Asian Pork & Green Beans
Here is a simple dinner recipe for one of those days, it’s easy, quick, healthy and tasty, all in one!
And this is my inspiration - In a conversation I had last week with a young woman, we discussed food and the difficulties of eating healthy when you are busy with working and small children. It can be hard! It takes a little planning and some preparation, and maybe even a little adjusting of priorities, but you can do this! Perhaps the day you have for preparation is also family day or football day 😃, but if your food planning can become a higher priority and part of that day’s routine, you can be successful. Remember, what we put into our bodies is an investment into our future health. A recent visit to Italy was an eye opener for me, their food is so good, pure, and well cared for. I learned that certain chemicals that we use in our farming in the United States are not allowed there, hmmm. Now I am even more aware of my shopping habits and trying to ensure what I eat is not harmful to my health. But - eating real, non-processed food without chemicals does take a little more time to prepare, so consider it an investment to your health that’s worth a couple hours of time! This recipe is one that will get you through one of those busy days with very little preparation, just plan ahead and have the ingredients on hand and you’ve got this!
On to cooking dinner -
I had two pork loins, a handful of green beans, and a hankering for something oriental tasting. This isn’t a recipe you are going to find in some gourmet magazine, it is just simple, easy, healthy, and tasty!
2 boneless pork loins, cubed
2 handfuls 😆 of fresh green beans, cut
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp coconut aminos
2 tsp honey
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt & Pepper
The sauce was definitely the key ingredient here, so keep that in mind if you only have chicken breast and broccoli, or steak and carrot on hand, this sauce would work great with several combinations!
In a small bowl whisk together coconut aminos and honey. Add the ginger and garlic and continue whisking together.
Slice the pork into cubes and cut the green beans into desired pieces. Heat oil in fry pan to medium high. Add the pork to fry pan, salt and pepper to taste, and stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Add green beans and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Pour the sauce over ingredients in the pan, stir to cover pork and green beans, then reduce heat and simmer for another 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. And you are done!
Yum! This is one of those dishes that requires a new mindset, at least for me. Back in the day, a meal like this necessitated something to serve it over - rice, pasta, etc. But why? Just because that’s the way you’ve always done it, right? So it’s time for a change - this dish works perfectly served with nothing under or over it. Give it a try!
Here’s to something simple for your meal planning this week - enjoy!