Pork Recipes Under 250 Calories

Lean pork is a low-calorie, nutrient-rich dinnertime solution. From grilling and roasting to slow-cooking or sautéing, these pork recipes are perfect for any occasion.

  • Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple-Plum Relish
    Jaime Harder Caldwell, M.A., R.D., Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple-Plum Relish

    Allowing the tenderloin to marinate for 8 hours locks in the spicy-sweet flavors of the low-calorie, homemade marinade. Top with an Asian-inspired relish of pineapple, plum, and fresh ginger to round out this meal. Pork tenderloin is a good source of lean protein and aides in building and repairing the body.
  • Carolina Pulled Pork with Lexington Red Sauce
    Jaime Harder Caldwell, M.A., R.D., Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Carolina Pulled Pork with Lexington Red Sauce

    Slowly cooking pork is a good way to keep it moist and flavorful. This recipe can be made using a gas or charcoal grill or even a slow-cooker. Pork is rich in zinc, which is essential for the healthy development and maintenance of the immune system and bone structure.
  • Pork Medallions with Spicy Pomegranate-Blueberry Reduction
    Jaime Harder Caldwell, M.A., R.D., Photo: Oxmoor House

    Pork Medallions with Spicy Pomegranate-Blueberry Reduction

    The flavor of combination in the fruity sauce complements the pork nicely.The pomegranate-blueberry fruit juice used in the reduction is rich in antioxidants to help prevent cancer and heart disease.
  • Spanish-Style Brined Pork Tenderloin
    Jaime Harder Caldwell, M.A., R.D., Karry Hosford

    Spanish-Style Brined Pork Tenderloin

    Cooking with herbs and spices such as paprika, sage, and thyme is a great way to add flavor to a dish without adding extra calories. Vinegars, such as the sherry vinegar used in this recipe, are also terrific flavor enhancers as most vinegars have less than 3 calories per tablespoon and no fat.
  • Simply Roasted Pork
    Jaime Harder Caldwell, M.A., R.D., Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Simply Roasted Pork

    This easy recipe takes less than an hour from start to finish and is an ideal meal on a busy weeknight. Use leftover pork in sandwiches or on a salad.
  • Chili-Lime Pork Tenderloin
    Jaime Harder Caldwell, M.A., R.D.

    Chili-Lime Pork Tenderloin

    The tenderloin is the leanest cut of pork–a 3-ounce serving contains just 120 calories and less than 3 grams of total fat. Season with chili powder and fresh lime juice to add extra flavor without additional calories or sodium.
  • Molasses-Pepper Pork Loin
    Jaime Harder Caldwell, M.A., R.D.

    Molasses-Pepper Pork Loin

    You'll be shocked by how simple this dish is to prepare–only five ingredients and less than an hour from start to finish! Serve with a fresh spinach salad and sauteed carrots for a quick and healthy weeknight meal that's low in fat.
  • Spice-rubbed Pork Tenderloins
    Jaime Harder Caldwell, M.A., R.D., James Carrier

    Spice-rubbed Pork Tenderloins

    Dig into the spice pantry when you're ready to make this recipe and get a welcomed health boost to boot! Ginger has been found to decrease nausea and relieve arthritis pain while cinnamon helps to lower blood sugar, triglycerides, and total cholesterol in people with diabetes. Plus, the iron found in the pork contributes to optimal physical and mental performance.
  • Pork Chops Stuffed with Feta and Spinach
    Jaime Harder Caldwell, M.A., R.D., Lee Harrelson; Jan Gautro

    Pork Stuffed with Feta and Spinach

    These chops are stuffed with ingredients that not only add tons of flavor but are also nutrient-rich: spinach is packed with iron, calcium and folate; feta cheese is an excellent source of calcium and tomatoes are a good source of lycopene.
  • Smothered Pork Chops with Thyme
    Jaime Harder Caldwell, M.A., R.D., Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Smothered Pork Chops with Thyme

    Ringing in at under 150 calories per serving, these flavor-packed chops are a quick and easy dinnertime solution. Serve with brown rice pilaf and a fresh green bean salad for extra fiber and nutrients.
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