Navigation Menu

Health Tip – Pork on Your Fork!

Story: Health Tip – Pork on Your Fork!
Episode: 7
Presenter: Julie Meek
Air Date: 10 October 2021

Protein is an important part of a healthy diet. Julie shares her simple and delicious recipe that will help add protein to your family's diet.

  • Lean pork is a good source of protein, B vitamins thiamine, niacin, B6 and B12, selenium, riboflavin and zinc.
  • Pork is a complete protein source, containing all the essential amino acids.
  • Pork fillets have less than half the fat of beef fillets and chicken.
  • Pork is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, an influencer in cognitive decline and heart health.

San Choy Bau (Serves 4)

500g pork mince
6 spring onions, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 small piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
1 stick celery, sliced thinly
1 medium red capsicum, diced
100g mushrooms, diced
1 tsp cornflour
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon chilli sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 cup bean shoots
Large ice-berg lettuce leaves washed


Spray a large frypan with cooking oil and cook pork on medium-high heat using a wooden spoon to break up the pork. Remove and set aside.

Place all vegetables into the frypan and stir-fry until softened. Return the pork to the pan and mix well.

Mix all the sauces and cornflour in a small bowl and add to the pork mixture with the bean shoots.

Use the lettuce leaves as cups and place the pork mixture inside each cup with some steamed rice.