Today I'm grateful for the overlooked things - the fact that I have a fridge & pantry full of food to keep my body nourished. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17. Thank you, Jesus!
Brussels officially became my favorite vegetable tonight. I'd eat these over fries any day! The spicy, sweet, stickiness is so delicious. Definitely the highlight of this meal. And they're super healthy - low calorie, no fat, high in protein, fiber and vitamin A. They fill you up without filling you out.
To start, I put 1 tbsp canola oil, 1 tbsp minced garlic and a couple dashes of red pepper flakes in a pan on medium-high heat, until the garlic started bubbling. Then I added the brussels to the pan with 2-3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce.
I cooked these for 10 minutes until they started to caramelize.
I deglazed the pan with just a splash of white wine and cooked another 2-3 minutes. Then I added 2-3 tbsp honey and cooked another 3-4 minutes (or until they're as tender as you'd like!)
Baked Pork Chops
3 thin cut bone in pork chops
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Worcestershire
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp ketchup
Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine soy, oil, Worcestershire, lemon juice, brown sugar and ketchup. Place pork chops in a baking dish, and spread half the mixture on top. Cover dish and bake 20 minutes.Turn the chops and spread the remaining mixture, return to oven covered and continue baking 5 minutes. Remove cover and broil for 5 minutes.
Sticky Brussel Sprouts
5-8 brussels, halved
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
a few red pepper flakes
2-3 tbsp soy sauce
splash of white wine
2-3 tbsp honey
In a pan over medium-high heat, add oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. Once garlic begins bubbling, add brussels and soy sauce. Cook for ten minutes until the brussels begin to caramelize, then deglaze the pan with a splash of white wine. Cook another 2-3 minutes. Add honey and cook another 3-4 minutes.
Total meal nutritionCalories: 275Protein: 25 gFat: 9 gFiber: 3.5 gSugar: 18 g