The One about the Porkchops and Asparagus


As my healthy eating began at the end of August last year, I’m always trying to find ways to eat and enjoy meals.

This time I decided to try to incorporate pork chops to my diet.

I have not been a big fan of pork, ever since my grandfather took me to a pig farm as he needed pig (to roast) and the blood (for a dish), the experience was enough to traumatize me and stray away from pork (with the exception of bacon and glazed ham).

But reading the healthy benefits of pork, I decided to incorporate lean pork into my lifestyle.

You get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

Pork chops deliver a big boost of complete protein. Men get 43 percent of their recommended daily intake, and women gain 52 percent from a 3-ounce pork chop.

Pork chops also provide Vitamin B and Zinc. (from

For the pork chops:

  • 4 lean pork chops
  • 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sage leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

I mixed the ingredients of my spice mixture into a bowl and coat the pork chops which I then fried on a pan.  And cooking takes about 10 minutes.  Make sure you use a thermometer to make sure that the pork chops are 145 degrees.

Because I no longer incorporate bread, rice or pasta, I eat more veggies.

For this meal, I ate pork chops with asparagus.

Asparagus is just packed with health benefits: It’s loaded with nutrients: Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. (from

It’s a delicious, simple and healthy meal that is easy and quick to prepare.