Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien’s Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Think fettuccine alfredo is off limits when you’re watching your weight? Think again! Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien presents her Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo recipe.

Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien’s Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 package tofu shirataki fettuccine shaped noodle substitute
  • 1 tsp reduced fat sour cream
  • 1 wedge spreadable light Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach
  • 3 oz. frozen ready-to-eat medium shrimp, thawed
  • 2 tsp reduced-fat parmesan-style grated topping
  • Optional seasonings: salt, black pepper
A single bag of shirataki noodles has only 40 calories. This is only 10% of the calories found in regular pasta.
Wash and rinse the noodles and add in the sour cream. Mix it together and add the thawed, pre-cooked shrimp. Then add in the spinach and broccoli florets.
This dish is quick and easy, because all you’re doing is heating everything up. If you’re crunched for time, you can warm everything up in the microwave.

Nutrition Information

  • 195 calories (regular pasta can have up to 1000 calories)
  • 4.5 g fat
  • 12 g carbs
  • 5 g fiber
  • 21 g protein

Bonus Tip

If you’re craving fast food, grab some frozen french fries that have less than 4g of fat per serving, and are free of trans fats. Bake them in a toaster oven, and sprinkle a bit of cayenne pepper on them for an added kick of flavor.

 

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99 Diet Foods You Should Have in Your Kitchen

Today’s Dr. Oz Show is another repeat. We see a list of 99 diet foods you should have in your kitchen. The brands mentioned here are Dr. Oz’s recommendations, but you can substitute freely as long as the foods match up nutritionally.

Breakfast Diet Foods

  • BetterOats Oat Revolution Thick & Hearty Old-Fashioned Instant Oatmeal (Apples & Cinnamon variety)
  • Van’s Natural Foods Whole Grain Pancakes
  • Kashi Blueberry Waffles
  • Amy’s Breakfast Scramble Wrap
  • Cream of Wheat Instant Healthy Grain
  • Uncured Turkey Bacon
  • Jennie-O Breakfast Sausage Links
  • VitaBuns English Muffins

Entree Diet Foods

  • Healthy Choice Lemon Herb Chicken
  • Evol Foods Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
  • Healthy Choice Portabella Spinach Parmesan
  • Amy’s Roasted Vegetable Pizza
  • Amy’s Light in Sodium Bean & Rice Burrito
  • Cedarlane Eggplant Parmesan
  • Annie Chun’s Teriyaki Noodle Bowl
  • Dr Praeger’s Buffalo Chickenless Patties
  • The Organic Bistro Chicken Parmesan Bake
  • SeaPak Shrimp Co. Salmon Burger
  • Kashi Chicken Flortentine
  • Helen’s Kitchen Bay Island Plantain
  • Kashi Thin Crust Basil Pesto Pizza
  • Amy’s Light & Lean Spinach Lasagna
  • Applegate The Great Uncured Hot Dog
  • Sukhi’s Tandoori Chicken Sandwich
  • Annie Chun’s Chicken & Cilantro Mini Wontons
  • Organic Bistro Wild Alaskan Salmon Bake
  • Amy’s California Veggie Burger
  • Rico M Panada Spinach & Tofu
  • Helen’s Kitchen Pasta Primavera

Cereal, Pasta & Grain Diet Foods

  • Arnold Grains & More 100% Whole Wheat Triple Health Bread
  • Barilla Plus Penne
  • 100% Whole Wheat Pita Pocket Bread
  • Dr Praeger’s Sweet Potato Littles
  • 100% Whole Wheat Bagel Thins
  • Post Grape Nuts Cereal
  • Microwaveable Brown Rice
  • Kashi 7 Whole Grain Cereal Puffs
  • General Mills Cheerios Cereal
  • Nature’s Plus Flax Plus Flakes Cereal
  • Annie Chun’s Pad Thai
  • Brown Rice Noodles
  • Shirataki Noodles
  • Quinoa
  • Kashi 7 Whole Grain Cereal Flakes
  • Back to Nature Multigrain Flax Seeded Flatbread
  • DeBoles Artichoke Flour Pasta

Snack Diet Foods

  • Chiquita Pineapple Bites
  • Tostitos Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Food Should Taste Good All-Natural Olive Chips
  • Wasa Whole Grain Crackers
  • Orville Redenbacher’s Smart Pop! (94% Fat Free) Mini Bags
  • Snyder’s of Hanover Organic Whole Wheat & Oat Pretzel Sticks
  • Ak Mak Crackers
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Eden Organic Brown Rice Chips
  • Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Cheese
  • Stacy’s Simple Naked Pita Chips

