Dr Oz: Shirataki Noodles & Greek Yogurt Onion Dip Recipe

Dr Oz’s segment called Eat More, Weigh Less gave some great tips for how we can eat more food and still weigh less with some Simple Substitutions.  Doctor Oz gave a tip for how to eat more pasta by replacing regular pasta with Shirataki Noodles and how to replace sour cream onion dip and chips with a delicious Greek Yogurt Onion Dip Recipe.  This is definitely a segment worth sharing with your friends and families! Dr Oz Shirataki Pasta

Dr Oz: Shirataki Noodles – Eat More, Weigh Less

Dr Oz said that Shirataki Noodles are made of Glucomannan, which is a dietary fiber, along with tofu.  How wonderful is that – Tofu Noodles!!!  Shirataki Noodles come from Japan and you can find them in the produce section next to the tofu.  I have tried them before in soup recipes, and they are delicious.  You usually will find them in plastic bags full of liquid and noodles.  Dr Oz said that you can have 5 cups of Shirataki Noodles for the same amount of calories as just one cup of regular pasta, because there is only 40 calories in Shirataki Pasta!

Dr Oz: Onion Dip Recipe with Greek Yogurt – Eat More, Weigh Less

Dr Oz gave another simple substitute for a healthy dip, since many of us love to eat Onion Dip and Chips.  Instead of making your onion dip out of sour cream, try using Greek Yogurt and mixing it with a packet of low sodium onion dip mix.  Dr Oz’s Greek Yogurt Onion Dip recipe is lower in fat because the Greek Yogurt is less fattening than sour cream, but it still has the nice thick consistency that we love in a dip.  You can have 6 TB of Dr Oz’s Healthy Onion Dip for the same amount of calories as you find in just 2 TB of Sour Cream Dip.  And of course, avoid regular greasy chips which can be very fattening and instead use baked chips.

Dr Oz: Parsnip Mash Substitute for Mashed Potatoes

Dr Oz said that instead of eating mashed potatoes, you can substitute parsnips for the potatoes.  Click here for the full recipe: Parsnip Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Dr Oz: Roasted Chickpea Recipe

Dr Oz also suggested eating roasted chickpeas instead of nuts, because you can eat three times more chickpeas that way – all in the theme of Eat More, Weigh Less.  Click here for the full recipe: Roasted Chickpea Snack Recipe


  1. bonnie leibold says

    Please repeat the “chick pea” substitution for crunchy snack recipe. Thank You,
    Bonnie Leibold

  2. Debra says

    Bonnie, I just saw the segment on Dr. Oz about the “chick pea” snack recipe you are inquiring about….it’s easy….roast preferred amount of chick peas for about an hour, pour a little olive oil and cayenne pepper for taste…sounds yummy, but my tummy can’t tolerate the cayenne….bon’ appetite’

  3. edbz says

    Dr Oz seems to have missed that these noodle do not contain any soluble fiber because the process that makes them breaks down the original starch and makes it insoluble.

    Yes, there are benefits to something that makes one feel full. But the information is misleading.

    Also, saying one could eat 5 cups of this pasta and only get the calories found in one cup of pasta ignores the fact that eating 5 cups of this in a day might be harmful from the amount of gas that would be produced in the gut.

  4. Cece says

    Omg!,,,, gas like you can not imagine!!! I had no idea and was dumbfounded by the amount of gas I had after eating a bag of. THe fettucinni. I’ve never experience anything like this in my life…..wow un prepared! Thank god I was alone…don’t know what would I have done otherwise? Thank god for privacy and being the only person in my building at the time…. Not joking! Didn’t know it was humanly possible to fart like that…..loudness and duration….freaky!,

  5. Joe says


    Agreed. Eat 5 cups? Crazy! It appears Dr. Oz did know he was talking about. I don’t believe he ever ate 2 cups in a row.

  6. Linda K. says

    I eat the Shirataki noodles every time I cook pasta for my husband. It is so filling that a half a bag, (20 calories) is more than enough. That way I can enjoy some of my yummy homemade spaghetti sauce without it being a calorie disaster. I also enjoy them in stir fry as a lo mein substitute

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