How do you make beef jerky healthy? It starts with a better cattle feed full of flax seed. This plant is naturally high in omega-3, an essential nutrient. Timber Ridge is a line of protein-packed beef sticks, jerky, and summer sausage. You can also stop by their family-style restaurant in Osceola for hot food.
Omega-3s are fatty acids that support heart health. They occur in foods like certain species of fish, walnuts, soybeans, and chia seeds. Flax seed is another common source that can be eaten raw in smoothies, added to oatmeal, or baked in breads. Or from Timber Ridge’s innovative meat products.
“Flax seed with its high content of alpha linolenic acid has been called a modern miracle food. The pasture-raised beef used in our 90% lean Timber Ridge snack sticks and summer sausages is not only hormone- and antibiotic-free but is hand-fed a flax seed ration,” explains Timber Ridge’s website. A university analysis found their beef has 5 times more omega-3s and 25% less saturated fat than corn-fed products.
Timber Ridge jerky is made from only lean cuts of beef, which gives it a high moisture content and that classic chewy texture. Flavors include original, teriyaki, cracked pepper, and mango habanero. These are seasoned with natural ingredients and no artificial flavors. There are also three varieties of summer sausage that are delicious with cheese and crackers.
Those watching their calories can opt for one of the Snack Sticks, which are only 60-70 calories. There’s no MSG or sodium nitrite to worry about either. Pack these sticks on your next camping or hiking trip or enjoy as a healthy way to stay fueled throughout the work day. Choose from mild flavors like Daybreak, Ranch, and Morning Sizzle or those with a little heat like Jalapeño, Chipotle, or Bar-B-Q.
“Beef stick snob … hands down the best beef stick out there. Awesome on-the-go snacks for my kids!” praised an online reviewer. You can also swing by the Timber Ridge Country Market in Osceola to enjoy a homemade meal. The menu features hearty sandwiches like Smoked Chicken or Ribeye and cozy soups like Stuffed Pepper and Loaded Baked Potato. Or satisfy your hunger with pulled pork nachos or a filling bowl of baked beans. Down with a glass of kombucha on tap or a soda in a glass bottle. You might even be lucky to snag a slice of a house specialty – smoked fruit pie.
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Visit in person:
Timber Ridge Meat Market
17 W Washington
Osceola, Iowa 50213