FIT Hits the PAN Friday – Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast

Happy Friday!

It has been a while since I posted a recipe! I have been a lazy cook and we have been eating pretty much the same things over the last month. Time to shake it up a bit in the coming weeks so I will be posting more recipes.

This recipe was super easy and delicious! We love pork because it goes with anything. For this dish, I mashed red potatoes and steamed broccoli. The leftover juice was also very good on the broccoli! You could also make this with a pot roast or chicken with the same results.

Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast
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Servings: 8 • Size: 3 oz pork • Old Points: 5 • Weight Watcher Points+: 5 pt
Calories: 214 • Fat: 12 g • Carb: 4 g • Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 21 g • Sugar: 3 g
Sodium: 196 mg  • Cholest: 72 mg

Ingredients:

  • 2 pound boneless pork shoulder roast (sirloin roast)
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey (I used molasses because I was out of honey)

Directions:

Season the pork with salt, garlic powder and red pepper flakes and place it into the slow cooker. Mix together the broth and vinegar and pour it over the pork, then pour the honey over and set the timer for 4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low.

Once the pork is cooked and tender (it should shred easily with a fork), remove from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish. Break apart lightly with two forks and put back into the slow cooker and ladle 1/2 cup sauce over the pork and keep warm until ready to eat.

Enjoy!

Post-Vacation Blues

Last weekend, my mom and I went on a cruise to the Bahamas and Key West. It was a great trip and I had plenty of time to relax. We also had plenty of time to eat and drink.

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We kept saying throughout the trip that we weren’t eating that much. As I did calculations in my head after our return, I realized although we weren’t eating that much we were drinking about 5 drinks a day. At about 100 calories per drink (200 for my favorite beer) we were adding on almost 1000 calories a day to our intake! That is CRAZY! Not to mention, the most activity I had was walking around the towns shopping. At least my mom went to one spin class.

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Calories 101 says: 500 calories per day x 7 days = 3500 calories = 1 lb.
I was on the cruise for 4 days so you do the math!

I was more than happy to get back home to resume my normal eating habits and workout routine. First day back in the gym was a bear! It felt like someone strapped ankle weights to my legs. Going to need a couple of weeks to get these pounds off!

Have a Blessed Easter weekend!

Giving Thanks for the Good and the Bad

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“Matthew Henry is a well-known Bible commentator. One day he was robbed and that evening made the following entry in his diary: Let me thankful – First, because I was never robbed before. Second, because although they took my wallet,they did not take my life. Third, because although they took my all, it was not much. And fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.”

 

I read this quote during my Bible study last week and since then I have been convicted so many times about my reaction to less than favorable circumstances. Matthew Henry’s outlook on his experience should be one we try to practice daily. No matter how bad we think we have it, there is always someone going through something worse. Be thankful for everything, even when it does not feel like a blessing that that moment. You may find out it was a bigger blessing than you could have ever imagined.