Skillet Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes & Greek Slaw – “Whole30 Fast & Easy”

This was a delicious meal! And easy to put together too! I have really liked everything I have made from the “Whole30 Fast and Easy” cookbook, so it would probably be a good buy for anyone wanting to clean up their meals in a simple way.

I really liked the unique flavors in this recipe, it was something just a little different than our normal routine! You know, so often when I make recipes from their website or books, it never seems to me like I’m missing out on certain foods. I just feel like I’m eating  a tasty, satiating meal.

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Ingredients:

  • For the sweet potatoes… (these would be good for breakfast too!)
    • 1 sweet potato
    • coconut oil
    • sea salt
    • black pepper
  • For the simple greek slaw…
    • shredded cabbage and carrot coleslaw bag mix
    • 1/3 cup fresh parsley
    • 2 tbsp. pine nuts (I actually omitted these)
    • sea salt (my addition)
    • 1/3 cup Lemon garlic dressing (I used Tessamae’s dressing here but they also have a Whole30 recipe for it if you wanted to make your own.)
      • I’m also thinking you could make your own version of this…some olive oil, garlic powder maybe or real garlic…lemon juice, mustard or ground mustard, sea salt and pepper. If I make some next time, I will adjust the post here!
  • For the pork chops…
    • 4 boneless pork loin chops (I bought the ones thinly sliced)
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tbsp. olive oil
    • 2/3 cup almond or coconut flour (I used coconut to give it a sweeter taste)
    • 1 tsp. ground sage
    • 1 tsp. paprika
    • 1/2 tsp. ground mustard
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
    • 2 tbsp. coconut oil

What to do:

  1. I like to remove the skin from my sweet potatoes for something like this, so I skinned and chopped the potato into wedge like slices.
  2. Add your coconut oil to the pan and fry the potato wedges, turning them once they start to get brown. Add salt and pepper. (Cooking on a lower heat will keep them from getting too brown. The book also recommended keeping them warm in the oven set on 200 degrees. We found that the potatoes cool off really quickly so I will definitely be doing that next time!)
  3. For the slaw, toss the coleslaw mix in a bowl with the parsley, pine nuts if you like those, dressing and sea salt. Done!
  4. For the pork chops, you will need a couple of little bowls. Crack the egg into one with the olive oil and whisk. In the other bowl, put the almond or coconut flour (I used a mixture of both), sage, paprika, ground mustard, salt and black pepper.fullsizeoutput_1b5a
  5. The recipe has you using a meat pounder to tenderize the meat, but since I purchased thinner slices of pork I just skipped this step. They were still pretty tender.
  6. Heat a few tsp. of coconut oil in a skillet on the stove. Dip each piece of meat into the egg, and then the flour mixture, (let the excess drip off) and then place into the skillet to fry.
  7. Heat each side for a few (4-6)  minutes until the sides are lightly browned and the inside is done.
  8. Serve together and enjoy!

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Catching Up With the Campbells – Spring 2018

I’ve been trying to get back into posting more lately now that things seem to be smoothing out a bit with our newest little guy. I feel like the newborn haze is lifting a little, even though I’m just still dog tired hah! #whydontmychildrensleep

I’m always on the fence about sharing parts of our lives online, and wanting to keep family and friends updated but then also craving privacy and peace as well. It’s all a balancing act, right? So what have we been up to this year so far…

The beginning of the year we were sick the whole month of January, and then the end of my pregnancy ended up being kind of miserable, so we headed down to Houston to be closer to my doctor since things started progressing a lot sooner than anticipated.

I felt horrible but was determined to get pictures of our family of four before it became five, so we were able to carve out a few minutes to take beautiful maternity pictures with my sister! She seriously is a magician…I think we were just a few yards from our car and standing in a random field, but she makes it all look like so much more than that. She is just so talented!

In February and March, we had lots and lots of doctor appointments, some of which turned into lunch dates with my baby daddy. 😉

We spent our time playing with friends, taking sweet snuggly naps, eating doughnuts and taking lots of walks around my in-law’s neighborhood!

We celebrated Jacob’s 33rd birthday!

We spent some time playing at the park!

Played with some legos and got ready for Easter! Jackson kept asking me if his baby brother would be born before Easier and I just kept saying, “oh I hope so!”…(Jenson was due March 27, and Easter this year was on April 1. AHH)

And finally it was baby time!!! After lots of days waiting, crying to anyone and everyone about how thankful/miserable/worried/scared I was, and wondering when/if he would finally come, Jenson finally decided he was ready to come out! (I’m still working on his birth story post, so more to come on that soon!) Mr. Jenson Joel showed up on a Sunday morning just right in time for worship services hah! After a long, hard and crazy intense night, he made his way into this world. This is certainly a day I will never forget.

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You better believe I celebrated with a BIG stack of pancakes. After nine months of checking my blood sugars and gestational diabetes, and hours of labor without pain meds (AHH), I celebrated with pancakes for lunch and French toast for dinner. #givemeallthecarbs I was SO hungry this day!

Campbell party of five! I shared this photo on Instagram and wrote that “the Lord has left me strongly defended and fiercely protected” with all of these precious men in my life. I am so honored to be able to be a steward of their little souls, one day sending them off to be fathers of their own homes.

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What a sweet day, going HOME after a two night stay!! This ended up being his due date!

We’ve had lots of snuggly days around here, just getting to know our newest little man…

We had some more doctor appointments, and found out Jenson had a pretty bad case of reflux. It explained a lot of our screams days and sleepless nights, this poor baby just never wanted us to lay him down. 😦

We had lots of firsts…first baths, first walks, first Solly Baby wraps…

We celebrated Easter at our house…Jude was still adjusting to a new baby being on the scene.

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We have just been spending the days adjusting to being a family of five and recovering.

We even squeezed in a quick lunch out!!

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I feel like these months were so crazy, so exhausted, so emotional, but so precious and sweet. Thanks for stopping by!

Here are some of my other Catching up with the Campbells posts!

Catching Up With the Campbells: Holiday Style 2017

Catching Up with the Campbells: Life update – Moving to College Station Pt. 1

Catching Up with the Campbells: Life Update – Moving to College Station Pt. 2

Catching Up With the Campbells!