Pork and potatoes – all low cal

Pork and potatoes – all low cal

Pork can make some lovely dishes and combined with potatoes it tastes great. How can one combine the two in a way that does not rack up the calories – easier than you think.

Making pork and potato dishes can be tricky. If you don’t flavour it properly, it won’t taste good and without a sauce, it can be way too dry. That’s why such dishes always come with a sauce, but as we all know, the sauces are often where the calories are hidden. So this is how can you enjoy a pork and potato dish, with flavour, but without a ton of fattening sauces.

What you need to get for this recipe, by Real Simple is:
1 pork tenderloin (about 1 1⁄4 pounds)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder, salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 medium sweet potatoes peeled
2 large shallots, chopped
1 5-ounce package baby spinach, chopped

Heat a broiler. Place the pork on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Rub with 1 teaspoon of the oil, the chili powder, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
Broil, turning occasionally and basting with the maple syrup twice, until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
Meanwhile, in a food processor fitted with the coarse grating disk, grate the sweet potatoes.
Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the sweet potatoes and cook, tossing occasionally, until tender, 7 to 9 minutes more.
Add the spinach and cook, tossing, until just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes more.

Serve up and enjoy your low cal pork and pots creation! Best of all, it takes under half an hour to do the whole thing, so you will get a great dinner and extra time to fit your workout in too!


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