Satisfy your “comfort food” cravings with these mouthwatering BBQ pork sandwiches.

 By: Jodie Shield, MED, RDN

Looking for a quick weeknight dinner?  Pork loin is a lean cut of meat and it is so delicious. This is my go-to recipe when I am short on time and my family is starving! And to save even more time, pick up a precooked pork loin roast from your supermarket deli counter.  You’ll find this and many more quick, healthy and tasty family meals in my book Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens. Also, be sure to download my FREE app Time To Eat Healthy on iTunes and Goggle Play.

BBQ Pork Sandwiches

Serves 6

Prep Time = 10 minutes

Cooking Time = 10 minutes


  • 1 pound cooked pork loin roast
  • ¾ cup barbecue sauce (homemade or your favorite brand)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 6 whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • Directions:
  1. Slice the pork roast into 1-inch thick slices and place in microwave-safe bowl. Pour barbecue sauce over pork; cover and microwave on a high setting for 3 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Heat olive oil in 12-inch skillet over high heat. Sauté onion and pepper for 2 minutes or until tender.
  3. Place vegetables and pork slices onto bun and serve.

Nutrition Information (per sandwich): 323 calories, 27 grams protein, 38 grams carbohydrate, 7 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 64 milligrams cholesterol, 4 grams fiber, 624 milligrams sodium, 16 grams sugar






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Jodie Shield, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.N. Jodie Shield has been a consultant and spokesperson in the field of nutrition for over two decades. A former national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association (1989-1995), she has worked extensively with the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and taught nutrition and medical dietetics at the University of Illinois. Currently she is a complemental faculty member of the College of Health Sciences in the Department of Clinical Nutrition at Rush University in Chicago.

(2) Readers Comments

  1. Enjoyed your post! My organization, the American Society for Nutrition, is hosting a conference on food, health, and nutrition science in the Chicago area later this month. We have a limited number of free media passes available for bloggers. Please let me know if you’re interested in attending the event at no cost. The program features a keynote address by Dr. Dean Ornish on Friday, June 22; additional details: Please email if you are interested in attending or have any questions.

    • Jodie

      Thanks for the invitation! Out of town that week. Keep me in mind for another event!

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