Monday, December 8, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
Meet Will Harris, owner/operator of White Oak Pastures, who we buy our grass-fed meat from. White Oak has a 1,000 acre farm in South Georgia where over 650 grass-fed cattle roam freely and graze on 100% Georgia native sweet grasses.
By partnering with producers across the country, Steve's PaleoGoods hopes to help bring grass-fed ranching back into the mainstream because of its positive impact on the cattle, the environment and how it supports local communities.
For beef cattle, grass is the most natural feed available. Cattle are designed to convert grasses, legumes and herbaceous plants into protein. Because it’s their natural environment, raising cattle on grass hearkens back to traditional methods.
Monday, November 10, 2014
T'is the season for holiday travel. If you're facing tempting get togethers, long drives, connecting flights and office cookie platters, there's only one way to prepare. And that's to PREPARE! Here's some ideas for on-the-go clean eating.
Protein is essential to optimum health, building muscle, and staying fueled throughout the day. Finding protein in an airport or on a holiday appetizer buffet is not always easy. PaleoKits and PaleoStix are the the most travel-friendly protein sources on the market. Sure there are others, but we encourage you to check the nutrition deck! No preservatives, no additives, no acid and no added sugar make our original and grass-fed options perfect protein when you need it most. Also good? Pre-packed tuna in travel pouches! (But not in spaces with tight quarters. Whip out the tuna on a plane and you'll get some stinky looks.)
At Steve's PaleoGoods, we are nuts about nuts. They are the main ingredient in our beloved PaleoKrunch. The delicious original recipe comes in a bar for good portion control or a resealable pouch for easy travel. Our exciting varieties include KaleoKruch bars, with nutrient powerhouse Kale, for those who like their salty-sweet or Pumpkinand Dark Chocolate Espresso for a seasonal treat. Toss our new PaleoNutButter in your back pack and you'll have a nice compliment to an apple or banana. We love it straight from the jar.
Clean carbs are a necessary part of any balanced diet. Our line of Dried Fruits are just that: dried fruit with no added junk. Resealable and delicious, it will be a challenge to put down the bag. For our friends who can't, we recently developed single-serve one ounce portions of our best-selling Mangos and Strawberries, saving room in your bag AND in your stomach. For the ultimate guilt-free sweet treat, try our PaleoKoko macaroon trail mix.
Busy travelers can confuse thirst for hunger, so don't forget to HYDRATE! Consume extra water before holiday cocktails or plane travel, as both can promote dehydration. If you're headed to a cocktail party, you can always bring paleo-friendly holiday choices as mixers such as coconut water or kombucha.
We want you to be stocked, locked and loaded with our PaleoGoods for the season. As a special pre-holiday thank you for making Steve's PaleoGoods your trusted on-the-go option, we are happy to offer you 15% OFF SITE WIDE from now until Wednesday. Shop NOW to ensure quantities of our best-sellers. Use code HOLIDAYTRAVEL at checkout.
Here's to Healthy Travel!
Your Friends at Steve's PaleoGoods
PLEASE NOTE: Sale runs 12:01 am EST Monday, November 10, 2014 through 11:59 pm EST Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Enter coupon code HOLIDAYTRAVEL during checkout and 15% will be automatically deducted from your total BEFORE shipping. No discounts will be applied to shipping costs. The 15% site-wide discount can not be used in conjunction with any other discount code, wholesale discount, or free wholesale shipping. PaleoPrime+ members will enjoy the 15% site-wide discount and the free shipping included with membership. The 15% off site-wide discount does not apply to PaleoPlate Chili or Pork, new PaleoPrime+ memberships, Gift Certificates and products in the Steve's Specials section.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
When you want meat, that’s just want you want. High-quality meat from a reputable source with just enough seasonings to let the flavor shine through. You’d never buy a grass-fed steak injected with preservatives or organic chicken plumped with fillers. At Steve’s PaleoGoods, we deliver the same level of excellence in your on-the-go protein that you demand for your on-the-plate protein.
Clean ingredients are simple to understand--flip to the back of any pack and you should see very few. Look for words like: beef, chicken, spices. Question things like: water, acid, vinegar and sugar.
At Steve’s PaleoGoods, we prepare our PaleoStix with the tried and true method developed by our Paleolithic ancestors. We dry the meat. (And dry it, and dry it and dry it.) Taking the water out of meat makes it shelf stable and safe to eat. But it also results 50% reduction in weight, and therefore we need MORE meat to keep it PURE meat. Our method of preservation is not only the gold standard but also the most expensive.
If you check the ingredient deck on a packaged meat stick and see lactic or citric acid, the meat will have a slightly sour taste. The meat does not need to be dried, the water level stays high and the acid preserves the meat in the package. This method allows the manufacturer to enjoy less of a loss and a higher profit margin, while the consumer gets a watery meat stick with an acidic aftertaste.
