Monday, March 31, 2014

Picky About My Dogs

Do you like hot dogs? Hot dogs are normally relegated to my bonfire or camping menus as in - I'll buy them when I need something quick and portable, but I don't normally buy them for eating at home. And when I do get them, I'm pretty picky about what I buy.

I make sure they are 100% grass-fed beef with no fillers. I have also been on the no-nitrate/nitrite train for quite awhile. Recently a friend told me that there are nitrates/nitrites found in sea salt and celery powder. Okay. Then, I started noticing a shift in labeling. Product packaging now read: no nitrates or nitrites added except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder. Maybe it's always read that way. But I just started noticing it.

Thankfully, there are several options between Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and reputable local butchers. As always - just read the labels. What do you look for when you purchase meat?

1 comment:

  1. I love those hot dogs. I also love the Whole Foods bison dogs. If I had my way, all of our red meat would be grassfed and organic, our bacon would always be nitrite and nitrate free, and our poultry free range organic. Alas, on our budget, it doesn't work out that way, so I do the best I can... :(