What Are the Healthiest Recipes for Baking Pork Chops?

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They call pork the "other white meat" for good reason. Some doctors recommend pork as an alternative to beef, so when you’re trying to minimize the amount of red meat you consume each week, pork chops are a versatile meat choice that makes a perfect addition to a healthy eating plan for your entire family. Pork is leaner than beef — particularly if you trim off excess fat — but still high in protein, which helps build strong, healthy muscle.

If you're following a low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet, pork chops don’t have any carbs unless you add other carb-heavy ingredients to your recipes. They are also high in zinc, an important mineral for building a strong immune system and maintaining healthy vision. Other essential nutrients include vitamin B-6, selenium, iron, niacin and thiamin. Ready to get your healthy diet on track with some of these tasty baked pork chop recipes? Let’s get started!