Summer is in full swing, which means lots of BBQs, family parties, friendly get togethers and the 4th of July! All of these events have many things in common, but the one that stands out the most to me is food. It can be very easy to let your healthy eating habits dwindle during the warmer summer months but if you make small conscious decisions on a daily basis you can avoid excessive damage to your body and continue working toward long term health. One way you can continue your healthy eating habits through the summer is to find healthy condiments or make your own. Ana and I recently talked about healthy condiments on Better Connecticut.
Pulled Pork is a very popular summer food and one of my favorites! BBQ sauce is one of the primary ingredients in pulled pork and often has sugar and high fructose corn syrup as the main ingredients, which is not something you want to include regularly in your diet. Bone Suckin BBQ sauce is a great brand that does not contain any inflammatory ingredients. They use honey to sweeten the sauce and that’s all! You can find it at Stop and Shop, Big Y, Whole Foods and most other health food stores. Not to mention it also tastes amazing. Try it out in this simple BBQ Pull Pork recipe and let us know how you like it!
- 3-4lb Pork Shoulder
- 1 red onion, chopped
- ½-1 jar Bone Suckin BBQ Sauce (depends on amount of pork)
- ⅓ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- ½ tsp Sea Salt
- 1 tbsp Raw Honey
- *Add 1 tsp Cayenne pepper for a spicier pulled pork
- Place pork shoulder in crock pot.
- Mix all other ingredients together in a medium size bowl. Pour on top of pork shoulder.
- Cook on low for 8 hours. Add more BBQ sauce to taste.