Pork Chops with Apple, Celery and Thyme

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Updated: 4/5/19

Pork Chops with Apple, Celery and Thyme

Servings: 
1 Protein
1 Fruit
1 Fat
½ Vegetable

Suitable for all Fast Track and Freedom Plans

Ingredients:
Unflavored non-stick cooking spray
1 serving Pork Loin or Chop (~3/4 inch thickness)
1 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 tsp. fresh Thyme leaves, chopped and divided
1/2 cup sliced Celery
1 small Apple (one granny smith or one gala), spiralized or cored and thinly sliced
2 tsp. Lemon Juice
Pepper to taste

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Preparation:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Cover a small baking sheet in foil.  Drizzle ½ Tablespoon of olive oil onto the foil.  Set aside.  

In a skillet over medium heat, add ½ tablespoon of olive oil.  Season both sides of pork tenderloin or chop with pepper, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the thyme leaves.  Place pork in a hot skillet and brown for 2 minutes per side, when you flip the pork, add the garlic for the last 2 minutes.  

Transfer the pork/garlic to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees (do not overcook).  

In the same skillet that you cooked the pork, add the spiralized small apple, (or sliced), celery, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon thyme and a dash of pepper.  

Cook for 2 minutes.  You don't want the fruit/veggies to be soggy. Place on a dinner plate, top with one pork loin or chop.  Enjoy!