Healthy Recipes

Herb-baked Lamb Chops
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Servings: 2
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Bread crumbs 2 tablespoons
Salt ½ teaspoon
Dash of black pepper
Dried rosemary ½ teaspoon
Dried thyme ½ teaspoon
Grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons
Egg 1
Single lamb loin chops 4
Olive oil 2 teaspoons

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  2. Mix together bread crumbs, salt, pepper, herbs, and cheese.
  3. Whisk egg in a wide, shallow bowl.
  4. Dip the lamb in the eggs and then in the bread crumb mixture.
  5. Coat a baking dish with the olive oil. Place lamb in the dish and then bake in the middle of the oven for about 30 minutes, or until lamb reaches desired degree of doneness.

4 lean meats; 1 fat; ½ starch

Side Suggestions: Tomato Sauce
Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add ¼ of a finely chopped yellow onion and 1 finely chopped garlic clove and sauté until soft and fragrant, about 4-6 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add half of a 14.5-ounce can of whole tomatoes. Crush the tomatoes with a fork and simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Side Suggestions: Boiled New Potatoes

Side Suggestions: Steamed Green Beans

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ½ of recipe
Calories 307
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Sodium 847 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Protein 33.5 g
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