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  • Pesto-topped Pork Loin

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1
    Calories 376
    Total Fat 25.5 g
    Saturated Fat 7 g
    Sodium 857 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Protein 34.5 g

    Servings and Times

    Servings 2

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Olive oil 2 teaspoons
    Boneless pork loin chops 2 (6-ounce)
    Pesto sauce 2 tablespoons
    Reduced-sodium chicken stock (plus more as needed) ½ cup
    Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 425˚F.
    2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in an oven safe skillet. Add pork and sear for 2-3 minutes on both sides, until browned. Top with pesto sauce and pour broth around.
    3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork registers 165˚F. While in the oven, add additional broth if necessary. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

    Exchanges5 lean meats; 2 fats

    Side Suggestions: Baked Potato Fries Wash and scrub 1 large Russet potato. Slice into thin strips. Toss with 2 teaspoons olive oil and place on a nonstick baking sheet. Bake at 425˚F for 15-20 minutes. ( Tip: Bake the potatoes at the same time as the pork.) Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

    Side Suggestions: Steamed Broccoli and Baby Carrots

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