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Introducing “What’s for Dinner?” Wednesdays! Protein Packed Summer Salad

You may have noticed we’ve been getting creative over here at ENC to increase the number of blog posts that provide tips, recipes and nutrition information that can be applied to daily life. To that end, we are unveiling “What’s for Dinner?” Wednesdays! Each Wednesday, we will post an egg-cellent recipe that focuses on a key nutritional element. We hope you stop by each Wednesday to grab a recipe that will nourish you, your family and your friends!

This week’s recipe focuses on protein, which are digested into amino acids that replenish our body’s proteins. Protein is part of every cell, organ and tissue in the human body.

One egg provides 6 grams of protein, or 12 percent of the Recommended Daily Value. Eggs provide the highest quality protein found in any food because they provide all of the essential amino acids our bodies need in a near-perfect pattern. While many people think the egg white has all the protein, the yolk actually provides nearly half of it.

An easy way to incorporate protein into dinnertime is by adding hardboiled eggs to a delicious salad!

 

Zesty Summer Steak Salad

Prep Time: 7-10 minutes
Cook Time: 18-25 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:
1 beef top sirloin steak, cut 3/4-inch thick (about 1 lb.)
1 tbsp. Mrs. Dash® Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend�
1 medium sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
6 cups chopped romaine lettuce�
1 medium tomato, sliced
6 HARD-BOILED EGGS, peeled and sliced�
New York Style® Sea Salt Bagel Crisps®

Dressing:
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. olive oil

Author: Anna Shlachter MS, RDN, LDN