Meat 101

Lean and Tasty!

poultry tends to be leaner than red meat if you stay away from the dark meat and do not eat the skin. Boneless & skinless chicken breast is your best bet for chicken. If you prefer the dark meat, make sure you use boneless & skinless chicken thighs and trim any excess fat prior to cooking.

pork is another protein that tends to be healthier with certain cuts, like boneless center cut loin chops and pork tenderloin. Pork tenderloin has about 160 calories & 6 grams of fat per 4 ounces of raw meat.

beef is a great source of protein and has several good cuts that are lean, like top round London broil or roast, eye round roast or steaks, including flank steak. Sirloin steak has about 156 calories & 5 grams of fat per 4 ounces of raw meat.

ham is not as bad as you may think! Lean cuts of ham contain only 136 calories and just over 3 grams of fat per 3.5 ounces.

Chicken, pork, turkey, beef or ham eaten in moderation can be a healthy part of a well-balanced diet.

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