Who says you can't have takeout for meal prep? This Sweet & Sour Pork with Noodles has all the sticky sauce and flavor of the asian classic with a fraction of the fat and calories. Add veggies and brown rice noodles and you have a balanced meal prep option.
NOTES: If you don't eat pork, try chicken or tempeh in this recipe! You can also use rice instead of noodles if preferred. Keep in mind, we used a sweetener that's twice as sweet as sugar, so if you use one that measures like sugar you may need more.
Sweet & Sour Pork with Noodles
Makes 6 servings
2 lbs. lean pork loin, sliced
2 tsp. fresh garlic, minced
2 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
2 tbsp. less sodium soy sauce (or tamari sauce, coconut aminos)
1 tsp. baking soda (to tenderize)
1 tbsp. avocado oil (or other high heat oil)
3 cups bell pepper, chopped
1 cup green onion, chopped
2 cups pineapple chunks
6 oz. dry brown rice noodles, cooked according to package directions
2/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup calorie-free sweetener (we used one that's twice as sweet as sugar)
6 tbsp. ketchup
6 tbsp. pineapple juice
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Start by slicing pork into thin strips.
In a large bowl, combine pork with minced garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and baking soda to tenderize.
While pork marinades, chop up washed peppers and green onions and set aside.
Then, combine ingredients for sauce in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
Heat oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat.
Add pork strips in a single layer to pan, cooking 5 minutes on the first side, then 4 minutes on the second side. Repeat for as many batches as needed, setting pork aside in a clean bowl.
In the same skillet, stir fry vegetables for 3 minutes until crisp-tender and set aside.
Add pineapple to skillet along with sauce and reduce heat to medium-low.
Once sauce has thickened, return pork and vegetables to pan and stir to coat with sauce.
Cook rice noodles according to package directions, then divide evenly between six meal prep containers. Divide sweet and sour pork into six equal servings over top noodles.
Meal prep containers will keep in the fridge 4-5 days or in the freezer up to one month.
Calories (per serving of pork with noodles): 213kcal, Fat: 12.1g, Sat fat: 5.2g, Carbs: 16g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 12g, Sodium: 312mg