Dr. Oz Brings Out The Secret Ingredient I Use to Help Me Keep My Family Healthy

by Utokia Langley

First of all let me say, I am so honored to have been on the Dr. Oz Show.  I am grateful for the opportunity.  I won’t give away the show but I will tell you, if you are watching your butter, oil and cream intake, you should watch this episode (Tuesday, October 22, 2013).  You’d be surprised what ingredient you can use as a substitute for butter, oil and cream and STILL have FLAVORFUL dishes!!

I hope you will tune in and/or set your DVRs and watch the show.  If you have any questions after the show be sure to drop me a comment below, I’d love to answer any questions you have.

Which ingredients do you use to substitute butter, oil and/or cream?  What foods do you eat to stay healthy?


Here is an update to this post ~

Utokia Langley and Dr. Oz Greek Yogurt Recipesdoctor-oz-2

Thank you to everyone who watched the show and by now you know the secret Ingredient is Greek Yogurt!  Yep Greek Yogurt!!  I used Greek Yogurt as a substitute for butter, oil and cream in some super popular dishes!

I prepared three dishes for the show:

1. Grilled Chicken with Fettuccini Alfredo;

2. Garlic Mashed Potatoes; and

3. Chocolate Chunk Strawberry Brownie with Cream Cheese Icing.

To get the recipes for these FLAVORFUL dishes visit Dr. Oz online.


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Elle October 23, 2013 - 10:09 am

I actually use butter, with everything thing that’s in the alternatives I just use butter in moderation or clarifiled butter. i stopped frying so now I really only use Olive Oil and i like the flavored ones as well that I find at Tj maxx. Cream…I don’t use that much unless baking or something. Congrats on the Dr. Oz show!

Sheree October 23, 2013 - 10:37 am

I am soooo ready to try this substitute. I feel like this is only the beginning! Thanks for sharing this discovery and please continue to post any other great tasting, calorie saving recipes you can!

Jay October 23, 2013 - 11:19 am

Grilled Chicken Alfredo is one of my favorites. I have never considered Greek Yogurt as a substitute, but if it saves calories, I’m down to try anything. It will definitely be on the menu at my house very soon. I eat lots of salads and try to minimize the dressing to stay healthy. But my love for pasta is always present, so whatever we can do to make it a bit healthier for me, I’m on board.

AJ October 23, 2013 - 11:27 am

I’ve tried the alfredo recipe but used sour cream as a substitute. I’m looking forward to trying these options. I just wish I liked yogurt plain. The taste tends to be bitter with a rancid after taste for me. Do you have any suggestions on how to liven up plain yogurt so I can add it into my daily diet?

utokia October 24, 2013 - 10:14 am

Try different herbs or seasonings to liven up the flavor in dishes. Also if you are using it in desserts you could always use fruit greek yogurt like yummy blueberry or strawberry.

Dee Dee October 23, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Oh my goodness, I was going to say Greek yogurt too. However, I also use butter sprays. Foods that I eat to stay healthy are lots of fruit. I love fruit.

Mandi October 23, 2013 - 3:59 pm

I LOVE greek yogurt! I was skeptical in the beginning to try it because I don’t like regular yogurt but the texture is thicker and I just genuinely liked it better. Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try your recipes using it.

Krishann October 23, 2013 - 4:57 pm

I would have never thought to use greek yogurt for Fettuccine Alfredo or mashed potatoes! I use a yogurt substitute spread but this seems even better and also more cost efficient given the multiple uses on top of just eating the yogurt with fruit for breakfast or a snack. Hoping Dr. Oz brings you back to share more great recipes like these!!

Demetra October 24, 2013 - 12:16 pm

I love the idea of using Greek yogurt as a butter substitute. Don’t get me wrong, I love to use butter, but it’s great to have a healthy and delicious alternative.

Joyce@MommyTalkShow October 28, 2013 - 4:45 pm

I never thought of using Greek yogurt instead of butter. Thanks for that tip and great job on a major TV network appearance.

Anne October 28, 2013 - 4:50 pm

How cool you were on the show! I like to cook with Greek yogurt too, it is great in baked goods.

Greta October 28, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Wow, congrats!! I’m not a fan of Greek yogurt on its own, but maybe I’ll try it in some stuff.

Cinny October 28, 2013 - 5:45 pm

I use ICBINB…lol, it’s too long to type out…but it does a great job and I use a lot of herbs and natural seasoning

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? October 28, 2013 - 6:31 pm

I’ve used Greek Yogurt to substitute for sour cream, but never butter. We don’t use much, so I figure it’s okay:)

Art November 5, 2013 - 12:41 am

Hi Utokia,
Oh rats! Don’t know how, but I missed the 10/22 broadcast. I normally tape each Dr. OZ show for later viewing. Do you know if there’ll be a re-airing of the show?.
Thanks for the email samplings of your recipes. I’ve tried a couple–loved the Dijon, Lime Salmon. Please keep them coming!    

utokia November 6, 2013 - 4:36 pm

You are welcome Art, happy you enjoy them!!

Tawana November 17, 2013 - 6:45 pm

Do you have a cookbook that I can purchase?

utokia November 24, 2013 - 9:34 pm

not yet but one day

MJ @ The Flying Couponer December 23, 2013 - 6:49 pm

They just aired the show today in Canada. Utokia you are so delightful just like your recipes!

utokia February 1, 2014 - 11:06 pm

Awe thank you MJ

Chelsea March 23, 2014 - 7:20 pm

I saw the Doctor Oz episode with my mom because she kept talking about how you were going to be on it and I enjoyed learning ways to use Greek yogurt in different recipes. Recently I was making dessert for some guest and forgot the eggs for the cake, but I remembered that you used some Greek yogurt so I raided the fridge for the yogurt and now everyone keeps talking about the cake and yeah. So thank you for the Greek yogurt ideas.

utokia March 23, 2014 - 10:39 pm

Hi Chelsea,

Awww that is so wonderful, I am so happy it turned out well for you. Come back and visit often :O)

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