Low Carb Diabetic Diet

Beef, Pork &Lamb

 Red meat arouses passionate discussion. Some health-oriented enthusiasts vow to give up red meat. Other people believe a life without steak is a sad, sad thing. Cheer up. Beef, pork, and lamb can each be part of spectacularly healthful  way of eating. The trick, as always, is to understand balance.


Red meat is a rich source of many nutrients: iron, zinc, trace minerals, B vitamins, and protein. The fat in red meat, however, is saturated -- the kind that raises blood cholesterol. So the trick is to consume lean meat in moderate amounts. That way you get the taste and nutrition without the fat. Most of the saturated fat we get from meat comes not from small servings of lean steak and stir-fries but from high-fat hamburgers and processed meats such as luncheon meats.


So if you like red meat, the first place to start is buying good lean cuts. For beef, leans cuts include flank steak, round roast, round steak, and sirloin steak. Each cut has fewer than ten grams of fat per three-and-a-half-ounce serving. For pork, lean cuts include fresh ham and pork loins; for lamb, leg shanks and loin chops.


The next step is to make sure your total weekly consumption is moderate. How you achieve balance is personal matter. A serving of animal protein foods is two or three ounces per person. but if you really want a thick, juicy, six-ounce sirloin steak once in a while, let your self have it. If you have steak once a week, or once every two weeks, you'll be fine. Enjoy it.


If you want to enjoy red meat more often, though -- a few times a week -- you'll want to learn how to use more modest portions in filling, savory dishes. Our dishes take both approaches. The better we understand beef, pork & lamb, the better we can enjoy it while keeping our intake of carbohydrate and saturated fat low. Along the way, we can enjoy its unique tastes and take in a bounty of nutrients.

  1. Grilled Peppercorn-Marinated Steak Recipe

  2. Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Sauce Recipe

  3. Pork Chop Sweet-and-Sour Apples and Onions Recipe

  4. Cherry-Teriyaki Pork Recipe

  5. Grilled Lamb Chops Marinated in Orange Juice, Garlic, and Rosemary Recipe

  6. Cajun-Roasted Pork Tenderlions Recipe

  7. Peppered Lamb Stir-Fry Recipe

  8. Veal Chops Stuffed with Apples, Walnuts, and Two Wheats Recipe

  9. Beef Teriyaki Recipe

  10. Smoked Short Ribs Recipe

  11. Steak and Shrimp Kebab Recipe

  12. Onion-Stuffed Steak Recipe

  13. Fiesta Beef Kebab Recipe

  14. Lemon-Marinated Chuck Roast Recipe

  15. Quick Garlic Cubed Steaks Recipe

  16. Basic Grilled Burgers Recipe

  17. Roasted Pork Chops Recipe

  18. Corn-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

  19. Company Pork Loin Roast Recipe

  20. Apple-Peanut-Buttered Pork Steaks Recipe

  21. Country-Style Barbecued Ribs Recipe

  22. Marinated Leg of Lamb Recipe

  23. Wine-Sauce Lamb Shoulder Chops Recipe

  24. Lamb Shish Kebabs Recipe

  25. Brisket Carbonnade Recipe

  26. Beef Fondue Recipe

  27. Chicken-Fried Round Steak Recipe

  1. Broiled Short Ribs Recipe

  2. Chinese-Style Beef Ribs Recipe

  3. Sherried Veal Pot Roast Recipe

  4. Swiss Veal Roast Recipe

  5. Veal Cordon Bleu Recipe

  6. Veal Patties Recipe

  7. Deviled Beef Rolls Recipe

  8. Meat Loaf Recipe

  9. Hamburgers Recipe

  10. Roast Pork with Fennel Recipe

  11. Pork Loaf Recipe

  12. Braised Pork Steaks Recipe

  13. Basic Braised Pork Chops and Steaks Recipe

  14. Easy Mustard Glaze Recipe

  15. Curried Cranberry Glaze Recipe

  16. Ham Croquettes with Cheese Sauce Recipe

  17. Apricot-Ham Patties Recipe

  18. Ham Loaf Recipe

  19. Apple-Stuffed Sausage Patties Recipe

  20. Coney Islands Recipe

  21. Sausage and Kraut Recipe

  22. Broiled Lamb Chops Recipe

  23. Italian Lamb Chop Skillet Recipe

  24. Lamb Loin Chops with Walnut Glaze Recipe

  25. Lamb Patties with Dill Sauce Recipe

  26. Moussaka Recipe

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