Calories: 1589kcal (or 873kcal smaller portion)
Macros: 139g Protein, 122g Carb & 62g Fat
No two ways about it – this is a very much a treat night meal. It tastes so so good, is indulgent and satisfies you on so many levels. It’s good for you too with the Slow Cooked Lean Pork Shoulder, Egg, Broccolini, Spring Onions and Sweet Potato. However, it’s a high calorie meal for the volume, and it will take 6 hours in the slow cooker plus 30mins prep/cook time. We did leverage a packet sauce for the BBQ flavour and frozen Sweet Potato Fries for ease, but to be honest you could equally make this from scratch and hence be more in control of sauce richness and ingredient quality. Such a SUPER TASTY meal. Wow! Just park a bunch of your daily calories for dinner! 😋
This is a BIIIG plate. For a smaller portion, drop to half of the suggested BBQ Pulled Pork and associated ingredients (¼ of total pot) and half the Sweet Potato Fries. This is the portion size Michelle enjoys. This would save you 716 calories, without compromising on the flavours whatsoever.
6 Hour Pulled Pork To Share (½ ingredients used for above):
- Lean Pork Shoulder (fat cut off) – 1.5kg (1.7kg sold weight)
- Slow Cookers BBQ Pulled Pork (Schwartz) – 18g / whole pack
- Tomato Ketchup – 126ml
- Light Brown Sugar – 2x tablespoon
- White Wine Vinegar – 3x tablespoon
- Season to taste – Sea Salt & Black Pepper
Other Ingredients (as above):
- Sweet Potato Fries (frozen) – 312g
- Tenderstem Broccoli – 74g
- Butter – 5g
- Free Range Large Egg – 1x
- Rice Bran Oil – ½ x teaspoon
- Spring Onion – 2x medium
- Quality Pork is high in protein and essential vitamins, minerals, creatine and amino acid good for overall health. Lean pork, when trimmed of visible fat, is nutrient-dense and satisfying. Best to treat pork as a treat as there are more nutritious meats and it’s generally higher in calories.
- Sweet Potato offers a nice hit of vitamin A, C, Copper, K & B6, plus has a lower blood sugar response than white potato due to it’s high fibre content that slows the absorption of the carbs.
- Eggs are great source of protein and should be a staple for most active people, with egg yolk providing a nice hit of good cholesterol that helps with hormone production and cell energy. They contain calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc.
- Broccoli brings a good hit of vitamin K, vitamin C, folate (folic acid) and potassium, as well as being a great source of indigestible fibre that provide prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome.
- Grass Fed Butter is a great source healthy-fats that promote optimal health and hormone production.
- Spring Onions, nutritionally, have a combination of the benefits of onions and greens. They are an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C, and a very good source of vitamin A too. Moreover, they are a great sources of indigestible fibre (inulin) and have prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome.
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