Indulging Without the Guilt: Heart-Healthy Recipes from the "Dressed for Health" Kit
For this year’s American Heart Month, National Pork Board celebrates the recent certification of pork tenderloin as the American Heart Association’s iconic Heart-Check mark! In honor of this new certification, the National Pork Board plans to sponsor this year’s Ninth Annual Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards to recognize those who have worked to maintain a healthy heart.
As part of the Woman’s Day Red Dress awards, the National Pork Board created a “Dressed for Health” kit filled with heart-healthy essentials including coupons to purchase lean cuts of pork, the “Go Red” black tote bag from the American Heart Association, a BPA-free water bottle, a pedometer, digital meat thermometer, a booklet with the recipes served at the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards, and the New American Heart Association Cookbook – filled with over 600 healthy recipes!
While this “Dressed for Health” kit includes all the tools to start making steps toward a healthier heart and lifestyle, the newest edition of the American Heart Association Cookbook provides endless opportunities to make these healthy goals come true. The cookbook not only offers you a number of delicious recipes for snacks, entrees, and desserts, but also gives good-health tips to further create this heart-healthy lifestyle. Here’s an especially yummy recipe for you and your family to try!
Boneless Pork Ribs with Black Cherry Barbecue Sauce
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound boneless pork loin chops, all visible fat discarded, cut into 16 strips, each about 1 inch wide
- Cooking spray
- 8 ounces beer (light or nonalcoholic)
- ¼ cup barbecue sauce (lowest sodium available)
- ¼ cup all-fruit black cherry spread
- In a medium bowl, stir together the cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper. Add the pork, turning to coat.
- Lightly spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Cook the pork over medium-high heat for 3 minutes on each side, or until browned.
- Pour the beer into the skillet. Bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes, or until the pork is tender and slightly pink in the center (no stirring needed). Transfer the pork strips to a serving plate, leaving the liquid. Cover the plate to keep warm.
- Stir the barbecue sauce and black cherry spread into the cooking liquid. Increase the heat to medium low and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Spoon over the pork.
Special Giveaway for Mom Central Readers
One lucky Mom Central reader will win a "Dress for Health" kit. *Please note, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
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Disclosure: Mom Central received sample “Dress for Health” kits to facilitate this review and giveaway.