Cinnamon Pork Chops & Mock Apples

  • on May 8, 2020

Cinnamon Pork Chops & Mock Apples

Hearty, healthy, and delicious, cinnamon pork chops with chayote mock apples makes a fantastic family dinner or meal prep for the work week!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:40 minutes
Total Time:45 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep, One pot meal
Cuisine: American
Special Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free


Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Tasha Metcalf


  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 pork chops boneless
  • 2 chayote chopped to 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 tbsp monkfruit sweetener or low carb sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • Melt ghee in a large skillet over medium heat, add pork chops and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Flip the pork chops and add chayote and sprinkle sweetener, cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple cider vinegar over the top. Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the pork chops reach the appropriate temperature (145 F for medium rare, 160 for medium).
  • Remove the pork chops and place in a meal prep container if preparing meals for the week, otherwise keep pork chops warm until ready to serve.
  • Bring the chayote mixture to a boil for several minutes. Reduce heat to low medium and simmer with cover, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 40 minutes. When done, the chayote will be fork tender and similar in texture to baked apple.
  • Divide the chayote mock apples between four meal prep containers or serve immediately alongside the warm pork chops.


2g net carbohydrates per serving – which gives you room for a couple more things if you’d like to add that to your meal prep container or tailor things to your personal macros.
Here, I used 1/2 cup (15g) of raw spinach to lay my pork on. That’s only 0.24g net carbs, 0.43g protein, 0.06g fat, and 3 calories.
There’s also 1 oz (28g) of almonds on the side: 2.61g net carbs, 6g protein, 14.16g fat, and 164 calories.
Total macros per meal prep container as shown: 
  • Net Carbs: 4.85g
  • Protein: 35.43g
  • Fat: 30.22g
  • Calories: 455kcal


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 582mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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