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How Can Something Healthy Taste Good Too?

With the holidays fast approaching, I’d like to share a couple of healthy recipes. Each is a southern favorite, and these versions are healthy too. I got them several years ago from Southern Living magazine and one in particular is now a Thanksgiving tradition with my family.

Fried Pork Chops With Cream Gravy
8 Servings | Prep: 5 Minutes | Cook: 15 Minutes

Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon pepper
8 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut pork chops
1 cup nonfat buttermilk
Vegetable cooking spray
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup fat-free milk
¼ teaspoon salt
Garnish: coarse ground pepper

Directions
Reserve 2 tablespoons flour, and set aside. Place remaining flour in a shallow dish. Combine Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, and pepper. Rub pork chops evenly on both sides with seasoning mixture. Dip pork in buttermilk; dredge in flour. Lightly coat both sides of pork with cooking spray. Cook pork, in batches, in hot oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high

Sweet Potato Casserole
6 servings | Prep: 15 minutes | Bake: 30 minutes

Ingredients
3 medium-size sweet potatoes or 2 (14 ½ ounce) cans mashed sweet potatoes may be substituted
½ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
¼ cup egg substitute
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¼ teaspoon salt
Vegetable cooking spray
Garnish: 2 tablespoons diced pecans

Directions
Microwave potatoes 1 inch apart on paper towels at HIGH for 12 minutes or until done, turning and rearranging after 5 minutes; cool, peel, and mash. Stir together potatoes and next 7 ingredients; spoon into a shallow 2-quart casserole pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Garnish, if desired.

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