A Resolution for the Whole Family

child eating pork

Health is a major focus for many New Year’s resolutions. With this in mind, why not make your resolution something that will benefit the whole family? Make your New Year’s resolution to cook with your kids once or twice a week. With this simple pledge, you can give your kids the basic skills they will need to make balanced meals and healthy food choices throughout their life.

Pick recipes that are easy and include kid friendly steps, like mixing, crunching or pounding. This recipe for Pork Nuggets is a perfect example of a kid friendly meal that is healthy. Serve with veggie sticks and a glass of milk for a balanced meal that is low in fat and tasty.

Being a good role model for your kids will give them the knowledge and confidence they need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Make a family resolution that will stick with you and your children for life!

Pork Nuggets

Pork Nuggets

Yield: Serves 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes (+ time to marinate)
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb (500 g) Ontario pork tenderloin, or loin centre chops
1 lb (500 g) Ontario pork tenderloin, or loin centre chops
1/2 cup (125 mL) Orange marmalade or apricot jam
2 Tbsp (30 mL) Soya sauce
1/2 tsp (2 mL) Ground ginger
1/4 tsp (1 mL) Garlic powder
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) Corn flakes Cooking spray

1 lb (500 g) Ontario pork tenderloin, or loin centre chops 1/2 cup (125 mL) Orange marmalade or apricot jam2 Tbsp (30 mL) Soya sauce1/2 tsp (2 mL) Ground ginger1/4 tsp (1 mL) Garlic powder1-1/2 cups (375 mL) Corn flakes Cooking spray

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cut Pork into small chunks. In a large zip-lock plastic bag, combine marmalade or jam, soya sauce, ginger, garlic, and the Pork pieces.
  2. Gently massage the bag and refrigerate for 1 hour or more. Meanwhile, in a separate zip-lock plastic bag, add the corn flakes; close top and crush until fine crumbs form (kids love to help with this task!)
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Remove Pork from marinade (discard excess marinade). Coat Pork in the crushed cereal crumbs and place on a foil-lined baking tray coated with cooking spray. Bake in oven for 10 minutes, turn over and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until no pink remains. Serve with plum sauce or ranch dip, and raw veggies.
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