Enjoy these recipes that tastefully combine a variety of food groups.
Quinoa Stuffed Roast Beef with Roasted FennelImpress guests and family with a beautiful rolled roast filled with a Mediterranean-inspired quinoa salad studded with spinach and herbs, served with a unique and flavourful side dish of roasted fennel accented with fresh orange zest.
Tuscan Braised Short Ribs with Spinach & Mushroom Farro PilafLow, slow cooking makes for delicious deep flavor and fall-off-the-bone goodness in this classic man-magnet dish served over a veggie-rich pilaf. Beef belongs in this plant-forward dinner as folks who eat meat are more likely to eat more fruit and veggies.
Steakhouse Skewers with Kale CaesarTorn kale leaves are marinated in a creamy homemade dressing to tenderize the leaves and impart a intense garlicky-lemon flavour. It is the perfect rendition of the fan-favourite salad to serve with hearty and robust steak skewers. Lots of veggies make it easy to eat plant-based with a powerful protein like beef.
Middle Eastern Kidney Bean Meatballs with Herbed SlawGround beef and smashed kidney beans are seasoned with warm spices and formed into a delicious meatball packed with protein and fibre – perfect for make ahead lunches and quick weeknight dinners. Use white kidney beans if you don’t want the kids to spot them.
Egyptian Rice Beef BowlInspired by Koshari, a traditional street food in Egypt, this weeknight rice bowl features a hearty mixture of protein and fibre-rich whole grain, beans and ground beef, all topped with a zesty tomato salsa. This meal gets an iron boost with the synergy-effect of combining meat, beans, chard and whole grain.
Slow Cooker Jerk Beef Pot Roast with Braised Carrots, Rice & Peas and Wilted GreensA traditional pot roast is transformed with tropical flavours like allspice, cinnamon and coconut milk. The slow cooker and shortcut Rice & Peas method means this recipe can be a great dinner option any night of the week. Brown rice and wilted greens provide the fibre boost for this meal. This meal provides a whopping 109% of your daily zinc needs.
Chili Lime Steak with Cilantro Rice and Watermelon SaladPeppery arugula and juicy watermelon salad add a pop of fresh to steak and whole grain rice dinner. A modest serving of beef provides 90% DV of your vitamin D daily needs. Absorption of the non-heme iron from the rice and arugula is enhanced by 150% by including meat in the meal.
Balsamic Steak and Grilled Peach Salad with Quinoa & BurrataFlank steak marinated in a honey/balsamic blend creates a delicious sweet-savoury flavour to compliment the hearty summer salad. Switch mango for peaches in off season. Creamy burrata cheese adds a touch of dairy calcium to the protein portion of the plate. A 75 g serving of beef provides 70% of your daily needs for the zinc you need to boost your immune system.
Orange Balsamic Roast Beef with Herbed Quinoa Pilaf and Roasted FennelFeed a crowd with a modestly priced roast beef that is loaded with flavour and perfectly tender when cooked to medium-rare and carved into thin slices. Served with a Mediterranean-inspired quinoa dish and roasted fennel bulb. You meet over all your daily needs for zinc and vitamin B12 with this one meal! This serving of beef provides 20% of heme iron – the type that is easiest for your body to absorb. Beef also boosts the absorption of the non-heme iron from the spinach by 150%.