Friday, June 03, 2011

Tasty fast dinner

It's summer--well in some part of the world it is, we can't even get spring here in Utah. However, with busy lives, fast is always good. So here's an idea for a quick easy dinner.

Cajun pork chops, sweet potatoes and salad.

Cajun pork chops 2 servings
2 chops -your choice of size chop
in a bowl put the two chops. Pour 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil over to coat. Then take 1 tbsp of Cajun seasoning and rub thoroughly into the meat. Cover and let sit at least 30 minutes then grill.
Calorie depends on chop size, the olive oil is 50/60 calories and seasoning is 13 calories.


The sauce on the potatoes needs to be a little less pasty! sorry about that. But tasted great.
Sweet Potatoes
2 sweet potatoes baked and split in half.
In small sauce pan mix the following:
1/4 cup Fat Free Half & Half
1 Tbsp Butter - w/canola oil
1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
Heat until a little thickened. Takes only a few minutes Do not cook too long or it will turn into a paste like mine did. It is still tasting, but it need to be just a little more saucy. spread over potatoes.
1/2 mixture serving size 79 Calories, Total Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 2 mg, Sodium 76 mg, Carbohydrate 12g, Dietary fiber 2g, Sugars 2g, Protein 1g. Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 8% and Iron 7%.

Then add a salad and your choice of wine and you have a 30 minute dinner.

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