Growing bodies are demanding. They require enough calories, protein and proper nutrients to fuel growth and development. This isn’t new news. In fact, if you are a parent of a quickly growing child, you are no stranger to these needs. So, what does it look like to provide your child with sufficient calories, protein and nutrients? All the while keeping the not so favorable fixings out of their diet? Well to start, you must know which ingredients have the greenlight for growth, and which ones are a no go. Parents, we are going to keep this simple and straight forward:
- Organic and all-natural is a bonus for the entire family.
- Protein is essential at every meal, but it must be high quality.
- Sausages and brats are kid-friendly favorites.
- Nitrates and nitrites have no place in your family’s diet. Look for nitrate-free and nitrite-free labels on the proteins you purchase for your kids.
- Strive to supply your family with sustainably sourced meats.
- It must taste good.
Charcutnuvo & Denver KidsAt Charcutnuvo, we know that fueled bodies are necessary for play, work, learning, and even rest. This holistic approach to wellness is embodied by Charcutnuvo owner and CEO, Eric Gutknecht, and is evident in both his sausage making and philanthropy. In fact, Eric serves on the Board of Directors of Denver Kids, a Denver-based nonprofit that provides comprehensive services to youth so they can live to their full potential. From long-term counseling and mentoring, to academic and social-emotional supports, Denver Kids has a proven track record of helping kids be successful in the long term. Eric has long used his resources, business and personal networks to support Denver Kids’ efforts. From sponsoring a Colfax Marathon fundraising team, to dedicating time as a board member, his versatile involvement reflects his commitment to children’s health. And while it may seem funny to connect the dots between a sausage company and a kid focused nonprofit, Charcutnuvo finds the two to be a perfect fit. The ability for children to excel is deeply rooted in their health. Additionally, integrity, leadership, learning, excellence, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are Denver Kids’ stated values. These values are core to Charcutnuvo, as well.
A Special Commitment in September 2021This month, Charcutnuvo and Denver Kids are coming together in a new way. For the entire month of September, 10% of all Charcutnuvo online sales will be donated to Denver Kids. As proceeds are donated, Denver Kids will have the resources to further invest in the communities they serve. And as you show your support by purchasing Charcutnuvo products, you can rest assured that your family is honestly indulging in the highest quality sausage on the market. Charcutnuvo products are made with ingredients sourced from local ranchers who do not use antibiotics or hormones. Our sausages are free of nitrates or nitrites. Additionally, our organic and product line contain all organic and non-GMO ingredients. These qualities are reflective of Charcutnuvo’s commitment to keeping your family fueled, naturally.
Where School Schedules & Children’s Health MeetAs you get back to your “normal-ish” school rhythm, there is one question that parents and kids alike are asking, “What’s for dinner?” Well, we’re so glad you asked. Charcutnuvo is not only committed to giving kids what they require to grow. We are equally as committed to giving parents what they need to support their children’s nutrition. And that’s where Charcutnuvo’s recipe archive comes in handy. New family-friendly recipes are shared monthly. In fact, this month, we are featuring a new one pan dish that is quick, delicious, and full of fall inspired flavors and textures. The Sweet Potato, Kale, and Sausage Protein Bowl combine the earthy flavor of the sweet potato and the smoky flavor of Charcutnuvo’s Smoked Pork and Elk Jalapeño Cheddar Bratwurst. The ingredients are simple, but delicious. The meat protein, dark leafy green, and complex carbohydrate come together to create a nutritionally diverse meal that is well suited for any day of the week. With this meal, you’ll have no issue with being on both dinner duty and part of the clean up crew. Preparation is simple and quick, and the dishes required to bring this meal to life are minimal. A single pot dinner allows even the most novice chef to impress. Additionally, you’ll find that Charcutnuvo’s recipes are more alike than not. Each offers the sweet spot where nutrition, ease, and flavor intersect. You can find other delicious, nutritious meals made with the busy parent, student, or athlete in mind here. All in all, you don’t have to compromise quality for ease when Charcutnuvo is in the mix. So, go ahead and toss the boxed mac-n-cheese. Our antibiotic and hormone free sausages make for a quick and easy dinner, without compromise to your family’s health. We like to call this getting the nutritional bang for your bite.
Why is Charcutnuvo fit for your family?Our commitment to keeping kids healthy and happy is one of many reasons to choose Charcutnuvo. Maybe you prefer the ease of pre-cooked sausage or are committed to sustainability. Or maybe you prioritize the addition of lean protein into your family’s diet. Whatever the reason may be, Charcutnuvo is your savory solution.
What makes for a superior sweet potato and kale protein bowl? Our opinion... all natural, antibiotic-free and hormone free sausage. If you are craving something savory, a little sweet and utterly satisfactory, this recipe may just be for you.
Sweet Potato, Kale, and Sausage Protein BowlPrep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Yields 4 - 6 servings
- 1 package Charcutnuvo Smoked Pork and Elk Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage | sliced into medallions
- 3 medium sweet potatoes | peeled and chopped
- 3 cups kale | chopped
- 1 red bell pepper | diced
- ½ yellow onion | diced
- 3 cloves garlic | minced
- 1 ½ tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning
- 4 tbsp. olive oil | divided
- Salt and pepper to taste