Orange and Sweet Potato Pork Chops

Orange and Sweet Potato Pork Chops

This recipe is a great source of protein and the sweet potatoes add important vitamin A. Thanks to the orange and cinnamon flavoring, you may be able to skip the salt entirely.

Orange slices, pork and potatoes
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 pork loin chops
  • 1 sweet potato, scrubbed with a clean vegetable brush under cold running water, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 orange, scrubbed with a clean vegetable brush under cold running water, sliced
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1 dash salt (optional)
  • 1 dash black pepper (optional)

Directions:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Place meat and sweet potato slices in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with orange slices and sprinkle with seasonings.
  4. Cover and bake for 1 hour until meat is tender. Pork is safely cooked when it has been heated to 145 degrees F.

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories 270
  • Total Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 85mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 17g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Total Sugars 6g
  • Protein 25g

Source:

Adapted from Simply Seniors Cookbook, Utah Family Nutrition Program/ Utah State University Extension.