Fall is right around the corner – my favorite time of the year, but also a very busy time of the year with school and extracurricular activities. My time is limited in the kitchen which means extra cooking with my Crockpot is a necessity. A family favorite are these delicious Sweet Pork Chops.
In addition to the fun things to do in this season, things are also about to get kicked into high gear with all of our holiday festivities and “to do’s”. Taking the time to plan and think through your meals will help you avoid the holiday weight gain that can happen quickly when things get out of control or off schedule.
One of the techniques I share with my clients is to look at your schedule and plan your method of cooking according to what you have going on for that particular week. It can be frustrating to plan a certain meal, only to realize you do not have the time for that particular recipe. Are there certain days that make more sense to cook in the Crockpot? Could you double a recipe one night to have leftovers on a night you cannot cook? Decide what would work best for your family, schedule and sanity.
Proverbs 21:5 says: “The plans of the diligent lead surely to the advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.”
Getting organized and planning ahead
can help you maintain your weight and sanity,
along with enjoying this season with friends and family.
Try these pork chops and pair it with a sweet potato and your favorite fall vegetable or just a toss salad. It is easy and a crowd pleaser.
- 6 Pork chops (cut ½ -3/4 thick)
- 1 onion sliced or chopped
- 1 TBS of minced garlic
- ¼ cup of brown sugar
- 1 tsp ginger
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup ketchup
- Pepper to taste
- Place pork chops in Crockpot and sprinkle with garlic and onions
- Mix all other ingredients in bowl and pour over chops.
- Cook on low for about 7 hours.
- Calories: 410
- Fat: 18gms
- Carbs: 16gms
- Protein: 44gms