Yesterday I made an exception to my mostly “no meat” deal and had a dinner that was home delivered by my ol’ friend Troy Sanford (Cherokee). I mean, if a man in overalls shows up on your porch with an entire meal he prepared for you and your family, you gladly take it and eat it. Unless it’s a total stranger, of course.
It was a “locally sourced” meal consisting of, as Troy described it: “a deer that was actually killed within a mile or two of your house, potatoes from Idaho, green beans from Walmart and carrots from Reasor’s.” Thanks Troy for the yummy roast and for your friendship over the years.
Many of you have asked me to post other resources I have relied to embark on my own health journey. One of my favorite plant-based blogs is Matt Frazier’s “No Meat Athlete.” In addition to the blog, I’ve purchased Matt’s cookbook and it was a really good investment.
Leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, the No Meat Athlete has a post about Tom Brady and what he eats most days and on game days. Tom’s not totally plant-based but he eats a LOT less meat than you might think an athlete of his caliber would. He’s mostly plant-based and the blog entry has some great ideas for those of you looking for smart ways to fuel your workouts. You’ll see all the things talked about elsewhere on this page: reliance on good smoothies, big salads, fruits and veggies and a lot of nuts and seeds. And I share his love of chips and guacamole.
I really don’t care who wins this year’s Super Bowl, but we’ll likely tune into for the commercials and it would be cool to see the oldest quarterback to ever play for the title, win his game. It’s fascinating to watch older athletes live past what others think should be their prime. We’ve got a few those over on our health stories page for sure and more to come!
As for the deer roast, it will likely be my only February meat consumption. It was a good, very lean, Indigenous protein. Compared to beef, deer has 20% more protein than beef and about 50% lower total fat content but is only slightly better than beef on total cholesterol.
As for men in overalls who show up on your porch, beware. Troy also used the time inside our house to school my kid on how break all the rules, including how to sneak candy bars (plural) into the woods and eat all you want because “your mom can’t see you out there and it’s none of her business.”