5 Minutes to Lean and Green Recipe Success

Dinner never needs to be difficult, complex or have 10 ingredients. Let's face it, some nights you just want to throw something together fast and sit down to a good meal without a lot of work. The good news is, not only CAN you do this, but you can do it flavorfully AND easily with just a few steps.

To combat the stress of meal prep, I've created a whole bunch of what I call "Little Black Dress" recipes. These are simple recipes that call for a basic ingredient that you can dress up or down with delicious "accessories." In this case, the accessories are SPICES and flavor! Using rich, colorful, flavorful jewels of the spice cabinet you can change the entire look and feel of your dish with the pop of a tin.  

Here, you can make simple char-grilled pork, beef or chicken in just 5 minutes that is full of rich, delicious and mouthwatering flavor. The secret to the quick cooking here is a hot grill (or pan) and thin sliced meat. In this case, we used pork loin cut to 1/2″ thickness. If you use chicken or beef, use chicken tenderloins or slice the meat in half through the middle to yield thinner portions for quick cooking.

Check out how easy this is- no need to do much work at all as you see here- just unwrap, sprinkle with seasoning and… grill! Make in a multiples and store to eat on salads, in wraps or as leftovers all week. Whether you’re looking to make a lean and green recipe OR meal prep OR just looking for a great family meal, look no further.

5 Minutes to Lean and Green Recipe Success

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: 4 Serving 


Basic Recipe


  1. Sprinkle meat on both sides with seasonings.

  2. Heat outdoor grill (or indoor grill, i.e. George Foreman Style) to medium heat.  When grates are hot, add meat and cook for 2 minutes on each side ONLY (If using the indoor grill- cook 3 minutes total!)

  3. Remove from heat and let rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. 

    NOTES: Terrific hot, sliced and chilled over salad or in wraps, tacos, etc.  Refrigerate for up to 4 days in an airtight container.


Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information, Optavia Counts and Weight Watchers points calculated using boneless pork loin. Please note appropriate portions/servings depending on each protein.  5 ounces pork is one serving and nutrition facts are calculated using pork loin.

Optavia Counts Per Serving

1 -  Lean

0 - Leaner

0 - Leanest

0 - Green

1 - Condiments

0 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

5 Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.