Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Nice Breasts

Posted by Nicole

A few weeks ago I came home and Kyle was watching Food Inc. It’s a documentary that shows where our meat comes from and how it makes it to our grocery stores and restaurants. I saw maybe two minutes of it before I left the room and decided that I could never buy mass produced chicken again. The Revolution began, Viva la free range chicken!!!
Knowing what we now know, and trying to treat our bodies with more respect, we started the quest of only buying organic, treated well, chicken. The few places that we know of to find this kind of chicken is the farmer’s market, Whole Foods, or Trader Joes. We picked Trader Joes because the farmer’s market wasn’t open last night and it was close to Kyle’s office. Fifteen dollars and eighty eight cents later we had five small, clean chicken breasts. With taxes it came to over $17. Now we are all for chicken's rights, but almost $20 is a little steep for a few breasts. I was curious as to how our humane food would taste so we fired them up. We both agreed that it was way more flavorful and far from your average chewy bird. However, I think this weekend we will try the farmer’s market for a little price comparison!

Here are some pics of our healthy, expensive, chicken dinner. I chopped the onions, garlic, chicken, and green peppers. Kyle seasoned and sautéed it all to tasty perfection. A side of brown rice (that takes 30 min. to cook) and presto, a healthy dinner! What a team we make!

The before

The tasty after!


  1. Buy whole chickens. Even the free range ones at Whole Foods are usually less than $10. You can go to a butcher like LeGrands in south STL and get a locally raised chicken for maybe $6. It takes about 30 seconds to cut one up, which usually gives enough meat for 2 meals for 2 people, and then you can use the bones to make stock.

  2. Definitely buy whole chickens and butcher them yourselves. It's easy and way better on your wallet!

    Keep it up!

  3. I am so excited for you two! Let me know if there is any thing I can do for you. Donna