Sweet and Sour Pork without the “porking out”

Mmmm I have mentioned before that I love my chinese food right? There is just something about dishes like this that help me forget that I’m trying to eat low calorie and low fat. I love that feeling after eating nummy dishes like this and realizing that I have just eaten healthy instead of naughty. It feels naughty…but its nice. So easy to make too! Really do we need take out plumping us up when we can make stuff like this?

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin cut into bite sized cubes
  • 2 tbl flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbl ketchup
  • 2 tbl soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbl thinly sliced ginger (I keep my ginger in the freezer to keep fresh, I cut from frozen by shaving off small bits)
  • 16 ounce can of pineapple chunks, drained (gave the juice to husband so he could sip while I made dinner…husband was pleased hehe)
  • 1 tin sliced water chestnuts
  1. Mix the flour, water, vinegar, sugar, ketchup, and soy sauce in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Spray the pan and add the pork. Stir-fry until almost cooked through, about 3 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic. Stirfry until fragrant. Add the pineapple and water chestnuts. Cook for 4 more minutes.
  3. Add the sauce. Cook while continuously stirring until the mixture boils and thickens. Check the pork, when it is cooked though you are done!

Makes four servings. Each serving has 377 calories, 9 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber. I served this on a portion of brown rice. I tried out the new multigrain minute rice brown rice tonight. It works out wonderfully! It was really easy and tasty. It is so hard to get brown rice just right, hopefully this new easy brown rice will help folks eat more brown rice. I know its going to help me!

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