I made a delicious savory recipe using SPLENDA® SWEETENERS as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps. All opinions are my own.
Are you hitting take out restaurants a little bit more than usual this time of year? In between, cooking, baking, decorating, buying gifts, wrapping, dinner sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. Since we try to limit eating out, I’ve been making some of our favorite take out dishes at home. Thanks to a wonderful recipe book from my Mother-in-Law, I have recipes for authentic Chinese recipes. My husband spent his teen years in Singapore, and that is where his Mum took Chinese cooking lessons. I have slowly been working my way through the recipes and lightening them. So when SPLENDA® SWEETENERS wanted a savory recipe, I immediately thought of Sweet and Sour Pork. Sweet and Sour Pork normally has deep fried pork with a sweet and sour sauce loaded with sugar. What a great way to lighten the dish, but to use SPLENDA® SWEETENER and get rid of the deep fried pork. SPLENDA® SWEETENER adds sweetness without the calories. Woo hoo!
I have often used SPLENDA® SWEETENER in baking and in my morning cup of coffee, but I hadn’t really used it in a savory dish. The results were awesome! This Sweet and Sour Pork is perfectly sweet without being over the top. The pork still is crispy with a delicious coating, but I didn’t deep fry it. I increased the vegetables to make a bigger serving. I do love a big serving of healthy food. What is the use of eating a low calorie dinner, if you are starving afterwards? Hello, that is when I hit the chocolate or cookies for a snack. I need to be totally satisfied after dinner. Sweet and Sour Pork accomplishes that. You can have a big serving filled with succulent, crispy pork smothered in a sweet and sour sauce loaded with healthy sweet peppers and a pop of pineapple. This dish beats take out any night of the week.
Do not be afraid by the list of ingredients. I know it looks long, but a lot of the same ingredients are used in the marinade and sauce. It really comes together quickly. I popped the pork in the marinade and cut all the vegetables. I whipped up the sauce and coating. Then I still had time to open a bottle of wine and pour myself a glass. I even had time to sit down and enjoy 15 minutes of peace and quiet before the thirty minutes of marinating time was up. That isn’t scary at all!
For even more ideas to swap sugar with SPLENDA® SWEETENER, check out Sweet Swaps program. There are so many incredible ideas to enjoy a delicious dinner with less sugar.
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Happy Healthy Eating,
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