If you're tired of unhealthy takeout food but don't have the time or energy to cook after working all day, the solution is easy. Get out your trusty crock pot. Rating a thumbs up from the whole family, you can make a healthy economical dish with a simple pork recipe. If you have 10 minutes in the morning to combine the ingredients and turn on the crock pot, you can come home from the office 8 hours later to a tasty pulled pork dish.
When it comes to cooking a healthy dish, pork is often overlooked. It is high in protein, low in fat and packed with vitamins. A lean sirloin pork roast contains the essential B-vitamins of niacin, thiamin, B12 and B6 your body needs to keep you energized.
In addition to health benefits, pork is versatile. It can impress company as the centerpiece at a formal dinner or it can be quickly served up on a bun for a meal for the kids. Whether it's pork chops on the grill or a barbecued pork roast, "the other white meat" adapts to a variety of side dishes.
Barbecuing is a popular way of cooking pork. Add the convenience of a crock pot to the taste of simmering for hours, and pulled pork will be a new family favorite. Depending on your time and individual taste, create an original barbecue sauce, use a traditional family recipe or buy your favorite brand of barbecue at the market.