Saturday, November 14, 2009
Filet Mignon Stir Fry - Health Benefits of Red Meat -
2 Filet Mignon Medallions
Fresh Green Squash (Julienne Cut)
Fresh Yellow Squash (Julienne Cut)
Fresh Carrots (Julienne Cut)
Fresh String Beans
1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
2 Cloves Garlic (crushed)
Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
This is a great easy, quick and healthy recipe I put together this week. I had two medallions of filet mignon left over in the fridge. I julienned green squash, yellow squash, carrots and fresh string beans.
First I added one (1) tablespoon of Sesame oil and two (2) cloves of garlic to my skillet, sauteed a bit, added fresh vegetables and some water on high heat, covered a bit. Then removed vegetables (to prevent overcooking) and added sliced filet mignon (do not overcook) heated quick and added vegetables back into skillet.
I added some low sodium soy sauce and fresh ginger. It was fantastic! You can serve with brown rice or whole wheat angel hair pasta. This dish replaces the high fat, high calorie Chinese Take-out, and probably faster than ordering out. Enjoy!
Health Benefits of Red Meat
There are innumerable health benefits of eating meat, to say, for example, it serves as a fabulous source of high quality proteins, which a single vegetarian food is not able to provide. It contains all the essential amino acids that the body requires.
Red meat contains very high quantities of iron, when compared with plant origin foods. 100 grams of Liver contains 6000 mcgm of iron as against 325 mcgm in 100-gram carrots. As a child I was anemic and my mom prepared liver once per week for me to build me up. Along with the proper rest and diet I was fine.
The phosphorus content present in meat gets much more easily absorbed than that present in cereals and legumes. This is owing to the fact that cereals and legumes contain phosphorus, usually in the form of phytic acid that must be hydrolyzed before absorption. Meat also serves as the main source for the intake of vitamin B12.
Though meat is rich in nutrients, but, there are certain things that meat lacks in. It doesn't contain any kind of fiber, which helps to keep your digestive system in order. Red Meat paired with Fresh Vegetables is a fabulous medley!