A Healthy, Balanced Dinner With Tons of Delicious Protein

Aug 17, 2016

 

 

Pork Strips with Peanut Sauce and Rice Noodles

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Try this fun, fresh recipe for dinner with the family. This Asian inspired dish is stacked with good proteins! So delicious, your family won't even realize they're eating a healthy meal!

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 cups pork mixture and 2 tablespoons green onions)

Ingredients:

 

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chile paste with garlic (such as Sambal oelek)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless loin pork chops, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 (6-ounce) package rice noodles
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Preparation

Combine first 11 ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk; set aside.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork and pepper; cook 6 minutes or until pork is done. Add peanut butter mixture to pan, stirring well to coat pork; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute.
Cook rice noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Add noodles to the pork mixture, tossing gently. Sprinkle with sliced green onions. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Helpful tip:Rice noodles soak up liquid quickly, so if you're not serving immediately, reserve about 1/4 cup cooked sauce, and add to remaining pork mixture just before serving, tossing gently.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 461
Calories from fat: 31 %
Fat: 15.8 g
Satfat: 4 g
Monofat: 4.1 g
Polyfat: 1.7 g
Protein: 29.6 g
Carbohydrate: 49.9 g
Fiber: 2.3 g
Cholesterol: 73 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Sodium: 563 mg
Calcium: 28 mg

 

And there you have it! It doesn't get more simple than this, and trust me when I tell you that the results are absolutely delicious!

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