Easy Back-to-School Dinners

by Patak Online

Need an easy dinner idea now the kids are back in school? We know it! 

August is a hectic time for families as kids and parents adjust to the school year schedule. Parents need easy dinner options they can prepare quickly. Kids need satisfying meals to give them energy and nutrients to thrive.

Enter pork chops. Pork chops are delicious, versatile and nutritious. They also are easy to prepare. Many cuts can be cooked in just 15 minutes. 

Pork chops are high in protein and low in fat. In fact, a large chop delivers more than a third of your daily protein needs. Pork chops are rich in amino acids, which are essential for building muscles and regulating our hormones. Also, our bodies cannot make amino acids, so we have to get them from good foods. 

Pork chops are a rich source of iron, potassium and magnesium. They are also rich in selenium, a mineral involved in your immune and endocrine systems that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

There are endless ways to cook pork chops, but some of the easiest involve baking them on a pan with other veggies or starches, or cooking them on a skillet. Check out this great article from Taste of Home for 55 different dinner ideas. 

And for your pork chops, visit our online store for the freshest, most delicious meat cuts around.