Meat Archive

Red Meat

Do you feel like a meal is not a meal unless it involves a big hunk of meat? The good news is you don’t have to give up meat to achieve a healthy weight — just be choosy about your cuts. A typical flank steak has about 700 calories (more if you ...Read More

Soup Season!

Now that the weather is finally leaning toward the colder months ahead, it’s time to break out the crock pot. Soups, sauces, chili and stew are some fantastic choices. Plus it’s super easy to crock pot a big batch at once and have leftovers for easy, healthy lunches. Here’s how to make a ...Read More

4th of July Fatburning Tips

To all of my readers in these United States: Happy 4th of July! It’s usually a great time for people to gather with family and friends around a big pile of food. A lot of bar-b-que and grilled food for most of us. Today I wanted to share some ways to make ...Read More

Good Mood Food: Lean Meats

Foods can boost energy in three ways: by providing sufficient calories, by delivering stimulants like caffeine, and by pushing the metabolism to burn fuel more efficiently. As for mood, the best foods are those that stabilize blood sugar and trigger feel-good brain chemicals, such as serotonin. Lean pork, lean beef, skinless chicken, ...Read More

Food Fraud: Turkey Hot Dogs

The nutritional content of turkey hot dogs varies from brand to brand — and some are real turkeys when it comes to health. It may say “less fat” on the front label, but when you check the fine print on the back, you find there’s still plenty of fat left in each ...Read More

Is Eating Healthy More Expensive?

One of the biggest myths out there is the myth that eating healthy costs too much. Just the opposite… and I’ll prove it to you in three ways.      #1:  Cash Here’s some sample figures courtesy of Scott Tousignant’s fitness blog… :  2 medium size sweet potatoes $1 or… small fries from ...Read More

5 Flat Ab Foods

If you ask anyone what their workout or diet goals are, you will likely get an answer having something to do with a thinner waist. Either a six-pack set of abs, or just looking better in a swim suit. But did you know that any trainer worth his salt would tell you that ...Read More

The Most Fattening Foods of Summer

Ahhh, it’s summer: backyard barbecues, cocktails at the pool, baseball games, and lots of fried chicken, ribs, potato salad, ice cream, hot dogs, and beer. Summertime living may be easy, but if you’re not careful, summer’s fattening foods can really pack on the pounds. While most people are more active during the ...Read More

Spicing Meat Helps Cut Cancer Risk

Spices will do more than just enhance the taste of ground beef. They may also cut down on the risk of compounds that can cause cancer.  J. Scott Smith, a Kansas State University food chemistry professor, has pursued different projects in recent years seeking ways to reduce heterocyclic amines (HCAs). HCAs are the carcinogenic ...Read More

Meat Will Get New Nutrition Labels

Important nutritional facts aimed at helping consumers know more about what they’re eating will be required on labels of 40 of the most popular cuts of meat and poultry under a new rule from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2012, requires nutritional labels on ...Read More