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Heart-Healthy Tip #18: It's Not All About the Meat

By Brierley Wright, February 28, 2011 - 1:00pm

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It's Not All About the Meat: Meat is a great source of protein but it's also a big source of saturated fat in many people's diets. So eat small amounts of lean meat, fish and poultry. Fill up half your plate with healthy vegetables and fruits, a quarter of it with whole grains and the remaining quarter with your choice of lean protein.

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Every day for American Heart Month, we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Join the Healthy Hearts Club group for daily heart-healthy tips throughout the month of February.

What's your favorite meatless meal? Tell us what you think below.

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Brierley Wright
Brierley's interest in nutrition and food come together in her position as nutrition editor at EatingWell. Brierley holds a master’s degree in Nutrition Communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. A Registered Dietitian, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont.

Brierley asks: What's your favorite meatless meal?

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