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Healthy Dinner from scratch in minutes

January 19th, 2014
Quick, Easy & Delicious dinners are possible, and even for a budget. A lot of people these days turn to fast-food or what some consider to be the healthier choices, but are still very bad for us. Lately I have been trying to get myself back on track, a solid gym routine, eating clean, and trying to cut out all the extra coffee and Rockstars. Earlier this morning I was browsing through some of my favorite cooking magazines and I got inspired to come up with something that was cheap, but also healthy, delicious, and could be put together in under 30 minutes. I hit the store after the gym with $15 and some ideas, Here is what I came up with:


Boneless Pork Loin Medallions in a Spicy citrus sauce

w/ a side of Sauted Greens with Portabella & Heart of Palm

For the pork:


1 Pork tenderloin, Cut into 1″ thick filets/medallions

Grape seed oil

Sea salt, cracked black pepper, garlic powder, Herb de provence, smoked paprika

1/4 cup Orange juice

1 tbsp spicy mustard

red pepper flake


Step 1

Heat a pan over medium-high heat, add grape seed oil, enough to coat the pan.

Step 2

Season the meat generously with ALL the above herbs and place into your pan.

Step 3

Cook until nicely seared and partially cooked through, flip and finish cooking on the other side.

Step 4

remove from the pan and set aside. Deglaze the pan with Orange juice, add mustard, a pinch of red pepper flake and let reduce until thickened. Pour over pork and serve.



For the Green Saute:


Olive oil

1/4 red onion, thinly julienned

2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced

2 portabella mushrooms, caps & gills removed, large dice

1 bunch of rainbow chard, stems removed, julienned

1 hand full of fresh spinach, julienned

2 Heart of palm stalks, sliced into rounds

sea salt, pepper, italian herb blend



Step 1

Heat a pan over medium heat, add olive oil, add onions, saute until translucent. then add garlic.

Step 2

Add in mushrooms, and italian herb. saute until the mushrooms release most of their moisture.

Step 3

Add in all greens, a tiny more olive oil, sea salt, pepper, saute until wilted. Remove from the pan

Step 4

Add hearts of palm, sear on both sides, place on top of the greens & serve.