Weekly Meal Plan for Porktober!

Weekly Meal PlanOctober is National Pork Month and a great time to be reminded of all the lean cuts of pork available. Look for any cut of pork with the word “loin” in the name (tenderloin and loin chop are two examples) to know you are getting a lean cut of meat.

Also, did you know that the proper cooking temperature of pork has been lowered from 160 degrees to 145 degrees? This helps to keep your pork more moist and flavorful. Say goodbye to dried out, over-cooked pork chops. It is actually just fine to have your pork remain a little pink in the center (just like beef). So get your meat thermometer out and check those temps!
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In honor of National Pork Month, this week’s Weekly Menu includes a delicious Pork Chop with Apple and Thyme recipe that you are sure to love!

For more great recipes including pork, check out the Pork Be Inspired web site. They have great recipes and information.

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Also on the menu:
Chicken with Lemon-Beer Marinade
Mustard-Crusted Halibut Steaks
Pot Roast
Speedy Minestrone Soup

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A mix of realism, humor, tips and delicious recipes. I am a mother, wife, passionate sewer and registered dietitian. I want to show people that food is medicine and getting back in the kitchen is the key to health. I love everything about food: gardening, shopping, cooking and most of all, EATING! Notice that "dishes" isn't on that list.... Food isn't perfect. It nourishes our minds, bodies and souls! As a blogger, journalist, speaker and broadcast professional, I enjoy talking about food and nutrition for websites, television, radio, magazines, and newspapers. I also work with companies to provide customized nutrition education and recipe development.
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