(WXYZ) - Have the winter blues? Check out these recipes with nutrients designed to lighten your mood.
Pork Cutlets with Ginger-Pear Sauce
1 tbsp. Meijer olive oil
8 (3 oz.) pork cutlets
1/2 cup dry white wine (broth or apple juice can be substituted)
3 tbsp. Meijer unsalted butter
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. peeled, grated gingerroot
2 medium pears, peeled, cored and cubed
Chopped fresh parsley
1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Lightly season pork with salt and pepper to taste. Add pork to skillet; cook 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer pork to a platter; set aside.
2. Return skillet to heat. For the sauce, stir in wine, scraping up browned bits. Cook until wine is reduced by half. Add butter, brown sugar and ginger; stir to combine.
3. Add pears; cook 5 to 7 minutes, coating with sauce. Spoon pears and sauce on pork, sprinkle with parsley, and serve.
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 342, Total Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 106mg, Sodium 68mg, Total Carbohydrates 17g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 11g. Recipe source: IN Marketing Services.
Stir-Fried Gingery Kale
1 tbsp. canola oil
2 tbsp. peeled, finely minced fresh ginger root
6 cups Earthbound Farms Baby Kale
2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. sesame seeds
1. In a medium skillet, heat canola oil. Sauté ginger root over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 1 minute. Add kale and increase heat to medium-high.
2. Add soy sauce and water and stir-fry until the kale is wilted, but still slightly crunchy, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Recipe Source: Meijer Healthy Living
Roasted Red Potatoes:
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Wash and cut 6 medium red skin potatoes into 2" cubes; place in a shallow baking dish. Toss potatoes with 2 Tbsp. Meijer olive oil to coat well. Season to taste with seasoning salt. Bake 30-40 minutes, until potatoes are lightly browned and fork tender.