Dr Oz: Emergency Preparedness + No-Bake Granola Bar Recipe

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Dr Oz: Are You Prepared For An Emergency?

How would you deal in an emergency? Do you have an emergency kit at home? Dr Oz called down Andrea to help him put together an emergency preparedness kit. The CDC recently released a sheet to help people prepare for an emergency situations. Andrea said she was surprised to see a whistle on the list, and Dr Oz pointed out other important items like crucial personal documents. A 3-day supply for your family and your pets, as well as a phone charger.

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Dr Oz: Making Food In An Emergency

Dr Oz: Emergency Preparedness + No-Bake Granola Bar Recipe

Are you prepared for an emergency? Michael Symon shared how you can create tasty granola bars using non-perishable items in your kit. ([email protected] / Flickr)

Dr Oz then wanted to find out if Michael Symon could put together a meal using foods that you would find in your emergency kit. No emergency kit is complete without non perishable items, but what’s the point in having them in there if you don’t know how to make something to eat out of them? Michael looked at the items that would be stored in a typical emergency kit and reached for oatmeal, dates, almonds, peanut butter, and raisins, and created no-bake granola bars.

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Dr Oz: 5-Ingredient Salad

Next Dr Oz really wanted to test Michael’s skills to see if he could create a gourmet meal using just five mystery ingredients. Dr Oz revealed the ingredients and gave him two minutes to put a meal together. The mystery ingredients were mint, sausage, Greek yogurt, and two red onions.

Michael went right to work chopping the onion, before mixing it with the Greek yogurt. He also chopped up the fresh mint and threw it in there before pouring in several “glugs” of extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Michael sliced up the salami and threw it in with the yogurt, mint, and onion. While he was putting the recipe together, Dr Oz threw a cantaloupe in there, and Michael threw chopped cantaloupe into the dish as well, and then called it a salad.

Dr Oz: Cooking On The Fly

Michael explained that when he saw the cantaloupe, it made him think of how his mom used to make a fresh watermelon salad when he was a kid. The freshness and tartness together actually work. The three taste testers and Dr Oz agreed that the salad was shockingly good.

Michael Symon is the author of “5 in 5.” You can find a slightly souped-up recipe for his no-bake granola bars by clicking next page.

Dr Oz: Michael Symon No Bake Granola Bars Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 C old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C roasted almonds
  • 1/4 C raisins
  • 1 C pitted dates
  • 1/4 C honey

Dr Oz: Michael Symon No Bake Granola Bars Recipe Directions

  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with wax paper
  2. Roughly chop roasted almonds and combine in a bowl with oats, raisins, and salt
  3. Pulse pitted dates in a food processor to make a coarse paste
  4. Add to the bowl
  5. Heat peanut butter and honey over medium heat for one minute
  6. Whisk in vanilla extract until smooth
  7. Add mixture to the bowl, mix to combine, then press firmly in the prepared pan
  8. Freeze for four minutes to set
  9. Pick the bar up from the wax paper, transfer to a cutting board, and cut into 18 bars
  10. Store in an airtight container

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