Low Fat Meat Choices

Low Fat Meat Choices

Chicken, Rabbit, Seafood, and select Ground Beef.

If you do not wish to be a vegetarian but are trying to pursue a low fat diet, you may find your options for meat quite limited.  Most meat contains quite a bit of fat, which goes against the goals for the typical low fat diet.  There are some meats, however, that can be eaten in moderation while on a low fat diet.

Chicken is one of the lowest fat meats, with 2.5 grams of fat for an uncooked four-ounce portion size.  If you grill it or cook it in a way that the juices and fats drip away from the meat, you can lower this some.  Grilled chicken breast is absolutely delicious in a salad or stir fry.

Though it may offend some people to think of eating rabbit meat, it is one of the most delicious, lowest fat meats you can find.  At just 3 grams of fat per three-ounce portion, it is a top contender for low fat diets.

Fish and Seafood
Fish and seafood are both great sources of protein and low on the fats.  Wild-harvested fish tend to be lower in fat than their fish farm counterparts, so opt for wild when you can.  When you buy tuna, be sure to get the kind that is packed in water and not oil.

Ground Beef
Lean ground beef is a good low fat choice, but watch how you cook it and drain any excess grease from fried ground beef.

There are many options for low fat meats that will go well with a low fat diet and still provide you with the protein you need.  Be sure to read labels and always be aware of what you are eating.