This is what I just made for an early dinner tonight! Packed full of protein, iron, potassium, B vitamins and a whole lotta greens. Made with 250g of lean premium NZ grass fed beef mince, red onion, tuscan kale, garlic, garam masala and tomato passata, topped with a little plain unsweetened yoghurt. Net carbs are 8g.
It is really important for women to get their daily intake of iron if they are menstruating, pregnant or breastfeeding - the RDI for iron for women is 18mg per day (add on extra 80% if your are vegetarian or vegan) and 24mg per day if pregnant/breastfeeding.
NZ beef is really high in iron due to our beef cattle being grass fed; if it was grain fed beef, then the iron content would be lower. According to the NZ Beef & Lamb website, 120g of lean NZ beef contains half of your daily iron needs for a female. I had 250g, so that is my iron sorted for the day.
I am really pedantic when it comes to my iron intake, as I was chronically anaemic as a vegan for nearly 10 years and it got to the point of needing regular iron infusions. Since adding meat back into my diet over a year ago, I haven't needed to take anymore iron supplements or needed an iron infusion.
Beef is also a rich source of other minerals such as zinc and potassium, plus is a good source of B vitamins. As NZ beef is grass fed, it also contains higher levels of CLA, which is involved in the metabolism of fat.
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