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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong."
-Benjamin Franklin

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This sauce was inspired by a jam that my wife likes. The ginger peach preserves are tasty, but this sauce is much spicier with the fresh ginger flavor. I added a little extra ground pepper to give this even more zing, but you can adjust that to your taste.

Fat Content of Pork

Pork is now bred and processed to be much leaner. When compared to cuts of chicken, some cuts of pork are as lean or leaner. Below is a table using a skinless chicken thigh and breast as comparisons (all are based on four ounces of meat).

Nutrients Pork top loin roast Pork Sirloin chop Boneless skinless chicken thigh Boneless skinless chicken breast Center rib loin chop Pork tenderloin
Calories 160 164 135 125 172 136
Fat grams 6 7.1 4.4 1.4 7.4 3.9
Sodium mg 51 57 97 74 51 57
Saturated Fat grams 2 2.5 1.1 0.4 2.5 1.3
Cholesterol mg 62 73 94 66 62 73
Monounsaturated Fat grams 2.7 3.2 1.4 0.3 3.3 1.8

Polyunsaturated Fat grams

0.7

0.8

1.1

0.3

0.8

0.4

None of these cuts are over 200 calories and the highest amount of fat is the center cut rib chop. This is still very acceptable and considered a lean meat.


 

Ginger Peach Pork Chops



Servings = 2 | Serving size =4 ounces pork with sauce

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe makes good leftovers.

Serve with Romano Grits or Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Yams

AND

Serve with Shredded Brussels Sprouts or Sauteed Spinach or Parmesan Squash. or Yellow Squash and Onions or Parmesan Zucchini

1 Tbsp fresh ginger (minced)
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp peach preserves
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
2 4 ounce pork chops

Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 375F.

Place the ginger, maple syrup, peach preserves, salt and pepper in a mini chopper or blender. Process until smooth.

When the oven is hot, place the pork chops in the skillet. Top with half of the sauce and return the pan to the oven. Cook for about 8 10 minutes. Turn the pork chops over and top with the remaining sauce. Cook for another 5 7 minutes and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces pork with sauce

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 256 Calories from Fat 66
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 12%
    Saturated Fat 3g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 62mg 20%
Sodium 203mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
    Dietary Fiber <1g 1%
    Sugars 16g  
Protein 25g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 0 mcg Potassium 524 mg
Magnesium 28 mg