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Healthy Cuts of Meat - A Comprehensive List Of Lean Cuts Of Meat

Maggie LaBarbera • RN, MBA • May 12, 2012

healthy protein tipsThe USDA recommends that you choose lean meats.  Meats are an excellent source of protein and iron but they can also be high in saturated fats and cholesterol.  Both saturated fats and cholesterol are not good for your family's heart.

When eating meat, teach children how to select leaner meat.  By removing the fat, grissle and skin, you can reduce the fat found in meats. 

Don't forget to vary your protein by teaching children to eat seafood, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds for a healthier diet.

Here is a list of the leaner cuts of meat:

Leaner Cuts Of Meat

protein leaner cuts of beef

Leaner Cuts Of Beef:

Arm Roasts
Bottom Round Steaks 
Chuck Shoulder Roasts 
Eye Of Round
Leg Cuts
Round Tip
Tenderloin Steak
Top Loin 
Top Round Steaks 
Top Sirloin 
90% Lean Ground Beef

Leaner Cuts Of Pork

Bone-In Rib Chop 
Bone-In Sirloin Roast
Bone-In Sirloin Roast
Boneless Top Loin Chop
Boneless Top Loin Roast
Center Loin
Pork Tenderloin
90% Lean Ground Pork
Leg Of Lamb
Shank Half Of The Leg Lamb
90% Lean Ground Lamb

Leaner Poultry

protein leaner cuts of poultry

Skinless Breast Meat
Lean or Extra Lean Ground Chicken
Skinless Breast Meat
Skinless White Meat
Lean or Extra Lean Ground Turkey






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Written by Maggie LaBarberaWritten on May 12, 2012Last updated on Nov 24, 2013




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