Delicious, Nutritious, and a US Wellness Meats money saving hack. Follow along with Amy Slater’s Whole Primal Beef Striploin recipe #1 Beef and Broccoli. This recipe is a part of a series for busy parents who need to have nourishing lunches prepped and ready to go for the week! This recipe uses 2.4 pounds of a 7.25 pound whole primal striploin plus nourishing broccoli, water chestnuts and mushrooms!
Amy’s recipes fuel families with nutritionally packed ingredients while making prep and cooking accessible in our busy lives. Ensuring your family meets their nutritional needs can be something other than another full-time job – It can be a fun adventure for the whole family! With some creative thinking, planning, and help from Amy, you will soon see and feel the difference that fueled-focused family eating will bring.
Whole Primal Beef Striploin: Beef and Broccoli with Water Chestnuts and Mushrooms
USWM Shopping List: Whole Primal Striploin
2.4 pounds beef striploin, sliced thin, across the grain.
2 Tbsp oyster sauce
2 Tbsp arrowroot starch
2 Tbsp water
½ tsp baking soda
3 cups broccoli florets, chopped
1 cup water chestnuts chopped
1 cup baby bella mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbsp avocado oil
FOR THE SAUCE
½ cup coconut aminos
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp oyster sauce
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp fresh ginger grated
2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 cup beef broth
1 Tbsp arrowroot starch
PUTTING IT TOGETHER:
- Slice the beef striploin steak thinly against the grain. In a large bowl, whisk together the 2 Tbsp oyster sauce, 2 Tbsp arrowroot, 2 Tbsp water, ½ tsp baking soda. Add the sliced meat and toss to fully coat, set aside.
- Whisk together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 Tbsp avocado oil. When the oil is hot, slowly add the steak. Work in batches to avoid crowding he pan. Cook until the beef is browned on the bottom, or about two minutes. Stir and continue cooking until the beef is browned, 2-3 more minutes.
- Add broccoli, water chestnuts and mushrooms to the pan, stir to coat everything and cover. Allow to cook until broccoli is bright green, crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat, stir again to coat in sauce and serve.
Read the whole story of the why behind the strategy in the blog post, Meal Planning for Busy Parents Working: Nourishing Your Body!
US Wellness shines in its ability to produce extremely high quality animal protein. Grass-fed animals spend the majority of their lives eating grass and foraging for food as opposed to grain-fed cattle whose diet consists mainly of corn and soy. Like humans, the type of food these animals eat, the amount of sunlight, exercise and fresh air they receive dictates the quality of their tissue and overall health. Thus, grass-fed animals have a different nutrient profile than grain-fed animals.
Grass-fed beef striploin is considered a medium nutrient dense food with 20.9 grams of protein per 3.5 ounce serving! Nutrivore tells us that per serving, grass-fed beef striploin is a best source of coQ10 with >50%DV, an excellent source of protein, taurine, vitamin B3 and B12 as well as zinc. Check out Nutrivore’s whole article on Vitamin B3, but here is a snippet of why we want to make sure we are hitting nutrient goals for this vitamin each day! Like other B-vitamins, niacin (B3) is important for energy metabolism–breaking down the carbohydrate, fat and protein we eat for fuel! It is also important for chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters that carry chemical signals (“messages”) from one neuron (nerve cell) to the next target cell which could be a nerve cell, muscle cell or gland. Avoiding all of the complex nutritional biochemistry, niacin is vital for the production of cellular energy. You can feel the difference when consuming these key vitamins and minerals on a regular basis for how you feel and function each day.
Cremini mushrooms are considered a super nutrient dense food. They are extremely rich in the longevity vitamin, erothioneine which is important for inflammatory and cardiometabolic illnesses. It is important to note that not all mushrooms are created equal! Nutrient content varies with type. As busy parents, nutrients matter A LOT as our world is full of juggle. The nutrients that we consume help to keep our body humming when we need energy and the ability to handle multiple inputs each day the most! This recipe does not provide a full 1 cup serving of cremini mushrooms per recipe serving but you can always add more! 🙂 In one cup of cremini mushrooms you will get 48% DV of copper which is important for collagen synthesis as well as glucose and cholesterol metabolism! Consider also that copper can protect your skin from sunburn as it is a key ingredient in the production of melanin, the body’s internal sunblock.
Broccoli and water chestnuts only further deepen the nutritional content of this super meal! Enjoy the multitude of health benefits from microbiome and brain health to energy production. Literally every bite of this dish should leave you smiling as you know that you are nourishing your body and protecting your health!
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Amy Slater is a mother of two sets of twins (two boys and two girls) and currently practices as a women’s health coach. Amy has been in the health and fitness field for 22+ years with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, a fellowship in Applied Functional Science, and several advanced certifications. She is currently working toward her NP with an emphasis in Functional Medicine. Keep up with Amy on her Instagram and Facebook, and learn more on her website!