Grass-fed Bison

by lydia on March 2, 2013

Grass-fed bison has become a new family favorite. Often it can be challenging to source high quality local meats, both due to convenience or limits. I’ve recently started purchasing more grass-fed bison through Tropical Traditions for the convenience. I have 4 boys and I’m a single work at home mom so I don’t have as much time for cooking or shopping as I’d like. That’s where purchasing meat online comes in. I’ve been really enjoying several of Tropical Traditions bison products. For one, we love the bison snack sticks, a great after school snack for hungry growing boys (8 come in each pack)! I’ve also enjoyed the bison breakfast sausage. It comes in bulk, seasoned and I’ve used it in various ways for breakfast. My one son raves about it, and I’m thrilled because of the great nutrition he is getting to start out his school day. (stay tuned for my ‘Bison Breakfast Hash’ recipe).  I also love the bison hot dogs – I mean LOVE them! They are super juicy and flavorful, and yet again -convenient. I love knowing I can pull a package straight from the freezer and voila, I’ve got a meal or snack in minutes.

Bison Snack Sticks








Learn more about the health benefits of bison along with how it’s raised. I think you will be both fascinated and impressed. This bison is 100% grass fed and not grain finished.

From the Tropical Traditions website:

 Our source for bison products comes from northern Wisconsin where the animals are grazed on prairie grass with NO chemicals, hormones, or grains – EVER! The animals are 100% grass fed, and are also “finished” on grass. Extra measures are taken to keep the animals in a very low stress, natural environment, which insures a more tender and sweeter tasting meat. The products offered here are from the same buffalos that supply top-quality bison to many fine restaurants and shops across the U.S. Now you can have this premium source of meat delivered directly to your home! Grass-fed animals have been shown to be higher in Omega 3 fatty acids than grain-fed and finished livestock. CLA is also an essential fatty acid found primarily in grass-fed animals. Some studies have also shown that grass-fed bison contain up to 4 times more selenium than grain-fed bison.

Bison contains more protein in relation to calories than beef. Bison are very hearty animals and are genetically a purer strain of red meat than most other meats. Bison do not have to be kept in barns, and can survive very harsh winters, finding grass to eat even when buried by a couple feet of snow! Bison is a very healthy, traditional source of meat in North America, and this is the premiere source of Bison in the U.S.! Most other sources of Bison are NOT 100% grass-fed, but include grains in the feed as well. These bison are NOT treated with hormones or antibiotics. They are naturally healthy and hearty animals.

I hope you will try some bison soon. Enjoy the convenience of it being delivered right to your door, along with an entirely new nutritional profile than that of beef. If you are a first time Tropical Traditions customer you will get a free coconut oil book and I will earn a $25 gift certificate.

(photos and video from Tropical Traditions and used with permission)
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LydiaLydia Joy Shatney is a certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Additionally, she is the chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation in Delaware County, Pa. (Find the group here on Facebook). Lydia is also a member of the Nourished Living Network. Lydia founded Divine Health From The Inside Out in March of 2010. You can find Lydia on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Sign up for the Divine Health From The Inside Out newsletter! Pick up a copy of Lydia’s eBook; ‘Divine Dinners: Gluten-Free, Nourishing, Family-Friendly Meals’.

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Stephanie March 3, 2013 at 7:51 am

Am I reading the prices right on the website? The ground bison appears to be approx. $10/lb. I’m getting local grass-fed beef for about $4/lb.

lydia March 6, 2013 at 7:00 am

Bison is simply more expensive than beef. Same as lamb. That’s why I hardly ever buy either. However, there are some of the packages that are worth doing when it’s free shipping. I just got 2 legs of lamb for Easter!

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