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Roasted Pork Chops with Squash Salad

Team FitNice loves these Roasted Pork Chops with squash salad for lots of reasons.  Pork is a tasty, lean meat that’s easy to find and quick to cook in the oven or on the grill.  Perfect any time of year, this delicious dinner is great when it’s just not grilling weather.  Serving these Roasted Pork Chops with a side of squash and kale salad means its good for you and filling, no matter when or where you make it.

Roasted Pork Chops with Squash Salad

Basics
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: 2

Ingredients
4 Pork Chops
4 Tablespoons olive oil
Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
Salt or sea salt (to taste)
3 Tablespoons Bayou Blast
1 cup sliced yellow squash
2 cups fresh or baby kale
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
1/2 cup water or vegetable stock
2 cloves (1 teaspoon) minced, fresh garlic

Instructions
1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.  Add 2 Tablespoons olive oil to large skillet over medium high heat and season pork chops with salt, pepper and Bayou Blast to taste.
3.  Add pork chops to skillet and cook 3 minutes on each side.
4.  Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and garlic to second skillet and heat until soft.
5.  Place pork skillet in oven for 10 minutes, or until pork is cooked to 150 degrees.
6.  Add kale, water and vinaigrette to squash, toss and saute, stirring regularly, over high heat for 5 minutes or until water has evaporated.

roasted pork chops with squash saladGive these delicious Roasted Pork Chops with Squash Salad, or your own favorite sautéed vegetables, a try tonight for a quick, simple and good for you weeknight dinner that makes pretty good leftovers, too.

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Honey Garlic Pork Chops

This simple, lean meat recipe is a Team FitNice week night go to.  Pork can be as lean, and sometimes even more lean, than chicken, which makes is a great protein choice for any dinner table.  Suitable at any time of year, these Honey Garlic Pork Chops can be done on the grill or in the oven.

Honey Garlic Pork Chops

Basics
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes (or marinade over night)
Cook Time:
Difficulty: 3

Ingredients
4-6 Pork Loin Chops, boneless with excess fat trimmed, roughly 4 ounces each
4 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Honey
4 cloves garlic, minced (add additional garlic to taste)

Instructions
1.  Whisk honey, soy sauce and garlic in small, shallow bowl
2.  Coat pork chops with marinade on both sides, rest over night if desired, saving excess marinade for basting
3a.  Oven Cook:  Grease baking dish and bake at 400 for 20 minutes, basting twice with excess honey marinade.
3b.  Grill Cook: Grill on medium-high heat for five minutes on each side, or until cooked through, while basting frequently.
4.  Serve with seasonal vegetables and optional brown rice or quinoa.

Honey Garlic Pork ChopsPrepare this healthy dinner plate for your family tonight and enjoy a low fat meal that’s filled with nutritional value and taste.