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It’s that time of year when the weather cools down and a cozy fire feels good in the evenings. Comfort food is called that for a reason, like a warm, toasty fire, it makes us feel good inside. We have blogged about eating well and the benefits of a good diet on your overall health. What about comfort food that is also good for you?
Health Magazine put out this tasty recipe that your whole family will love. It’s high in nutrition, has veggies, protein and natural oils, all of which are good for our skin. Plus it’s low in calories. Give it a try, and let us know if your family loves it:
Pork Loin With Apple-Cranberry Chutney
Ingredients: olive oil, boneless pork loin, kosher salt, pepper, reduced-sodium bacon, leek, apples, fresh cranberries, honey, fresh rosemary, lemon juice
- 2 teaspoonsolive oil
- 1 (2 1/2-3 pound) boneless pork loin
- 1/4 teaspoonkosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoonpepper
- 2 slices reduced-sodium bacon, sliced into 3/8-inch thick pieces
- 1 medium leek, halved lengthwise and sliced into 1/2-inch-thick pieces (1 cup)
- 3 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced (3 1/2 cups)
- 1 cupfresh cranberries
- 1 tablespoonhoney
- 1 small sprig fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoonfresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cupwater
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Season pork with salt and pepper. Add pork to skillet, turning to brown on all sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a baking sheet (reserve skillet); roast 45-55 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 155°. Remove from oven; transfer pork to a plate.
3. Meanwhile, add bacon to skillet; cook over medium heat until bacon begins to crisp and fat has been released, about 3-4 minutes. Add leek and cook, stirring, until tender (about 8 minutes). Add apples, cranberries, honey, rosemary, lemon juice, and water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes or until apples and cranberries partially break down and sauce thickens. Discard rosemary. Slice and serve pork with chutney and green beans or broccoli.