Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a meaningful Christmas! May we all feel the spirit of the season and remember the true essence of the holidays. The post Merry Christmas appeared first on Golden Valley Natural Blog.

Posted on: 25 December 2016 | 2:16 am

Reasons to Love Jerky

Top benefits of eating beef jerky Jerky is not just for meatheads anymore. Some people think that only those with a craving or addiction for meat eat beef jerky. This is a perception that most people have had for a long time, and it is not true.  If you ask a person if they eat any beef jerkies, they are most likely to tell you that this is a body builder’s food and not a very good one. This is wrong because many people today have incorporated beef jerkies in their snacks. Eating beef jerky is nutritious and safe. It is now a preferred source of protein for many health and fitness enthusiast. Here are some of the benefits of eating beef jerky: All natural beef jerky might be the only snack that you are not eating. Beef jerky is a snack full of energy, and it can fuel you through a vigorous workout. A beef jerky snack is high in proteins, and it supplies the body with certain key minerals and vitamins. Beef jerky is a high energy snack. The next time you are thinking of healthy snacking, think of eating beef jerky. Organic beef jerky was known to […] The post Reasons to Love Jerky appeared first on Golden Valley Natural Blog.

Posted on: 16 December 2016 | 3:53 am

A Day at the Ranch

In the 1870’s the Plains buffalo (Bison bison) reached near extermination from a high point population of perhaps 40 million in the mid-1800s. Since that time, the Plains Buffalo was restored and is now one of the best sources or delicious meat in the country. From an estimated 1,500 animals around 1900, buffalo numbers have expanded to a current U.S. population of approximately 300,000, with roughly 40 percent located in the Great Plains region. In the United States, government herds, both state and federal, have remained relatively constant in number over the past thirty years. The percentage of buffalo owned and managed by private individuals has grown dramatically and now represents approximately 90 percent of the total population. This change in the percentage of buffalo that are privately owned has been accompanied by a shift toward treating the animal as domestic livestock by many producers. From our farms to your table, Golden Valley Natural has close to half a century of experience in raising buffalo and bison as a livestock. Get a peek at our bison far and get a feel of how true we are to our promise of delivering the flavor of the west to you. player in the […] The post A Day at the Ranch appeared first on Golden Valley Natural Blog.

Posted on: 21 November 2016 | 6:34 am

Upgrade The Way You Snack

  People today have a preconceived notion that snacking is not healthy, but this is not the case. Snacking is a pretty healthy activity only if you choose to do it in moderation and make healthy choices. The funny thing with people is they want to snack as much as they want to lose weight. If you are eating unhealthy snacks, which can be compared to saying you want to enjoy flying on a plane that is not flying or moving for that matter. It doesn’t make any sense at all. It is nice to know that the food you choose to eat today determines your overall health and weight. Choose and choose wisely when it comes to snacking. Here are a few ideas on how to practice healthy snacking: The smaller, the better. If you are a serial snacker, you should know that some things are best when they come in small sizes. Your paycheck, car, computer screen, house, and dogs are some of the things that should only come in XL, but when it comes to regular snacking, small is the best. This regulates the amounts of calories that you ingest on a daily basis keeping your health […] The post Upgrade The Way You Snack appeared first on Golden Valley Natural Blog.

Posted on: 11 November 2016 | 4:42 am

Meet Golden Valley Natural Ascend

Last month, we showcased the newest member of our line of all natural jerky. Meet Ascend. Made especially for adventurers, Ascend® Jerky is the first all-natural, certified non-GMO beef and turkey jerky featuring exciting artisanal flavor profiles. This new line is expertly crafted in our Idaho plant.  Fresh from our ranches to your stores, taste the flavor of the west. The post Meet Golden Valley Natural Ascend appeared first on Golden Valley Natural Blog.

Posted on: 22 October 2016 | 5:26 pm

Jerky Recipe: Jerky Mac and Cheese

Last year we shared our mac and cheese recipe with you. Here is a video of our recipe in action. Try it today with your family. The post Jerky Recipe: Jerky Mac and Cheese appeared first on Golden Valley Natural Blog.

Posted on: 22 October 2016 | 5:14 pm

Going All-Natural

Eating all natural food All food has a natural part of it, but all natural food is hard to get. The best food you can eat to keep your body healthy and the fit are all natural food. One of the advantages of all natural food is that they contain no chemicals. Natural foods are known to be grown using the organic method of farming. Here, the farmers do not use any chemicals on the crops, and they do not apply chemical fertilizers. Instead, they use organic fertilizers and manure to help the plants grow. The end product of this is all natural food without any chemical contamination. For most people, the last time they took a meal consisting of all natural food was once upon a time. Nowadays, the danger of eating processed foods is vivid and clear. People are becoming more obese and food related, and health problems because of food occur. Whenever you feel hungry, it is hard to think of a sandwich, but most people think of fast foods especially fries. There is no way that you are not going to add weight after eating chips for the better part of your life. It doesn’t matter […] The post Going All-Natural appeared first on Golden Valley Natural Blog.

Posted on: 14 October 2016 | 3:32 am

The Low Down on MSG

  One of the things that make our all-natural and organic jerky unique is the absence of artificial flavoring and MSG. Glutamate is a naturally occurring amino acid, and it is found in foods that contain proteins like mushrooms, milk, and fish. On the other hand, Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is manufactured with only the sodium salt of glutamate. It is processed and designed to be a food flavor enhancer, and it is found in so many foods. Food industries often camouflage its presence using deception and clever labeling practices. The only reason for this is because many people don’t like or are suspicious of MSG. The companies which process foods with MSG label their foods with a “no added MSG” label. This is a claim that means there was no MSG poured in the product but the claim doesn’t say if the MSG was processed in the product. MSG was introduced 30 years ago and since its introduction: Cases of Type II Diabetes have doubled Obesity, especially in children, has gone up with alarming rates MSG is used to inject lab animals to induce obesity. The pharmaceutical companies use these animals to test their drugs. The effects of MSG are […] The post The Low Down on MSG appeared first on Golden Valley Natural Blog.

Posted on: 16 September 2016 | 5:52 am

Happy Labor Day!

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. – Albert Einstein Wishing everybody an amazing Labor Day.   The post Happy Labor Day! appeared first on Golden Valley Natural Blog.

Posted on: 5 September 2016 | 10:25 am

Teen Gets Suspended for Refusing to Take Off His Cowboy Hat

A cowboy truly is not complete without his hat. This is very true for a teen who got in trouble for refusing to take off his beloved cowboy hat. To make matters worse, he answered his teacher with a hearty Yee haw when asked to take it off. This offense apparently got him in two days of in-school suspension for “Defiance/Willful Refusal.” As the report below reads, “Asked Cameron to take off his cowboy hat. He replied Yee haw partner and kept walking. Did not take off his hat.” For more details and a bunch of crazy comments, head on over to this thread on Reddit. For a taste of the west visit our store.   The post Teen Gets Suspended for Refusing to Take Off His Cowboy Hat appeared first on Golden Valley Natural Blog.

Posted on: 2 September 2016 | 10:16 am