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Our #HealthyRedMeat Meal Challenge

A little while ago Britmums invited us to take part in their #HealthyRedMeat meal challenge. We were asked to create a delicious recipe using either beef, pork or lamb to spice up our family meal time. I decided that I would make a quick and simple healthy beef stirfry. 

Up until very recently, weekdays were a hectic affair in our house. Midweek meals were always rushed or a two sitting affair as Matthew was always working until late and the boys needed to have their tea and be in bed (often before he came home from work). The beauty of this stirfry is that it can be ready to eat in less than 20 minutes.

In order to make our stirfry, we bought some beef, ready-made black bean sauce, baby corn, peas, a red chilli and egg noodles. Once home Matthew and I got to work preparing the meat and vegetables.


Method:

  • Cut the beef into small strips, removing any visible fat
  • Dice up the vegetables into bite-sized pieces
  • Fry the meat in a little oil until browned – 10 minutes or so
  • Add the vegetables and fry for 3 – 5 minutes
  • Stir in the noodles and cook for another 3 minutes
  • Pour in the Beef and Black Bean sauce and stir, warm through
  • Serve and enjoy
We ate our stirfry with prawn crackers but you could also add prawn toast and/or spring rolls. If you don’t like beef you can use another meat instead, you could even make a vegetarian version by adding more of your favourite vegetables.

Did you know:
  • Red meat provides a range of important nutrients that are often low in toddlers and children – including iron, zinc, and B vitamins, selenium and potassium.
  • Red meat has been in the spotlight recently, and experts fear that the nutritional benefits have been overshadowed by misleading negative views. To cut through the confusion, the Meat Advisory Panel, an independent group of health and nutrition experts, is partnering with BritMums to promote red meat in the diets of children.
  • Dr Emma Derbyshire, a public health nutritionist and mother, says: “Including a small portion of red meat in the diet a few times a week after weaning can help to bridge nutrient gaps and so help to maintain good health through childhood and beyond.

What is your favourite #HealthyRedMeat meal idea?

*This post is an entry for the BritMums #HealthyRedMeat, sponsored by the Meat Advisory Panel*

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