Pork is high in protein -- it's one of the most popular sources for the nutrient worldwide -- and also high in vitamin B. But it can also be high in cholesterol and saturated fat, so eat it in moderation and look for leaner cuts, such as tenderloin and trimmed cutlets and chops. If you want a healthy way to cook up the crowd-pleaser, try these main courses that maximize pork's flavor with fresh vegetable, fruit, and seasoning combinations.
This pork tenderloin recipe uses the all of the beet, from the beta-carotene-rich root to the folate-and-fiber-full greens.
Cooling melon and cucumber contrast with the heat of sliced chile and smoky grilled pork in this easy Vietnamese- and Thai-inspired recipe.
In this dish, simply seasoned and pan-seared pork chops are accompanied by a saute of protein-rich chickpeas, iron-packed escarole, and fiber-full apple.
Apricots are a great source of immunity-boosting carotenoids, as well as vitamin C and potassium. Look for firm but ripe ones for this recipe; they'll hold up to the heat as they grill alongside the pork tenderloin.
Blackberries and mustard make an unexpected combination in this hearty main course. Serve with crispy oven fries.
Toasted pine nuts top this version of a pork tenderloin dish that uses the entire beet. Roast the beets first as they take a bit of time; saute the greens shortly before serving.