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Choosing the Healthiest Steak

It’s a misconception that all steak is bad for us. Rather, we should know the difference between healthy and unhealthy cuts of steak. Choosing lean cuts of beef for our meals can make the difference between a healthy and unhealthy dish. In November, lean meats are a Foods of the Month. To promote this food, we provide more information on selecting the leanest cuts of steak for your next meal.

Look for the “Loin” or “Round” – extra lean meats come from the back of a cow’s body. These meats are referred to as sirloin cuts or round cuts. When shopping or dining, stick with options that have these words in them for meat with less fat.

Check the Fat – Looking at the steak provides more clues to its fat content. Any white spots that you notice on a steak are actually visible fat. This is called marbling. Choose cuts that have the least amount of marbling.

Ask your Butcher or Server – When in doubt, always ask your butcher or server at a restaurant for the healthiest cut of meat!

Load up on Veggies – A steak dinner is a treat. To make this meal special and healthy, pile on the veggies! For a fast dinner, cook a generously seasoned sirloin steak on the stovetop over medium-high heat for 5 minutes on each side. Add a vegetable medley as the side dish for a colorful meal. Check out our favorite way to eat sirloin steak below!

Sirloin Steak

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