A Healthy, Balanced Dinner With Tons of Delicious Protein

Aug 17, 2016



Pork Strips with Peanut Sauce and Rice Noodles


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!


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



  • 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)


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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