Dr Oz: Hungry Girl Carb Cheats
Who doesn’t love the crunchy, salty taste of potato chips and the greasy, satisfying flavors of French fries? Why are these items so much more tempting when we’re on a diet? Lisa Lillien, the Hungry Girl, visited Dr Oz to share some of her secrets to getting your favorite carb experiences without busting your diet. Some of her favorites are Bear Naked Soft Baked Granola Cookies, Yasso frozen Greek yogurt pops, Doctor Kracker Seedlander Crispbreads, Guiltless Gourmet Tortilla Chips, Grin ‘n Carrot Fries, VitaTop Muffins and PB Thins.
Lisa Lillien also shared her Hungry Girl Carb Diet Recipes on the show. Plus, Food Network celebrities featured a Carrot Salad Recipe and Veggie Chili. Later, Dr Oz got to the bottom of Infomercial Products.
She said the most important thing you can get in the habit of doing is reading nutrition labels at the store. Find out how much a serving is, because sometimes you’re eating multiple servings, which means carbs and other bad numbers can multiply in a hurry.
Lisa Lillien showed off some of her favorite snack substitutions, which sound like they’d be bad for you, but are actually perfectly fine.
Dr Oz: Guiltless Gourmet Tortilla Chips Review
Terry was in the audience, and she loves her carbs, especially when it comes to Tortilla Chips. Lisa had good news for Terry in the form of Guiltless Gourmet Tortilla Chips. They give you 18 chips per serving, with just half the fat of a typical brand. That’s because they’re baked instead of fried, and they also come in different flavors, without the greasy feeling on your fingers.
Dr Oz: Hungry Girl Grin & Carrot Fries Recipe
Do you want to enjoy the heat and flavor of fries without the guilt? Check out Hungry Girl’s alternative to fries, and don’t worry about eating too much. This recipe is good for you.
- 8 Large Carrots
- Coarse Salt
- Preheat your oven to 425, and prepare two baking sheets.
- Slice the carrots into your preferred French fry shape, and try to make them all roughly the same size to ensure even cooking. (Thicker slices will have to cook longer.)
- Spread the carrots out among the baking sheets, giving them room so they turn out crispy.
- Sprinkle salt over the carrots and stick them in the oven for about 15 minutes.
- Flip them over and cook for about another 15 minutes, until they’re crisp on the outside but still tender when you bite into them.
Dr Oz: Vita Top Muffins Review
Even breakfast can be a carb danger zone for some of us. If you love muffins, you can get that fluffy start to your day without the calories or fat of a typical muffin. Try VitaTop Muffins, which are in the frozen food section of your grocery store. There are multiple flavors, and they’re just the tops, which are the best part anyway.
Dr Oz: Doctor Kracker Seedlander Crispbreads Review
Lisa admitted that she has a weakness for crackers. But she doesn’t have to worry about her snack habits with Doctor Kracker Seedlander Crispbreads. They’re filling and you’ll eat less. Plus, they have fewer calories than some crackers.
Dr Oz: Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops
Want an ice cream alternative that’s actually good for you? Try the Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops Dr Oz mentioned. They’re just 70 calories per bar, which means you could have seconds on dessert without feeling bad about it.
Dr Oz: PB Thins Review
For a natural, high protein snack, Dr Oz also mentioned PB Thins. They’re great for giving you the full flavor without the heavy feeling of other snacks. They also come in single serving packs, so you can stash them in your purse or leave them in your desk drawer for a quick snack.
Dr Oz: Bear Naked Soft Baked Granola Cookies
Whole grain oat cookies will fill you up longer. Brownie or cake lovers will enjoy the soft texture of this snack choice: Bear Naked Soft Baked Granola Cookies.