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Because I’m on the go but also want to stay somewhat healthy, I’m always looking for ways to get quality, whole foods without spending hours and hours in the kitchen. When I go to the grocery store, I’m often overwhelmed by the selection of different cuts and types of meats: breasts, thighs, loins, groins, chicken, beef, pork, etc. I don’t really know how to prepare them, so I usually opt for those pre-packaged sausages. To be honest, I have no clue what’s in them. I’d be willing to bet that most people don’t.
When you think of sausage, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t humanely raised meats or vegetables like bell peppers and potatoes. But Seemore, an online sausage shop started by a fourth-generation butcher, was founded to send you meat made from animals treated well and packed with delicious fresh veggies. Convenient, healthy and delicious? Sign me up.
A Business Beyond Sausage
Cara Nicoletti comes from a family of butchers; her grandfather Seymour (hence the name ‘Seemore’) worked at their family’s butcher shop for 60 years. After school, Cara went back into butchery and started making vibrant veggie-packed sausages that drew long lines at local shops. She quickly began shipping sausages nationwide, and Seemore was born (as one of the only women-owned sausage companies, in fact).
Seemore’s sausages are definitely a cut above your standard grocery-store brands; the animals are never given hormones or antibiotics, they’re filled with veggies (up to 35%), and they have 20-35% fewer calories. In addition to the health benefits, these links boast some tasty flavors. With everything from Loaded Baked Potato to Chicken Kale Pesto, you can’t really go wrong. I got to try the Variety Pack, which includes four flavors:
Chicken Chili Verde
The Chicken Chili Verde flavor is hard for me, because I love chicken but I’m a wimp and don’t like spicy foods. (Just to be clear, these aren’t abnormally spicy, but just for my tolerance they’re a little hot.) This goes really well with tacos or eggs, and Seemore has some really good recipe ideas – like these tacos with cilantro and avocado – that I want to try (although I’d substitute corn tortillas for flour and need a lot of sour cream).
Plus, look at this ingredient list (!!): Humanely raised chicken, poblano peppers, jalapeno peppers, serrano peppers, cilantro, salt, vinegar, cultured celery powder, jalapeno pepper powder, potato starch, isolated carrot product, garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, crystalized lime.
I’m assuming Chicken Parm is one of Seemore’s best-selling flavors because this tastes like a fine Italian dinner in a sausage. Like a lot of Seemore’s varieties, the Chicken Parm is really versatile; you could pair this with rice, pasta, veggies – anything really. Another fun part about this flavor is the little breadcrumbs that are like a cherry on top. No nitrates, nitrites, or phosphate either—a winner!
La Dolce Beet-a
The first thing I noticed about the beet flavor was how PINK it is. I was expecting the beet flavor to be overwhelming; I’m neutral on beets so I could go either way, but it didn’t overpower the sausage’s other flavor. I sauteed it with pepper, onions, and butter for a simple dinner. The pink color made everything else pink, which I found to be fun/funny.
Loaded Baked Potato
Saving the best for last, this was… *chef’s kiss.* Compared to what is easily accessible at restaurants or the store, I’d say this flavor is fairly healthy based off of the ingredients list, but it tastes like the best junk food. It’s so good. It has pork, potatoes, cheese, and bacon. My favorite part is that you can taste the real potato pieces, it’s not just a mashup or flavoring. 10/10.
Seemore’s sausages are insanely delicious. I love how they creatively make flavors out of real ingredients and foods, not just artificial flavoring and hormone-packed meat. At $58 for 16 sausages, it’s a little pricey for my budget, but if sausage is something that you really enjoy, I’d say it’s certainly worth the cost (which includes shipping).
In the future, I want to try more of Seemore’s recipes rather than just frying the sausages in a pan or with veggies. Either way, I’m definitely glad I discovered Seemore. Those grocery store links simply won’t cut it!
Five More Reasons to Try Seemore
- So. Many. Flavors.: In addition to the four above, Seemore offers a few other tasty flavors—there’s sure to be one for everyone in your family.
- Save on bulk and freeze: Love a particular flavor more than others? Get an 8-pack and throw what you’re not immediately using in the freezer.
- MERCH: Are you a particularly big fan of sausage? Get the Sausage University sweatshirt.
- Buy in stores: Depending on where you live, Seemore is carried in stores like Target and Whole Foods. Check out the store locator to see if they’re near you!
- Everyone agrees: Don’t believe me that these are the real deal? Check out Seemore’s press and reviews, I’m not the only one.