It’s the holiday squeeze now. That’s what I call it anyway. I’m being squeezed by commitments left and right. It’s not a bad thing, mind you, I’m blessed with many wonderful people in my life.
Still I’m feeling a bit squeezed.
Even though it’s a busy time, we still have to eat, right? I love the pre-seasoned pork tenderloins you can buy at the store. It’s true that they have more salt added than I would normally use, but they make a quick meal, and that’s what I need right now.
It was a breeze to throw the tenderloin and the veggies in the oven at the same time. I was able to get some treadmill time in while my meal roasted happily in the oven.
Hang in there with our keep the holiday weight gain at bay challenge. This healthy pork tenderloin and roasted vegetable recipe comes in at 408 calories. Not bad for a delicious, nutritious meal!
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 2 cups red potatoes, cut into 1/2" slices
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tbsp garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon rosemary, minced
- 8 ounces pork tenderloin
- 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 4 cups baby spinach,
- salt and pepper
- 1. Preheat oven to 400.
- 2. Season pork with 1/2 tbs garlic salt and place in shallow pan.
- 3. Combine cauliflower, potatoes, remaining garlic salt, 1 tbs olive oil and rosemary. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and spread cauliflower and potatoes on cookie sheet.
- 4. Roast pork and cauliflower and potatoes for 45 minutes until pork reaches 160 degrees on a thermometer, and the vegetables are tender.
- 5. Whisk vinegar, 1 tbs olive oil, honey and dijon in a bowl. Toss with spinach and roasted vegetables.
- 6. Serve salad with pork.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Pork trimmed of visible fat can be considered a lean meat. Specifically boneless pork chops, or tenderloin. Pork is a good source of Vitamin C, Niacin, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Protein, Vitamin B12, Iron and Selenium. Pork is higher in cholesterol.
Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that is thought to help prevent cancer. It is especially helpful for lung, colon, breast, ovarian and bladder cancers. It also tops the charts in vitamin C. It has sulfur containing phytonutrients that help the liver detoxify.
Total Fat: 17.94g
Total Carbs: 37.70g
Dietary Fiber: 7.16g
Weight Watchers Points 9
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com I am not a licensed nutritionist, nor a medical professional, and do not mean this information as medical or nutrition advice. See your medical professional if you have questions regarding your nutritional needs.