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Nutrition News: Protein For Older Adults

Charlyn Fargo on

Q and A

Q: Are there health benefits to grilling?

A: Yes. Grilling allows excess fat to melt and drip off meats rather than being reabsorbed into the food, so you're likely to consume less fat. Grilling also decreases the need for sauces and seasonings that may contain extra salt because it gives a natural smoky flavor. More nutrients may also be retained because ingredients are cooked quickly on the grill. Grilling is also an invitation to spend time with family and friends outdoors. You can also put your favorite fruits and vegetables on the grill.

RECIPE

If you missed celebrating Cinco de Mayo, it's never too late. Here's a recipe for steak de Burgo tacos, from Hy-Vee's Seasons magazine. The taco shells are made fresh, adding to the flavor of these steak tacos.

STEAK DE BURGO TACOS

 

Servings: 8

2 (8-ounce) beef tenderloin filet mignon steaks

1 teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

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