Thursday, February 14, 2013

What's the Beef?

Beef, and red meat in general, have a reputation for being high fat and unhealthy.  But what if we told you that there are 29 cuts of lean beef that provide iron, protein, heart-healthy B vitamins, and great taste all for an average of 150 calories per serving?

A“lean cut” is a cut of meat that contains less than 10 grams of total fat,4.5 grams or less of saturated fat, and less than 95 milligrams of cholesterol per serving.  That’s only one more gram of saturated fat than a skinless chicken breast, and beef contains much more zinc, iron, and vitamin B12 than its poultry cut counterpart.  Strip steak, filet mignon, t-bone, sirloins, and strip steaks all qualify as lean cuts.  Why not try some of these lean beef recipes today?

Tarragon Steak Dinner Salad from Cris at Goodeness Gracious

Crock Pot Round Steak from Leah at Beyer Beware

If you’re more of a traditional steak person, check out these tips from Beyer Beware on how to grill one perfectly! 

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