My husband Chad, found this recipe in his Men's Health magazine last year. We have only made it twice before, & this recipe seemed perfect to eat on a lazy sunday with a baked potato! According to Men's Health you are supposed to add at least 6 of these powerfoods below to your meal plan each day...and since I am getting back into working out 3-4x a week, I thought this would be a great blog entry to start the new week off!
Powerfoods: Almonds, Beans, Spinach, Dairy, Instant Oatmeal (I really like Starbuck's perfect oatmeal w/ brown sugar & mixed nuts), Eggs (see egg white omelette recipe under breakfast), Turkey, Peanut Butter, Olive Oil, Whole Grains (breads & cereals; see recipes with Barilla Plus pasta) , Extra-protein powder (whey), Raspberries (and other berries; see healthy smoothie under drink category, made with light apple juice).
apple topped bourbon chops Ingredients: ~2 tsp extra virgin olive oil ~1 small garlic clove, crushed (I used crushed jarred garlic) ~2 thin-cut boneless pork chops ~1 small red apple, such as Gala or Red delicious; cored & diced (we used honey crisp)
~2 tsp balsamic or red-wine vinegar ~1 tbsp bourbon (we use Knob Creek) ~1 tbsp grainy mustard; such as Grey Poupon) ~salt & pepper to taste
Serves 2: (we tripled this recipe to make 4-6 chops)
Combine the oil + garlic in a non-stick skillet over med-high heat. Place the chops in the center of the skillet. Toss the apple with the vinegar + bourbon, and then add the mixture to the skillet between the pork & the edges of the pan. Cook 6 minutes, turning the pork once and the apple pieces a few times.
When ready to serve, top the pork chops with the mustard. Season to taste with salt & pepper. We served our with a idaho baked potato + salad, enjoy ;)
I am an all things fashion obsessed Newlywed...between cooking for my little hubby man, working, cleaning, working out, being with friends & fam, etc. I love to shop & find fabulous clothes, shoes, and jewelry!! I really think I should have been a stylist in another life, lol. All I want to do is shop & style other people as well as do make-up! I love my job, and I wish I didn't need to sleep, so I can do all the things I want to do...because there is simply just not enough time in the day to do everything!!