Cook Once, Eat Many Ways

It’s summer and heating up the kitchen can bring the heat wave into the house.  What can you use to keep things cool yet versatile through the week?  Try pulled pork.  Jen Haugen, Registered Dietitian at Austin Hy-Vee will share tips and tricks on making family dinners a cinch through the heat of summer.

Versatile Pulled Pork
Loin = Lean
Pork tenderloin is just as lean as skinless chicken breast, packed with protein and B vitamins.  
Pizzas, salads, wraps, quesadillas.  The quick summer meal ideas are endless when using pulled pork.
Fresh & Simple Recipe
Combine fresh salad ingredients with pulled pork?  You won’t want to miss this simple and easy recipe.
Pulled Pork Salad with Peaches and Cilantro
All You Need:
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1-1/2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon allspice
Salt and pepper
5 ounces mixed salad greens (10 cups lightly packed)
1 large peach, pitted and thinly sliced
½ small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
½ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
All You Do:
  1. Shred pork into bite size pieces using two forks.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, brown sugar, ginger and allspice.  Season with salt and pepper, set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine greens, peach, onion and cilantro.  Add some of the dressing and toss.  Arrange the salad on a platter or four plates and top with the pork.  Drizzle some of the remaining dressing over the pork, sprinkle with almonds and serve.

Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.  Jen Haugen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.