So as you juggle early morning video calls, soccer practice, laundry and trying to fit in a workout, preparing a nutritious meal with Open Prairie® Natural* Meats gives you one less thing to worry about. It’s the simple, nutritious solution among the chaos of every day.
Make protein the star of your plate
Protein is essential to a balanced diet and is just as important as the fruits and vegetables you put on your plate. Beef and pork contains nutrients like B-vitamins, zinc and protein. Plus, they are delicious and have relatively few calories.1 Lean cuts like pork tenderloins and sirloin steaks are perfect for preparing a highly flavorful protein recipe.
Lean beef provides important nutrients to build and replenish muscles.1
Complement your diet with fresh fruits and vegetables
Fresh fruits and veggies are delicious, add color to your plate and pair well with high protein foods like beef and pork. Not to mention the amazing health benefits like naturally occurring vitamins and minerals — what’s not to love?
Try incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables as part of your meal prep. They’re perfect as a side dish to beef and pork recipes, as a flavor enhancer for items like farro, as the main ingredients to sauces or even as center-of-the-dish options.
Tips on choosing produce:
Seasonal produce is typically better tasting, fresher and riper.
Color your plate:
Yellow and orange vegetables are rich in vitamin-A and beta carotene. Dark green vegetables are a good source of minerals and antioxidants.
Less is more:
Buy produce in smaller quantities, and use within a day or two of purchasing to avoid spoiling.
Quick and easy doesn’t mean unhealthy
Take these Boneless Pork Chops, for instance. Just simple, flavorful ingredients that complement each other. Plus, it takes less than 45 minutes from prep to plate! It’s a nutritious dinner made easy.
Oranges. Fresh sage. Natural pork chops.
High in protein, low in sodium and total fat.
For beef lovers, these Grilled Peppery Beef Kabobs utilize under 10 ingredients and are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals essential for a healthy diet. Did we mention it can be prepared in a matter of minutes? Perfect for those busy weeknights!
Less than 10 ingredients.
Less than 10 minutes.
So, what’s the takeaway? The lesson, as offered by Arielle Weg of Prevention Magazine — bad ingredients yield bad food. Great ingredients yield phenomenal food.2 By using fresh, simple ingredients and great-tasting beef or pork, not only will your food taste better, but it will be good for you and your family.