1200 Calorie Diet Recommended Daily Protein Servings

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Required Protein Grams Based on 1200 Kcals Per Day

Three ounces of protein which equals any of the following serving sizes: one ounce of meat, poultry or fish; one whole egg, 1 Tablespoon of nut butters, a fourth cup of cooked dried beans or 1/2 ounce of nuts or edible seeds.

Low Calorie Recipes Featuring Beef

Top sirloin steak contains 180 for three ounces of roasted meat along with an impressive 25 protein grams.

All of the following beef based recipes require minimal ingredients and are low in caloric values. They also require very little time to prepare - and they are easy to make.

All of the following recipes will render several servings; enjoy about a one cup serving of each then fill in the remainder of your meal plate by using the Food Pyramid. All of the following can be served on a bed of steamed white rice if desired. Also, feel free to add your low calorie favorite sauces if desired.

Sweet & Sour Three Pepper Steak Recipe Ingredients

1 cup of beef strips, visible fat removed, 1 teaspoon of cooking oil
2 cups of assorted bell pepper that are of different colors
1/2 cup of onion slices
2 Tablespoons of Chili Sauce, 2 Tablespoons of Grape Jelly, salt, pepper

How to Prepare Our Sweet & Sour Three Pepper Steak Recipe

Place the oil into a skillet and when it's warm add the beef and stir to coat. The onion and bell pepper will cook quite quickly and the thinner the strips, the less cooking time they will need to become tender. Therefore, when the meat is almost done, add these vegetables and continue to cook until the meat is fully done and the vegetables are tender. Stir in the chili sauce and grape jelly to fully combine with all the accompanying ingredients.

Beef Stir Fry Recipe Ingredients

1 cup of extra lean steak cut into chunks or strips
1 teaspoon of peanut, canola or extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup of chopped onions, 1/2 cup of a mix of celery and bell pepper
2 cups of broccoli florets
1 cup of sliced button mushrooms
salt, cracked black pepper, 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce, Asian Sauce (your favorite low calorie variety)

How to Prepare Our Beef Stir Fry Recipe

Place the oil into a deep pot and add the beef. Stir so that the meat becomes coated with the oil.

Now we're ready to add the tri-mix seasonings: onions, celery and bell pepper; be sure that you have chopped the veggies into bite-sized pieces and that the strings have been removed from the celery. Any variety of bell pepper or onion can be used for this recipe to add color or to create unique flavors. Onions in particular differ in flavor from harvested crop to the level of heat; some even hold a sweet tone.

It's time to add the remaining vegetables when the juices of the meat run clear. Salt and pepper as desired. Add the soy sauce and when the vegetables are tender, add the Asian sauce just before removing from the heat.

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