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Pork Tenderloin

This entire meal was cooked on the grill and involved very little work. If you’ve never grilled a pork tenderloin, I highly recommend it. They are fairly inexpensive and surprisingly easy to cook. Just make sure you use a low carb marinade or sauce.

 

 

 

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

2 tablespoons no sugar added orange marmalade (I use Polaner brand; available at Wal-Mart.)

1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (or more if you like things spicy)

6 drops of EZ Sweetz (equivalent to 1/4 cup Splenda)

Juice of one lime

3 cloves chopped garlic

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3-5 pounds of pork tenderloin

Combine all ingredients (except the pork) in a magic bullet, blender, or food processor. Blend until all the ingredients are well combined. Place pork in a gallon size ziploc bag, add marinade, make sure all meat is covered, and allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour. I try to marinade mine for 2-3 hours.

Preheat grill to about 400-425 degrees. I like to cover my grill with foil because the marinade can make a mess. I usually buy two pieces of tenderloin that are about 2 pounds each. (Most of them are packaged in groups of two.) Tenderloin needs to cook about 20 minutes per pound. So I do my two-pound tenderloins for about 10 minutes on each “side.” (Think in terms of top, bottom, then two sides.) If you are worried  about getting it done, get a meat thermometer and make sure you reach 145 degrees inside the thickest part of the meat.

When the pork is done, place it on a platter and cover it with foil to rest while you prepare whatever you’d like to have as a side dish. I use the side burner of my grill to quickly stir fry whatever veggies I have on hand. In the picture you see a bag of shredded slaw mix (sans dressing) that was stir fried with soy sauce and sesame oil. I also threw in some broccoli florets and garnished with green onions. Just use whatever you have. Any stir fried vegetables would go well with this pork.

Serves 4: about 3 net carbs per serving in marinade

Low Carb Lasagna

Lasagna "Noodles"

Few things in life are more rewarding for me than pulling hot,
cheesy lasagna out of the oven. I am amazed by the fact that I’ve been able to
enjoy this dish often while losing weight. It certainly doesn’t look, feel, or
taste like “diet” food. When I explain to people that the key ingredient for
making low-carb lasagna is actually cauliflower, I must admit I get some
strange looks. It is a little funny I suppose. I guess people picture a big
cauliflower floret in the middle of their lasagna and it honestly doesn’t sound
that appealing. However, see the top for what your “cauliflower noodles” will look like when done.

Here is a link to the recipe that I use for lasagna:

*Update: apparently the site has changed, and it will not allow me to give you a link directly to the recipe. However, if you click the link you will go to the correct site, “Your Lighter Side.” Once you are there, search for Cauliflower Noodle Lasagna and it should come up for you. Sorry for any confusion…

There are also other fantastic recipes on this site that use
cauliflower or zucchini in a variety of creative ways. It’s something that you
really can’t believe until you try it. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Bon Appetite!