Filed under: Deer, Hunting, Outdoor tips, Uncategorized, Wild Game and Fish, Wild Game Cooking, wild game recipes | Tags: deer, deer hunting, Ground venison, Nebraska deer, nebraska deer hunting, Outdoor tips, venison, venison burgers, venison recipes, Wild Game, wild game cooking, Wild Game Cooking Tips, wild game recipes
This is a must-try, healthy, tasty recipe for those of you who have or will have ground venison in the frig or freezer this fall or winter. It’s actually a healthy twist on an older recipe in my file. Even non-hunters and non-wild game meat eaters visiting the Wagner abode have thoroughly enjoyed this recipe! It serves eight people. Bon appetite! See you out there, grill-side! By the way, if you would like to receive or donate some venison, don’t forget about our Nebraska Deer Exchange Program here: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/programs/deerexchange/
- 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
- 1/3 cup chopped green onions
- 3 tablespoons fat-free, plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 pounds ground venison
- 8 whole wheat or multi-grain hamburger buns, split
- 8 slices reduced-fat or low-fat Pepper Jack cheese
- In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lime juice, mustard and lime peel; cover and refrigerate until serving.
- In a bowl, combine the onions, yogurt, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Crumble meat over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight patties. Grill until meat is no longer pink. Serve on buns; top with cheese and mayonnaise mixture … Mmmm!
Filed under: Deer, fitness, food, health, Uncategorized, Wild Game and Fish, Wild Game Cooking | Tags: eating healthy, exercise, exercise programs, fitness, food, grow fruits/vegetables, health, weight loss, weight loss ideas, weight loss programs, Wild Game, wild game and fish, wild game meat vs. domesticated meat
If you’ve seen me and haven’t noticed, I’ve lost a lot of weight – nearly 50 pounds off my 5 foot-11 inch frame! I had to lose weight for health reasons.
I went from 222 pounds in late June
to about 172 pounds here in early September.
Boy, I feel so much better than I did 50 pounds ago! My blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels are much, much lower and in healthy ranges. The energy that I now possess is worth every pound, I’m tellin’ ya’! How did I do it? Simple. Eat healthy and exercise. I’ve stuck to whole foods as well as lots of fruits and veggies (mostly that we and friends grow).
I also count carbs and calories, cut the fat, eat 5 or 6 smaller meals a day and include only lean meats. To answer the question that’s on your mind: Yes, that includes WILD GAME! The nutritionists at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha emphatically suggested that wild game and fish be part of the diet, woo-hoo, I was thrilled!
I got to really thinking about free-ranging wild game, so I did some research. Look at this chart I found about the nutrient content of wild game meat vs. domesticated meat.
|Nutrient content of wild game meat vs domesticated meat.|
| Note: *100 grams equals about 3 1/2 ounces.
Note: ** Not trimmed of fat before analysis.
All other samples of meat were trimmed of visible fat prior to analysis.
|Species||Protein %||Fat %||Cholesterol (mg/100g*)||Calories (Kcal/100g*)|
|Beef USDA choice||22.0||6.5||72||180|
|Beef USDA standard||22.7||2.0||69||152|
|Pig (Domestic Pork)||22.3||4.9||71||165|
|Pig (Wild Boar) **||28.3||4.38||109||160|
|Surveys show that carcasses of domesticated animals have 25 to 30% fat while the average fat content of wild game animals is only 4.3%. Not only is the fat lower in game, but is also healthier. Fat from wild game contains a much higher proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids, good fat and is lower in saturated fat, bad fat.|
|Composition and breakdown of fat content!|
|Some game meat is higher in dietary cholesterol than domestic meats, but the combination of more lean body tissue, less saturated fat and significantly higher % of cholesterol-reducing polyunsaturated fatty acids makes wild game a heart-healthy choice.|
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The other thing that is critical for weight loss and optimum health is the “E” word – Exercise. I exercise every day, rain or shine, no matter what else I’m doing. I either walk or run about 5-7 miles a day and do some light weightlifting 2-3 times a week. This has worked for me! Before you embark on any exercise program or diet, make certain to get thoroughly checked out by ‘doc’ – your physician that is.
See you out there, as a fit and healthy Greg Wagner. Pass me another one of those healthy, delicious venison brats, please …