Dr Oz: Supermarket Comfort Food
Dr Oz explained why Supermarkets Are Bacteria Traps and how to avoid health hazards on your next shopping trip. But since you’re going to the store anyway, how can you enjoy some of the most satisfying comfort foods without the calories and guilt that so often comes along with gooey goodness? Check out products featured on Dr Oz, including Kashi Mushroom Pizza, Amy’s Light & Lean Spinach Lasagna and Blake’s Chicken Pot Pie.
To help us find the good stuff, Dr Oz consulted with dietitian Heidi Skolnik, who shared some comfort food swaps you can add to your cart for maximum taste and minimum calories.
Kashi Thin Crust Mushroom Pizza Review
First up was Kashi Thin Crust Mushroom PIzza, with 9 grams of fat and 250 calories per serving. The whole grain crust will fill you up with something good for you, and the portion size is small enough that you could complement it with a side salad or fruit for dessert.
Annie’s Homegrown Deluxe Shells & Wisconsin Cheddar Review
It doesn’t get more American than Macaroni and Cheese, but all that cheese can be a recipe for high calories. Annie’s Homegrown Deluxe Shells & Wisconsin Cheddar leaves out the butter, which helps keep the fat low. Other tweak include skim milk and low fat yogurt, to give a creamy taste with low calories.
Amy’s Light & Lean Spinach Lasagna Review
Lasagna is another hearty guilty pleasure food. But Amy’s Light & Lean Lasagna has only 5 grams of fat and 250 calories, giving it about 2/3 less of the bad stuff than a classic lasagna recipe. Heidi recommended eating this as a snack, since it’s low in calories. She said it’s much more nutritious and satisfying than a candy bar.
Blake’s Chicken Pot Pie Review
Chicken Pot Pie is a high carb, hearty dish. But Blake’s Chicken Pot Pie has only 17 grams of fat and 340 calories in one serving, which is about half the fat of a classic pot pie.
Ore Ida Steamed & Mash Cut Russet Potatoes Review
Skip the fried potatoes and choose these Ore Ida Steamed & Mash Cut Russet Potatoes instead. They are fat free and have a tiny 70 calories in a single serving. That sounds like a tasty way to enjoy the starchy goodness of fries, without the grease and guilt.
For more great food swaps, get Dr Oz’s 99 Diet Foods Shopping List.