This simple pork dinner can serve as a casual family supper, but it's also great for entertaining. The spinach acts as the side dish, making this recipe a complete meal.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • If necessary, press each pork tenderloin slice to 1-inch thickness. Sprinkle pork slices lightly with the 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork slices; cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until slightly pink in the center (160 degrees F), turning once halfway through cooking. Remove pork slices from skillet, reserving drippings in the skillet. Cover pork with foil and keep warm.

  • Stir lemon juice and hot pepper sauce into reserved drippings in skillet. Stir in spinach, scallions, pecans, parsley, and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook over low heat until spinach mixture is heated through. Place spinach mixture on serving plate; arrange pork slices on top. If desired, garnish with lemon slices.


Tip: To keep the sodium in this dish in check, choose natural pork rather than enhanced pork.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; protein 25g 50% DV; carbohydrates 5g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 0.9g; fat 9.6g 15% DV; saturated fat 1.6g 8% DV; cholesterol 61.2mg 20% DV; vitamin a iu 8705.2IU 174% DV; vitamin c 7.3mg 12% DV; folate 94.3mcg 24% DV; calcium 123.8mg 12% DV; iron 2.6mg 15% DV; magnesium 89.2mg 32% DV; potassium 616.8mg 17% DV; sodium 412.9mg 17% DV.