Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What's For Dinner: Mesquite Pork Chops, Quinoa, Brown Sugar Carrots, Broccoli

UPDATE: Please make sure to double check ingredients each time you buy. I hope I never overlook anything but it’s possible and ingredients can change. A lot of my posts are over two years old and since I have gone back dairy soy free I have discovered a few items I use to buy all the time that now have soy in them.

You can also find me on Pintrest @DairySoyFreeMom

This is a fast simple dairy soy free dinner that is pretty healthy too.

What you will need:
A pack of pork chops (I use boneless cuts)
A pack of McCormick Grill Mates Mesquite Marinade (some of these kinds of marinades are soy and dairy free others are not read your ingredients)
1/4 Cup of Oil (I use Olive Oil or Grape Seed Oil)
1/4 Cup Water
1 Cup Quinoa (or rice if you want instead)
Fresh or Frozen Broccoli (not in sauce)
Fresh or Frozen Carrots (not in sauce)
*Brown & White Sugar for Carrots Optional
*Sea Salt for Broccoli Optional

Marinade Pork Chops as directed on marinade package. Cook as desired, I fry mine in skillet till slightly browned.

Cook Quinoa as directed on package. Quinoa is not only incredibly tasty but also an excellent source of protein. You find it in the rice isle by lentils.

I buy frozen vegetables that are just vegetables no sauces. So I will steam my broccoli then add just a little sea salt. The Birds Eye broccoli in the bag (not the steamer bag just the plain bag) is really good.

I also steam my carrots then sprinkle with a little sugar (white & brown) heat then add more brown sugar before serving.

That's all there is to it. Marinade takes about 30 minutes after that the meal will cook in less than 20 minutes. So a fast, easy, healthy dairy soy free dinner.