Are you eating a low glycemic diet? The glycemic index (GI) provides a measure of how quickly blood sugar levels rise after eating a particular type of food. Recent studies from the Harvard School of Public Health have shown that a low-GI food-based diet offers significant benefits for weight control, diabetes prevention, and coronary heart disease.
Now you can effortlessly keep your blood sugar levels under control with “The Low GI Slow Cooker,” a new cookbook that will help you get and stay healthy.
Simply toss recipe ingredients into your slow cooker and return later to home-cooked French Toast Casserole, Smoky Turkey Chili, Mushroom and Eggplant Lasagna, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Custard for dessert. Yum!
I have recently posted their Very Berry Barley recipe and last night we enjoyed the Pork Tenderloin with Nectarines recipe although I substituted the tenderloin with boneless pork chops.
Tender Pork Loin (or chops) and Nectarines
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1 T chopped thyme (or 1 tsp dried)
3/4 pound center cut boneless pork tenderloin (or boneless pork chops)
1 1/2 cups halved and thinly sliced red onion
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups nectarines, pit removed, thinly sliced
2 T sherry vinegar
In a small bowl, combine the garlic, salt, pepper and thyme. Using your hands, rub the seasoning all over the pork loin. Wrap the loin in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 30 minutes. Line the bottom of your slow cooker with the red onion slices and pour in the chicken broth. Place the pork on top of the onion, and then top the pork with the nectarines. Drizzle the sherry vinegar over the top. Cover and cook on low for 4 1/2 to 5 hours or until tender and pork is no longer pink in the center.
Per Serving – calories 166, Carbohydrates 13g, Protein 20g, Fiber 2g, Fat 3g
Disclosure: I was provided a review copy of the cookbook.