Kids Week: Health Benefits to eating Canadian Beef & G!veaway!

What are the health benefits for your family from eating Canadian Beef? Beef is loaded with vitamins and minerals, including iron. Iron is very important in both children and adults. Without the recommend dose of iron we become iron deficient, also known as anemia.

If you become anemic, you will be tired, grumpy, weak, headaches and problems concentrating and thinking. This will really affect your children growing up and learning. Canadian Beef offers 3 times more absorbable iron than the same size serving of chicken breast.

We have always been Canadian Beef eaters for as long as I remember. Since ground beef was always less expensive than other forms of beef my family ate tons of great meals with ground beef. Chili, Spaghetti, meatloaf, casseroles, tacos, you name it.

Marvelous Mommy Meals has featured a few great beef recipes and will be adding more I am sure. Check them out and let us know what you think.

Do you meal plan? A great way to help with meal planning is buy big club packs of beef when it is on sale and make a big batch of ground beef starter, then freeze it into smaller portions for future dishes.

Ground Beef Starter

4 lbs (2 kg) ground beef
4 each onions and garlic cloves, minced

1.      Cook ground beef in stockpot or Dutch oven, using medium-high heat for 9-10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon until browned and completely cooked.  Drain in colander. Return to pot and add onion and garlic; simmer uncovered for 12-15 minutes until vegetables are soft. 
2.      Spread mixture in a single layer on several foil-lined baking trays; cover loosely with plastic wrap and freeze just until meat is firm (about 1 hour).
3.       Loosen frozen beef into chunks and scoop meal-sized portions into freezer bags or resealable containers.  Freeze for up to 3 months. 
Makes about 10 cups (2.5 L) 
Now that you have some ground beef in your freezer what can you make? Visit Canadian Beef for tons of great recipes. While you’re there, join the Make It Beef Club which delivers a monthly e-newsletters containing great time and money saving tips, nutrition information, recipes and much more.
Thanks to our great friends at Canadian Beef, they would like to offer 10 Marvelous Mommy Meals readers a Canadian Beef prize pack including an apron, calendar and bbq brush all branded Canadian Beef
This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and will end on April 14th,2012 at 12:01 am EST. Please use the same name & email in your blog comment as the Rafflecopter form. Thanks and Good Luck!
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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Marvelous Mommy Meals on behalf of Canadian Beef. This is not a sponsored post but the giveaway is sponsored by Canadian Beef. All opinions are honest and my own*~


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