Get ready to chow down without guilt or an ever expanding waistline! Today, on Dr Oz’s April 23, 2012 show Candice Kumai, Aaron Sanchez, and Todd English shared their “Healthy” burger recipes. They were judges, and the winner of the Golden Ticket was the Skinny Jeans Slider recipes. All three recipes looked absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try them all out! Here are the recipes that were on today’s Dr. Oz show.
Skinny Jeans Slider Hamburger Recipe by Candice Kumai
Dr. Oz said one of the stipulations in today’s healthy burger contest is that it has to contain a fat burning ingredient. In the skinny jeans slider recipe, onions were the fat burning ingredient.
- 1 Tablespoon and 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup of chopped cremini mushrooms
- 1 small red onion – chop into small pieces
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1/4 cup of finely chopped parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 lb of lean ground turkey
- 2 slices of plum tomatoes
- Using a don stick medium sized pan, heat up the olive oil. Add the garlic, onions, and mushrooms and cook until they are golden brown. Remember to stir frequently during this first step so they cook evenly.
- Add the sea salt, parsley, and oregano ingredients
- Add the ingredients you have cooked above into a bowl to cool down
- In a larger bowl put in the uncooked ground beef. Add the garlic/onion/mushroom mixture that you have just cooked.
- Mix the meat and onion mixture
- make 8 2 1/2 – 3 inch thick patties from the meat mixture
- Heat up a non stick grilling pan on medium/high heat
- Add the burgers and grill on each side until done
- Your done! Just add the skinny jean sliders to a small hamburger bun (use whole wheat buns)
- Try adding honey mustard on to the bun for added taste!
Ok, so here is the calorie breakdown
Skinny Jeans Sliders – Only 400 Calories for TWO
Typical slider recipe – 700 calories!!
Artichoke Pizza Recipe by Todd English
Who doesn’t love pizza? I LOVE artichokes so this is going to be the first recipe that I try! The qualifying fat burning ingredient in the artichoke pizza dish is low fat dairy. He also uses a whole wheat Naan Flat Bread as opposed to the white flour variety that we all know that Dr. Oz doesn’t recommend. For more great ways to make a healthy pizza check out Big Daddy’s Healthy Pizza Recipe. If that’s not enough healthy pizza recipes, check out the craving cutter pizza booster recipe.
- 4 pieces of whole wheat Naan Flat Bread
- 1 cup of artichokes (grilled)
- 2 tablespoons of artichoke spread
- 1/2 cup of low fat Mozzarella cheese
- 3 cups of Arugula
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
- 1 bunch of fresh basil leaves
- Heat up the oven to 350 degrees
- Spread some extra virgin olive oil on the flatbread
- Spread some artichoke spread and ricotta on the flatbread
- Sprinkle on mozzarella cheese
- Bake in oven for 7 minutes (this can vary based on your oven. Bake until cheese is melted and the flatbread is a golden or to your liking. I like well done pizza, but many people think I’m weird in that regard)
- While the flatbread is cooking in the oven mix up the arugula, lemon juice, salt, and remaining extra virgin olive oil.
- After flatbread is done cooking add the arugula mixture to the top of the artichoke pizza and your done!
Artichoke Spinach Dip Recipe by Todd Wilbur
- Artichoke spinach dip is probably my favorite kind of dip there is! Perfect healthy dip for just about any occasion. My only problem is eating the dip in moderation because it’s just soooo good! Here are the ingredients that were on today’s Dr Oz episode :
- 1 cup of thawed and diced frozen artichoke hearts
- 1/2 cup of frozen chopped spinach
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 4 ounces of reduced fat cream cheese
- 4 ounces of 2 percent greek yogurt (I have tried Greek Yogurt in many other recipes that have been on Dr Oz. It’s delicious when used as a healthy calorie and fat reducing ingredient!)
- 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons of low fat milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes (I remember Dr. Oz saying in past episodes that red pepper can boost your metabolism)
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder (I’m a garlic junkie)
- 1 pinch of ground black pepper
- 1/2 tomatoe (diced)
- In a microwave safe bowl, mix up the artichoke hearts and chopped spinach
- Add the two tablespoons of water
- With some plastic cover the top of bowl. Poke some holes in the plastic for venting purposes
- Microwave on high for 6 minutes (I’m guessing that this can vary based on the size of your microwave)
- Mix up the remaining ingredients
- Add the artichokes and spinach that you just steamed in the microwave
- Over medium/low heat add the dip mixture for 10 minutes stirring frequently.
- Add the diced tomatoes and the dip is done!
Consider using a healthier option to dip with! Whole wheat crackers, or baked whole wheat tortilla shells maybe? If you have any dipping suggestions, please leave a comment below!
Calories Breakdown :
So, how did the dip fare when compared to a typical artichoke spinach dip recipe? Todd Wilbur’s recipe only has 230 calories and 14 grams of fat. Olive Garden’s spinach dip has 488 calories and 23 grams of fat. Does this mean we can eat twice as much of Todd Wilbur’s recipe? Well, I guess that would be kind of counter intuitive wouldn’t it?