Before we get into my Monday In Meals, I wanted to tell you guys about the special package that we received at our house last week. As soon as Qman saw it, he immediately started calling for his “scissors, orange.” Haha! He’s so darn cute.
Our family typically purchases our meat from Whole Foods, which, not surprisingly, is quite expensive. We do our best to shop the sales and stock up when the opportunity arises, but it’s always one of our biggest food expenses. It’s also the item that I’m always shopping for because I’m constantly searching for the best quality meat for the best price.
When ButcherBox reached out about trying one of their boxes, I was immediately interested. ButcherBox does all of the hard work for you by finding the best possible meat from trusted farmers and curating an awesome selection of cuts every month, which are then delivered to your front door. Boom. Love that.
ButcherBox prides themselves in providing the healthiest and highest quality beef, chicken, and pork. They hold all of their suppliers to strict standards and taste-test every cut before putting it into your box. Their beef is 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, their chicken is free-range organic or pastured, and their pork is heritage breed and GMO-free. All of their animals are humanely raised and free of antibiotics and hormones. It’s just 100% healthy meat!
The price of ButcherBox is what ultimately sold me. Through partnering with a collective of small farms, the company is able to purchase in large quantities and pass the savings along to its customers. Their products are generally cheaper than what you’d find at places like Whole Foods and they’re delivered directly to your door. ButcherBox starts at $129/month and comes with 7-10 lbs of meat, which is enough for at least 20 individual size meals (at a 5 – 8oz portion size). The price works out to $6.50/meal and shipping is free to the contiguous 48 states. You can also select a variety of add-ons like ground beef, bacon, and ribeye to customize your box to fit your family’s appetite.
And, finally, when it comes to shipping, ButcherBox doesn’t mess around. All of their shipping materials are biodegradable or recyclable, and their meat is flash frozen at the peak of freshness and individually packaged. All of their boxes are filled with a specific amount of dry ice that’s carefully calculated based on your geographic location. ButcherBox ships Monday – Wednesday for arrival by Friday, so the meat can stay fresh on your doorstep for up to 12 hours. And, bonus, dry ice is REALLY fun to play with! 🙂
FYI: This post is not sponsored. I just really love the concept/product and wanted to share what it was all about since I figured a lot of you guys would be interested too. I do, however, earn a commission through the affiliate links included in this post. As always, THANK YOU for your support of CNC! 🙂
Monday In Meals
Ok, well, that whole ButcherBox thing was much more long-winded than I originally intended. Ha! It just goes to show you how much we love it! 🙂 Anyway, here’s a recap of what I ate throughout the day on Monday!
WORKOUT: CrossFit at Salt Shack
POST-WORKOUT: Whole Foods Cold Brew with a splash of Vietnamese Cold Brew
SNACK: Cheerios with sliced banana + unsweetened almond milk
LUNCH: Ground chicken with buffalo sauce + kabocha squash (Trader Joe’s now sells it frozen) with red onions and Monterey Jack shredded cheese
SNACK: Canned tuna mixed with relish + raw veggies for scooping
DINNER: Caesar Pasta Chicken Salad <— Designed to Fit Nutrition recipe and so darn good!
DESSERT: Protein Pudding (SFH Churro + 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter + cinnamon + splash of almond milk)
Questions of the Day
Where do you typically purchase your meat?
What was the best thing you ate yesterday?