I hope I'm not alone when I say that weeknight dinners stress me out. If I don't sit down on Sunday before my trip to the grocery store it usually means my family will eat sandwiches Monday, Fish sticks Tuesday and then dine out the rest of the week. It's not great or something I'm proud of, but for a million reasons (all of which I'll spare you) rushing home and getting dinner on the table before 6pm has recently been a struggle since my daughter now eats "real" food and requires dinner early. I recently reached out to a friend who is a chef and asked her to create healthy, nutritious crockpot meals that didn't include canned/processed soups. I gave one a try last night and I'm happy to report there were almost no leftovers.
Cranberry-Mustard Pork Roast
2 - 3lbs pork roast (I used a tenderloin)
2 cups fresh cranberries (If not in season, you can substitute with cranberry sauce, not as healthy but still acceptable)
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 onion, diced
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (if you're not a cinnamon fan decrease amount)
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low 8 - 10 hours. That's it!
Serve with steamed green vegetables or side salad
The meat came out very tender with lots of flavor but not overwhelming. I planned on serving this with asparagus but the selection at the store looked pretty sad. This is definitely a recipe I wish I'll make again considering my family ate it right up.
Do you have a healthy go to crock pot recipe? I'm always looking for new meals to add to our rotation.
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