Sun Kissed Pork Chops

My recipes are grain free, refined sugar free and many are dairy free. My whole dietary world changed in October 2017. With the help of a functional medical doctor, my diet was revamped to improve my health. The biggest change has been my energy level. Have ever woken up exhausted and feel like you are dragging the whole day? That was me every day. Exhaustion is horrible. People will give you all kinds of advice that are not useful. I have autoimmune illnesses but I don’t look sick. I do have more energy and hope that one day it returns to 100%. For now, though I am happy that I have more energy and feeling better.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog and look at my recipes. Some days I am filled with self-confidence and some days I am not. I think most people are like that. So if you are having a bad day I am sorry. I pray and hope for a good day for you tomorrow. Life is hard. Some days all anyone needs is a smile, a kind word or just “Nice Day” to change how they feel about the day. Have a great day or night where ever you may be.

This recipe like so many just seemed to sit around in my head and sift through this idea and then that idea. It finally came together and the flavor profile was a light citrus and had a sun dried flavor. The color of the pork chops are beautiful too.

Nutritional Facts below.


4 thick cut pork chops

4 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoon maple syrup

2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons tomato paste

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons avocado oil

Preheat oven to 350. Combine the ingredients in a small bowl until well blended. Place approximately 1 tablespoon of sauce on both sides of each pork chop. Turn an electric stove on medium heat. Add avocado oil to an ovenproof frying pan. Once hot add pork chops to the frying pan. Brown each side of the pork chops. Once pork chops are browned place frying pan into the oven and bake 15 – 20 minutes. Remove from oven allow to cool for 10 -15 minutes. Serve with remaining glaze.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7 g 11 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 9 %
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 55 mg 18 %
Sodium 1381 mg 58 %
Potassium 133 mg 4 %
Total Carbohydrate 12 g 4 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 2 %
Sugars 12 g
Protein 24 g 47 %
Vitamin A 1 %
Vitamin C 12 %
Calcium 3 %
Iron 7 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Exhaustion is terrible and I can vouch that going sugar free has made a remarkable difference!! Sugar is addictive and it only takes a few days to get it out of your system and you instantly feel better.

    These pork chops look amaze balls!!! 😍😍

    1. Thanks so very much for the kind words. The pork chops are yummy. Let me know if you try it. Have a fantastic day/night!

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