Vinegar is another popular additive used to preserve meat
sticks. Sugars and starches can also be added to meats for further preservation and flavor enhancement. Many companies use additives as shortcuts to avoid costly
shrinkage and maximize profits.
At Steve’s PaleoGoods, we take our time. The meat for our Stix is dried in a smokehouse for over 8 hours. When we are done, all that is left is protein and some good fat. When you buy Steve’s PaleoGoods, you’re not buying water or added ingredients. You are buying meat with a 12-month shelf life, safe to enjoy while on the go, without added preservatives.
Some sticks boast the same NOs as our PaleoStix: no MSG, no nitrates, no sugar, no antibiotics, no hormones and no gluten. But PaleoStix are also acid-free, vinegar-free and water-free. Steve’s preparation method is unique in the industry because it is the Paleo way. Our ancestors stored their meat DRY AND HIGH so other predators would not swipe it while they slept.
We are proud to give you all the meat you want and none of the additives you don’t. When in doubt about stick ingredients, the answer is simple. Check the deck!
Have you tried the most popular member of the PaleoStix family? To make our Honey PaleoStix we took our original Stix and added a touch of honey, giving your favorite on-the-go protein a delicious twist.
While supplies last, please enjoy 10% OFF our Honey Stix (no code needed!) Click HERE to shop and save!
Sunday, October 26, 2014
We love these Cinnamon and Coconut Pancakes by our good friend Michelle Tam over at Nom Nom Paleo. Pair them with some sizzling, salty Paleo bacon and fluffy scrambled eggs and you've got the perfect Sunday breakfast!
YIELD: Makes 12 three-inch pancakes
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons full fat coconut milk
- ½ mashed ripe banana (about 2 tablespoons)
- ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ tablespoons of coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 small pinch of salt
- ghee or coconut oil (for frying)
- Whisk the eggs, coconut milk, mashed banana, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract together until well combined
- In a separate bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients (except for the ghee), before whisking together the wet and dry ingredients just before cooking
- Heat a tablespoon of ghee over medium heat in a small cast iron skillet and added a tablespoon of batter to the pan
- As soon as bubbles form on the surface, flip the flapjack over and let it cook for another 30 seconds or so on the other side
- Repeat with the rest of the batter until done and ENJOY!
Monday, October 13, 2014
Steve’s Club Camden was packed for the Sixth Annual Beat the Streets Fundraiser on October 4. Over forty Steve’s Club athletes welcomed local box owners, CrossFitters, community supporters, family, friends and spectators as over 100 people threw down to raise money for the cause.
“It’s hands down my favorite day of the year,” said Steve Liberati, founder of the Steve’s Club National Program, that now has over 20 clubs nationwide. “What started six years ago as a group of friends working out and throwing up a couple dollars to help has now turned into a massive WOD for a brighter tomorrow.”
It was a chilly rainy morning, but that didn’t dampen anyone’s excitement about the 12-minute partner AMRAP (as many rounds/reps as possible) of 20 heavy thrusters, 30 pull-ups and 40 burpees. At 3-2-1 GO, the music was ramped up, and the athletes fed off of energy and encouragement from the crowd with a competitive intensity. Many teams completed two, three and even over four rounds of work.
A few Varsity athletes moved the crowd while sharing what Steve’s Club means to them. To get Varsity ‘status’ and become a peer leader, an athlete must have consistent attendance and display the Steve’s Club National Program values: integrity, respect, improvement, teamwork, support, positivity, discipline, character and community. Click here to learn more about the program.
“Steve’s Club has taught me important life lessons: if you don’t work hard for what you want you’re not getting anywhere,” said Gabby, who recently received her Varsity status. “You have to find your inner strength when you feel like giving up.”
“Some of our kids walk miles to get to us,” said Steve. “Our club is a constant in their lives and provides much-needed safety and guidance. Their dedication and work ethic inspire me everyday.”
“It keeps me from being bored, and keeps me active and eating healthy,” said Xavier. “It’s a place where everyone comes together, knows each other and loves each other. It’s amazing. Steve’s Club is my family.”
Many kids recalled their very first workout, and how the pain of those moments helped shape the athletes they are today and the leaders they would like to be in the future.
“Last October I came for the first time,” said Dominic. “I knew nothing about CrossFit. The workout was the hardest one of my life. I completed it, and was proud. The next day I was really sore, and stayed sore for about a week, but then I came back. I want to be here for a long time, helping other kids find their way.”
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
We are SO excited to announce the launch of our new PaleoPrime+ program! Through this awesome program, you’ll get a full year of FREE 2-Day shipping, bonus PaleoPoints for joining, sneak peeks at new products before they go to market (and the chance to try them before anyone else!) and exclusive discounts. AND when you sign up before midnight on Thursday, October 9th, 2014, you’ll get an additional 20% off your entire order at StevesPaleoGoods.com!*
So what’s included?