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Heart-Healthy Pork Chops Parmesan

Devin Alexander Presents Low-Fat, High-Flavor Recipes

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Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Devin Alexander understands the value of cooking healthy meals. The world-famous chef lost 55 pounds and has kept it off for 12 years.

On Tuesday, Alexander showed "Good Morning America" how to prepare healthy Pork Chops Parmesan accompanied by an artichoke and spinach dip that will thrill your taste buds without threatening your waistline.

You can find those recipes, which are from the American Heart Association's new cookbook called "No-Fad Diet," below.


  • vegetable oil spray
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • egg substitute equivalent to 1 egg (or 1 large egg, lightly beaten)
  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley (or 1 tablespoon dried, crumbled)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded or grated
  • 10 medium to large fresh basil leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried, crumbled)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves (or 1/2 teaspoon dried, crumbled)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves (or 1/2 teaspoon dried, crumbled)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless center-cut pork chops (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray an 8-inch-square baking pan with vegetable oil spray.

    Put the flour and egg substitute in two separate shallow bowls.

    In a food processor, process the remaining ingredients except the pork chops until the bread is chopped into crumbs and the herbs are coarsely chopped. Put the mixture into a third shallow bowl.

    Set the bowls with the flour, egg substitute, and bread-crumb mixture and the baking pan in a row, assembly-line fashion. Coat a pork chop with the flour, shaking off the excess. Coat it with the egg substitute, then with the bread crumb mixture. Place in the baking pan. Repeat with the remaining pork chops. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the pork is no longer pink in the center.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: egg substitute, basil, thyme, oregano

    Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course

    More Info: Low Fat, Heart Healthy

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