Dr Oz & Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien
If there’s one person you want helping you come up with diet cheats for your grocery list (other than Dr Oz), it’s Hungry Girl cookbook author Lisa Lillien. She has made it her life’s work to find ways to enjoy popular meals without the bad stuff, and she isn’t even trained as a chef or nutritionist. She shared her ideas about food and gave Dr Oz her Hungry Girl Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe.
Lisa said that she prefers to help people find fast, easy ways to make small diet changes that add up to big results, without sacrificing flavor or favorite foods. Italian foods are a big problem area, because a lot of us love pasta, but the sauce and carbohydrates can take a toll on the diet.
Lisa Lillien: Hungry Girl Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
That’s what inspired Lisa to find a way to make her Fettuccine Alfredo work. She used ingredients such as Shirataki Noodles, which are low in calories. Compared to regular pasta, you’re saving about 90% of the calories with this one swap.
Other lighter choices, including reduced fat Sour Cream and light Swiss Cheese can take a little off the calorie count here and there, adding up to a Dr Oz approved meal.
This recipe weighs in with 195 calories per serving. It has 4.5 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, and 21 tasty grams of protein. That sounds like a winner to me.
- 3 ounces frozen prepared medium Shrimp, thawed
- 1 package Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine Noodles
- 1 teaspoon reduced fat Sour Cream
- 1 wedge light Swiss Cheese spread
- 1/2 cup Spinach, chopped
- 1/2 cup frozen Broccoli, thawed
- 2 tablespoons reduced fat Parmesan topping
- Salt & Pepper
- Prepare the noodles by rinsing, draining, and drying them.
- Cut noodles into bite size.
- Heat a skillet on medium.
- Combine noodles, cheese, and sour cream.
- Use a spatula to break up the cheese and spread it around.
- Stir frequently, letting cheese melt and coating noodles in sour cream mixture.
- Add remaining ingredients and cook until heated through.
- Serve immediately.
Will you be adding this Hungry Girl creation to your Pinterest recipe board?
Dr Oz: Frozen French Fries
As a bonus, Dr Oz suggested curbing your fast food cravings by using frozen French fries instead. You can prepare them in a toaster oven or conventional oven, and a seasoning like cayenne pepper will give them a great kick. Try to find a variety that has no trans fats and less than 4 grams of fat.