Pork is one of the most popular protein sources. With similar stats to chicken breast, pork can have varying nutritional facts due to the different cuts and types.
One serving of pork chops is considered to be 3 ounces, or roughly the size of a deck of cards. While some cuts of pork chops can be high in saturated fat and calories, a sirloin or top loin pork chop is a much healthier and leaner option. In those 3 ounces of pork you will get 137 calories, 4 grams of fat and 24 grams of complete protein.
Pork is also an excellent source of zinc, an important mineral for many vital bodily functions. Each 3-ounce serving of pork contains almost 2 milligrams of zinc. With men needing 11 grams and women needing 8 milligrams, eating lean pork chops is a simple and healthy way to reach your zinc goals.
Looking for a new way to incorporate pork chops into your diet? Try out these Balsamic Mustard Pork Chops! Marinated in a delicious balsamic mustard marinade and served alongside rosemary roasted potatoes, this dish is simple to make and perfectly delicious.
Balsamic Mustard Pork with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
- 4 pork chops, fat trimmed
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- sprinkle of fresh pepper
- red potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons rosemary, fresh
- Place pork chops into a baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard until smooth. Pour over pork chops. Cover with clear plastic wrap and set in the fridge to marinate 1 hour to overnight.
- To cook, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Bake pork chops for 45 minutes or until done.
- While pork chops are cooking, slice red potatoes into cubes. Drizzle with olive oil and toss in sea salt and rosemary.
- Place potatoes on a lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.