P90X's Island Pork Tenderloin Recipe

I have been trying to gradually lose weight. Really we are trying to get back into a healthy lifestyle. We ate WAY TOO much over the holidays and it just wasn't good for our health at all. I have started doing Beachbody's P90X again but this time I have changed it up so I can slowly get into it and not overwhelm myself. I am trying to start with our diet and first. I have been working out, but I am starting slow because I didn't realize how weak I was. Eating healthy can be very yummy. We actually enjoy eating foods that are better for us, but the unhealthy foods tend to be so much more convenient, unless you meal plan - which we have started doing again. Meal planning can also be cheaper on your wallet. Here's a recipe that is healthy, yummy, and pretty easy to make.

Island Pork Tenderloin - Easy, Delicious, Low Calorie Dinner Recipe

Island Pork Tenderloin Recipe

So here is what you need:

16 ounces pork tenderloins, lean 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon pepper 
1/2 teaspoon chile powder 
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
2 teaspoons olive oil 
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed (I used Truvia Brown Sugar Blend which is half the calories) 
1/2 tablespoon fresh garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon Tabasco sauce

And here is what you do:

1 - Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 - Stir together salt, pepper, cumin, chile powder, and cinnamon, then coat pork with the spice rub.
3 - Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch skillet over moderately high heat and brown pork, turning, about 4 minutes.
4 - Stir together brown sugar, garlic, and Tabasco and pat onto top of tenderloin. Place pork in a roasting pan and cook in the oven for 20 minutes.

Super Easy!

Easy Healthy Dinner Recipe - Island Pork Tenderloin

Doesn't it look amazing? I was able to get the temperature just right which should be between 145 and 160. Serve on a bed of mixed greens with Brianna's Poppy Seed Salad Dressing (I received mine in our Degustabox) and then you are all set! A serving (4 oz meat) of this with two table spoons of dressing is only 500 calories! Low calorie meal in less than 30 minutes, how easy is that?

So what kind of healthy recipes have you tried?

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  1. Mmmm sounds like it would be good with chicken or some other meat as well. :)

  2. My dad loved pork! Especially preparing it via roast as well. Love that you can add pretty much any veggie to it. Thanks for sharing this recipe, gotta try out this variation!

  3. This looks yummy!!

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  4. So did you like it ? It does look delicious and I'm adding it to our menu this week. I have a pork tenderloin sitting in the freezer. Actually, did I use it? Guess I'll have to check. Thanks for the post!

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  6. Yummo!! This looks amazing!! I love anything love on calories but amazing on taste!! Totally making it!!

  7. This looks and sounds delicious. I'm always a little wary when a recipe calls for sugar because I don't like my meats too sweet. However I think this one is just right.

  8. My husband is a huge pork fan!! And I am not crazy about it! So I had to pin this recipe for when for when one of our daughters and family come over to visit and eat dinner with us. I noticed the recipe has cinnamon. That's a new ingredient for me to have on pork. This is good, because I don't have a lot of recipes for pork.

  9. This would be a different recipe for me to try. It would be super for when company comes over.
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  10. Being from Iowa we serve pork quite a bit. I like this recipe for the simplicity of it. I do also like you added a bit of gravy as posrk can be a bit dry since it is a lean cut. It looks great!
    ellen beck

  11. That looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing with us! I can't wait to try it!

  12. I've heard of P90X before but not recipes with it. This looks delicious! I've also never served pork on a bed of greens with dressing, but def. going to try this because I'm trying to go healthier with our meals.

  13. This sounds delicious! I love salads so I would definitely try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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