Dinner is served with our Lamb Chop Sheet Pan Dinner. While lamb is usually a seasonal meat for Passover, this is a dish that can be served year round, and we are totally OK with that! Lamb is such a decadent meat, and when prepared the right way, it’s one that will have your taste buds watering for days on end. One of the best parts about this dish is that it incorporates sheet pans–this is an easy way to save on dishes, while providing an amazing meal without a lot of effort. Plus, all of the flavors perfectly melt together, which creates an out-of-this-world combination that will make this dinner a weekend staple.
Not only is lamb juicy and flavorful, but it’s also a good source of protein, vitamin B12, zinc, and iron. Proteins function as building blocks for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood, and are also building blocks for enzymes, hormones, and vitamins (1), so it’s important to make sure you are getting enough of it in your diet! Along with protein, lamb is also rich in zinc, which is a mineral that helps us stay healthy. Zinc is found in cells throughout the body, and helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Along with that, recent research has shown that zinc may be beneficial to those with diabetes–clinical trials have shown that patients who took zinc supplements showed improved glycaemic control and lipid parameters, with probable improvement in anti-oxidant status (2). So go ahead and enjoy this fabulous recipe–it will satisfy your stomach while giving you solid nutrition.
(2) R Jayawardena, P Ranasinghe, P Galappatthy, RLDK Malkanthi, GR Constantine and P Katulanda. Effects of zinc supplementation on diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome. 2012;4(13). https://dmsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1758-5996-4-13.