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Deer Me! What Shall I Have for Dinner?

Filed Under: Health Foods at 9:15 am | By: Susan Coyle, Senior Editor
Dish and Knife“There’s venison in my freezer!” That was the statement my sister greeted me with as, one Sunday afternoon, I made an impromptu stop at her apartment. Her roommate, coming from upstate New York, had brought some of the meat back with her after her last trip home and subsequently stocked the freezer. My sister was both excited and terrified (our childhood meat consumption had been as suburban as Leave It to Beaver, consisting largely of chicken and  . . . chicken). So the next time I spoke with her, I was quick to ask about the apartment’s venison adventures. They’d eaten it, not only surviving but enjoying the meal. And as they had, they had unknowingly consumed one of the more healthy meats.

Venison is, like beef, high in protein and iron.  One serving will provide you with 68.5 percent of your daily protein and 28.2 percent of your daily iron. However unlike beef, venison is not loaded with fat or calories. In fact, that same serving will set you back only 179 calories and feed you a limited amount of saturated fat. Meanwhile, you’ll ingest a healthy dose of vitamins B12 and B6, as well as niacin and riboflavin.  You’ll be combating osteoarthritis, migraines and certain heart diseases with just one piece. And you’ll be satisfying your love of meat, a passion that usually leaves you guilt-ridden and concerned for your life, in a leaner way.

Since deer-hunting season has only recently ended, I’m sure, if you’re a hunter or know one, that there are few pounds of venison in your freezer. Use it within nine to 12 months, thawing it only once before consumption. When you cook it, heat it to at least 155 degrees, but be careful not to overcook it.  If you prepare it correctly, you’ll have a main dish with a full, deep taste and soft, tender texture.�

2 Responses to “Deer Me! What Shall I Have for Dinner?”

  1. marysmith says:

    Hello, This is Mary

    I am 36 years old with 2 toddlers. My youngest just started day care last week- which still feels a little strange. I haven’t had this much time to myself in years. First thing I want to do is lose the extra pounds I put on during the last pregnancy. One of the girls next door has suggested I join her walking group two days a week. After my first pregnancy I lost around 35 pounds using the Herbalife products, but when I called the man that sold them to me three years ago he told me this week he doesn’t sell them anymore. He told me to look on the internet. It’s disappointing because he was really nice and he called me regularly to make sure I was using their products correctly. It was nice to have someone checking in with me every week to see how I was and it kept me motivated.

    I searched on the internet for someone that sells Herbalife in New Jersey. I found many websites but I don’t want
    just to buy the products, I want to find someone trustworthy that sells the products so I can also meet them and get started again.

    Could anybody here recommend someone in New Brunswick?

    Thanks, Mary

  2. liz.johnson66 says:

    Hi Mary,

    >From one mom to another I think I have a solution for you!! I want to lose 40 pounds, and I’ve lost 28 so far!!! I am feeling fantastic and have more energy than I did when I was in college. I went through three different Herbalife distributors until I found the person I felt really actually cared about me and helped me to start getting results. The bottom line was that I wanted to find somebody that could offer me good prices, but that could also check in with me to make sure I was doing ok.

    I used to drive two hours to meet with my first distributor in West Haven, Connecticut. I even brought the girls with me a few times because I couldn’t find a babysitter. Today my Herbalife coach does everything over the phone and it is much easier with my busy schedule. You can order Herbalife online on his website, you get the shakes a few days after with FedEx and then you can setup a telephone meeting once a week to make sure you are doing the program right.

    His name is Danny Castello and his website is The number is (310) 928- 3835. He and his girlfriend Michaela actually do most of the coaching together as a team, but she has an Herbalife site as well: He does most of the motivation on the call and gives you important facts regarding nutrition. He can be a bit tough but he really wants you to get results. She is a bit softer- so they make a good combination. Actually I also recommend joining his newsletter first so you can see the articles on nutrition. They also have videos so you can see who they are before actually calling them. Its nice because they actually use the products too. You can see on their websites.

    Hope this helps!


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