SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -

Thursday night at the Museum of Visual Materials it's mom's night out for National Eating Healthy Day.

The American Heart Association is teaming up with the South Dakota Beef Industry Council for a night of cooking demos, eating with friends, wine, and learning more about healthy eating for you and your family.

Chrissy Meyer with the American Heart Association says the National Eating Healthy Day event is a night for moms to learn some new recipes, as well as learn to batch cook to prepare meals for up to an entire week.

Holly Swee with the South Dakota Beef Industry Council says beef is an essential part of a heart-healthy diet, though many people think the opposite. She says you can have 4 to 5.5 ounces of beef a day, but it's important to have proper portion sizes of all the other food groups as well. She says that's what keeps your heart healthy-- a balanced diet of all food groups.

Smoky Paprika Rub

  • 2 Tbsp smoked or Spanish paprika
  • 1.5 tsp sugar
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground red pepper

Mix all spices together and slather over any steak cut of your choice. You can cook immediately, or let it sit for a few hours to let the flavors absorb into the meat.

The National Eating Healthy Night Out is Thursday, November 17 at the Museum of Visual Materials. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free to attend. To reserve your seat, call 605-359-3208.