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Simple Ways to Enjoy Meat for Dinner

By Elizabeth Smith, January 28, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Smith

We know that your food choices count toward your health, schedule and budget. Meat can be an easy and healthful solution for weekday dinners when served with veggies and whole grains.

Plus, our butchers know the best deals (hint: look for value packs and lesser-known cuts!) and will wrap up just the amount you need for recipes and sensible, affordable portions.

You can serve meat for dinner with ease of mind, knowing that we prohibit added hormones* and demand no antibiotics, ever. The Global Animal Partnership 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating on pork, chicken and beef in our fresh meat cases allows you to know how the animals are raised for the meat you are buying. Here are some easy ways to enjoy meat for a weeknight dinner:

  • Make mighty meatballs by adding in chopped veggies. Serve over whole-grain pasta with our 365 Everyday Value® pasta sauce.
  • Change up chili by combining a variety of vegetables, beans and spices with ground beef, bison, turkey or chicken.
  • Simmer a spicy beef stew with plenty of root vegetables, hearty greens, garlic, tomato and chiles to suit your taste.
  • Pick up a value pack of chicken pieces, brush with a little marinade, barbecue sauce or teriyaki sauce, toss some veggies alongside and bake.
  • A one-pot meal is as easy as adding seasoning, liquid and vegetables. Try cubing a value cut like rump roast and adding potatoes, carrots and beef broth for a classic hearty meal.
  • Roast whole chickens, pork loin or beef roasts (watch for sales!) over the weekend and use the pre-cooked meat throughout the week in casseroles, soups, sandwiches and salads.
  • Mix your favorite ground meat with whole grains to make a flavorful stuffing for peppers or a filling for rolls of cabbage or chard (steam or blanch the leaves first). Top with tomato sauce if you like.

Hungry for more? Here are eight more recipes to get you out of the kitchen and to the table with ease.

Looking for fuss-free meal solutions? Our butchers can make dinner even easier with their selection of oven-ready favorites, stuffed meats, kabobs, in-house sausage and freshly ground beef.

Don’t forget that they offer complimentary services too, including seasoning and marinating. Add some veggies and whole grains on the side and voila!

From broiled to braised and stir fried to sautéed, there are a lot of easy ways to enjoy meat for a weeknight meal. What’s your favorite?

Category: Food & Recipes, Meat

 

3 Comments

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patrick caraco says ...
this is the second time we are buying prepackaged veal, one was osso bucco the other one was scaloppini, both from Strauss free raised, the quality of veal was awful, osso bucco was full of nerves and scaloppini was like a thin steak and nothing looking like coming from a tender young veal , more like and old cow and on top of it expensive! nothing to compare with the veal we are usually buying from Bristol farms
02/01/2012 6:29:46 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Patrick I'm so sorry to hear that you've had a negative experience. We have a 100% guarantee. Please reach out to your community Whole Foods Market so that they may follow up and help turn your negative experience into a positive. The link below will help identify the contact information for your store where a Team Member would love to chat with you. Thanks for reaching out! www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
02/02/2012 9:21:12 AM CST
Mic says ...
This blog really is very informative! I’m a meat lover and I enjoy different ways of cooking it. I also love meat together with cheese and I usually buy different kinds of cheeses at our local cheese shop so I can be creative as to what kind of meat goes with what kind of cheese. And thanks for the lovely tips!
02/11/2012 2:27:39 PM CST