Higher protein diets

Butcher Advice

Best cuts for higher protein diet recipes


Lean mince is a great source of protein, just make sure to purchase lean mince

Mini greek lamb burgers

Mini meat loaves with plum sauce 

Beef rump steaks sliced thinly across the grain into strips for stir-fry or even sized cubes for skewers

Beef stir-fry with capsicum and snowpeas

Beef and lemongrass stir-fry

Beef and vegetable skewers 

Lamb round or rump are both lean and tasty steaks that barbecue beautifully.

Moroccan spiced barbecued lamb steaks 

Beef blade or topside are both delicious when slow roasted at 160ºC and well rested once cooked.

Herb and mustard roast beef with cauliflower 

Roast mustard beef & roasted ratatouille

Tips & Techniques

Why protein…?

Protein-rich foods such as beef and lamb are excellent sources of a wide range of nutrients essential for good health.

  • Beef, Lamb and Veal are:
    • An excellent source of well-absorbed iron, essential for producing energy for brain and muscle function.
    • A good source of zinc, important for a healthy immune system.
    • Beef and lamb are a source of omega 3s, an essential, healthy fat that is also found in fish.
    • All meats, poultry, fish and eggs are excellent sources of vitamin B12, a nutrient not found in plant foods. Vitamin B12 is important for healthy functioning of the nervous system.

Higher protein diets have been shown to be effective for weight loss and improving certain risk factors such as triglycerides (fat in the blood), cholesterol and blood pressure.

Click here for more information on effective diets for weight loss.

Eating out

Just because you’re watching your weight, it doesn’t mean you need to hide yourself away from the world.

  • If you’re going to a barbecue, a friend’s house or a party, take a dish along so that you know you will have something healthy to choose from.
  • On restaurant menus, look for the words such as grilled, steamed, poached or stir-fried and avoid deep-fried, pan-fried, battered or crumbed dishes.
  • Avoid sauces with cheese, oil, butter and cream.
  • Take care with alcohol too, the energy it contains can hinder weight loss - 1 glass wine (150ml) contains approximately 420kJ which is equivalent to 1 chocolate biscuit and would take approximately 9 mins jogging (9kmh) OR 21 mins walking (6kmh) to burn off

Click here to read The Live Well Plan for more tips on eating out.

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