Roasted Lamb Chops with Sauerkraut

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Roasted Lamb Chops with Sauerkraut

Positive Vitality’s Roasted Lamb Chops with Sauerkraut Recipe is dairy free, gluten free, paleo, ketogenic

Ingredients:

(6 portions)

  • 4 large garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, lightly crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, lightly crushed
  • 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 6 1 1/4-inch-thick lamb loin chops
  • 100g Sauerkraut, drained

Preparation:

  1. Mix first 4 ingredients and 1 tablespoon olive oil in large bowl. Add lamb; turn to coat. Let marinate at room temperature at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a heavy large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add lamb; cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side.
  3. Transfer skillet to oven and roast lamb chops to desired doneness, about 10 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer lamb to the platter, cover, and let rest 5 minutes.
  4. Serve topped up with a Sauerkraut and a side Green Salad

Health Benefits: 

Only 4 oz. of Lamb contains 27.5 g of protein, or 55 percent the recommended daily intake for an adult. Eating 4 oz. of lamb also delivers 48 percent, 37 percent and 14 percent of the daily value for vitamin B12, niacin and riboflavin, respectively. Vitamin B12 is essential for red blood cell production, nerve function and in the metabolism of homocysteine. Niacin, or vitamin B3, helps the body release energy from food and is important for nervous system function. Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, also helps the body release energy from foods and plays a role in good vision.

Lamb is also a good source of some minerals and trace elements, especially zinc. In fact, 4 oz. of lamb contains 33 percent of the daily value for this mineral. Zinc supports the immune system, aids wound healing and maintain healthy testosterone levels. Lamb is also a good source of iron and copper, with 4 oz. containing 12 percent and 7 percent of the recommended daily intakes, respectively. Iron is needed for red blood cell production and its deficiency causes anaemia, which is characterised by fatigue and poor concentration. Copper is a trace element that is important for iron metabolism and participates in red blood cell synthesis.

Sauerkraut contains high levels of dietary fibre, as well as significant levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and various B vitamins. Furthermore, it is a good source of iron, manganese, copper, sodium, magnesium, and calcium, in addition to contributing a moderate amount of protein to your diet.

Sauerkraut increase your digestive health, boost your circulation, protect your heart health, provide you with quick energy, stimulate your immune system, strengthen your bones, reduce your overall cholesterol levels, eliminate inflammation, protect against certain cancer, and even improve your vision and skin health.


If you liked this recipe, check out more Dinner Recipes by Positive Vitality.

By | 2017-05-16T12:00:00+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Dinner, Ketogenic, Paleo, Recipes|Comments Off on Roasted Lamb Chops with Sauerkraut

About the Author:

Ola Van Zyl is Owner of Positive Vitality Nutritional Therapy, Health Coach, Corporate Nutrition Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Public Speaker. Ola is a graduate of the Institute of Health Sciences in Nutritional Therapy, Dietary Counselling and Functional Sports Nutrition. She is a member of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland. In her work Ola applies the latest theories and research in nutrition, functional medicine and coaching to achieve optimum health. She works with groups and individuals, helping them to gain more energy, to lose weight, to manage stress, improve sleep quality and mood, as well as increase physical performance. Ola believes that nutrition is the key to long and vibrant live and she is very passionate about creating nutritious and delicious recipes to encourage healthy eating.