Give Beef the Boot with 5 Healthy Alternatives

By Heidi

Americans are some of the world’s top beef eaters. In fact, a 2012 report shows that the average American consumes nearly 300 pounds of beef per year and that beef now only comes in second to chicken when it comes to the country’s most popular meat. However, there are some health risks connected with eating red meat, such as clogged arteries and increased cholesterol, so if you are looking for other dishes that are savory yet heart healthy, there are a number of alternatives to choose from.

Salmon

Whether you buy it canned or fresh, salmon makes a viable alternative to beef because of its versatility. Whole salmon steaks can be prepared either in the oven or on the grill, and canned salmon can be fashioned into patties if you find yourself craving a burger. Not only is this fish rich in taste, it is also full of heart-healthy elements, such as omega-3, and calcium, which is essential for bone health. While it is a bit costlier than other types of fish, the number of ways it can be prepared may be worth the price.

Lentils

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