Spicy Maple Pork Tenderloin

Spicy Maple Pork Tenderloin

Sriracha and maple syrup make this the perfect combination of spicy and sweet.

Spicy Maple Pork Tenderloin

Prep + Cooking Time:
Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1.5 pound) Pork tenderloin
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/8 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 cup Maple syrup
  • 1/8 cup Coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
  • Salt and Pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place your pork tenderloin in your baking dish.
  3. Use a knife to indent small holes into the top of the tenderloin, then insert garlic slices into the holes you just created.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, maple syrup, soy sauce, and Sriracha hot sauce. Season mixture with desired amount of salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Pour marinade mixture over the top of the pork tenderloin.
  6. Place tenderloin in preheated oven. Cook over a period of 40 minutes, making sure to baste the meat every 10 or 15 minutes using a baster or a large spoon. This keeps the meat moist, helps the sauce cook into the meat for more flavor, and prevents the sauce from burning directly to your pan.
  7. After 40 minutes, take the tenderloin out of the oven and let it rest for 8-10 minutes before slicing. This ensures that the juices redistribute throughout the meat, preventing dryness.
  8. Slice, and enjoy warm.

Tips: You can choose to marinade the tenderloin overnight if you wish, but I usually don't do this and it turns out delicious every time. I like to serve this dish with brown rice and a vegetable side. The rice soaks up the extra sauce nicely and this makes for great leftovers when meal prepping as the sauce will flavor everything in the same dish. Yum!

Meal Prepping? Leftovers?: This dish will keep in your fridge for up to 4 days.

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Probably one of the easiest meal prep recipes you could possibly make. There's no excuse not to eat breakfast every morning. Steel cut oats make this a nice and chewy oatmeal in the morning, but feel free to use any oats you like. You can even opt to heat this up in the morning if you like it warm.

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Prep + Cooking Time:
Makes 3 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Steel cut oats
  • 1.5 cups Unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons Maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
  • Berries, bananas, cacao nibs, etc. (optional toppings)

Method:

  1. Mix oats, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and chia seeds into bowl/glass storage container and stir. Do not add in the berries just yet.
  2. Cover, and leave in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight for best results.
  3. After oats have sat for at least 6 hours, stir and serve in individual bowls topped with berries or other delicious toppings (some other topping ideas include: coconut flakes, nuts, almond butter, cinnamon, and cacao nibs).
  4. Serve cold. Mike prefers his overnight oats heated in the microwave so this is an option too!