Fresh sage leaves
3 firmly ripe pears, quartered and cored
TRIM tenderloins of any fat and silver membrane; place pork in shallow baking pan large enough to hold it and the pears in single layer.
BRUSH pork with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper; top with sage leaves -- whole, coarsely chopped or torn.
COMBINE pears, 1 tablespoon olive oil and about 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, tossing to coat. Arrange pears around pork.
BAKE uncovered at 350° 40 to 50 minutes or just until pork is cooked through.
Nutrition information: Per 1/8 recipe: 190 calories, 50 calories from fat, 6 grams fat, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 75 milligrams cholesterol, 55 milligrams sodium, 9 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 24 grams protein.
Italian Roasted Potatoes
Makes 16 (1/2-cup) servings.
1/3 cup melted Smart Balance buttery spread, butter, or vegetable oil
1 packet Italian salad dressing mix (Good Seasons is recommended)
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 2-inch chunks
PLACE melted butter or oil and dry salad dressing mix in heavy plastic bag; press bag to mix ingredients well; add potatoes, tossing to coat.
ARRANGE potatoes in single layer on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray; drizzle any oil mixture remaining in bag over potatoes; bake at 350° until tender.
Nutrition information: Per 1/2 cup: 80 calories, 20 calories from fat, 2.5 grams fat, zero saturated fat, zero cholesterol, 270 milligrams sodium, 15 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 1 gram protein.
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