Sweet and Sour Pork {Low Calorie, No Sugar Added}

I made a delicious savory recipe for Sweet and Sour Pork using SPLENDA® SWEETENERS as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps.  All opinions are my own.

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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!

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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.  In addition 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.

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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. Then I whipped up the sauce and coating. After that 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!

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Sweet and Sour Pork {Low Calorie, No Sugar Added}

Course Chinese, Main Dish, Pork
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 380 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin cut into 1/2 inch slices

Marinade:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. SPLENDA®
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. sherry

Coating:

  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

Sauce:

  • 11/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup without HFCS
  • 1/2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. Splenda®
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil

Other ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. neutral oil divided
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 medium bell pepper chopped
  • 1/3 cup cubed pineapple
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 to matoes chopped

Instructions

  1. Place a piece of pork between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound the pork slices until they are 1/8 inch thick. Repeat with all slices.
  2. Cut the pounded pork slices into 1 inch pieces
  3. In a large bowl, mix together marinade ingredients. Add pork and toss to coat well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Drain the pork from the marinade.
  6. In shallow dish, mix together coating ingredients.
  7. Dredge pork into the coating mixture.
  8. In a medium bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside.
  9. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a wok over high heat. Add half of the pork. Do not stir. Let it brown for 2 minute then flip over and brown on the other side.
  10. Then stir fry until pork is done, another 1 to 2 minutes. Place pork on a plate.
  11. Add 1 tbsp. oil to the wok and heat until very hot. Stir fry the remaining pork. Place on a plate.
  12. Add remaining oil to the work. Add garlic and stir fry for 1 minute.
  13. Stir in pepper, pineapple, onion and tomatoes. Stir fry for 3 minutes.

  14. Stir in the sauce and cook until sauce has thickened. Pour over the pork and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 10  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Pork {Low Calorie, No Sugar Added}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 28g 56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Thank you! I love sweet and sour pork but I have to be careful about sugars and carbs because no thyroid gland ... ie: no metabolism. This looks amazing.
  2. so happy to find a healthier version of my favorite take out meal! thanks for sharing the recipe.
  3. Dinner sounds like it's calling my name! Love this spin on sweet and sour pork :D

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