Dr Oz Grocery List
Many families spend countless hours and energy on creating a grocery list that caters to everyone in the family. Dr Oz made it simple by providing the 100 foods that he would love to see inside your shopping cart. To do this, Dr Oz made a surprise visit to one family to help clean out their fridge just in time for the New Year. If you follow his list, you will save time and money and never have to make another grocery list ever again. (Sounds good to me!)
On the Dr Oz list, you’ll find items such as proteins, carbs, produce, pasta, grains, and even condiments, as well, as herbs and spices.
Dr Oz Shopping List
Dr Oz surprised a family by moving in with them for one day.
(They had no idea he was even coming by, let alone, moving in.) When he knocked on the front door, Dawn, the mom, opened it up with a shocked expression, and told Dr Oz that the rest of the family was asleep.
A typical day included mom making several different breakfast foods for the family. One child wanted waffles and another wanted cereal. One of the kids even wanted an omelet. (Mom’s better than me. I would have hopped into the car and hit McDonalds!) After all the kids ate, they got dressed and headed out for their different activities.
9:00am to 10:00am – hockey practice. During the practice time, the younger kids visited the snack bar for a quick treat.
10:00am – swim practice
10:45am – they went to the grocery store, where mom bought items such as frozen ravioli and fresh veggies. (Did she buys those just because Dr Oz was there?) Mom admitted to throwing out a good percentage of those veggies because they went bad. (Ahhh, the truth comes out!)
By the time they got back to the house, Dr Oz was exhausted and it wasn’t even lunch time yet! (I was exhausted and I was just watching!)
11:50 – Mom did the laundry while preparing lunch for the kids. One kid wanted peanut butter and jelly and another wanted grilled cheese. (Dr Oz tried sneaking in some broccoli, but it was a no go.)
Dinnertime – Mom put the pots on the stoves. However, she had to shut down dinner preparation to hurry and pick up the kids. She returned to finish.
6:15pm – Dinner was served.
Later in the evening, it was bath time and then bedtime. When the day was finally finished, mom and Dr Oz (and me) collapsed from exhaustion. Whew!
Dr Oz Mother Of All Shopping Lists
Below are the suggestions that Dr Oz shared with everyone to include on their Grocery List:
Dr Oz: Protein Grocery List
At dinner, Dr Oz noted that Dawn was like a short order cook, preparing different meals for each kid. It’s no big secret to Doctor Oz Fans that he hates packaged food, however, there is one that he actually enjoys.
Protein Time Saver: Soy burger patties (frozen). It takes 1 minute in the microwave. Use whole grain bread, lettuce and tomatoes to create the perfect kid friendly meal. It only costs $4 per box. Dr Oz had the kids try it and all enjoyed it. (Except the youngest one that wouldn’t even look at it.)
Protein Money Saver: Skinless chicken thighs. This costs only $3 per pound. You can poach and boil it and make tacos and chicken salad out of it. Mom stated the kids loved chicken wraps, which is quick and easy to make. You can even swap out beef and use it to make sloppy joes.
Dr Oz Produce Grocery List
Mom stated that she bought produce, but not enough of it. She had rotting veggies in her fridge, so she ended up throwing them away. Dr Oz suggested for mom to stop buying fresh veggies for the family. While he preferred fresh over frozen, it didn’t make sense if she was just going to throw them out anyway.
Produce Time Saver: Go for frozen veggies in steamer bags. It only costs $2 per bag and they last much longer.
Produce Money Saver: Canned tomatoes. They are a great source of lycopene and only cost $1.50. Dr Oz suggested replacing ketchup with tomato paste because it contains less sodium. Be sure it’s the no salt variety. Tomato paste tastes great on soy burgers too.
Dr Oz Dairy Grocery List
Mom stated that since they only had an hour to get up and leave the house, she always made waffles on the go. That was okay, but Dr Oz suggested eating whole grain waffles instead.
Dairy Time Saver: Eggs are high in protein and only cost $3 per carton. Purchase all of your eggs for the week on Sunday and make them as your staple breakfast. Contrary to popular belief, eggs DO NOT raise cholesterol.
Dairy Money Saver: 2% organic milk. Yes, it may cost more, but it’s worth it. Inorganic milk comes from animals ingesting pesticides. A half gallon is only $4. (This is what Dr Oz and his family drinks, so you know it’s good for you!)
Dr Oz Grain Grocery List
Grains are important because they contain fiber and anti-oxidants. Mom stated that she didn’t buy as many grain products as she should. Instead, Dr Oz found a bunch of expensive, sugary cereals stashed in her cupboard.
Grain Time Saver: Microwaveable brown rice. It costs only $2 pre-packaged and is a great side dish with any protein.
Grain Money Saver: Puffed brown rice, which only costs $1.50 per bag. (If you’ve ever tasted it, you’ll understand why it’s so cheap! I’m just being honest here.) Puffed rice contains no sodium or cholesterol. You can add sugar and fruit or mix it with current cereal to help wean your kids off the sugary junk slowly. Dr Oz prepared a rice cake using agave nectar, natural peanut butter, and other wholesome ingredients.