Publix Healthy Value Meal

My lemon (left) vs. traditional lemon (right)

I have a Ponderosa Lemon tree, and it has produced many lemons. Most people think they are a grapefruit because they are so large. I get 2/3 cup of juice from one lemon so I am always looking for lemon recipes. I was able to utilize lemon in two of the three recipes today. Scott really liked the Parmesan and lemon olive oil on the broccoli.




Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops
4 Center Cut Pork Loin Chops*
1 Tablespoon Honey
2 Tablespoons Sea Salt
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2-3 Teaspoons Crushed Garlic
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1, 6-inch Sprig of Rosemary (so easy to grow- even I don’t kill it!)
Sea Salt and Pepper

Brine the pork chops by placing the them in a bowl and filling with enough water to cover. Pour in salt and honey and gently stir. Let stand for at least an hour or up to several hours.
Remove from brine and discard brine. Sprinkle meat with a little salt and pepper. Mix together olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice and rub on chops. Pull the rosemary off the stem and place the leaves on the pork. Grill over medium heat for about 6-7 minutes a side (for 1″ thick cuts) or until a meat thermometer reads 145 degrees. Let rest several minutes before serving.


Broccoli with Parmesan and Lemon Olive Oil
1 Head Broccoli*
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 of a Lemon, juiced and zested
1 Tablespoon Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Teaspoon Crushed Garlic
Sea Salt and Pepper

Cut broccoli and steam to desired tenderness. Mix together lemon juice, the parmesan cheese, garlic, and the s&p (Parmesan cheese is naturally salty so go easy on the salt.).
Drizzle olive oil mixture over broccoli. Top with the zest of the lemon and serve.


Cinnamon Apples
5 large apples, peeled and sliced*
2 Tablespoons Smart Balance spread*
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
¼ cup Orange Juice*

Melt the butter spread over medium heat. Mix together the apple juice and cornstarch until dissolved. Place apples in a bowl and drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. Toss to coat the apples. Place the apples in the pan and allow them to cook for about 10 minutes, while stirring every few minutes or so. Add the cornstarch/juice mixture and
gently stir apples. Increase heat to medium-high and allow the apples to cook another 5 minutes while continuing to stir often. The cornstarch is a natural thickener so your apples will create a natural syrup.

*All these items are on sale this week at Publix.

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