Honey-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

This is a #HelloFresh meal delivery review of the Honey-Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans. HelloFresh provided a Meal Delivery Box containing three meals to me free of charge. This post is therefore #sponsored. As always, all opinions in my reviews are mine and I if love it or hate it, I’ll let you know.

This is such a simple, classic meal – meat, starch, veg – and it reminds me of the meals I would have growing up so this plate brought big flavor and down-home comfort.

Now, I had never cooked a pork loin prior to making this dish and while it was oh-so-gross (I’m one of those “ewwww raw meat don’t make me touch it” people) it was also oh-so-delicious and the final verdict was: the gross-factor of handling raw proteins is sometimes worth it!

But it will always be better when I can get hubs to do this part!

If you’ve seen my previous reviews, you may have noticed I have an issue with timing these meals and sometimes mess up the measuring.  I’m not only making the meal but also trying to video and take some photos as I go which throws the proverbial wrench into the timing-and-measuring machine. But this one is the first one that I mastered the timing with and didn’t mess up a single measure! I was so excited!!

The only difference between the instructions and my reality was that I let the pork cook for an additional five minutes for it to come up to food-safety temp. Unfortunately, the spices were past their prime when I got around to this recipe as it was the last one I made. I simply subbed out the fresh thyme for dried Italian seasoning.

Pork Tenderloin

Nutritionally, this dish comes in at 590 calories, 56 grams carbs, 41 grams protein, and 8 grams of saturated fats. I tend to stick to lower-carb dinners and try to keep my daily saturated fats under 12 grams so this meal was a little much for a dinner for me. But, quick fix was using less oil in the recipe and saving some sweet potato to go with tomorrow’s breakfast omelet (win!). In the plus column is 8 grams of fiber, no trans fat, and more than half the plate is colorful vegetables which is a great, easy way to gauge the nutrition quality of a meal.

What would I change?

I typically reduce the oil and salt in the recipes. In this dish: I did not use oil for roasting the potato or green beans but kept the butter for the glaze (because butter = delicious!). I also did not salt the meat prior to searing and found I had to add some at the table.

What did I love? 

The glaze – oh my goodness – the glaze is divine!

This is not only a gorgeous meal but also a very generous serving and – finally – I got enough vegetables on my dinner plate to satisfy my veggie-lovin appetite!

Things I learned?

I can conquer the ick of working with raw meat!!! And pork loin is something I will be adding into my meal rotation.

Roasted green beans are so good! I have never roasted them before!

HelloFresh provided a Meal Delivery Box containing three meals to me free of charge. This post is therefore #sponsored. As always, all opinions in my reviews are mine and I if love it or hate it, I’ll let you know.

 

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