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Healthy Foil-Pack Recipes: Peachy BBQ Pork, Apple-Pear Crumble

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Cooking food in a foil pack is one of our favorite recipe hacks. You get juicy, flavor-packed deliciousness, and cleanup couldn't be easier. We've got two new recipes, ready to wrap up: one for dinner and one for dessert!

 
 
Hungry Girl's Peachy BBQ Pork
Peachy BBQ Pork

1/2 of recipe (about 1 cup): 239 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 680mg sodium, 27.5g carbs, 2g fiber, 20g sugars, 24.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6* -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Pork and fruit get along great, and this sweet 'n savory pack is a perfect example. Grab your favorite BBQ sauce, and get to it...

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

Ingredients:
1/4 cup BBQ sauce with 45 calories or less per 2-tbsp. serving
1 tbsp. sweet Asian chili sauce
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
Dash cayenne pepper
8 oz. raw pork tenderloin, trimmed of excess fat, sliced into 1-inch-thick pieces
1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper
1 cup peaches cut into 1-inch chunks (fresh or thawed from frozen)
1/2 cup onion cut into 1-inch chunks

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine BBQ sauce, chili sauce, cornstarch, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Mix thoroughly. Season sliced pork with salt and pepper, and add to the bowl. Add peaches and onion, and stir to coat.

Distribute mixture onto the center of the foil. Cover with another large piece of foil. Fold together and seal all four edges of the foil pieces, forming a well-sealed packet.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until pork is cooked through and onion is soft.  

Cut packet to release steam before opening entirely.

MAKES 2 SERVINGS 

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Apple-Pear Crumble
Apple-Pear Crumble

1/2 of recipe (about 1 cup): 188 calories, 3.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 48mg sodium, 39g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 21g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5* -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Dessert in a foil pack? For realsies!

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
1 cup chopped pear
1 cup chopped apple
1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed), or HG Alternative
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1 tbsp. whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray.

In a medium bowl, mix pear with apple. Add cornstarch, 1 tbsp. brown sugar, and 1/8 tsp. cinnamon. Stir until evenly coated.

In another medium bowl, combine oats, flour, remaining 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar, and remaining 1/8 tsp. cinnamon. Add butter, and stir until well mixed and crumbly.

Distribute fruit mixture onto the center of the foil. Evenly top with oat mixture.

Place another large piece of foil over the fruit. Fold together and seal all four edges of the two foil pieces, forming a well-sealed packet.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until topping has lightly browned and fruit has softened.

Cut packet to release steam before opening entirely.

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

HG Alternative: If you like, use Truvia Brown Sugar Blend in place of the brown sugar. Just use half the amount: 1/2 tbsp. in the fruit mixture and 3/4 tsp. in the oats mixture. Then each serving will have 174 calories, 37g carbs, and 17g sugars (PointsPlus® value 5*).

 
 
 
 

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® trademark.

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