This recipe for Vegetable & Lemon Pork Traybake is a quick and easy meal to prepare and tastes absolutely delicious. Plus, it is Slimming World Friendly making it perfect if you are Food Optimising!
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I’m a big fan of recipes that can be cooked in one-pan for many reasons – the number one being less clearing up!
Being able to toss a bunch of ingredients into/onto a roasting tin; baking tray; sheet pan; skillet; cooking pot; casserole dish; dutch oven; instant pot; slow cooker (delete as appropriate!) and leaving it to do its thing is the easiest way of cooking!
Especially if you are pressed for time or under stress and need to get dinner on the go and on the table with minimum effort.
This pork traybake is so simple to make – you literally chop the veggies and toss them into the baking tray with some cubed pork, then add some seasoning and lemon juice.
Throw the pan in the oven and forget about it while you go and do something else!
It’s the kind of recipe that can easily be customised with different vegetables and you could use chicken instead of pork if you prefer.
Remember if you are Food Optimising to remove the skin from the chicken so that it is FREE!
This recipe for vegetable and lemon pork traybake serves 4 and is FREE when Food Optimising.
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- I used ready-cubed pork in this recipe, but you could use pork chops or pork loin and cut into cubes. Make sure to remove any visible fat if you are on Slimming World!
- This is the kind of traybake recipe that you can adapt quite easily using a variety of different vegetables, and herbs and spices.
- Most sturdy vegetables roast well including broccoli, red onion, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, carrots, fennel, eggplant/aubergine, kale, peppers, squash, and many others.
- This dish is cooked with a method of roasting and steaming which helps to keep the pork nice and moist and also helps to cook the vegetables too.
- With all the veggies you need in one dish, there is no need for sides – but if you want more vegetables, a green salad would pair great with this pork traybake.
- Low-calorie cooking spray
- 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, deseeded, and cut into chunks
- 4 red onions, peeled and quartered
- 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
- 400g/14oz new potatoes, quartered
- 1 lemon, cut into thin wedges
- 500g/1lb lean pork cubes, visible fat removed
- 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves picked
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked
- 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 1 chicken stock cube crumbled into
- 150ml/⅔ cup hot water
- Preheat oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7 and spray a large ovenproof dish with cooking spray.
- Place the butternut squash, red onions, carrots, potatoes, lemon wedges, and pork into the dish and spray with a little more cooking spray.
- Sprinkle over the fresh rosemary and thyme leaves, sliced garlic, and season well with salt and pepper.
- Toss to combine and spread in an even layer in the dish.
- Add the lemon juice and zest and add the chicken stock cube and hot water.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until the vegetables are tender and the pork is cooked through, turning during cooking.
Slimming World Syns per serving: FREE when Food Optimising.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 532Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 7gSugar: 17gProtein: 40g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes.
About Slimming World
Slimming World’s Food Optimising plan is a healthy, flexible approach, based on everyday foods, to help people lose weight without ever going hungry. It’s a practical, family-friendly plan that fits easily into everyday life and doesn’t require complex weighing and measuring or obsessive calorie counting. – Slimming World
Disclosure: I am not affiliated with Slimming World in any way other than being a member and following their Food Optimising plan. If you are reading this blog post or printing this recipe the chances are you already follow SW and know all the ins-and-outs of how it works. Please check with your consultant, in your member pack, or online at Slimming World’s website for full and up-to-date details about the plan as it may be updated from time to time in line with the latest nutritional information. I am not a doctor or dietician, or providing medical advice and hold no responsibility for the complete accuracy of calorie counts and nutritional information. And where applicable, Syns in Slimming World friendly recipes. I advise you to check your own resources if you are using recipes to lose weight. All weight-loss programs should be followed on advice from a doctor.