One of the leanest―and tastiest―meats around, pork tenderloin makes busy weeknights a breeze. There are many ways to cook with this low-fat protein. We show you how to pound it into cutlets for a crispy pan-fried dish or chop it up in a hearty pot pie. You could also thinly slice it for panini-style sandwiches or marinate it in teriyaki sauce for a delicious Asian-style dinner. (Visit myrecipes.com, and click on "Healthy Diet" for more supper favorites.) Plus, pork tenderloin frequently goes on sale, so look for deals. Stock up, and treat your family to some easy home-cooked goodness.
Lean and Light Recipes:
- Sage-and-Pecan Pork Tenderloin Cutlets
- Pork Pot Pies With Corn Pudding Crust
- Corn Pudding Crust Batter
Trimming fat from meats before you cook them greatly reduces the amount of saturated fat, which can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Using a nonstick skillet to brown meats and sauté vegetables requires only a small amount of heart-healthy cooking oil, such as olive oil, keeping the calorie count low.
"Healthy Foods: Lean and Light" is from the November 2007 issue of Southern Living.