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For the next four weeks Publix and the National Pork Board are teaming up to help you save money and see all the healthy benefits of pork.  Each week they will have a different cut of pork meat on sale, and each week I’ll be sharing some great recipes that you can make with that cut.

The National Pork Board wants everyone to make a challenge to eat more healthy in 2012.  Whatever your challenge big or small, I encourage you to spend at least the next four weeks with me as we strive to eat more homemade meals and focus on healthy choices.

This week we have pork tenderloin on sale at Publix stores.  To go with our sale, the Pork Board has a number of great recipe ideas (that are all healthy by way).  They all sounded so great that I had hard time picking what we would cook.

My top three:
Sauteed Pork Medallions with Lemon Garlic Sauce
Roast Tenderloin with Winter Greens and Caramelized Onions
Grilled Orange-Ponzu Tenderloin with Napa Cabbage and Carrot Stirfry

I loved that all three were different from our normal routine and that they were all cooked in a very healthy way.

We ended up choosing the the sauteed medallions.  It took all of 20 minutes to have dinner ready and on the table!!  For my fellow weight watcher fans, each recipe has complete nutritional info, so this is a 4 point plus entree.  I added steamed asparagus and oven roasted potatoes to round out the meal.  One note, I reduced the sauce a bit too much and the lemon became alot stronger, so keep to the directions when you get to that point!

Stay tuned each week for a new set of pork recipes.  Next week it’s all out “Game Day” meals!  You can also find more great recipes of the Pork facebook page.

Heads up that at the end of our four weeks I have quite a bit of free pork to giveaway…

I am working with Publix, the National Pork Board and the Motherhood to bring you this series, all thoughts above are 100% my own. 

    • Abaldy2

      I think I will do the tenderloin with winter greens and onions. I went to the Farmer’s Market last week and froze a bunch of greens I got so they would last me awhile. Also have plenty of pork tenderloin! Healthy and cheap.

      • Anonymous

        How do you freeze your greens? I got a whole lotta collards and can’t possibly eat it all. Tia!

    • Lacat

      I like the verse on your plate, good message to send!

    • Mjsbassett

      I want to add, a lot of people stay away from pork because it can be difficult to digest.  I have found I no longer have this problem when I buy local pork- from local farms- who do not treat their pigs with antibiotics.  I mentioned this to the farmer and was told that pigs store any antibiotics in their fat (they metabolize it differently) and so when you eat it, you get whatever they have been given, which is what gives people stomach aches, etc.  I can’t vouch for the validity of that claim, but I can say that local pork has solved the problem for me (so I find it ironic that the promotion is healthy eating….with meat full of antibiotics…..:) )

      • Anonymous

        I’m pretty sure the National Pork Board sponsoring this is doing so for the benefit of all the factory farmers who treat their animals horribly, pump them full of drugs that are illegal even in China, and pass the savings on to us!  I agree with you, I have not cut out meat completely but I find myself eating a lot of local and organic.  Even if you don’t care about the animals, if you can afford it (I know many can’t) then avoiding stuff like the factory farmed animals helps a lot with digestion etc.  Until I can afford to do that all the time, pork is one I don’t get from places like Kroger (it’s bad half the time anyway, one whiff of spoiled pork loin is enough to put me off meat for weeks!)

        • Mjsbassett

          It is indeed expensive.  I have found purchasing whole/half animals to be a cheaper way to go.  Every year we purchase half a cow (spend about $1000) and we don’t buy beef all year.  It works out to be a little over $4 a pound.  Which sounds like a lot, until you realize thats ground beeo, porterbouses, roasts, brisket….everything!

          • Mjsbassett

            sorry about the misspelling- my computer is acting strangely…

    • Tigger03815236

      YAAY! Can’t wait for the news to come…

    • CouponLoide

      The “next” button under “latest articles” is still not working! Please fix it! :)

      • Keepitreal

        How bout you calm down just a bit.

        • Speakingtruth

          The Next button is working, maybe your just to incompetent to use this website.

    • grits423

      I LOVE pork tenderloin and I LOVE Publix, but I did not see pork tenderloin on the sale list this week.  Is it going on sale NEXT week?

