A Healthy Christmas Recipe from TDF - Herb-Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Dec 18, 2012
Posted by: Ben

A Healthy Christmas Recipe from TDF

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Christmas is the traditional time of gluttony but here at TDF we don’t think that should mean that you completely give up on healthy food. After all – a feast of food doesn’t have to be unhealthy.

Over the next few days, we will be looking at some wonderful healthy meals from around the world.

Today’s example came from which is a great source of recipes for healthy food in general not just for diabetics.

Herb-Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Yield: Makes 1 Tenderloin (4 Servings)

Serving size: About 3-1/2 ounces sliced tenderloin


  • 1 whole pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, or 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, or 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare a shallow roasting pan and rack with non-stick pan spray.

Brush the tenderloin with the mustard. Combine the herbs; pat them evenly onto the tenderloin and sprinkle with pepper.

Place the pork on the rack in the roasting pan, set it in the oven, and immediately reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Roast until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the tenderloin registers 145 degrees F., about 25 minutes (depending on the size of the tenderloin). Remove the pork from the oven and let rest 5 minutes. Carve in 1/2-inch slices and serve with the pan juices.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

Calories:              141

Protein:               24 g

Sodium:               96 mg

Cholesterol:       66 mg

Fat:        4 g

Carbohydrates: 0 g

Exchanges:         4 Very Lean Meat


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