Today, I wanted to take a break from the training tips and share a great recipe that I’ve been using for months now—SLOW COOKER KALUA PORK. Pork is a great source of lean protein and is low in fat. This is a great option to break up the typical routine of chicken, fish or steak as a protein source. Trust me ladies, it doesn’t always have to be chicken and broccoli to help you get lean and ripped.
My clients love this recipe too. Not only does it give them a different healthy protein option, it makes a big portion. So, you can use it as leftovers for several meals. This recipe can be used as a main meal with vegetables like asparagus or Brussels sprouts and a starch like roasted sweet potatoes. You can also mix it up with egg whites for a high protein breakfast. With 25g of protein and 8g of fat per serving, this slow cooker pork is something you can enjoy for a number of meals and feel good about it.
My recommendation is to cook this on a Sunday night, so it’s ready to eat for Monday night and the rest of the week.
Slow Cooker Kalua Pork
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories 175 | Fat 8g | Carbs 0g | Protein 25g
5 pound Boston butt pork roast (I prefer bone-out)
1-1/2 tablespoons sea salt (or Hawaiian sea salt if you can find it)
5 peeled garlic cloves (optional)
3 bacon slices* (optional)
*Bacon is used to add flavor to the pork during the slow cooking process. This also provides a small amount of fat to the recipe. This can be omitted as a personal preference.
(Optional) Line the bottom of the slow cooker with strips of bacon.
Place the pork in the slow cooker.
Evenly salt the pork.
Tuck the garlic cloves into the pork roast.
Cook on low for 16 hours. Don’t add any liquid.
After 16 hours, take the pork out of the cooker and shred with a fork.
Make sure you don’t shred it inside the cooker, as the juices will make it too salty.
Be sure to leave a comment below if you are going to try this recipe & check back to let us know how you liked it.