Last night, we had a family favorite: pork tenderloin. I always snatch up this cut of pork (tenderloin, not pork loin) when I find it for $2.99/lb. It is so easy to prepare, and the kids love how tender and flavorful the meat is. The recipe I follow is from 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous by Lisa Leake (a great cookbook!), but I found an online blog featuring her recipe here. Basically, mix your favorite spices together (can’t go wrong with paprika, onion, garlic, salt, & pepper) and add a couple TBSP of olive oil, brush it all over the pork, and roast for 25-35 minutes and it’s done. I convinced my pork-disliking sister to try it, and she loved it; it doesn’t taste porky at all!
I always serve this dish with roasted sweet potatoes, because they go very well together, and it’s easy and healthy. These potatoes couldn’t be easier. Wash potatoes, cut in half, rub all over with coconut or olive oil, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, sprinkle with salt, and bake at 400 degrees F. for 40+ minutes. Delicious!
The vegetable will vary depending on what I have and what’s on sale. These green beans are always a winner. You can use fresh or frozen, but I like fresh. Wash and trim beans, pour a couple TBSP of olive and minced garlic on them, along with salt and pepper. Adding the zest of lemon really adds great flavor. Roast for about 20 minutes on 375 (but I often do 400 to go with my sweet potatoes; roast longer if beans are frozen). After pulling them out of the oven, squeeze the juice of the lemon on the beans and mix it around.
There you go–Another idea for your meal rotation that’s healthy, easy, and allergy friendly too! Enjoy!