Side Item Diet Foods

  • Broccoli Slaw
  • Dr McDougall’s Light Sodium Tomato Basil Pasta Soup
  • Healthy Valley Soup 40% Less Sodium (the 5 Bean Vegetable Variety)
  • Bagged Salad Greens
  • Amy’s Organic Light Sodium Split Pea Soup
  • Pacific Organic Creamy Butternut Squash Soup (Light Sodium version of course!)
  • Healthy Valley Soup Fat-Free Garden Split Pea with Carrots
  • Steam-in-Bag Frozen vegetables (without sauce)
  • Health Valley Soup (Vegetable Barley with Less Sodium variety)
  • Tiger Tiger Thai Onion Soup
  • Fire Roasted No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes

Dessert Diet Foods

  • Soy Dream Vanilla Lil’ Dreamers Frozen Sandwich
  • Almond Dream Lil’ Dreamers Vanilla Frozen Sandwich
  • So Delicious Purely Decadent Cherry Amaretto (another Ice Cream Substitute)
  • Diana’s Bananas Banana Babies Dark Chocolate Frozen Dessert
  • Breyers Pure Fruit Bars & Berry Swirls
  • Arctic Zero 150 Calorie Pints (a fabulous ice cream substitute)
  • So Delicious Chocolate Minis Sandwiches
  • Back to Nature Cookies (flavors include Peanut Butter Creme, Chocolate Chunk and Cranberry-Pecan Granola)
  • Mi-Del All Natural Maple Munchies Cookies
  • Healthy Valley Amaranth Graham Crackers
  • Barbara’s Bakery Snackimals (including the following flavors: chocolate chip, chocolate and snickerdoodle)
  • Lucy’s Gluten-Free Ginger Snaps
  • Vitalicious Deep & Velvety Chocolate VitaBrownies

Condiment Diet Foods

  • Wholly Guacamole
  • Red, White or Malt Vinegar
  • Hummus
  • Annie’s Organic Buttermilk Dressing
  • Annie’s Horseradish Mustard
  • Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Hot Sauce
  • Spectrum Golden Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Ready-Pac Pico de Gallo
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Diet Drinks

  • Almond Milk (unsweetened of course!)
  • Sparkling Water or Seltzer
  • Uncle Matt’s Organic Grapefruit Juice
  • V-8 Low Sodium Vegetable Juice
  • Coffee
  • Unsweetened Iced Tea
  • Green Tea
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Big Daddy’s Chicken Sriracha Stir Fry

Big Daddy Aaron McCargo, Jr. from the Food Network comes on the show to prepare a heart healthy dish for Dr. Oz and his audience.

Big Daddy’s Chicken Sriracha Stir Fry

Ingredients

Stir Fry

  • 2 (8 oz) chicken breasts, pounded thin and sliced in thin strips
  • 1 cup (or 1 small can) red kidney beans, drained
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, blanched
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, match-stick cut
  • 1 cup red bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil

Sweet and Spicy Sauce

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp agave honey

Directions

In large non-stick pan on high heat, add oil and begin to sauté chicken strips until golden brown for 4-6 minutes (do not crowd pan or layer chicken). Remove chicken and place on plate to rest.

Add bell peppers, sweet potatoes, broccoli and kidney beans, and quickly sauté for 3-4 mins.

Whisk all sauce ingredients together and add sauce and chicken back to pan (with juices). Toss until coated.

Pour over prepared brown rice and enjoy!

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Heart Disease Prevention Diet

Dr. Oz has been on a heart health kick, and today, he shows you a four week plan to help you reduce your risk for heart disease. Here’s his 28 day Heart Prevention Diet.

Heart Disease Prevention Diet: Eating for Your Heart

Week 1

  • Sriracha helps to boost the metabolism.
  • Kidney beans are high in omega 3 fats. These also help the heart to beat correctly.
  • Sweet Potatoes are rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

Heart Disease Prevention Diet: Drinking for Your Heart

Week 2

  • Black currant juice
  • Beet juice: Just a single glass a day can help lower your blood pressure.

Heart Disease Prevention Diet: Calling for Less Stress

Week 3

  • Talk to a friend on the phone twice a week.
  • Do not take any calls during meals.

Heart Disease Prevention Diet: Shop For Your Heart at the Pharmacy

Week 4

Visit your pharmacy for heart healthy supplements. A Walgreen’s Rep visited the audience and gave heart health supplements to all of them.

Heart Disease Prevention

Now that Dr. Oz has covered the symptoms of heart attack, and the blood test for heart disease, we see a few things you can do for heart disease prevention. We also see a 30 second test you can do in the comfort and privacy of your own home to determine your risk for heart disease.

All you have to do is stand up, bend over, and touch your toes. The further you can reach, the more flexible your arteries likely are. If you can’t reach too far, you can do stretches to improve your flexibility and reduce your risk for heart disease.

