Meat has long been blamed for a lot of diseases besetting mankind. There is ongoing debate of whether humans should be avoiding it all-together or merely minimizing consumption of it. There are scientific findings that go both ways. One of the most interesting point made with regards to the topic is that eating meat per se is not the main culprit but the actual amount consumed by a person and the manner of preparation of the meat dish.
The picture above probably represents what most people would consider a healthy meal. Two slices of whole wheat bread and an assortment of veggies prepared with dressing is really quite a wonderful choice. How about for families who are not yet quite ready to go all-out non-meat? Healthy meat dishes can provide an option.
Veggie-Stuffed Pork Chops
Pork Chop is an easy favorite of most families. It can be prepared and eaten in a healthier version than the usual deep fried chops that are probably one of the easiest to prepare. The recipe above made use of trimmed boneless center-cut loin pork chops stuffed with spinach and reduced-fat feta cheese.
You can try this recipe as is or do applicable modifications by using other available ingredients in your pantry. Possible stuffing substitutes include sauerkraut and peppers, cranberry and apple, shallots and celery, and jasmine rice to make a complete meal. Pork chops can be roasted, broiled, or grilled.
Ground Beef Casserole
Ground beef is another easy favorite of families which can easily be prepared in a healthier version. The above picture shows a Chili Cornbread Casserole which is actually very easy to prepare in spite of the long list of ingredients. The chili recipe made use of ground beef and kidney beans as its main ingredients together with a whole of spices and flavoring.
The cornbread batter is placed on top before baking. The chili can be made way in advance and frozen, only to be taken out before actual use. Casserole dishes are very convenient all-in-one food fare for the family.
Healthy Fried Chicken
Everybody loves fried chicken but we all know just how calorie-laden each piece can be. Can fried chicken actually be made healthier to eat? We can try removing the skin and opting to oven fry instead of deep frying. One important tip though is to use wire racks over the baking sheet so chicken can cook evenly.