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Healthy Honey Garlic Pork Chops

It is a snow day here in Connecticut. The snow has been falling since early this morning and we are snowed in for the day. I am keeping on track with my food choices by keeping myself busy with blog updating and finding new recipes to make. It has been so cold here that I could totally hibernate for the rest of the winter. Alas, I cannot choose that option so making a plan and sticking to it is where I am at. My plan for today includes:

Breakfast: Protein Shake with 2 tbsp of PB Fit and 1/2 Frozen Banana

Snack 1: Cottage Cheese

Lunch: Coconut Chicken Curry Soup

Snack 2: Almonds and Granny Smith Apple

Dinner: Instant Pot Carnitas 

Plus lots of water and a little bit of coffee 🙂

I finally ripped off the band-aid today and got on the scale. My holiday eating fest caught up with me and the results are not pretty. It is exactly what I needed to see to get back to my goals and healthy food choices that work for my body. I resumed normal eating habits on Tuesday and I am feeling the withdrawal effects of detoxing from my holiday sugar intake. Thank goodness for Keto Lemonade to take the edge off and keep me from diving right back into the cookie jar. I also have been using my journal to keep track of my food and water intake. Tracking and having food on hand that goes with my plan (currently a mix of low carb Whole 30 like food) is what really helped me last year in losing 30 pounds. I am hoping for the same or better results this year!

Over the last few weeks, I have been able to create some great tasting dishes. I have used my time off to make dinners that take me a little more time in the kitchen. This recipe was inspired by pork chops being on sale last week. I usually plan my menu around what proteins are on sale. Although this recipe has a few steps, the end result is delicious. While the pork chops were cooking I roasted broccoli to make for a perfectly balanced dinner.  

Serves 6

Honey Garlic Pork Chops

Pork Chops are a quick protein for a delicious dinner. This sweet glaze makes it kid friendly and family approved.

20Prep Time

40Cook Time

60Total Time

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    Pork Chop Ingredients6 boneless lean pork chops (not too thick)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 Tbs water
  • 1 cup flour (can substitute gluten free or almond flour)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Olive oil for frying chops
  • Cooking Spray as needed
  • Glaze Ingredients1 honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (Can use brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos (Can use soy sauce)
  • 2 Tbs chopped garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk the egg, egg whites, and water together in a shallow dish.
  3. Mix the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in another shallow dish.
  4. Dip the chops in the flour, then in the egg mixture, then back in the flour mixture again,
  5. Heat oil in large skillet on medium high. Be sure oil gets hot.
  6. Shake excess flour and place in a pan with heated oil. Turn on medium for this step so the chops don't burn.
  7. Cook for about 6 minutes on each side. Try to only turn a few times or breading will come off. I found spraying the tops of pork chops with olive oil cooking spray helped prevent burning.
  8. Remove chops from the pan and place them into a large baking dish.
  9. While chops are sauteing, gather glaze ingredients together.
  10. To make glaze: whisk the honey, coconut sugar, coconut aminos, and garlic together. Add whisked ingredients into a small sauce pan over low heat. Bring to a boil then reduce to low and simmer for about 5 minutes. Whisk occasionally. Watch glaze carefully because it will burn quickly if you are not careful.
  11. Pour 1/2 the glaze over the pork chops. Flip them over and pour the other 1/2 over the other side. place uncovered in the oven for about 20-25 minutes. This helps the glaze set and makes sure the pork chops cook all the way through.
  12. Remove from oven and enjoy with a side of veggies.


Chicken breast could also be substituted in for the pork chops. Nutrition Information: 342 Calories, 13 g fat, 50 g carb, 2 g Dietary Fiber, 36 g of sugar, and 10 g of protein


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  • Jenna
    January 4, 2018 at 6:57 pm Yummm. I have been looking for a new porkchop recipe. Can't wait to try this one!
  • Destany
    January 4, 2018 at 11:32 pm Yum!! This is definitely a dish both my husband and I would enjoy! Our son is so picky, we don't even try to make things for him anymore :) But he always has to try it!
  • Lena
    January 5, 2018 at 7:04 am As much as I like christmas and all the good food, it's always great to start fresh & clean in january! Your dish looks really delicious - especially because I'm a big broccoli fan :)
  • Joline
    January 5, 2018 at 8:41 am I definitely over did it with the sugar during the holidays too. Gotta get back into our normal "healthier" routine as well. These pork chops look good! Perfect for a weeknight meal.
  • Sylvie Anne Hanes
    January 5, 2018 at 8:42 am ohh this looks delicious. I like that you suggested gluten free flour - not all recipes work well with gluten free. I also like that chicken can be done the same way! Thanks for sharing, and stay warm! (I'm in Canada, it's -35 with the windchill today...)
  • Shell
    January 5, 2018 at 9:11 am Ok.... so now I know what I’m making for dinner tonight... This recipe looks absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try it out!!!
  • Ashley
    January 5, 2018 at 9:50 am Yum! I am always looking for new healthy recipes to try it. Looks good!
  • Marjie Mare
    January 5, 2018 at 1:07 pm This is the most beautiful pork I've ever seen. I always say honey makes everything better. I will give this a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing.
  • Stephanie
    January 5, 2018 at 2:09 pm I love pork but have very few recipes for it. This looks delicious and like something my whole family would enjoy.
  • Robyn
    January 5, 2018 at 4:19 pm These look so delicious. I will have to use this recipe the next time I have pork chops.
  • Rose
    January 5, 2018 at 5:13 pm These look good I cook porkchops but don't really change it up with more flavors. I think my family will like these.
  • Tonya
    January 5, 2018 at 5:56 pm UGH HONEY GARLIC is one of my favorite combos!!! This looks absolutely delicious!! I havent had porkchops in forever, too!
  • Danielle Faith
    January 5, 2018 at 8:41 pm Oh yum. My boyfriend would be all over this recipe. It looks so good.
  • Jazmin Williams
    January 7, 2018 at 12:14 am Oh now this is something I can definitely see my stepdad loving! We're all on a big health kick in the family so I know he'd love these.
  • Jake
    January 9, 2018 at 10:20 am Oh this pork chops looks so delicious! My husband will surely love it. He really loves pork.
    • momontherun
      January 10, 2018 at 10:37 am Let me know if you try them!
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