As the New Year unfolds and resolutions take the spotlight, let’s talk about making an impactful addition to your diet. January often marks a time for fresh beginnings, health commitments, and stepping into new experiences. Amidst the flurry of resolutions, consider a simple change that could make a world of difference – embracing wild meat.

The Wild Advantage: Health and Sustainability on Your Plate

Ever pondered the limitations of Veganuary and its focus on seasonal veggies alone? At Eat Wild, we champion Regenuary, advocating for mindful consumption sourced from regenerative agriculture. But this January, let’s amplify this ethos. Swap your usual meat choices for the wonders of wild game!

Think beyond the ordinary - pheasant, partridge, or venison instead of conventional beef or chicken. These options not only offer a leaner, healthier alternative post-holiday indulgences but also pack a protein punch. For instance, pheasant boasts just 1.2g of fat per 100g compared to chicken's 1.5g. If you’re aiming for protein intake, consider that pheasant provides 27g of protein per 100g, outperforming chicken at 20.1g.

Here’s the kicker: opting for wild meat contributes to addressing the burgeoning deer population causing havoc in our environment. But it’s not just about the health benefits; it’s a commitment to conservation and sustainability.

Conservation in Every Bite: How Wild Meat Supports the Environment

Behind every succulent dish of wild meat lies a tale of conservation. Gamekeepers nationwide diligently manage wildlife, enriching our surroundings. This January, let’s appreciate and celebrate their efforts by embracing the wild on our plates.

Beyond benefiting our health, choosing wild meat is an act of environmental stewardship. It's a conscious decision that supports balanced ecosystems and safeguards our natural world.

Join the Movement: Spreading Awareness and Making a Difference

This January, let’s spread the word. Encourage local pubs, restaurants, and communities to embrace wild meat. Share the nutritional benefits, cook up innovative recipes, and explore the versatility of options like pheasant, partridge, or venison in various cuisines.

And why stop there? Join initiatives like Join In January, where we ask shoots to educate their local community on the benefits of game. Communities come together to appreciate, understand, and relish the nutritional goodness of wild meat. Educate, advocate, and let’s collectively contribute to a healthier, more sustainable world.

These are great Christmas treats, either served as a canape or with mash and gravy as a main course.

5 Ingredient Christmas Stuffing Balls


Serving 8

4 x Venison & Game Burgers
4 tbsp x Jumbo rolled oats
1 x Green chilli, finely chopped
3 tbsp x Runny honey
50ml x Bourbon Whiskey

1. In a bowl add

Add the burgers, oats, green chilli, honey and bourbon whisky and mix together well, breaking up the burgers completely into a smooth mixture.

2. Using your hands

Roll the mixture into 8 balls slightly larger than a golf ball, place on a baking tray and bake for 35 mins at 200°C until cooked through.

3. Serve

A delicious show-stopping side at Christmas or any roast dinner for the rest of the year!

PREP TIME 5 mins
COOK TIME 35 mins

Mixed Game
Protein (100g)
Calories (100g)
Fat (100g)
Cholesterol (100g)
Protein (100g)

Go Wild this January: Why Choosing Wild Meat Makes a Difference
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