Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook and Heart Healthy Cookbook share a recipe! Garlic, sage and olive oil are the secrets to a delicious and tender pork roast.
cloves garlic, finely chopped
tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves
tablespoons olive or canola oil
boneless center-cut pork loin roast (1 1/2 lb)
Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, stir together garlic, sage, oil, salt and pepper. Rub garlic mixture over pork.
Carefully brush oil on grill rack. Place pork on grill over medium heat. Cover; cook 35 to 40 minutes, turning occasionally, until meat thermometer inserted into center of pork reads 155°. Remove from grill; cover with foil and let stand 5 minutes until thermometer reads 160°F.
To serve, cut pork across grain into thin slices. Garnish with additional fresh sage leaves if desired.
Pork is a good source of zinc, which is important in energy metabolism and for growth and development.
Complete the meal by adding 1/2 cup cooked linguine, a small slice of French bread and 1/2 cup steamed asparagus for each serving to get 2 1/2 Carbohydrate Choices.
For moist and tender pork, look for roasts that have been injected with a brine solution.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 3 1/2g,
- 3 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.