Easy pork roast recipes for weight loss
The busiest of days can seem more manageable when you know there’s a filling, healthy meal waiting for you at home. Roasting up a pork loin—a naturally lean yet flavorful cut of meat—is an easy way to get a head start on a few meals to enjoy throughout the week.
Even better: lean pork loin—and any cut of lean meat, with all visible skin and fat removed—is a Free Food with Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, called Food Optimizing. Free Food is food you can eat without any counting, weighing or measuring—and all of our suggestions below are made with Free Food.
To make a roast pork loin to serve four, start with a lean, 3- to 4-lb. boneless pork loin roast and trim off all visible fat. Season the meat all over with salt and pepper, then rub with your favorite herbs and spices, like a classic combination of garlic, thyme, and rosemary (fresh or dried). Roast at 350°F until the center of the pork registers 145°F; it’ll take about 20 minutes per pound. Serve with Slimming World mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables, then enjoy the leftovers over the next few days in:
- Breakfast: Pork and sweet potato hash
Cook chopped sweet potatoes and onions in a nonstick skillet lightly coated with cooking spray* until browned and tender. Stir in chopped pork and cook until heated through, then crack two eggs into the skillet and cook until the whites are set and the yolks are runny.
- Lunch: Pork and rice burrito bowl
Heat through chopped pork and black beans and layer over plain steamed rice. Top with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, a dollop of plain fat-free Greek yogurt, and a squeeze of lime.
- Dinner: Spicy pork and mushroom pasta
Sauté sliced mushrooms, shallots, and plenty of garlic in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray* until tender. Add canned diced tomatoes, chopped pork, and crushed red pepper flakes and simmer until thickened, then mix with cooked dried pasta.