Today, I’m guest blogging on ALDI’s Simply Smarter living blog, where I’m sharing my recipe for German Pork and Red Cabbage Sandwiches.
When ALDI first asked me if I was interested in creating some healthy recipes for their collection, I was hesitant. They have a store about 10 minutes from my office, but I hadn’t been there in years and I honestly had no idea what to expect. Knowing that they have a reputation for being cheap, I assumed finding healthy options would be a challenge. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of items I found there – from a pretty great selection of fresh produce to whole grain and organic grocery items. They even had my favorite coconut milk (for about half what I normally pay!).
One of the recipes I came up with was for these German Pork and Red Cabbage Sandwiches. They’re inspired by Weiner Schnitzel, but instead of using bread crumbs I used couscous! (It’s hit or miss, but ALDI sometimes has whole wheat couscous that’s wonderful. Original couscous also works though and is more readily available.) The crispy breaded pork is delicious on it’s own with a little fresh lemon juice, but we also loved them served on whole wheat sandwich thins and piled high with red cabbage (too much is never enough!) and crunchy apple slices. These sandwiches are a great weeknight option, too – if you make the couscous the night before, they can be on your dinner table in 15 minutes flat!