Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Quick and Delicious Pork Sandwiches

Springtime.  Birds tweeting. Flowers blooming. Warmer Weather (sort of!).  The school year is starting to wrap up and I am doing some manic planning for completing the curriculum and getting kiddos ready for those dreaded state mandated tests.  The garden is coming back to life and needs my attention. We have graduations and birthdays is so full and we are so blessed!

That means that dinner needs to be fast and, of course, delicious too!  Springtime is the perfect time for Cooking Light Magazine's annual quick issue - 40 meals in under 40 minutes.  This year they out did themselves with main dishes paired with some rotating and out-of-the-ordinary sides

On one of our particularly crazy nights we tried the Soy-Marinated Pork Sandwiches with the Soba Noodle salad. 

Soy-Marinated Pork Sandwiches with Soba Noodle Salad - Cooking Light 4/13

Wow!  What a lot of flavor in a short period of time!  It took less than 30 minutes to put together.  Hubby, as chief dishwasher, was especially happy with this dish because it didn't even make much of a mess.

Soba Noodle Salad

The Soba Noodle salad is chock full of veggies and has a light tasting soy dressing.  I put it into Weight Watchers and it comes up at just 4 points for a generous 3/4 cup serving.

The pork sandwiches have a quick sweet and savory marinade and are topped with colorful carrot ribbon quick pickles.
The sandwich with the carrot topping came up to 7 points - all included: bun, pork and carrot topping.

I served it with some melon and it made a delicious and filling meal.  

So Cooking Light to the rescue again!  A perfect meal for a busy Spring weeknight!

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