Pork Loin w/ “Apple” Mirliton Topping and Roasted Cabbage, one of our many Lean and Green Weight Loss Meals
The Pork Loin w/ “Apple” Mirliton and Roasted Cabbage meal has 1.5 cups of cooked vegetables with 5 oz. of cooked protein. If you’re craving something savory and sweet, this is the meal for you all while sticking to the Optavia diet! Tender pork loin topped with jicama simmered in a Walden Farms apple spread. Our chef’s serve this meal with a side of roasted green and purple cabbage. For more Lean and Green weight loss meals check weekly. Our menu changes every 7 days!
Benefits of Mirlitons:
Mirliton is a vegetable from the same category as squash, pumpkin, and cucumber. It is a pear shaped vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked with skin included. It contains many health benefits. With so much talk about improving your immune system in the wake of the Covid virus, mirlitons contain some key vitamins knows to improve the immune system.
A serving of mirliton contains 26% of your daily recommended allowance of vitamin C, 47% for B9 or folate, and 10% of vitamin K. It also contains 19% of the daily allowance of manganese, 10% for zinc, 6% for magnesium and 7% for potassium. And here’s the best part, it’s a low calorie and low carb vegetable. So, portion control, although always a factor in meal planning, is less important with a vegetable like mirlitons compared to high carb vegetables like sweet potatoes. So, eat up!
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