They say March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. That’s true for much of the country! A lot of people aren’t seeing any spring-like weather yet. It’s times like this that we absolutely love our slow cookers. Slow cookers offer tremendous benefits. The recipes are usually straightforward, don’t make us spend much time on active cooking, make the whole house smell amazing, and have the added benefit of warming our homes!
It’s easy to fall into the habit of using the same crock-pot recipes again and again. We’re guilty of doing it! We have our favorite go-to slow cooker we make without thinking. They are comforting and known, but it’s nice to add new recipes to the mix! Today, we want to add four new pork options to your list. These are delicious, low-carb main dishes to enjoy on cold nights!
We love pork tenderloin. It’s lean and picks up the flavors you want to cook with. It can be easy to overcook and dry out, so we like using it in a slow cooker. This lemon-pepper delicious, and you turn the juice it creates as it cooks into gravy as it rests. With think this pork tenderloin is perfect for serving with a green veggie like broccoli or brussels sprouts — the florets and layers of leaves help mop up the delicious gravy! A serving has 169 calories, zero grams of carbs and zero grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
As sure as the sun will come up in the morning, anyone with a slow cooker has a go-to pulled pork recipe. We all know it! For many people, it’s the classic one can of Coke, one bottle of barbecue sauce two pounds of pork. If you have blood sugar concerns, that’s probably not yours. But, no matter what your variation is, it’s most likely barbeque-based and sweet. This version isn’t sweet, and it’s not what we’re used to. With garlic, chili powder and paprika, it’s different than what you might expect, and we love it for that! A serving has 220 calories, three grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
Modifying a classic recipe is always fun. This recipe itself needs a little modifying. We love Asian-inspired dishes, and reviewers rave about these un-fried pork chops as long as you cut the soy sauce in half. Otherwise, it ends up overpoweringly salty! We always read the reviews. Some people also say to add extra sweeteners. The recipe calls for a fourth cup of brown sugar. Because it’s so little in a meal that makes six portions, it won’t impact your blood sugar, but once you start adding more, we have concerns. We suggest keeping the sweetness where it is and tasting it once it’s done. If you feel it needs to be adjusted once it’s cooked, you can add a non-caloric sweetener of your choice to the sauce. A serving has 146 calories, 10.6 grams of carbs and 0.3 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
This is another delicious pork chop recipe that we think of as more “traditional.” It’s probably traditional to us because it uses a can of cream of chicken soup. And nothing is quite as American as using a can of soup as an ingredient! It adds so many seasonings as well as making a creamy gravy that is just so tasty! We cannot get enough of this five-ingredient dinner, and we bet once you try it, you won’t either! A serving has 500 calories, 14 grams of carbs and zero grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We hope you enjoy these recipes and that they bring warmth to your kitchen in more ways than one!