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    Mad Cow Found in US Raises Concerns of Food Safety
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    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Are you concerned?

    We know there's no threat from the one California dairy cow reported to have mad cow disease, but what about other cows?

    Mad Cow in US Raises Food Safety Questions

    The USDA says our beef supply is safe, but if you are concerned, buy 100% grass-fed or certified organic beef.

    Does this news change the way you approach your weekly meal planning?
    Elizabeth
    ~To eat is a necessity, to eat intelligently is an art.~ La Rochefoucauld
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    Bugzy2013 responded:
    Recently, i have pushed my family to eat red meat only once a week, and we always buy lean cuts such as ground sirloin and Top Sirloin Steak. But, sometimes we get Outside Skirt Steak. Is this a lean cut? Is it healthy?

    I know its not directly on topic with the question, but it deals with weekly meal planning !
     
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    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to Bugzy2013's response:
    Hi Bugzy2013 -

    This is a great question! It also sounds like you have a plan for a weeks worth of healthy meals.

    This chart from Beef It's What For Dinner lists the leanest 29 cuts of meat.
    Elizabeth
    ~To eat is a necessity, to eat intelligently is an art.~ La Rochefoucauld
     
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    Bugzy2013 replied to Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff's response:
    This didnt help me, there was no skirt steak on the list
     
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    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to Bugzy2013's response:
    Hi Bugzy2012 - I did not see the skirt listed either. I wonder if it is not considered a lean cut?

    Going to do a little more research to see what we can come up with.
    Elizabeth
    ~To eat is a necessity, to eat intelligently is an art.~ La Rochefoucauld
     
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    Bugzy2013 replied to Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Please help me! im dying to know!
     
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    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to Bugzy2013's response:
    Hi Bugzy2013 -

    Well, I am obviously not a beef expert If I was I would have know skirt is sometimes called flank steak , cut from the same area the plate but a higher fat and calorie content.

    Skirt does not meet the USDA's list of lean by just a gram or so of fat and a few calories. A 3 oz serving of skirt has 8.6 to 9g of fat and 174 calories.

    The bottom line is you can work whichever cut you choose into a healthy meal plan. Look at your overall day and adjust your meals, fat and calories.

    How do you prepare your skirt steak? What is your average portion size/oz?
    Elizabeth
    ~To eat is a necessity, to eat intelligently is an art.~ La Rochefoucauld
     
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    Bugzy2013 replied to Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff's response:
    I just place skirt streak on a skillet with some oil and no seasonings... it cooks untill well done.. average portion is hand palm
     
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    Bugzy2013 replied to Bugzy2013's response:
    oh, its olive oil, jus enough to coat the bottom of the pan.. is it unhealthy?.. Oh, and my average portion is about the size of my hand but others may be 2 thin strips or 2 palms


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