This healthy pulled pork recipe is really easy to make in the slow cooker you will wonder why you haven’t made it before. All the family will love this as it is healthy and just as tasty as higher calorie options.
Making this for weight loss
If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count this as free or easily within your allowances, of course always check your plan for advice.
Slow Cooker Tips
Before you start to think about recipes like this BBQ pulled pork with your slow cooker here are a few tips that may help.
If you find your meal is a bit watery take the lid off the slow cooker and turn it up high for half an hour this can help evaporate some of the water.
Using Slow cooker liners can save washing up if you are making something that often sticks.
Remember that nothing evaporates so you may need less liquid than in other recipes eg on the hob.
Get the best size slow cooker for your family there are lots of great ones on Amazon with many under £30 for a good brand and good size!
Making healthy pulled pork in the oven
This recipe is just as easy to make in the oven using the adapted recipe below. If you don’t have a slow cooker or just prefer to make it in the oven then you will still get the same tasty healthy dish just made in the oven!
The easy way to pull your pork
I usually use a couple of forks to pull the pork apart but to be honest it is a bit frustrating as seems to take forever. You can buy claws to pull it with that I intend to buy and try out! I will keep you updated!
Adding vegetables to this healthy pulled pork
All my recipes include vegetables where possible but do feel free to add more as an accompaniment when you can, especially to one like this with minimal vegetables!
Always choose vegetables that you enjoy because otherwise you will begrudge eating them and are more likely to before long stop cooking them at all.
Why you need vegetables to lose weight
Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!
The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about the healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!
This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!
Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.
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A delicious easy recipe for BBQ pulled pork that can be made in the Oven if you prefer this to the Slow cooker version and enjoyed by everyone whether dieting or not.
Preheat the oven to 150°c.
Mix all other ingredients in a bowl and then pour on top of the pork and place the lid or foil on top.
Cook for 3.5 hours. If towards the end of cooking you see the sauce is quite runny and would prefer it to be thicker then remove the lid 30 minutes before serving and turn it up to 200°c.
Remove the meat from the dish and using forks pull it apart.
Keywords: healthy pulled pork, oven pulled pork
A delicious easy recipe for BBQ pulled pork that can be made in the slow cooker and enjoyed by everyone whether dieting or not.
Place the pork shoulder into the slow cooker.
Mix all other ingredients in a bowl and then pour on top of the pork and place the lid on the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 8 hours. If towards the end of cooking you see the sauce is quite runny and would prefer it to be thicker then remove the lid 30 minutes before serving and turn it up to high.
Remove the meat from the slow cooker and using forks pull it apart.
Keywords: pulled pork,
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