RECIPE: Orange and Sweet Potato Pork Chops with Broccoli

This dish, which combines pork chops with the natural flavors of fresh oranges, alongside broccoli and sweet potatoes, offers a symphony of taste and health benefits.  This easy meal provides about 22 grams of protein, iron, B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and more.  

 

Studies have shown that high consumption of red meat, particularly processed red meat, is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, particularly colorectal cancer.  However, it’s also important to recognize that red meat can be part of a healthy diet when consumed in moderation. It’s a rich source of nutrients. The key is balance and moderation.

 

Here are some ways to limit the potential adverse effects when it comes to enjoying red meats such as pork : 

  • Opt for lean cuts to reduce saturated fat intake – trim out that extra fat before cooking.
  • Limit portion sizes (we recommend no more than 6 ounces of cooked meat per day for most adults).
  • Balance meat consumption with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats.
  • Diversify your protein sources by including more plant-based proteins like beans, lentils, and tofu, as well as fish and poultry.
  • Use healthier cooking methods like baking, broiling, or stewing, rather than grilling or frying.

Orange and Sweet Potato Pork Chops with Broccoli

This recipe is delicious and healthy. Pork chops are cooked in one pan and seasoned with the natural flavors of fresh oranges. Broccoli and sweet potatoes are cooked at the same time, making it a well-rounded, easy weekday meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 336 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Pork Chops
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes sliced
  • 2 cups Broccoli chopped
  • 1 Orange sliced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions
 

  • Prepare ingredients
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Drizzle oil over broccoli and sweet potato slices, season with salt and pepper.
  • Grease a sheet pan with oil.
  • Place broccoli and sweet potato slices on the sheet pan.
  • Sprinkle pork chop with seasonings on both sides and top with orange slices. Place onto the sheet pan.
  • Bake for 45mins or until internal temperature has reached 145 degrees F. Let rest for 5 mins.
  • Serve pork chops topped with baked orange slices with sweet potatoes and roasted broccoli on the side.
Keyword grain-free, iron rich, one pan

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