling for work and fun I got back home last night.

And today is the day I got back to my normal and healthy lifestyle.

I was in Texas. First Dallas and then Austin.

Dallas was for work and I thought I would add Austin to the end of my trip and see the city for the first time and hang with my cousin Alex.

Yes, I ate a lot of meat and drank a lot of beer.

And according to my father-in-law I just might be turning into a redneck. Beer, steaks and moonshine all in one week?

I also hung out with my friend Regina and her fiancé and son one day. Texas martini, anyone?

I worked from home today to ease back into life.

Because my friend Monica is still out of commission from the gym for a bit and I had calls throughout the day, which meant  couldn’t attend the Monday noon class I have been wanting to try, I decided to take Baxter’s Monday night Hatha Yoga class instead of the usual evening body conditioning class.

It was a great way to ease back into my exercise routine this week. … Continue reading