Hidden Healthy Hit: Steak

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Think that you have to steer clear of red meat to keep that waistline trim? You should think again! Proper portions of lean cuts of beef plated up with a colorful array of vegetables make it the perfect addition to any healthy diet. In fact, lean beef is a nutrient-rich powerhouse with essential nutrients that benefit all individuals, maintaining both day-to-day and long-term health.  Here are some fun facts from the Texas Beef Council about beef to help with common misconceptions regarding beef:

•One (3 ounce) serving is an excellent source of protein, zinc, vitamin B12, selenium and phosphorus and a good source of niacin, vitamin B6, iron and riboflavin.

•One of the most important dietary sources of iron. To obtain the same amount of iron found in a 3 ounce serving, you’d have to eat at least 3 cups of raw spinach!

•Beef supplies high-quality protein, complete with nine essential amino acids.

This week at Market Street, the Boneless New York Strip Steak is featured for just $3.99/lb.  Strip, New York strip, Kansas City strip and club steak…this hearty steak goes by many names. No matter what it's called, you can't miss with this flavorful, lean, well-marbled steak and its firm chewy texture. Steak and other beef recipes can be tonight's ticket to eating right and tasting well! 
What are your favorite recipes using beef?
Guest Blogger, Amber Massey is currently a dietetic intern at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Texas. As the author of Chocolate Broccoli, Amber seeks to encourage individuals to get back in the kitchen and lose the crazy thought that taste and nutrition can’t happily coexist.

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