The new year always showcases the latest diet trends, but we all know how that story ends. Short-term. Taste and quick meals are still important for most people--regardless of age. Singles, families, retired? We all aim to have nutritious meals most of the time. Me too! I love flavor with nutrition; that combo makes us feel our best with energy, productivity and health. Do you agree? One of my favorite quick meals is to make a meal-in-a-bowl. I had help with one of my interns this year to create just that---with flavor, color and then nutrition as priority, we came up with a high-protein, lean meal that many will enjoy:
Southwestern Beef in a Bowl
Ingredients (makes 4)
For starters this meal is great because of the range of colors! For the nutrition part just 3 ounces of lean beef provides 27 grams of protein plus the protein from the quinoa = a smart meal. The grain of quinoa and those dark colors from the vegetables plus the beef means there are good sources of fiber, healthy fats, B vitamins, zinc and very little saturated fat.....so we have a heart-healthy meal too. Include lean beef, such as round or skirt steak or 90% or leaner ground beef a few times a week during the week at home. Quick, easy and tasty. Yes, please!