5 of the Healthiest Meats
01.06.2020 Meat Tip Monday
We’re nearly a week into 2020 now – how are your new year’s resolutions going? If your resolution is to eat healthier like many Americans, keep reading because we are sharing five of the healthiest meats to eat. Any source of protein can be good for you, it’s the breading, deep-frying, and other preparations that can negatively affect your health and your new year’s goals. Here are five unsung heroes of lean protein that can help you achieve your new year’s resolution.
1. Sirloin Steak
Sirloin steak is both lean and flavorful – just 3 ounces packs about 25 grams of filling protein! Because top-round cuts are less fatty than other cuts of beef, you’ll have more flavor without overloading on saturated fat. One serving size of sirloin steak contains approximately 3.5 grams of saturated fat while the same serving size of T-bone or ribeye will have more than 10 grams.
2. Rotisserie Chicken & Turkey
The rotisserie cooking method helps maximize flavor without relying on unhealthy additives. These already-lean poultry have less sodium than deli meats and chicken prepped with salt-filled sauces, blends, and rubs.
3. Chicken Thigh
A nutritious diet can consist of all parts of the chicken, not just the well-known chicken breast. In fact, the less healthy choices happen when we prep and serve chicken breasts like deep-fried chicken as well as high-sodium sauces, breadings, and marinades. Chicken thighs, on the other hand, have a nutrient-dense mix of unsaturated fatty acids plus vitamins and minerals like iron.
4. Pork Chop
Pork tenderloin is a great source of lean protein that’s easy to sway out for your normal chicken dinners. Pork chop is also low in saturated fat per serving size.
5. Canned Fish
One 3-ounce serving of canned fish can meet 100% of your daily omega-3 fatty acid requirements. When consumed regularly, mega-3 fatty acids can help reduce your risk of chronic diseases. Look for fish canned in water or olive oil to limit your sodium intake per serving.