Healthy Pulled Pork Rice Bowls along with the macronutrient count for the entire recipe and a single serving:
For the pulled pork:
1 pound boneless pork tenderloin
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the rice bowls:
2 cups cooked brown rice (or your preferred type of rice)
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Lime wedges, for serving (optional)
In a slow cooker, combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey or maple syrup, smoked paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt. Stir well to combine.
Add the pork tenderloin to the slow cooker, ensuring it is fully submerged in the liquid mixture.
Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours, until the pork is tender and easily pulls apart.
Once the pork is cooked, remove it from the slow cooker and shred it using two forks.
While the pork is being shredded, transfer the cooking liquid from the slow cooker to a saucepan. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat and let it cook until reduced and slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
Pour the reduced cooking liquid over the shredded pork and mix well to coat.
To assemble the rice bowls, divide the cooked brown rice among four serving bowls.
Top the rice with the pulled pork, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, and chopped cilantro.
Serve the pulled pork rice bowls with lime wedges on the side for an extra burst of flavor, if desired.
Macronutrient breakdown (approximate values) for the entire recipe:
Pork Tenderloin (1 pound): Approximately 128g protein, negligible carbs, 20g fat
Brown Rice (2 cups cooked): Approximately 10g protein, 88g carbs, 4g fat
Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Cilantro: Negligible protein, carbs, and fat
The overall calorie count will depend on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used. However, as a general estimate, the Healthy Pulled Pork Rice Bowls will have approximately:
Calories: 800-1,000 calories
Macronutrient breakdown (approximate values) per single serving:
Calories: 200-250 calories
Please note that these values are approximate and can vary based on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used. It's always a good idea to check the nutrition labels of the specific products you use for accurate macronutrient and calorie information.
Enjoy your delicious and healthy Pulled Pork Rice Bowls!