MyPlate-Inspired Beef Recipes

Enjoy our favorite MyPlate-inspired beef recipes, which use beef as a nutritious choice to incorporate more protein into your healthy diet.

Nutritious Beef Recipes
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Nutritious Beef Recipes

Cooking Light is working with the Partnership for a Healthier America and USDA’s MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to thousands of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit Find recipes at

Getting enough protein is an essential part of healthy eating. MyPlate recommends choosing lean meats and ground beef that are at least 90% lean. Trimming or draining fat from meat and removing skin from poultry is also a great way to cut fat and calories.

First up: Just saying Carne Asada Taco with Avocado Pico de Gallo makes our mouths water. Squeeze fresh lime juice over tacos and enjoy.

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