Dr Oz: Healthy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe & Banana Split Pie

Dr Oz: Healthy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Dr. Oz invited his fans to share recipes for healthier versions of their favorite comfort food.  A woman named Olivia shared how she takes Shepherd’s Pie and makes it healthier by exchanging potatoes for cauliflower because nobody needs 800 calories per serving!

Dr Oz Shepherd’s Pie Recipe Ingredients

Dr Oz: Healthy Shepherd's Pie Recipe & Banana Split Pie

Dr Oz’s guest, Olivia, says she cuts the calories in her Shepherd’s Pie by more than half by replacing potatoes with cauliflower.

  • 5 cups of water
  • 2-3 stalks celery
  • 2 cups mushrooms (crimini or shiitake)
  • Medium head cauliflower
  • 1 cup French lentils
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • Coconut aminos
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Dash of balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh thyme
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Dr Oz Shepherd’s Pie Recipe Directions

  1. In a medium pot, bring the water and lentils to a boil. Add in the thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper and allow to simmer. Stir only rarely.
  2. In a skillet, sauté the garlic with olive oil and add in diced carrots, onion, celery, mushrooms, and cauliflower. Stir in the cooked lentils, vegetable broth and balsamic vinegar. Allow the mixture to cool add coconut Aminos.
  3. Boil the cauliflower until soft. In a blender, puree the cauliflower, garlic and coconut oil.
  4. In a baking dish, layer the lentil mixture followed by the cauliflower mixture. Cool and serve after 35 minutes.
  5. This healthy version of Shepherd’s Pie contains just 345 calories per serving!

Dr Oz: Healthy Banana Split Pie Recipe

Banana Split Pie Recipe Ingredients

  • Store-bought graham cracker pie crust
  • 8 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 (15-oz) can crushed pineapples
  • 1 (8-oz) container light Cool Whip
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Strawberries
  • 2 bananas
  • Maraschino cherry

Banana Split Pie Recipe Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine the yogurt, lemon juice, vanilla extract, confectioners’ sugar, pineapples, strawberries, bananas and Cool Whip.
  2. Pour the mixture into pie crust and top with a maraschino cherry and serve. Enjoy this dessert that contains less than half the calories of the original!

Dr Oz: What Did you Learn Today?

  • Try “Meatless Monday” to reduce heart disease risk.
  • Eat raisins to lower your risk for blood clots.
  • Eat pistachios to get your daily dose of B Vitamins.

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