This Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork recipe is a perfect easy, filling weeknight dinner. Made in the slow cooker with only a few ingredients, it’s low in fat, packed with protein, and paleo / Whole30 approved!
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Warning: You’re going to want to eat this Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork for dinner almost EVERY week once you try it! Partially because it’s one of the easiest recipes ever, but also because it’s super delicious! This healthy pulled pork only requires 10 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time. The crockpot does the rest of the work for you to make the tastiest pulled pork with minimal effort and maximum flavor!
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A few months ago I was in a total dinner/cooking rut. I was so bored with everything that I was finding on Pinterest, totally sick of all my favorite recipes that I had found and saved over the years… and just plain didn’t want to cook. (Yes, even food bloggers don’t like to cook sometimes.. uhm hello, who doesn’t want to park their butt on the couch and watch Netflix all day?)
Lately this easy pulled pork has hands down been my favorite thing to make for dinner. Mostly because it requires so little work, which is perfect because I’ve been SO busy. It’s good to be busy because it means I have lots of opportunities – but I’d rather spend my energy on the things that matter than pondering what to make for dinner!
You all feel me on that right? We’re all doing a gazillion things.. and while I truly love cooking, there are some nights when I just need a break. This recipe takes about 1o minutes to pull together (a little longer if you roast up potatoes + green beans like I did), but otherwise it’s super simple. It’s also paleo, whole30 friendly, gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free. Most importantly it’s DELICIOUS. Cause that’s what really matters, right?
I really love topping this with Tessemae’s Barbecue Sauce. It’s paleo/Whole30 friendly, but it also tastes amazing! I hate when BBQ spices are too sweet, or too smoky. You can get it right on amazon with this link. This is a must make if you’re doing a Whole 30, but it’s also an awesome healthier, leaner version of a meal that everyone loves!
How to cook healthy crockpot pork tenderloin:
Do you need to use pork tenderloins for this?
I prefer to use pork tenderloins in this recipe because they tend to be less fatty and very lean. You could also use a pork shoulder or pork butt if you prefer!
Do you need to use barbecue sauce in this recipe?
You could leave the barbecue sauce off this recipe, but I love adding Tessemae’s BBQ Sauce to it for extra flavor and to keep it moist. Just be careful with the barbecue sauce you use because many of them have tons of added sugars and funky ingredients.
Things you should serve this Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork with:
All of these sides are paleo and whole30
- Crispy Sheet Pan Roasted Potatoes
- Garlic Rosemary Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Crispy Garlic Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Healthy Green Beans Almondine
Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork
- Clean off 'silver skin' from pork tenderloin. (This is optional, but recommended to keep it lean)
- In a bowl, whisk together olive oil + spices. Marinate pork in olive oil + spices overnight if possible in a ziploc bag, otherwise place tenderloins in crockpot and cover with oil/spice marinade. Make sure all areas of the pork have some marinade on them.
- Pour chicken stock on top of marinated tenderloins.
- Cook on low for 6 hours in the crockpot.
- When finished cooking, use tongs or a fork to pull the tenderloins apart (it will fall apart!). Allow the juices to soak into the pulled pork.
- Toss with your favorite barbecue sauce + enjoy!
- I prefer to use pork tenderloins in this recipe because they tend to be less fatty and very lean. You could also use a pork shoulder or pork butt if you prefer!
- You can marinate this pork ahead of time for up to 24 hours for even more flavor
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Looking for other yummy paleo dinners? Try these!