Crock Post Balsamic Pulled Pork and Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes…

14 Jun

So I recently discovered a new website:  I was talking with some friends about low-fat unique websites for recipes and that one was recommend. We have made lightened up Shepherd’s Pie and Turkey Burger Casserole that were super delicious!  I can’t wait to post those recipes, but this weekend we made a pulled pork and skinny garlic mashed potatoes.  The pulled pork had a lot of spice. We think it would be super amazing on tacos, so I’m sure that will be a future meal for us.  I love these recipes as they always make a ton of extra food for left overs.

Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast from

  • 2 pound boneless pork shoulder roast (sirloin roast)
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Season the pork with salt, garlic powder and red pepper flakes and place it into the slow cooker.
  • Mix together the broth and vinegar and pour it over the pork, then pour the honey over.
  • Set the timer for 4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low.
  • Once the pork is cooked and tender (it should shred easily with a fork), remove from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish.
  • Break apart lightly with two forks and put back into the slow cooker and ladle 1/2 cup sauce over the pork and keep warm until ready to eat.

Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes from

  • 2 lbs (4 medium) yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 1/4 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1 tbsp light butter
  • kosher salt to taste
  • dash of fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs of choice: parsley, thyme, tarragon


  • Put potatoes and garlic in a large pot with salt and enough water to cover.
  • Bring to a boil.
  •  Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Drain and return potatoes and garlic to pan.
  • Add sour cream and remaining ingredients.
  • Using a masher, mash until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Both recipes around 3/4 cup for each have around 200 calories per serving. Super delicious and healthy!

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