Dr. Oz: Mark Bittman Diet
Dr. Oz talked to Mark Bittman, a food expert who has researched and tested thousands of recipes to find healthier ways to cook. He lost 30 pounds following his own rules. His rule is to throw out processed foods and eat more whole plants than animal products.
Dr. Oz: Cook Dinner Fast
To cook dinner faster, take advantage of steam. Lay out a bed of kale in a saute pan with some olive oil and some chicken stock. Add some salmon on top and cook covered for 20 minutes. When you’re finished, the steam from the kale will cook the salmon and everything will stay moist and delicious.
If you want to chop greens fast, use scissors. Oz viewer Amy has been trying this meal and she loves it.
Dr. Oz: Reduce Salt Intake
One woman in the audience wanted to know how to lower her sodium intake. She’s been diagnosed with high blood pressure and she wants to change her diet, but her kids don’t like her food anymore.
Mark Bittman said one option is miso paste, which is delicious and adds a lot of flavor and it’s less salty than alternatives. Next, there’s chipotle chiles, which are smoked jalapenos. They’re very flavorful.
Dr. Oz: Fry Vegetables
Next, Sarah from the audience recently lost a lot of weight and misses her fried foods. Mark Bittman said that you can still fry foods, just do it in olive oil. Some people say you can’t fry in olive oil, but you can. He said the temps should be lower, around 325 to 335 F. Use an instant read thermometer to find the right temp.
Then just batter your favorite vegetables in flour and water and fry them up.
Dr. Oz: Cook Chicken Quickly
Finally, Mark Bittman had some tips for cooking chicken more quickly. His solution was to cut the chickens in half horizontally. This will help them cook more quickly and evenly. They’ll also stay moist.
You can find more tips like this in Mark’s book How to Cook Everything Fast.