Additionally, high protein consumption, red meat especially, can wreak havoc on your health and waistline as well as contribute to excessive carbon foot printing in terms meat industry costs, raising animals, transportation / fuel and emission costs, et cetera, et cetera!
Be mindful not only of how much meat you consume, but also, from where you purchase your foods whether meats, veggies, fruits! Buying local does so much more for you, the producer and the environment. Simple things make such a difference!
Finding simple ways to make meat a part of the meal, but not the main attraction, will keep your tastebuds, wallet, waistline and environment happy!
It's a win-win! Shop smart. Cook smart. Eat smart.
Quick Steak Fajitas For College Living
1 large skillets (2 skillets, ideally--dinner is done quicker that way)
Food tongs (optional)
1-2 lbs Beef Top Round (cheaper cut of beef), thinly sliced against grain will help tenderize the meat
2-3 peppers, sliced
1-2 large onions
1 jalapeno, diced
1 serrano, finely minced (if you really don't like spicy hot...skip this addition)
Splash of lemon or lime
Salt & Pepper
Flour or corn Tortillas
1. Wash your hands.
2. Prep veggies and set aside.
(It should almost look white).
7. Heat 1 Tbls olive oil over MED-HIGH heat and add the meat to the skillet until brown and seared.
8. Warm your tortillas in a toaster oven at 250F degrees for a few minutes.
This meal is ready to go! Start stacking everything together.