Protein rich roast pork recipe to add to your healthy diet

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Roast pork contains high-quality proteins and minerals like iron and zinc. It also provides you with juicy meat with a crispy crust on the outside. Its moderate consumption adds to your healthy diet resulting in ample health benefits.  

Health benefits of Roast Pork

  • It is rich in amino acids essential to your muscle growth.  
  • It encourages carnosine formation vital for muscle functioning.  


  • 500g Boneless Shoulder of Pork, Fat wrapped around. 
  • 3 x white potatoes, cut into quarters or more if potatoes are large. 
  • 2 x carrots, 
  • 100g Snow snap peas, trimmed  
  • 100g Green Beans, trimmed 
  • 6 x Brussels sprouts. 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • ½ tbsp. sea salt.

Roast Pork Recipe 1


  1. Preheat oven to 250°C. 
  2. Score the skin at 1cm intervals, be careful not to cut into the meat. Then rub 1 tbsp oil and ½ tbsp salt onto the skin and into the cracks. 
  3. Place the pork on a wire rack inside a baking tray and cook for 40 mins or until the skin looks really brown and crackly. 
  4. Turn the heat down to 120°C and cook for a further 3 hours. 
  5. Par boil the potatoes, so that they are slightly soft about 5-10 mins. Drain the water out and shake the potatoes in the pan to allow the edges to go slightly fluffy. 
  6. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to the pan and make sure the potatoes are well covered. 
  7. Place in the oven when there is only 1 hour and a half left of cooking time for the pork. If they are not brown and crispy remove the pork and let it settle for 10 minutes whilst cooking the potatoes at 250°C for the last 10 minutes or until crispy. 
  8. Steam carrots and Brussel sprouts for 10 minutes then add the snow snap peas and green beans for the last 5 minutes. 
  9. If you are trying to lose weight then take off the crackling and excess fat and eat the pork lean. If weight is not an issue, then enjoy a side of crackling. 

Pork is a remarkable source of quality proteins, minerals, and essential nutrients. Follow Fitness Faster for more delicious, healthy, and exciting recipes.  

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