by Megan Callahan, Hy-Vee Corporate Dietitian
The warmer days of May are here and it is time to pull your grill out and start cooking! Just a whiff of a steak sizzling on the grill will start your mouth watering. Beef…it’s easy, nutritious, delicious and America’s favorite protein choice.
The beef aisles are brimming with exciting choices to add variety to your meals. There are several choices of cuts when it comes to steaks for the grill:
Tri Tip Roast: Boneless and fairly tender with full flavor. Roast or grill, then slice across the grain.
Strip Steak: Tender, lean and perfect for grilling.
Flank Steak: Lean and boneless with lots of intense beef flavor. Best when marinated and grilled or sliced thin and stir-fried.
Coulotte Steak: Also known as Beef Loin with plenty of marbling. This is a juicy and savory steak and is easy to prepare on the grill.
Sirloin Tip Center Steak: Also called Round Tip Steak or Breakfast Steak. Boneless, lean and a good value for this fairly tender cut. Marinate before grilling for the best experience..
We all know that beef tastes great, but did you know how good it is for you? A 3-ounce cooked serving of lean beef is around 170 calories, less than 10 grams of total fat and less than 95 mg of cholesterol. Beef is an excellent source of protein and supplies 10 essential nutrients – including B vitamins, zinc and iron – that support an active and healthy lifestyle.
The nutrients in beef provide our bodies with the strength to thrive throughout all stages of life. When it comes to choosing healthy proteins, you don’t have to give up the great taste of beef.
Megan Callahan is one of your Hy-Vee Corporate Dietitians. She is dedicated to helping people live healthier and happier lives. Megan received a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Missouri State University. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she also received her Master of Science degree in dietetics and nutrition. Megan has been working with Hy-Vee full-time for 10 years. With a passion for nutrition and wellness, Megan is dedicated to educating customers and promoting healthy lifestyles to our Hy-Vee community. Megan lives in Lee’s Summit with her husband Matt, and their 2 children Kennedy (4) & Carsyn (2).