Food as Medicine: How to Make a Grain Bowl
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JOHN WHITEDon, we had been cooking a couple of recipes today.
JOHN WHITETrying to help people eat healthy. We've only got time for one more. What's it going to be?
DON SALADINOThis is something I do probably every single day. So--
JOHN WHITEEvery day.
DON SALADINOWe're going to go in the fridge right now. We're going to see what I have left over.
JOHN WHITEYeah. All right, Don, I am going to check out and see what you have in here.
DON SALADINOI've got some grass-fed steak here.
DON SALADINOThis is Rice that I did have last night.
DON SALADINOI love jasmine rice with some dill. And we have some colors here. We're going to mix all this stuff. We're going to go with our protein, which is a grass-fed steak. Right here, we've got some colors that we're putting together. These are some sweet potatoes, some pepper, some onions. Right here, it's a beautiful grass-fed steak. We got some greens.
And I don't like to overthink this. So what I do is I'll throw a pan on the stove. I'll coat it with some olive oil. And I'll just mix everything in there. So now, we're going to dump a little bit. That's probably a good solid teaspoon there. I'm just going to lay the steak down. I like my steak like a medium.
I'm going to throw the sweet potatoes on now. I don't want to overcook the steak. We've got our rice on there. And the greens-- now, this is what I do. I'll throw a little top on it. This is one of my favorite meals to have. Because it's just-- it's delicious. I love getting all the flavors mixed together.
JOHN WHITEAll of these ingredients-- and there aren't a lot-- are going to have a healthy impact on my body.
DON SALADINOThe one thing that people aren't thinking about is satiation.
JOHN WHITEFancy word, what does that mean?
DON SALADINOIt's just staying full to where we're not craving junk at night. You wake up. You think you're having a healthy breakfast. You're nibbling throughout the day on healthy things like nuts or an apple. Or you have a lunch with a salad in it, a piece of chicken. But at the end of the day, when dinner comes around, you just haven't had enough calories in your day to support the amount of activity you're putting your body through.
And then it happens.
DON SALADINOYou sit down on the couch. You relax. You maybe just had your dinner. And then the cravings start kicking in. Because your body's smart. Calories is fuel for the body. And as soon as it recognizes it doesn't have enough fuel, then it starts sending off all these alarms. And then you're running into the fridge.
And then you're pulling out the ice cream and the chips. And you're doing these things because you're famished. So if we could frontload calories.
JOHN WHITEAnd I saw ice cream and Don Saladino's freezer.
DON SALADINOI have kids. I have kids. It's ready. And we're going to get all those colors onto the plate.
JOHN WHITEThat does look tasty.
DON SALADINO: Protein-packed, micronutrient-dense food. This is--
JOHN WHITEThe Don super charged bowl.
DON SALADINO[INAUDIBLE] I'm eating this.
DON SALADINOGrab some steak.
JOHN WHITEMm. There you have it, some simple meals that anyone could do. Rethinking the concept of food is medicine, right? It's all about making that healthy choice. And it doesn't have to be hard. It can be easy.
DON SALADINOCreate your own bowl. If you have chicken, if you have turkey, if you have some leftover fish, salmon, this all works. Have fun with it. Serve yourself a healthy, nutritious meal.
JOHN WHITEAbsolutely. What you put in your mouth on a daily basis, over time, is what really impacts your health. So you want to make those changes today in terms of what you're eating.
Food is medicine. John White, Don Saladino.