Today is all about healthy pork chop recipes, y’all! There are a million ways to cook pork chops, and while many people jump to fried or breaded pork chops or pork chops smothered in gravy, today we thought we’d share some healthy pork chop recipes that feature plenty of veggies. After all, a pork chop is naturally a leaner cut of meat, so let’s embrace it!
Ok, let’s address the elephant in the room—we know what you’re thinking. “Pork chops are tough!” “Pork chops are dry!” Well, not anymore, folks! These healthy pork chop recipes are not your grandmama’s pork chops. Years ago, the direction on this classic weeknight dinner was to cook pork all the way through to avoid getting trichinosis. But that “wisdom” has been debunked! Now you should just aim for an internal temperature of 145˚F. We highly recommend using a meat thermometer because pork chops can be very easy to overcook, which is what can cause them to be dry and tough. Once you cook these healthy pork chop recipes to the correct temperature, you may be surprised at just how succulent a pork chop can be!
Does your family love a good pork chop? What’s your favorite way to eat them? Will you be skipping the fried pork chops for one of these healthy pork chop recipes? Let us know all that and more in the comments below.