Dr Oz: Cut Your Grocery Bill In Half
Too many people avoid making healthier choices at the grocery, because they believe healthy eating doesn’t fit into their budget. That’s exactly why Dr Oz was thrilled to reveal secrets to saving money at the supermarket on healthy, guilt-free foods. The first great tip was to avoid buying your produce in bulk. Individual tomatoes, avocados, peppers, and carrots are almost always cheaper individually.
Second, buy a larger cut of meat and have the butcher trim it for you. Third, save money of seafood by thawing it yourself. Thawed fish can be marked up as much at 50%! You should also check the unit price per size for the best deal.
There’s also one product in particular that you’re better off buying online, than in the store. Toilet paper! Double-ply toilet paper has 57 feet per roll at 70 cents each. Single-ply toilet paper has 341 feet of toilet paper per roll at 75 cent each. Clearly, single-ply is a much better deal!
Dr Oz: Hungry Girl Tricks To Eating Healthier
Lisa Lillien, the Hungry Girl, is known for making delicious recipes that will keep you full while helping you lose weight. She’s now making sure all of her recipes use only all-natural ingredients with no added sugar, are high in protein in fiber, and low in calories and carbs. You can lose weight and keep it off, without going hungry! Lisa is passionate about helping people eat clean in the real world, and doing it the right way to help them lose weight.
To help you find success, Lisa shared a few of her favorite meals. She loves overnight oats, because they require no cooking and use only healthy and delicious ingredients. To make her Peach Cobbler Overnight Oatmeal Parfait, Lisa combines old-fashioned oats and almond milk, with a little salt and no-calorie sweetener. The mixture sits in the fridge overnight, and then the next day she build her parfait. Add half the oats to a parfait glass, then add Greek yogurt on top, a little vanilla, peaches, and cinnamon, then repeat until you’ve used all the overnight oats.
A normal serving of peach cobbler has 419 calories, but this version has just 284 calories and nearly 20 grams of protein!
Dr Oz: Quick Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Lisa also played a quick clip to show how you can make slow cooker chicken fajitas in just five steps! Add 1/2 pound of boneless chicken breasts to your slow cooker then season with salt and pepper. Add two cups of sliced onion and 2 cups of sliced peppers. Add your dry seasonings, then add 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth. Mix it all together and let it cook for up to four hours, until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken and shred it, before adding it back to the slow-cooker to enjoy. You can enjoy the delicious chicken with lettuce wraps as a healthy meal!
Restaurant-style chicken fajitas are typically 437 calories, while Lisa’s are just 128 calories!
Lastly, Lisa explained that she likes to use a spiralizer to turn vegetables into noodles. She then uses spiralized zucchini in dishes like lo mein or other traditional pasta dishes. You can also use the spiralizer on vegetables like carrots or squash as well!
One great tip for saving calories when it comes to dessert, is to try baking with beans, applesauce, or other natural ingredients, instead of flour and sugar. Not only will you cut down the calories, but you won’t skimp on taste!