Mmm…. pork chops…
Serve it alongside some homemade applesauce and this just might be my new favorite dish this winter.
The frugal foodie in me loves the fact that pork chops can be an inexpensive main dish, but the REAL reason why this recipe is earning 8 thumbs up (two from each of the four Crumbs family members) is a little secret ingredient in the savory herb crust: hemp hearts.
With almost as much protein as the pork chops themselves, hemp hearts add a deliciously nutty flavor to the crust that quite honestly, tempts you to scrape it off with your fork and it eat by itself.
Which if you did, I wouldn’t tell anyone. I did it too!
Anytime someone asks me what’s the best real food and grocery budgeting tip I can offer, I tell them to take it one step at a time. One day, one meal, one ingredient.
It’s so easy to become overwhelmed with learning about real food, let alone doing it on a budget, so keeping our heads on straight with a clear focus and going slow are incredibly important.
Of course though, this long-winded blogger has many more tips that just that!