Stretch for Healthy Arteries

Dr. Oz says that you should stretch for half an hour a day, at least three times a week. Hold each one of your stretches for 20 seconds. This will help increase your arteries flexibility by 23%. Lynn says she doesn’t stretch at all, but after hearing Dr. Oz tell her what this meant, she would be stretching every day.

Here’s the stretch he recommends:

  • Take one step forward and do the “half moon” stance with your right leg in front and your hands above your head.
  • Lean back
  • Stretch and hold for 20 seconds

Konjac Root Lowers Cholesterol

Taking Konjac root will help lower the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in your body, which can improve your heart health.

Blood Test for Heart Disease

Now that we’ve seen the Heart Attack Symptoms in Women, Dr. Oz wants to tell us about a simple blood test for heart disease, known as the C-Reactive Protein, or CRP Test. This test is done with a simple prick of the finger. The important thing it measures is inflammation. Dr. Oz and his entire audience took the test and is going to give them results on the show.

He shows an animation of plaque making its way through the arteries. As we age, the arteries may rupture, and irritate it. Then, the body forms a scab and stops the blood flow, as it attempts to heal the open wound. How fast this happens worries Dr. Oz.

Robin, an audience member, comes on stage. On stage, Dr. Oz has three large fake arteries. He presents Robin with fake blood and has her pour it down the arteries. The first arterie represents a plaque free artery, and it flows freely through it. The second artery represents plaque filled arteries, and the blood still flowed fairly freely through it. The last artery represented inflamed plaque, and the blood got stuck.

Blood Test for Heart Disease: C-Reactive Protein Test Scores

Each audience member received an envelope with their CRP score inside.

3 Levels of Risk:

  • < 1: Lowest Risk Level
  • 1-3: Average Risk Level
  • > 3: Greatest Risk Level. You are three times more likely to suffer from heart disease, and four times more likely to die from it.

Dr. Oz opens his envelope to a .3, which is healthy.

Robin opened her envelope to a 4.54. The news shocked her, but Dr. Oz tells her she can control the number. He says 1 in every four people has an elevated CRP level. 42% of the audience tested had it, but it is controllable.

Want to find out your CRP number? Talk to your doctor!

 

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Dr. Oz says that when a patient’s heart stops, it is in his hands. Many people say heart attacks are more of an issue for men, but the truth is about 25% of Dr. Oz’s patients are women. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. As such, he wants to share the various heart attack symptoms in women so we as women know what to watch for.

To show us just how serious this is, Dr. Oz allows cameras into his operating room for the first time ever, as he operates on a woman. She’s 63 years old, and has four children. As he works to perform a triple bypass, he notes that she missed all the warning signs–and shows us the surgery in real time. The team of doctors took veins from her legs, and used those veins to reroute around the damage. This procedure brought her to the brink of death and caused her heart to stop. We see several attempts to restart the woman’s heart, but there was trouble. Once it restarted, Oz says she’s not really “out of the woods” until she regains consciousness.

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

  1. Pain in the neck, shoulder, and jaw.
  2. Nausea
  3. Shortness of Breath
  4. Lightheaded and Dizzy
  5. Unusual, extreme fatigue
To demonstrate, Dr. Oz brings five women on stage who showed these symptoms. Four of the five of them were in their 40s, but one wasn’t even out of her 20s yet!

Audience member Jennifer says she experienced the first symptom. One day, she took her multivitamins and went on with her day. She felt like she had the pill stuck in her throat, as well as pain that went to her chest, arms and back. She, being trained in CPR for her job thought she was having a hard attack. Her husband, who is an FDNY fire officer convinced her to to go to the hospital.  He saved her life.

Now we want to know how to tell the difference between a heart attack symptom and a regular pain in the neck. If you can pinpoint the pain, this is a sign of a heart attack.

Audience member Sarah tells Dr. Oz that she felt indigestion and nausea. Her cardiologist decided to test her. Results indicated she had a life threatening aorta anuerism. When a person dies as a result of this, Oz says most doctos look for antacids in the stomach. This is because most people think it’s just indigestion and take antacids.

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women: Heart Attack vs. Indigestion

  • Pain is located above the breastbone
  • When treated with antacid, the pain does not go away.
Audience member Jen tells Dr. Oz she had shortness of breath. After walking through the train station, she noticed she was out of breath. Dr. Oz suggests people do their own self tests by talking when walking. If you are unable to speak comfortably during the test, it could be your heart is weak.
Audience member Kim, one of Dr. Oz’s patients, tells us she was lightheaded and dizzy, but also experiencing shortness of breath. She thought it was just a reaction to rushing through her life. She woke up one morning to find her heartbeat racing and erratic. Her husband took her to the ER.

