Famous Recipes Made Healthy – TNN on DR. Oz!
Written by Lindsay Ropella
Well, today is the day! This afternoon myself, along with 7 other awesome bloggers, will have our videos featured on the Dr. Oz show!
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A week or so ago I was contacted by a producer of the Dr. Oz show asking me if I would be interested in submitting a video for a healthier version of Wisconsin’s Mac and Cheese. Turns out, bloggers from all over the country were being asked to submit healthier versions of their state’s famous meal. The top three finalists were being brought onto the show to have Dr. Oz himself taste their magnificent meal. Although I was not a finalist, I was excited to receive the news that my video will be one of the few shown on the show! Very exciting for a small-town Midwestern girl!
After the show airs, I will include a link to the show if you are interested in watching for yourself!
If you are interested in seeing my little clip, watch this video from the Dr. Oz website. I show up around the 45 second mark. And a big congratulations to Jo-Lynne from Musings of a Housewife who won the blogger challenge and will be writing for the Dr. Oz blog this year!
But today, I want to share with you the recipe I created for the show. It is a healthier version of hearty mac and cheese. A typical homemade mac and cheese recipe includes 2 to 3 cups of cheese, crazy right?! That is a ton of saturated fat! Instead, I substituted some of that cheese for avocado; which is actually a perfect substitution because it replaces some of the “bad fat” with “healthy fat” while retaining the creamy texture of the dish. I also created this dish to be gluten free so that it appeals to those who are gluten intolerant, and is just easier on the digestive system in general.
Oh, and don’t forget to check out the delicious healthy recipes submitted by the other bloggers featured on today’s show!
Bridget from What’s Cooking in the Burbs – Chicago Deep Dish Spinach and Garlic Whole Wheat Pizza
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