Pork Milanese with Mashed Sweet Potato
In this Italian-inspired healthy pork Milanese recipe, you'll swear that these crispy pork medallions were deep-fried, when in fact they're cooked with a nonstick skillet and a mere 3 tablespoons of healthy extra-virgin olive oil. While the pork and sweet potatoes are cooking, steam broccolini or green beans and serve with a squeeze of lemon to round out the meal.
Is Your Pork Done? If you cook pork so every speck of pink is gone, you are likely overcooking--making it dry. Pork that is cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F and allowed to rest for 3 minutes is safe to eat even if it's still a little pink in the middle. Cured pork (e.g., cured ham and smoked pork chops) is pink both before and after cooking.
3 starch, 3 1/2 lean meat, 2 1/2 fat