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Healthier Red Meat Alternatives

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You love red meat. We get it. So do we. But some red meat is better for you than others. Let’s review some of the options.

Grass-Fed Beef

Our grass-fed Angus beef is 100% pasture raised free range year-round. Compared with conventional grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef has been shown to be lower in saturated fat and higher in vitamins A and E. It is even slightly higher in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids as well as other healthy fats.

Our full range of grass-fed beef products includes these best-selling steaks and roasts.


Bison is probably the most beef-like of all the game meats we offer, yet bison has half the fat of conventional beef, and less cholesterol than skinless chicken. It is high in protein (making you stay full longer) and high in heart-healthy iron too.

Our full line of free-range American bison includes Bison steaks, Bison hot dogs, Bison burgers and more.


Like most game meats, Venison has extremely low levels of fat, significantly less than skinless chicken. It is also lower in cholesterol than beef or lamb, while being high in iron and zinc. What fat venison has is good fat, with high levels of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Our venison is farmed, offering a cleaner taste than wild venison.

Our range of venison cuts includes specialties like venison osso bucco, the versatile venison Denver leg, a showstopping 8-rib Frenched venison rack of venison, and easy-to-grill venison skewers and burgers.


Ostrich meat has a slightly smoky and sweet flavor, but otherwise tastes and cooks like beef, with a satisfyingly steak-like texture. Because it’s technically a game bird, ostrich brings all the health benefits of poultry to your plate. It’s even healthier than skinless chicken or turkey, with less fat, cholesterol, and calories, plus more iron. That makes an ostrich burger better for you than a grilled chicken sandwich!

Make that burger with our ground ostrich meat, or try ostrich fan fillet, the most tender cut of ostrich from the upper inner thigh of the bird.


Add some Australian flair your next barbecue with Kangaroo meat. ‘Roo meat is extremely lean and low in cholesterol but brings big flavor to the party, making it an Aussie grilling favorite. Kangaroo meat tastes beefy with a hint of smoke. It was a resounding favorite in our office test kitchen tasting.

We offer kangaroo burgers and ground kangaroo meat, as well as kangaroo rumps, loins, medallions, and a boneless Denver leg.

Exotic Meats

Llama, Yak and Camel meat are other beef alternatives you might enjoy exploring. All three are low in fat and cholesterol, high in iron, and taste similar to beef. Yaks (like ducks) carry most of their fat in an outside layer that can be easily trimmed away to make them even leaner. Browse all our exotic meats.