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Simple and Healthy Winter Recipe

January 5, 2021

When winter rolls around, cooking simply and healthfully can sometimes feel harder than ever. To help you find some new dinner ideas, Senior Home Companions is sharing a variety of winter recipes for you to try every Friday on social media. Today we’re sharing a delicious and easy Lemon-Dijon Pork Sheet Pan Supper from Taste of Home. Full of flavor and healthy root vegetables, this meal is sure to be a hit at your dinner table this winter. 

IngredientsLemon-Dijon Pork Winter Recipe

  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, quartered
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops
  • Coarsely ground pepper, optional

Lemon-Dijon Pork Winter Recipe Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients; gradually whisk in oil. Reserve 1 tablespoon mixture. Add vegetables to the remaining mixture; toss to coat.
  • Place pork chops and vegetables in a 15x10x1-in. pan coated with cooking spray. Brush chops with reserved mustard mixture. Roast 10 minutes.
  • Turn chops and stir vegetables; roast until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145° and vegetables are tender, 10-15 minutes longer. If desired, sprinkle with pepper. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. [Recipe and photo credit: Taste of Home]

Health Benefits in this Winter Recipe

This Lemon-Dijon Pork Sheet Pan Supper is not just simple to make but also packs a variety of nutrients. Pork is an excellent source of high-quality protein, iron and zinc, and the bright colors in this dish help remind us of the vitamins you’ll find in its delicious root vegetables. 

Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A, which supports your vision and immune system, and also helps your heart, lungs and kidneys work properly. Brussels sprouts are chock full of vitamin K, which supports blood clotting and helping wounds to heal.

Why Try a Healthy Winter Recipe?

As we age, it is more important than ever to maintain a well-balanced diet. Eating healthfully will help older adults stay energized and lower the risk of developing common chronic health issues like heart disease and diabetes. Keeping simple and healthy recipes on hand, like those we are sharing this winter, can help you make better choices when mealtime comes. 

SHC can Help Cook this Winter

If you or an aging loved one is having trouble preparing meals at home, then Senior Home Companions can help. Our in-home caregivers can assist in grocery shopping, regular meal planning and preparing daily meals. We can also help with additional household responsibilities and companion care ranging from a few hours a week to 24/7 care. 

If you are interested in learning more about the wide variety of services that SHC provides, schedule your complimentary consultation today by contacting your local office online or via phone.