After a few rounds of the 21 day fix, I found that I had changed the way I cook. Oh, wait. What is the 21 day fix? It’s a program designed by BeachBody that helps you control your portion sizes, cut out processed foods, and a series of work outs to help you get in shape. I lost about 10 pounds and well over 10 inches doing it. You can read my complete review here.  

Back to my recipe: before the 21 day fix, it never occurred to me to make pork tenderloin in the crockpot. All of you may be more sophisticated than I, but it never crossed my mind. This has become one of our go-to recipes.

The pork is flavored with 21 day fix “free” foods: namely vinegar, garlic, and mustard. It’s packed with flavor and so tender that it falls apart by the end of the day leaving you with lean, pulled pork. Perfect for eating on a salad, in a baked sweet potato, or even thrown in a whole wheat wrap or bun. This is a great recipe leading up to the holidays: easy, healthy, and comfort food minus the guilt. 

 

21 Day Fix Pork Tenderloin
Lean, flavorful pulled pork brought to you by your slow cooker.

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Ingredients
[1/2] – 1 cup Unsweetened applesauce (enough to cover the bottom of the slow cooker)
[1/4] cup apple cider vinegar (healthy splash)
[1/2] – 1 cup coarse ground mustard (enough to cover both sides of the tenderloin)
2-3 apples, sliced
1-2 red onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions
1. Spread applesauce on the bottom of the slow cooker. Add apples, onions, and garlic. Spread mustard on both sides of pork tenderloin. Add apple cider vinegar. Place some apple slices and onions on top of tenderloin. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Shred for the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Notes
Don’t have time to thaw the pork tenderloin? No problem. Throw it in and error on the side of 10 hours of cooking.
Easy variation: omit the vinegar, mustard, and garlic. Add two jars or cans of sauerkraut over the pork tenderloin.

Badger Girl Learns to Cook by Kimberly Aime http://learntocookbadgergirl.com/

 

 I hope you enjoy the recipe and keep checking back. I know I disappeared from the public eye, but I am back and excited to share more healthy recipes with you.

Happy holidays!!

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