“The greatest feeling in life is to make a meal and share it with people.” ~Rachel Ray
Have you ever tried to find low-cal recipe for pork? It’s next to impossible!
My dad has a small hobby farm and raises pigs. As a result, I often have a freezer full of pork, ham, bacon and sausage readily available. A particular 6-pound roast has been calling my name lately, as the weather has been getting colder and colder.
Sometimes, I have to remind myself that I am an adult, and I get to eat whatever I want.
Adjust Portion Sizes
If the goal is to eat fewer calories, or points, or just to pay closer attention to how much you’re eating, use smaller portions!
I restrict myself to a calorie budget, so fatty pork is tough for me to cook these days. My pork roast was a reminder that I can eat it . . . I just need to have a little less if I’m going to stick to my plan.
Eat More Vegetables
By loading my plate with veggies, I was still satisfied by my meal, and my calorie budget wasn’t shot for the day.
Enjoy Your Meal with a Crowd
The best part about the day, is that I had the roast in the crockpot all ready to go (and it was smelling divine!), when Hubs and I got an invite to dinner.
So, we wound up bringing the crockpot with us to share with the family. I love a spontaneous, family dinner, and I love sharing my cooking with others.
With a higher-calorie meal, knowing that others need their share makes it so much easier to take smaller portions!
Crockpot Apple Pork Roast
The recipe I am about to share with you is not a “skinny” recipe. The calories are low because the portions are small.
Enjoy it with a salad, or a healthy portion of vegetables for a full meal if your goal is to cut back on calories.
Invite over a crowd to share it with. This is a recipe with minimal effort and maximum reward.
**Adapted from Everyday Good Thinking