Healthy Recipes

Ginger-grilled Sirloin Steak
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Servings: 2
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons
Rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons
Sesame oil 2 teaspoons
Onion powder ½ teaspoon
Fresh ginger, finely chopped 1 tablespoon
Green onions, sliced 2
Top sirloin steak, cut into two pieces ½ pound

  1. Mix together soy sauce, vinegar, oil, onion powder, ginger, and onions in a small bowl. Combine marinade mixture and steaks in a large plastic resealable bag, shake to coat, and refrigerate 30 minutes to overnight, turning at least once.
  2. Prepare indoor or outdoor grill. Grill steaks 6-8 minutes per side, until they reach desired degree of doneness.

3 lean meats; 1 fat

Side Suggestions: Quick Potato Salad
Boil 2 peeled Yukon gold potatoes for 20-25 minutes, until tender. Let cool for a few minutes, then cut them into ½-inch cubes. Gently toss potato cubes with a mixture of 1 tablespoon diced red onion, 1 tablespoon diced dill pickle, 1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise, and 1 teaspoon Dijon or other brown mustard. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Nutrition Info (for ½ of recipe): 173 calories; 35 g carbohydrate; 3 g protein; 2.5 g fat (0.5 g sat); 3 g fiber; 444 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1.5 starches; 0.5 fat.

Side Suggestions: Sliced Tomatoes

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ½ of recipe
Calories 214
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Sodium 669 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Protein 25 g
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