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!
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?)
After one of our monthly Costco trips – I was prepping our meat/veggies for the week and I decided that if I ate another marinated/baked pork tenderloin I was going to lose it. So instead of making my usual olive oil/balsamic marinade, I decided to clean the pork + let it marinate in my version of a BBQ marinade. I’d put it in the crockpot, and then I’d be done cooking for the day. PERFECT.
I had no intentions of it being this good guys…I was honestly just being lazy, but it turned out AMAZING! Lately this 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. (I know you do too!) This takes about 5 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, dairy free, yada yada yada.. you get the picture. 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!
Things we used for this recipe:
Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork
Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork is a perfect easy, filling weeknight dinner. It's low in fat, packed with protein, and paleo / Whole30 approved!
- 2.5 lbs pork tenderloin (approximately 2 medium pork tenderloins)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce of Choice (We like Tessemae's)
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 tenderloin.
Toss with your favorite barbecue sauce + enjoy!
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 314, Fat: 14g, Carbs: 9g, Protein: 41g
You can find the nutrition facts for this recipe here.
Looking for other yummy paleo dinners? Try these!