Dr Oz: Get Slim For Summer
The Dr Oz Summer Survival Guide shared great advice for Summer Food Safety and Sunscreen Shopping Reviews. But there’s another popular topic people worry about each summer. You want to look your best in that bathing suit, and the grilled temptations or sweet treats can be hard to avoid. That’s why Dr Oz and wellness professional Kristen Kirkpatrick shared some Summer Slimdown recipes, including Turnip Chips, Sweet Potato Hummus, Peach Poolside Popsicles and Resistant Starch Powder Smoothie.
If you’re trying to cope with your emotional eating this summer, or you just want to get those cravings under control, Kristin Kirkpatrick had a simple tip to get your summer started off right. Choose one meal where you will eat the same thing every day. You might have a hardboiled egg on a whole wheat English Muffin for breakfast. That’s just one example, but keeping one meal healthy and consistent can give you a solid foundation for your day.
Dr Oz: Kristen’s Hunger Scale
Kristen had some great advice on how to learn to control your hunger and cravings. When you feel hungry, rate your appetite on a scale of 1 (starving) to 10 (full).
The best place on the scale is between 4 and 6, which is where you should be at mealtime. If you keep eating at a 10, you’re going to be stuffed and miserable. On the other hand, if you wait until your hunger is at a 1, you will likely binge to overcompensate.
Dr Oz: Turnip Chips Recipe
Summer and snacks can go hand in hand, but don’t let those salty, crunchy treats go right to your waist. Instead check out Dr Oz’s recipe for Turnip Chips, so you can swap out your junk food for a healthier alternative.
- 1 Turnip, sliced
- Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Arrange turnip slices on prepared cookie sheet.
- Top with drizzled Olive Oil and Sea Salt. Bake 25 minutes, or until crisp.
Dr Oz: Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe
Emotional eaters, take heart. Dr Oz had a snack recipe just for you. This Sweet Potato Hummus is healthy and filling, so you don’t have to feel guilty about your emotional eating on top of everything else.
- 1 pound Sweet Potatoes, baked & skinned
- 4 ounces Roasted Red Peppers, drained & skinned
- Fresh Lemon (for juice)
- ⅔ teaspoon Garlic, diced
- ⅔ teaspoon Cumin
- Cayenne Pepper, to taste
- Parsley, chopped (optional)
- Combine Potatoes, Peppers, fresh squeezed Lemon Juice, and spices in a food processor.
- Puree until smooth. Move mixture to a bowl.
- Refrigerate for one hour before serving.
- Finish with Parsley before serving.
Dr Oz: Peach Poolside Popsicle Recipe
- 1 cup Almond Milk
- 1 Banana
- 2 Peaches
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 tablespoon Agave Nectar
- ⅔ teaspoon Cinnamon
- ⅔ teaspoon Nutmeg
- Peel and slice the fruits.
- In a blender, combine ingredients until smooth. Make sure fruit is blended to desired consistency.
- Pour mix into a popsicle mold.
- Let freeze at least four hours before serving.
Dr Oz: Resistant Starch Powder Smoothie Recipe
If you’re looking for another great cool summer treat that will help you banish cravings without filling up on junk, you’re in luck. Dr Oz unveiled his Resistant Starch Powder Smoothie, and here is the recipe from his show today.
It’s quick and easy. Plus, now that you know how starch works with your appetite, you can get the same benefits naturally from fruits, grains, and beans. Let fiber fill you up with good stuff.
- 6 ounces Plain Greek Yogurt
- 10 ounces Fresh or Frozen Berries
- 1 tablespoon Resistant Starch Powder
- Agave Nectar, to taste
- If using frozen berries, microwave them until thawed.
- Mix Berries with Agave Nectar.
- Add Berry mixture to yogurt and stir in Starch Powder.