Dr Oz was joined by Bobby Flay, who owns 11 restaurants and is looking to invest in a new restaurant in his show America’s Next Great Restaurant. Doctor Oz asked him how you can make a recipe good for you? And he said that you have to take out the calories, but keep the flavor in the recipe, otherwise nobody will want to eat it. So Bobby re-invented a Diet Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe, which is such a classic recipe that we all love. Click here for the full recipe: Bobby Flay Spaghetti & Meatballs Recipe For Diets
Dr Oz: Bobby Flay’s Spaghetti & Meatballs Recipe
Dr Oz said that in a regular spaghetti and meatballs dinner at a restaurant, you are getting 1000 calories, 50 grams of fat (which Doctor Oz hates to see since he is a heart surgeon), and 2000 mg of sodium. Bobby said it tastes great though, which is so true! Bobby Flay’s Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe does much better though, with 442 calories, 26 grams of fat and 490 mg of sodium.
Dr Oz: Bobby’s Spaghetti & Meatballs Recipe
Bobby Flay said that the sauce is really the key to get lots of flavor into the dish. You can start the sauce a few days ahead of time even, and it only takes around 45 minutes to cook it up. He cuts back on fat by replacing beef with turkey and by using canola oil, which is a great oil to cook with since it has a high heating point. He replaced the white flour pasta with whole wheat pasta, and added a big handful of arugula to the top of the Spaghetti and Meatballs, because then you eat 1/3 less of the spaghetti and replace it with what is basically a salad. Click here to read the full recipe: Bobby Flay Spaghetti & Meatballs Recipe For Diets
Dr Oz: Bobby Flay’s Diet
Dr Oz asked Bobby Flay how he stays in such great shape when he works around such delicious and fattening food all the time. He said that when he goes to a restaurant to eat, he will only eat 3/4 of the food on the plate, so he is still satisfied, but he is cutting his calories and fat down by 25%. Another rule of Bobby Flay’s Diet is that he stops eating a dish if it does not taste good.