12 Tasty Pork Recipes for Weight Loss


1. Smothered Pork Chops

healthy smothered pork chop recipe

PER 1 SERVING: 260 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 720 mg sodium

If you see the word “smothered” on a restaurant menu, your first thought is usually to stay away, as whatever heavy sauce the dish is covered in most likely is anything but healthy for you. Here, though, our smothering is done with a mixture of healthy ingredients, such as chicken stock, low-fat buttermilk, and sharp mustard, which combine perfectly with pork’s natural flavors. Serve this piece of meat with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and honey-roasted carrots for a perfect comfort feast.


2. Pork Chile Verde

pork chile verde healthy pork recipe

PER 1 SERVING: 460 calories, 24 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 620 mg sodium

Pork chile verde might not be the most popular of dishes across the U.S., but it should be! Tender pieces of pork stewed in a slightly spicy broth studded with vegetables—you can’t beat that. Add a few warm tortillas and some lime, and you’ll feel like you’re on your way to Mexico.