May long weekend is the perfect time to get fired up for BBQ season. Kootenay Co-op can help create healthy, hearty dishes on the grill for every appetite.
The Kootenay Co-op Butcher Shop is all about highest quality, sustainably-sourced meat and seafood. Our buying guidelines prioritize local, organic and grass-fed whenever possible. Pop by the shop to see our amazing variety of bison, lamb, beef, chicken, and pork.
Did you know?
Grass-fed beef can have up to five times more Omega 3 essential fatty acid than grain-fed beef. These higher levels can help in balancing out our ever-so-important ratio of Omega 3 to 6, an essential component to keeping heart disease, certain cancers, and inflammatory/autoimmune conditions at bay. Check out this article from the Globe and Mail for more information on the benefits of grass-fed beef, or read more about omega fatty acids.
Wild Salmon and other cold-water fish can also add a splash of Omega 3 into your diet. Read this article from Health Canada for information about dietary sources of Omega 3. Of course, you can also pick up Omega 3 supplements.
What about chicken? Organic chicken farmers use none or very minimal amounts of antibiotics, and only use organic non-GMO feed. Better food and care of these chickens means more healthful food for you.
Need some healthy grill inspiration? Check out these tasty recipes from the Kootenay Co-op recipe archives!
- Beef Bacon Burgers with Avocado and Chipotle Mayo
- Cedar Planked Salmon
- BBQ Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip
- Portobello Mushroom Burgers
And don’t forget to top off your BBQ masterpiece with plenty of fresh veggies, like a Heirloom Tomoato and Beet Salad, or a Carrot Curry Coleslaw. For a vegetarian BBQ option, you might also try our True Local Wild Onion Nutburgers, made in Rossland and available in our freezer section.