RECIPES to lift the winter blues

(WXYZ) - Have the winter blues? Check out these recipes with nutrients designed to lighten your mood.

Pork Cutlets with Ginger-Pear Sauce

Servings: 4

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.


Serve with:

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.


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