Pot Roast Recipe

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Roasts may seem to have gone out of style, replaced by lighter and purportedly more nutritious or less fattening foods. But when you try this Pot Roast Recipe, you will find that a roast is an economical and truly easy way to bring great food and good nutrition in to your family’s food plan. It does not take a huge amount of meat to fill hungry tummies, and red meat offers plenty of terrific nutrition, to boot. Red meat has fallen in to a bit of an unfair position as a food to avoid, but modest amounts of meat can provide lots of protein and B12, a somewhat difficult and important compound to get from other kinds of food sources. As well, red meat is loaded with iron, another component that many of us run low on at one time or another. So choose beef, at least some of the time, to really give a positive impact on the health and nutrition of your family.

Beef has changed over recent years in order to accommodate changing demands from consumers. Today, beef is lean, carefully bred, raised, and fed food. A lot of beef is fast turning to organic and grass fed kinds of production. How is organic different from grass fed? Organically raised cows may still be fed grains and possibly supplemented in some way. Grass fed beef can either come from cows that are allowed to free range year round on pastures, and/or free range much of the time, are ‘finished’ on grass fed diets. To finish a cow on a grass fed diet means that the cow may have been fed other foods earlier, but towards the end of its life cycle, it is grass fed. Look for the standard of 100 percent grass fed to be sure that the beef you are buying is genuinely from a grass fed animal. There are lots of confusing terms regarding labeling, and only the 100 percent label ensures that you are buying grass fed beef.

Another great practice that might help you to be sure you are buying grass fed beef is to connect with a small, truly independent producer. That way, you can actually go and see how the producer is raising and caring for his or her animals.

A pot roast is one of the easiest dishes to prepare. This recipe puts the whole thing in to a crock pot—even easier—then just lets it cook for several hours. Try it yourself, and see what you think. Serve this dish with any thing you like, whether that is noodles, potatoes, or rice. This Pot Roast Recipe will suit any of those carbohydrates. Consider wheat-based noodles or rice if you serve either of those items with this dish in order to bump up the nutrition. As well, wheat based foods taste great with pot roast. Finish off with some dark steamed greens and you will have a dinner that the family will gobble up happily (and that is what we want, right?). Few things really beat the classic pot roast. Using this recipe to make it, the entire process is simple and quick. Try it out soon, and enjoy it often.

Nutrition Facts for:Pot Roast Recipe From Lil' Luna
Ingredients:3 lb. Beef chuck roast, water, brown gravy dry mix, Hidden Valley dry mix, Italian dressing dry mix.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 831Calories from Fat 574, Total Fat 63.8g 98%, Saturated Fat 25.3g 126%, Cholesterol 235mg 78%, Sodium 161mg 7%, Potassium 519mg 15%, Carbohydrates 0.4g 0%, Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%, Sugars 0.2g, Protein 59.4g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 3%, Iron 38%

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