Healthy Dinner Recipes, Easy Healthy Recipes, Simple Healthy Recipes Mike Ockrim

Chicago Health Coach Mike Ockrim is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialst (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) that will engage you in functional movement training programs, nutrition and cooking education, and sleep improvement plans to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

Easy Healthy Recipes - Shredded BBQ Pork


Honestly, I feel guilty posting this recipe. I feel guilty calling it a recipe! It is, however, a quick and healthy meal option for your family. Everytime I make it, the family devours all of the goodness in one sitting. Friends and family ask how to prepare such tender sandwiches. Clients have continually asked for the "recipe." you go. Serve the pork on whole wheat buns and pair with a salad made of dark leafy greens, pine nuts, dried cranberries, shredded carrots, and thinly sliced bell pepper. Pour a pint of Pilsner and enjoy!



3LB. Organic pasture-raised pork shoulder

1 Organic white or yellow onion

2 Cups organic BBQ sauce



1. Peel and slice onion into half-moon pieces; Layer bottom of a large crock pot with the onion

2. Rub entire pork shoulder with salt and pepper; place pork in crock pot on top of onion slices

3. Cook pork in the crock pot for desired time - the longer the better - usually 8 hours

4. Remove the pork from the crock pot, cover lightly with foil, and allow to rest 10-15 minutes on a cutting board

5. Remove onions from cooking liquid that has magically appeared in the crock pot and sauté over high heat for a few minutes to crisp them up

6. When pork cools enough to handle, shred the meat with a fork; the bone will come out easily and can be discarded. Remove the chunks of fat and discard. Place shredded pork into a bowl

7. Toss pork with 1-2 cups of BBQ sauce