Healthy Pork Recipes to Keep Up with your New Year’s Resolution!

Healthy Pork Recipes to Keep Up with your New Year’s Resolution!

Abigail Wehrbein

Each year when January rolls around, the words, “New Year’s Resolutions” are everywhere you see. Losing weight and staying healthy place first on the top ten resolutions that Americans make. So whether that might be your purpose this year or you’re just looking for some new delicious recipes to try, look no further than these great pork inspired dishes below.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon


For those of you that see the word Brussels sprouts and turn away, WAIT! I believe it all depends on how you cook them. This recipe calls for roasting them in the oven, which makes them crispy and flavorful. I recently made this recipe for Christmas and everyone loved them.

Ingredients: 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed. Extra-virgin olive oil. Kosher salt. Pinch of red pepper flakes. 1/3 cup pine nuts. 6 ounces slab bacon, cut into strips. Parmigiano-Reggiano, for topping


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise, from top to bottom. Toss the sprouts with olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the red pepper flakes on a baking sheet. Put in the oven and roast until tender, about 20 minutes. Toast the pine nuts on a separate baking sheet in the oven for the last 5 minutes of roasting the sprouts.

While the sprouts are roasting, put the bacon in a small sauté pan with a splash of olive oil and bring the pan to medium heat. Cook the bacon until crispy, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from the pan.

Toss the roasted Brussels sprouts with the crispy bacon and toasted pine nuts. Using a peeler, shave a few slices of Parmigiano on top.

Photograph by Ryan Liebe. Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell for Food Network Magazine

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