New Year Resolutions

Welcome to a new year and a new you! The world seems full of possibilities as we enter 2013 and everyone is very ambitious come January to make sure that their resolutions are met. I know that I myself have a few goals for the year to come.

The number one new year’s resolution has to be mentioned- weight loss. Weight loss is a very admirable goal, but you cannot just flick a switch and change all of your habits on January 1st. With this being said I suggest simply trying to make one new healthy recipe each week- it can be as easy or as difficult as you like. Below is a recipe to get you started, and if you want access to more delicious recipes visit http://www.ontariopork.on.ca/recipes/Recipes.aspx.

Naan Pork Pizzas

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Pizza made simple, healthy and quick using naan bread and tasty toppings. Change up the toppings to include favourites that your family will love and give you variety through the week. Be sure to enjoy a crisp green salad alongside.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 pizzas/8 servings

Ingredients

1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil
1 lb (454 g) boneless pork loin, chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh oregano
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 whole wheat naan breads (2 pkgs (120 g each)
2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh basil
1 cup (250 mL) homemade or sodium reduced pasta sauce
1 cup (250 mL) chopped fresh broccoli florets
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup (250 mL) shredded light monterey jack cheese or ricotta cheese

Cooking Directions

1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and saute pork with parsley, oregano and garlic for 5 minutes or until browned and hint of pink remains. Remove from heat.
2. In a small bowl, stir basil into pasta sauce and spread over naan breads. Sprinkle with pork loin mixture, broccoli and red pepper. Sprinkle with cheese and place on baking sheet.
3. Bake in 425 F (220 C) oven for about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is browned. Cut into quarters to serve.

Tip: Let pizzas cool slightly, cut in half and wrap in parchment paper to pack in lunches and help keep some of the crisp in the bread.

Nutrition Facts (1/2 Naan Pizza): 326 Calories, 22 g Protein, 36.7 g Carbohydrates, 5.6 g Fiber, 10 g fat (3.5 g Saturated), 46 mg cholesterol, 316 mg Sodium.

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