I don’t eat much pork but there’s a local farmer that delivers pastured pork and I’ll grab some every once in a while. While some of the tastier cuts of pork like bacon and pork shoulder (used to make pulled pork) are higher in fat and calories, pork tenderloin is quite lean. In fact, this healthy pork tenderloin recipe contains both grass fed butter and coconut oil and still will only set you back 184 calories and 9 grams of fat. Plus, it only has 1 gram of carbs and 23 grams of lean-muscle-producing protein.
It only took about 20 minutes to make start-to-finish too. You just rub some coconut oil, salt and pepper on the outside, sear it on both sides, let it sit, then coat it with butter and rosemary.
Here’s what the final product looks like:
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Ingredients: 6-ingredient Healthy Pork Tenderloin Recipe
- 1 lb. pastured-raised pork tenderloin
- 1 T coconut oil
- 2 T minced fresh rosemary
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 T grass fed butter
1. Rub pork with coconut oil, salt, and pepper.
2. Heat a cast iron pan to medium high heat. Once the pan becomes hot, sear the pork for 4-5 minutes/side.
3. Remove from heat, coat with butter, and let rest for at least 5 minutes. Rub with minced rosemary before serving.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
184 calories, 9 g fat, 1 g carbs, 23 g protein, 311 mg sodium
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