Healthy Sides for Pork Chops – No.4 Will Leave You in Awe of It!

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Healthy Sides for Pork Chops? As the name suggests, pork chops are obtained from pork. Its little pieces that we eat almost daily are known as pork chops. It is one of the most consumed foods all around the world. Pork chops are amazingly delicious, and there is no doubt in that ides.

However, a side dish to everything is sort of necessary, for it enhances its taste, flavour, fun and excitement. But we often find ourselves confused at the thought of what side dishes are healthy and tasty for everyone. If you’re looking for simple side dishes, then those are easy to find. But healthy meals, not so easy.

And to help you with that very problem, we have mentioned several healthy sides for pork chops that are straightforward and easy to make. And to acknowledge them, sit back and read this article till the end.

Fruit Salad

It is as refreshing to ingest as fresh it sounds. Who doesn’t love fruits? Especially on a hot summer day, a cold fruit salad takes over anything and everything. It is straightforward to make and requires no unusual ingredients or time. Just those natural fruits, when cut, and served chilled, can rock your day. The ingredients you need for it are:

  • Apples
  • Mangoes
  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Guavas
  • Apricot

You can peel its skin off if you like; however, I prefer it with the skin. Cut it into small cubes or slices. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and add sugar and chat masala. Mix everything and keep in refrigerator to cool. Serve chilled. Enjoy!

Mix Vegetable Salad

If you’re on a diet and want to have some fun within limits, then the vegetable salad is the best option for you. It is prompt and easy to prepare. You only need the daily-life routine vegetables and some other essential ingredients to make this easy and delicious salad. You can add any vegetables you like. This recipe requires:

  • Vegetables of your choice
  • Sweet corns
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parsley
  • Bacon (optional)

Cut in small slices whatever vegetable you choose. Add sweet corns and bacon (if you want to). Then salt and pepper for flavor. Add all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Set onto a dish or plate to enhance its presentation. Serve chilled. Enjoy!

How to cook pork steaks? Read it here.

Cucumber Watermelon Salad

This salad as a side dish is just so refreshing, especially on a tiring, hot day. It helps you keep up your stamina. This simple recipe includes:

  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber
  • Onions
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Cheese

Cut cucumber and watermelon into small cubes. Slice the onions thinly so that they blend in with the taste. Grate cheese and mix with watermelon, cucumber and onions in a bowl. Keep in the refrigerator to cool.

Consider taking another bowl and prepare the dressing.  Combine olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix. Add the mixture to the other bowl and toss gently.

Keep in the refrigerator to cool. Serve chilled. Enjoy!

Mashed Potatoes

You know this is it if you’re running out of time and need to make something quick. This simple recipe includes:

  • Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Basil

As the name suggests, this recipe demands simple mashed potatoes. First of all, boil the potatoes for half an hour so that they have the perfect tenderness and softness, which is required. Drain the potatoes of the water.

After boiling, peel the potatoes and cube them. Mash them nicely with garlic in a bowl using a fork. You can add any seasonings you like if you want to (I prefer salt, pepper and bit of red chillies). When done, sprinkle thyme and basil. You’re good to go. Enjoy!

Autumn Apple Salad

A sweet, bit creamy salad that is exceptionally refreshing and possesses a mild taste. Especially in fall, when leaves are falling, and all you can see is sweetness all around. The ingredients this recipe includes are as follows:

  • Green apples
  • Yoghurt (vanilla preferred)
  • Dried cranberries
  • Almonds
  • Dried cherries

This sweet recipe does not require much work. Simply chop the green apples so that they mix with the other ingredients well. Similarly, chop almonds, cranberries and cherries to small bits.

Then, take a bowl and combine all ingredients. Mix them until they are thoroughly coated by yogurt. Keep in the refrigerator to cool. Serve chilled. Enjoy!

Roasted Carrots

And here we’ve come up with another easy and delicious dish. The ingredients are as follows:

  • Carrots
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Chives
  • Orange peel
  • Cumin

Pre-heat the oven to a good 450ᵒF. Spray the oven with a cooking spray.  

Peel the carrots and chop them nicely. Then, take a bowl and add all the ingredients in it, including the carrots. Mix them well. Then, spread it in a pan and roast for 20-30 mins in the oven until brown and slightly soft. Then, take out and let cool for 2 mins. And then again place it inside the oven for crispy edges.

Sprinkle chives and orange peel on top of the roasted carrots before serving. Let cool at room temperature. Enjoy!

Conclusion

Pork chops have a certain ability to make everything better with its deliciousness. Its taste and aroma re enough to make the other person go craving it. Its yumminess and its tenderness are two of its many factors for its popularity.

Having pork loin on your table just makes everything better. But anything paired with a side dish all of a sudden becomes more charming and mouth-watering. And for that very purpose, we have mentioned some of our absolute favorite healthy sides for pork chops above. So, the next time you don’t remember healthy dishes to make, you hop right onto this article. 

FUN FACT:In one of the most versatile meats, pork stands at number one. It is so because a number of things can be done to it, i.e. it can be baked, grilled, marinated, stir-fried, skewered, roasted, barbecued, pan-fried, microwaved or dry-rubbed.

Have a good day ahead!

Read my other post on sides for Pork Tenderloin.

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