Ground beef—so cheap, so delicious and perhaps, not such a bad protein source for your diet. If you've heard about the high fat and calorie content of ground beef and have chosen to steer clear, you might be surprised to learn that if you choose a lean variety, ground beef can be an excellent source of protein and iron.

The trick to getting the most nutrition out of lean ground beef is preparing it in a healthy manner. Use ingredients that will support your body composition goals and fit into your diet plan.

Here are a few creative recipes to get you started.

1. Taco Salad

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2. Beef Burger

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3. Beef Stroganoff

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4. Beef Noodle Soup

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5. Beef Soft Taco

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6. Spaghetti Squash with Tomato—Beef Sauce

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7. One Pot Beef Skillet

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8. Oriental Meatballs with Peppers

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Shannon Clark

Shannon Clark

Shannon Clark is a freelance health and fitness writer located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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