My Weight Loss Progress

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Verde Pork

I made this recipe up a few weeks ago and it is super easy and really good.  I shared it with my two nieces and they liked it too.

Verde Pork

  • 1 2.5-3.5 Lb Pork Roast (I use Pork Loin and trim off any fat)
  • 1/2 finely chopped fresh onion or 2 TBSP dry onion
  • 1 medium-large can of green enchilada sauce
  • 2 small cans of diced green chiles
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chile powder
  • avocado, sour cream, cilantro (optional garnish)

Put your roast & onions in the crock pot with about a half cup of water or chicken broth.  Let it cook on high for about 3-4 hours.  Drain off any liquid (I use a turkey baster to suck it all out but if you don't have one you can ladle it out).  Mix all of your other ingredients together and poor on top of the roast.  Let it cook for another hour (maybe more depending on size of roast and your croc-pot).  Shred the roast and serve with soft taco size tortillas.  It may be a little soupy but that is okay.  Just serve with a slotted spoon, it will ensure that the meat doesn't get dry.  Garnish with light sour cream, avocado and fresh cilantro.

**Tip: If you are in a hurry, cut your roast in half or in quarters.  It will help it cook faster and you are going to shred it any way.  I shred mine by putting it in my kitchen aid mixer with the metal paddle.  It shreds pork and chicken very easily.

Weekly Weigh In: May 29

Here it is, sorry I am a day late.  We were out of town for Memorial Weekend.  A small loss, about 1.5 pounds.  I am happy and sad about it.  I was 181 on Friday but then by Monday I had gained some of my losses back.  I guess that is what a long holiday weekend of camping can do for you.  It is kind of hard to cook super healthy on the fire grill.  I could have done better but I was tempted with lots of treats.  

We did do lots of walking though.  We walked around our campground a ton of times with the kids and we did a short little one mile hike to the top of look rock.  We stayed in the Smokies on the Foothills Parkway.  The kids had so much fun.  Hudson cried when we left.  He made some good friends in the campground and luckily they live close.  Hopefully we will see them again.  

This week is a week of no excuses.  I have literally nothing to distract me.  I don't have any CPR that I am teaching.  I have some classes but other people are teaching.  Tomorrow we are going to Splash Country but I am going to pack us a cooler and eat from that.  Thursday is our weekly Zumba and Splash.  There are about five of us girls that zumba together and then go to a friend's house to swim with our kids.  It is so much fun!  Friday and the weekend are totally free.  

Hudson is doing so good swimming.  He was even swimming in the deep end last week, jumping off the diving board and swimming to the side.  I want to ensure that he is a GOOD swimmer.  He is starting 6 more private swimming lessons today.  They are at the gym every Tues & Thurs, so I will already be at the gym those days.  He did 6 group lessons and really did well so I think after these 6 private lessons, he will be good to go for this year.  Maybe next year he can take some more just to perfect his strokes :)

I actually did really good meal planning this week and have all the groceries to make 6 yummy, healthy dinners.  I'll try to post the recipes.  

Goal for this week:  To be in the 180's...even if it is 189.9