As I was packing my bags for Israel, I realized it would be nice to leave David something in the fridge…which might also ensure that he didn’t eat frozen pizza every night! Let’s be honest he’s not eating the healthy pizzas, while I’m gone.
But between packing and blogging and spending a ridiculous amount of time outside enjoying Colorado I needed something fast, easy and yet still healthy. All right, fine this is basically my criteria even when I’m not leaving town!
One Dish Pork Chop with Apple Stuffing Dinner
You can make this dish as easy or as homemade from scratch as you please!FAST version:
- Pork chops
- Corn bread stuffing (Glutino or Trader Joe’s have a gluten free version)
- Bag of frozen broccoli (if I’d been home, I would have done 2 bags…I like veggie overload)
- Can apple pie filling (no sugar added version is only 2 grams of sugar)
From scratch version for those of you who are fabulously kitchen inclined:
- Pork chops
- 2 cups cubed stale bread
- 1 thinly sliced apple
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/2 diced onion
- 1/2 cup water to start
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
- Grease a large baking dish or baking sheet
- Place pork chops in dish
- Pour veggies around the pork chops
- Pour stuffing around pork chops
- Pour apple pie filling around pork chops
- Add in 1/2 cup water
- Place in oven for 25 minutes covered with foil
- Remove and test meat temp, should be 145-160
- Uncover and bake additional 5-10 minutes
I love that this is a great mix of fiber, protein and carbs! If you need more recovery meal ideas, checkout these 30 scientifically proven meals!
Runners and Pork
Wondering if pork is a good option for improving recovery? Losing weight? Here’s what Runner’s World reported:
According to the (pork) Checkoff-funded project conducted by Purdue University and published in the journal Obesity, women who cut calories, but included more protein, including six ounces of lean pork per day, kept more muscle mass while losing weight than women who consumed the same amount of calories but less protein. Consuming a higher-protein diet also helped retain a sense of satiety or fullness after meals. My professional opinion: it’s reasonable to assume that a reduced calorie diet that’s rich in lean protein, perhaps regardless of the source, will result in similar results.
Pork is an excellent source of the B-vitamins thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and B-6 as well as phosphorus. It’s also a good source of zinc and potassium. All of which play a role in establishing optimal health, metabolism, and immune function.
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