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Low-Carb Spiced Pork Chops

Category : Healthy Eating

Trying to lose weight?

We invite you to check out one of our Smart Loss Seminars to learn all about Carb-Cycling! The basic idea is that you alternate between high-carb days and low-carb days in order to rev up your metabolism. You will get a link to some great software which will help you plan your meals and incorporates recipes like the one below!

Serves 2 

2 pork chops (4-6 oz each, size of palm) 
1/2 tablespoon olive oil 
1/4 tablespoon butter 
1/4 cup chicken broth, low sodium 

1/2 teaspoon paprika 
1/4 teaspoon oregano 
1/2 teaspoon cumin 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
Pinch of fennel seeds, crushed (optional) 
Pinch of cayenne pepper 

2 cups broccoli, steamed (unlimited veggies!)

Combine spices together in a small bowl and sprinkle mix on both sides of the chops. 

Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat, then add pork chops and cook on both sides until done. Remove from pan and keep warm by covering lightly with foil. 
Add butter to pan and use a whisk to stir browned bits. Add chicken broth and keep whisking until the sauce reduces in about half, stirring well. 

Serve the chops with the sauce on top and steamed broccoli.

If it’s a High Carb Day for you or you have family members who are NOT eating low carb: Serve with steamed brown rice or a baked potato (remember a serving of smart carbs is the size of your fist).

P.S. I am a vegetarian, so I haven’t personally tried this recipe, however my clients who have tried this one really like it!