Spring means Easter and, to us, Easter is not-so-subtle code for lamb. Tasty lamb dishes for festive luncheons and dinners, to be exact. (Or anytime, really.) So we asked our Fearless Foodtrainer, nutritionist Lauren Slayton (who’s a lifelong lamb-lover) about her health take on some delicious spring mutton. Here’s what she had to say:
The nutritional value of lamb is dependent on the type of feed, as well as the time the lamb spends out to pasture. Organic standards require extended pasture time, and therefore are the way to go. Lamb is often used in Indian cooking, and often prepared even more commonly than beef in Mediterranean cooking. And lamb can be a surprisingly good source of omega-3s. For optimal nutritional and health value, choose trimmed, lean, organic cuts like a leg or loin.
And in case you’re still not sure what to serve your guests tomorrow, click through our gallery of six of our favorite savory (and sweet) lamb dishes perfect for spring. Happy Easter.
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