According to a recent article by Katherine Brooking at Cookinglight.com, beef can be consumed even at fast food restaurants or drive-throughs, without sacrificing calories or nutrition. Included here are two of her choices for food. So, on your next trip down the interstate or as you rush out for a quick bite, you might consider the following:
At Subway, Brooking lists the Best Choice as:
The 6-Inch Roast Beef Sandwich on 9 Grain Wheat
With only 310 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), and 26g protein, this sandwich is a standout choice. Opt for a meal deal with apple slices and you add just 35 calories and no fat. Bonus: This meal gives you a total of 7g fiber―about 25 percent of the daily recommendation.
And at Taco Bell, she cites as the Best Choice:
Fresco Grilled Steak Soft Taco
It is moderate in calories with less than 9g fat per serving. The Fresco Grilled Steak Soft Taco has 160 calories, 4.5g fat (1.5g saturated fat), and 9g protein. Ask for a side of hot sauce or extra salsa to add even more flavor for very few calories.
In summary, it’s not so much that BEEF is what is tough on the cholesterol levels and poor nutrition choices, but what goes with the beef selections. It can’t be overstated that the American love affair with French Fries is far more detrimental to good health than a healthy and reasonable portion of American beef!