      • Ruth

        The sale is going on now. In the top right hand corner of page 3 in the Sunday Publix flyer. We also had the $2 off Publix coupons at the Apron station–hurry to use them though they expire on 2/2. The tenderloin I bought was $10, minus the $2 off so $8 for two pounds of delicious pork, which I baked with those honey potatoes that were BOGO last week. I am going to get two more for the freezer.

        • kk

          ty ty  now i know what i am making for dinner
          bought those potatoes too thx

    • Jessica

      My Publix had coupons at the desk where they prepare instore meals for you to try.  They are store Q’s for $2.00 off Publix brand pork tenderloin. (exp2-2-12)

      • Mahrobertson763

        My Publix in Canto GA has the coupons too. Great find.

    • JenneyG

      Pork tenderloin is $4.99 a pound at publix and I just don’t think that’s a good sale price. They go on sale for $2.99 a pound at kroger regularly. If publix can drop their price on meat then I don’t ever have to go to kroger any more…

      • Ruth

        Pork tenderloin is the best part of a pork loin–thus the difference in price. The tenderloin is contained within the loin–a tenderloin is long and thin (compared to the whole loin)–it often comes in a 2-3 pound prepackaged size while a pork loin is larger, cheaper and takes longer to cook.
        Hope that helps when you compare competitor prices.

      • Ruth

        Pork tenderloin is the best part of a pork loin–thus the difference in price. The tenderloin is contained within the loin–a tenderloin is long and thin (compared to the whole loin)–it often comes in a 2-3 pound prepackaged size while a pork loin is larger, cheaper and takes longer to cook.
        Hope that helps when you compare competitor prices.

      • Ruth

        Pork tenderloin is the best part of a pork loin–thus the difference in price. The tenderloin is contained within the loin–a tenderloin is long and thin (compared to the whole loin)–it often comes in a 2-3 pound prepackaged size while a pork loin is larger, cheaper per lb. and takes longer to cook.
        Hope that helps when you compare competitor prices.

        • JenneyG

          I know exactly what the tenderloin is, what I’m saying is that they go on sale at kroger for $2.99 a pound often. So why pay $4.99 at publix.

          • Carrie

            I am pretty certain the pork tenderloin at Kroger is injected with 12% of some solution.  You might want to factor that in as well.

        • SchoonCR

          The whole loin you can sometimes get for $2.50lb.  Tenderloin, on sale at Kroger, is usually $2.99 per lb at least once every 6-8 weeks.

      • rose

        Yes, I agree…I go to W.D. to get my meat.  If they did lower their prices, I would just have to stick to Publix as well!

    • SchoonCR

      Keep an eye on the prices!  $2 off the porkloin, is still leaving it at around $4+  per pound, which is not a good price for pork.

      • ya, they are super cheap when on sale at Kroger. That and chicken are the only two meats I will buy at Kroger!!!

    • Mom_4_Him

      My 10yo and I were at Publix yesterday, and the were serving a pork flatbread in the Apron cooking station.  My son loved it- and he is my plain and extremely picky child!!!! 

      Honestly, I don’t eat pork; however my family still does, and I will prepare it for them.. 

      • I tried that too and it was yummy loved the keylime yogurt dip.

    • Totally off topic – I use Chrome and I haven’t been able to use the “next” button to see the previous topics posted on this site. Is it me??

      • Lilkentchica

        I am having the same issue. It just started happening this past week for me. I use Chrome and cannot make “next” button in the topics work.

      • Anonymous

        Same here. Can use bottom buttons though.

    • Lunacomm

      Ft Myers News Press has a $5 off $30  publix coupon, it was in the local section I think.

      • Vfreeland

        Where at?

      • kk

        love to get a copy
        how would I do that am up in jacksonville/?
        help

    • Sari1026

      The best price I have  found on pork tenderloin was at Sam’s. usually aroun $2/lb.

      • Susan W

        FYI, you may be referring to the pork loin, which I have on my “Buy” price at $2/lb.  Pork Tenderloin, however, is usually about double that, even at the big box stores…my Publix ad has the pork tenderloin listed at $4.99/lb, which isn’t competitive to Costco in my area, where I can get it every day for $3.99/lb.

    • sarah

      AND there is a $2 off Publix pork product on the counter where they do the cooking/meal demonstrations. The lady gave me two and I got an even lower price on the tenderloins. Yeah! 

      • Thanks for the heads up on the coupon.I got mine today.