3. Ground Beef: 26g Protein (52% DV)
Ground beef is a protein-packed food that can get you halfway to your requirement in a hurry. It’s also very versatile, and tends to take on seasonings and spices well, making it a favorite go-to in many cuisines.
Beef in general is also a good source of iron, as well as B Vitamins, but it’s also high in cholesterol, so it’s important to consider all factors when it comes to meeting your various requirements and staying below your daily limits in other areas.
Always choose organic grass-fed ground beef to avoid the corn-fed conventional ground beef found in most stores. You’ll have to seek it out, as the majority of beef on offer at the grocery store is conventional, but with a little searching, or perhaps even asking an employee, you can find it.
Tips for eating more: Use lean ground beef in a wide assortment of recipes. Everything from Taco Night to chilis and casseroles can be made with ground beef. 90% lean ground beef will be much less oily than fattier cuts, creating lighter tasting dishes with all of the flavor.