I'm talking about meats here. Beef, Chicken, Pork, Lamb, Buffalo... you get the idea.
According to The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain we should eat LEAN MEATS and FISH. But what is a lean meat you ask? and What are good choices of Fish?
A lean meats is about 80% protein and about 20% fat.
- The leanest beef choices include: round steaks and roasts (round eye, top round, bottom round, round tip), top loin, top sirloin, and chuck shoulder and arm roasts.
- The leanest pork choices include pork loin, tenderloin, center loin, and ham.
- Choose extra lean ground beef. The label should say at least “90% lean”. You may be able to find ground beef that is 93% or 95% lean.
- Buy skinless chicken parts, or take off the skin before cooking.
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts and turkey cutlets are the leanest poultry choices.
- salmon, trout, and herring
- Salmon steak or filet
- Grilled or baked trout
How to keep it lean:
- Trim away all of the visible fat from meats and poultry before cooking.
Not only should we be consuming lean meats but the lean meats should also be GRASSFED. So I bet you wanna know what the BIG deal is with Grassfed products.
Here are the benefits of Grassfed animal products:
- higher in beta carotene (Vitamin A), conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important in reducing cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and other life threatening diseases.
- These products are lower in fat, cholesterol and calories.
- In addition, the risk of infection by E. coli in these products in virtually eliminated.
The American Grassfed Association defines grassfed products from ruminants, including cattle, bison, goats and sheep, as those food products from animals that have eaten nothing but their mother’s milk and fresh grass or grass-type hay from birth to harvest – all their lives.
NOTE: For grassfed non- ruminants, including pigs, continue to be marketed as “grassfed” when grass is only a part of their diet. Grass is a significant part of their diets, but not the entirety of their diets, since these animals need to consume grains.
We had Breakfast for dinner tonite.
Eggs, bacon (not so lean but a treat) and Gluten Free pancakes(for the kids...I swear). Don't be scared to be creative. Breakfast for dinner is sooo good and soo easy. The bacon I buy is Nitrate free, grassfed bacon. The only bacon that I have found WITHOUT nitrates is Natures Promise at Stop and Shop. For eggs, be sure to buy eggs that have an extra boost of Omega 3's. Cage free really doesn't mean anything. Don't waste your money. The most important thing to look for is eggs with OMEGA 3's . The GlutenFree Pancakes were for my kids..I swear! Yes, gluten free but not Paleo. I use King Arthur GF mix. The kids love them. Breakfast for dinner is a good thing.