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Why It's a Must Have: While there is a lot of contradictory information out there about whether or not red meat is good for you, experts say it can be a part of a healthy, balanced diet – especially if you choose the right cut and watch your portions. “Beef eye roast is a lean, naturally boneless cut that doesn't taste so lean because its light fat covering traps flavor,” says Christen Cupples Cooper, a registered dietitian and owner of Cooper Nutrition Education and Communications in Pleasantville, New York. “Beef is a valuable source of heme iron (the type of iron most easily absorbed by the body) and a good source of a number of vitamins and minerals.” Cooper recommends limiting portions to the size of your palm in order to keep calories and cholesterol in check.
Budget Bonus: The good news is that this cut is typically more reasonably priced than fancier-sounding cuts such as London broil or filet mignon, Cooper says. And, if you know you are going to serve some for dinner, head to the grocery store that day to look for any daily specials that may be on sale due to a close expiration date to save even more.
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