Dr Oz: Customizable Salad & Dressing + Daphne Oz Pregnancy

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Dr Oz: Customizable Salad Bar

Dr Oz was with his wife Lisa, and one of Dr Oz’s favorite go-to family meals is the Oz salad bar. Lisa explained that a salad bar is great because it’s so customizable. For their family, they can have all kinds of diets going on at the same time, including gluten-free, vegetarian, and meat eaters. With a salad bar, everyone can eat the same thing and customize it however they want. Start with a big bowl of green and then pick a protein, whether it’s roasted chickpeas or chicken. Then add nuts or seeds, as well as cheese, vegetables, and fruit. What a fantastic idea!

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Dr Oz said the magic is actually in Lisa’s dressing, which is super easy and fast. It’s just olive oil, apple cider vinegar, a dash of maple syrup to sweeten it up, garlic, mustard, fresh chives, and salt and pepper. Making your own dressing is truly the way to go! Click through to find the exact recipe Lisa uses, or customize it just like the salad bar to make your own.

Dr Oz: Customizable Salad & Dressing + Daphne Oz Pregnancy

Dr Oz was joine dby his wife Lisa and his daughter Daphne, and together they shared how their family eats healthy and enjoys it. (sweetonveg / Flickr)

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Dr Oz: Daphne Oz Pregnancy

Dr Oz then welcomed his daughter, Daphne Oz, mother of 18-month-old Philo. The co-host of The Chew is expecting a boy in a month and shared that she felt like she’s carried so differently with him. She blamed her weight gain on the Mexican food she’s been craving all day long. Lisa said when she was pregnant she badly craved brownie batter, without the egg of course!

Dr Oz shared that Philo actually loves to eat all kinds of exotic foods. She’ll eat olives up in no time, just like my son! Philo also really loves grilled salmon, brown rice, lentils, hummus, chicken, and broccoli. Daphne said she was afraid of a lot of flavor when she was first feeding her daughter, but then found that her daughter doesn’t want bland food. Dr Oz then shared a video of Philo eating broccoli as Daphne sang a song to her about it.

Dr Oz: Feeding Children

Dr Oz explained that most kids actually acquire the tastes of their mother. When a baby is still inside it’s mother, it actually develops a liking for the foods the mother eats. When the baby is exposed to the same foods after their born, they’re more likely to enjoy the food. But what if you didn’t expose your kids to those flavors in utero, or they just seem to avoid healthy foods, Daphne said it’s more important to pay attention to what your kids eat each week, rather than each day. Sometimes she’ll sneak healthy foods into smoothies or other foods, to be sure she’s eating it.

Daphne again stressed the importance of eating as a family around the dinner table. Seeing your parents eat well and enjoy the process is the most important thing.

As for whether Philo is ready to meet her baby brother, Daphne shared that sometimes she’ll come and kiss her belly, whereas other times Philo will headbutt her belly! Daphne believes that Philo will have some difficulty and worry that she’s been replaced, but she’s loves being around people and that’s what’s most important.

Dr Oz: Favorite Cheat Meal

Before the end of his show, Lisa revealed Dr Oz’s favorite cheat food of all time: “almost German chocolate cake.” The almost comes from the fact that it’s a dark chocolate cake, rather than a regular chocolate cake, and it’s topped with a walnut, coconut frosting. It’s the only thing Dr Oz ever asks for on his birthday, so he gets to enjoy it once a year.

Dr Oz: Oz Family Salad Dressing Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove – crushed
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2/3 C extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives – finely chopped

Dr Oz: Oz Family Salad Dressing Recipe Directions

  1. Whisk the mustard and garlic together in a small bowl
  2. Add the vinegar, maple syrup, tamari, salt, and pepper, and whisk well
  3. Gradually whisk in the oil or combine the ingredients in a jar and shake well
  4. Stir in the chives
  5. Whisk well before using

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