Cut 875 Calories with These Sneaky Food Swaps (Page 6)

Swap Some Ground Beef For Grated Vegetables

Swap Some Ground Beef For Grated Vegetables

Save: 30 calories
Ground beef is chock full of healthy iron and zinc, but its fat content lends extra calories (that's why it's good to look for lean ground beef). To lower calories without sacrificing portion size or flavor, bulk up your ground beef with shredded or chopped vegetables—mushrooms, peppers, zucchini and even carrots work well. This is another swap the EatingWell Test Kitchen uses often to cut calories, boost vegetables, add fiber and make recipes healthier. We recommend adding up to 1 cup of chopped or grated veggies to a pound of ground beef when making meatloaf, chili and other dishes. Doing this may help you stretch that pound of beef from four servings to five—and trim 30 calories per serving.Try our Spicy Meatloaf with Collards or Oven-Fried Beef Taquitos (with half the calories of the restaurant version!)

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