Is Healthy Living One Of Your New Year’s Resolutions?
The new year is a great time to reset and pursue everyday practices that promote healthy living. 2020 was a challenging year for so many reasons. The coronavirus forced us to socially distance from friends and family, which has impacted both our physical and mental health. When we talk about healthy living at Sunrise Farms, we’re not necessarily talking about going on a diet or training for a marathon. While those elements are helpful, what we’re really talking about is the pursuit of a holistic lifestyle where our beliefs, our way of living, and our eating habits are healthful and consistent. The Sunrise Difference touches on those key elements and can help you live a healthier life in 2021. Here’s how:
- Food: “You are what you eat,” or, “You are what what you eat eats.” Confused yet? What both of those quotations mean is that it matters what you put into your body and the quality of feed you give your animals. We believe in serving our family and animals all-natural, Non-GMO food. That means that the food we put on our plates is responsibly sourced and comes from animals fed high-quality feed and vegetables grown with minimal pesticides. Plus, enjoying home-cooked meals with your family is one of the best ways to connect with your spouse and kids. In fact, current statistics show that children who eat with their family for more than three meals a week are far more likely to be within a healthy weight range and less prone to disordered eating.
- Faith: Our faith plays an important role in our family, business and personal lives. We consider ourselves stewards of the earth, meaning we believe in protecting the land and all of God’s creations. This is the primary reason we believe in raising our animals in an ethical manner and respecting the unique beauty of life. Raising animals on our own locally-sourced Non-GMO feed protects their health and makes good use of our resources. Raising livestock with care demonstrates respect for life.
- Fitness: Being active and exercising can take so many different forms. While we may not be hitting the gym, we believe in getting outside and moving. Whether we’re working on the farm or taking a walk with our family, integrating regular movement into our lives improves both our physical and mental health. Regular exercise has been proven to reduce the risks of chronic disease, improve memory, and make you feel happier. Be sure to get outside on these winter days for sunshine and fresh air!
Visit Our Farm To See Healthy Living In Action.
We invite you to stop by our farm, walk around a bit, and visit our storefront to see the Sunrise Difference in action. We’ve got plenty of pastured eggs, local honey, and Non-GMO beef, pork, chicken, and lamb to serve to your family. We hope to see you soon and wish you truly healthy living in 2021.
Lamb Chops Sizzled in Garlic
Eight 1/2-inch-thick all-natural lamb loin chops (about 2 pounds), fatty tips trimmed
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Pinch of dried thyme
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
10 small garlic cloves, halved
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons minced parsley
Pinch of crushed red pepper
Season the lamb with salt and pepper and sprinkle lightly with thyme. In a very large skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the lamb chops and garlic and cook over moderately high heat until the chops are browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn the chops and garlic and cook until the chops are browned, about 2 minutes longer for medium meat. Transfer the chops to plates, leaving the garlic in the skillet.
Add the water, lemon juice, parsley and crushed red pepper to the pan and cook, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom, until sizzling, about 1 minute. Pour the garlic and pan sauce over the lamb chops and serve immediately.
Sunrise Farms Proudly Stocks All-Natural Lamb Chops.
Our Stuarts Draft storefront stocks a variety of cuts of all-natural lamb. We have cultivated strong relationships with farmers who share our values and commitment to non-GMO feed and all-natural meat.
Sunrise Farms is pleased to offer naturally-raised Dorper hair sheep, known for their mild-flavored meat without the stronger mutton taste commonly associated with wool sheep.
All-natural ham is a delicious meat for a family meal. Spice up your dinner with different ham cooking methods!