Eat Meat Stay Lean

September 22 2009

I came across this list of a few simple things you can do to make your red meat a little leaner.  It seems like a lot of common sense to me but it might come in handy to those carnivores out there who enjoy eating a big, fat juicy steak once in awhile!

1. Choose packages labeled "lean" or "extra lean" whenever possible. Lean means the meat has fewer than 8.5 grams of fat per 3-ounce serving; extra lean, fewer than 4 grams per serving.

2. Try to buy meat labeled "grass-fed" or "pasture-raised." It may have 25% to 50% less fat, fewer calories, and more heart-healthy omega-3s than regular grain-fed meat. (It also suggests the animal was raised humanely.)

3. Trim external fat before cooking and use that well-sharpened knife to remove any that's still there once it's on your plate. You can slash fat intake by as much as half this way.

4. Broil, grill, or roast meat on grills or pans that drain away fat.

5. Blot meatballs and burgers with paper towels after cooking to remove both grease and calories.

6. Minimize meat-centric meals. RealAge recommends no more than one serving of red meat a week. 

Article by (Train Online)  |  September 22 2009

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