Heart Attack Signs

It may be a heart attack if:

  • You’re experiencing shortness of breath
  • combined with other warning signs, including chest pain.
The last audience member, Michelle is 27. She said she was experiencing extreme and unusual fatigue. Dr. Oz says 70% of women with heart problems experience fatigue in the days before a heart attack. Michelle had gone to school to study cardiac ultrasound. Another student, who noticed she was having issues, used her as a Guinea pig. They found that she would need to have open heart surgery. She says she wears a necklace to hide the scar, but Dr. Oz tells her that she should not be embarrassed. That scar is a badge of honor because she wouldn’t be here today without it!

Shortness of Breath Test

If there is a change in how you’re doing normal tasks, such as carrying groceries, monitor it.

Dr. Oz used a cardiogram on stage to test Michelle’s heart. Results show her heart is functioning perfectly and is healthy.

Next we’ll see the simple blood test for heart disease and learn more about how and why it works.

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Natural Home Remedies

Natural Home Remedies: Oranges Whiten Teeth

Use an orange peel (the white part) on your teeth, once a day before you brush and you will get whiter teeth, naturally.

Natural Home Remedies: Fight Infection with Ugli Fruit

Ugli fruit is a Jamaican fruit that is a cross between a tangerine, a grapefruit, and and orange. The high vitamin C content in this fruit can help you fight infection,

Natural Home Remedies: Boost Immunity with Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 comes from the sun, and most of us don’t get enough of it. Supplementing with this can help boost your immune system and help autoimmune disorders.

Lycopene and Watermelon

Lycopene is a well known antioxidant for eye health. Watermelon contains more of it than tomatoes. This can help fight against heart disease and boost your immune system.

Natural Home Remedies: Boost Sex Drive with Maca Powder

Maca powder can boost your sex drive. You can either take the supplement in pill form or use a powder to add just a small about (half a teaspoon) into your drinks to boost libido.

Natural Home Remedies: Fix Yellow Nails with Zinc

If your nails are yellow, take 1000 mg of vitamin E and 50mg of Zinc every day.

Natural Home Remedies: Get More Sleep with a Catnip Bath

If you need to get more sleep, try a catnip bath. Boil some water and steep a cup of catnip into it. Strain it and mix it into your bath. Get your catnip as an herb from a spice store or online and not a pet store.

Keep Your Pillow Cold Cold Rice Sock & Sleep Better

Fill a clean sock with uncooked rice and stick it in the freezer for about 45 minutes before you go to sleep. Put it under your pillow to keep it cool and help you sleep better.

 

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Digestive Remedies & More

In this health remedies segment, we see how to cope with several digestive problems, how to boost your orgasm and sex drive, and more, naturally.

 Artichoke Orgasm Booster

To make your orgasms more intense, try eating some asparagus. The B vitamins in this veggie will help boost your arousal.

Cayenne Pepper Paste for Psoriasis

Mix equal parts cayenne pepper and olive oil and apply to the skin with a spoon to help sooth psoriasis pain.

Digestive Remedies: Caraway Mint Tea

Mix a tablespoon of caraway seeds with a teaspoon of dried mint into 12 oz of water. Add a teaspoon of honey. This is an anti-nausea remedy to assist with digestion. You can drink it warm or cold.

Digestive Remedies: Artichoke Weed Extract

Take a capsule of artichoke weed extract twice a day. This will help your digestion by increasing the amount of bile your body needs to process digestion.

Digestive Remedies: Dried Figs Hemorrhoid Remedy

If you’re experiencing rectal pain, you may end up with hemorrhoids. You should soften the stool to avoid this issue–using dried figs. Clean three dried figs with hot water, and then soak them overnight. Eat them on a empty stomach the next morning.

Digestive Remedies: White Radish & Honey Soft Stool Remedy

Mix a cup of chopped white radish with a teaspoon of honey. This stimulates the intestinal muscles so you can go to the bathroom easier.

Oatmeal Recipe for Softer Stool

Dr. Oz has made sure we all know your poop should come out like an “S.” If it doesn’t you should try this oatmeal recipe to help fix it. Mix a half cup of blackberries with a banana, and a cup of steel cut oats. It’s gentle on the stomach and tastes great!

Natural Health Remedies

Beyond skin remedies, Dr. Oz is moving forward with more natural health remedies you can use to treat a variety of conditions on your own.

Natural Health Remedies: Yoga for Joint Pain

Dr. Oz recommends yoga for joint pain because it can give you relief without further wear and tear.

Natural Health Remedies for Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris is the build-up of dead skin. To treat this, he recommends using unscented lotions and scrubs. He promotes unscented because some of the scented products contain irritants.

Natural Health Remedies: Laryngitis Throat Coat Tea

If you have laryngitis or a scratchy throat, drink throat coat tea four times a day. This can not only help loosen the mucus but will help relieve a bit of the pain.

Natural Health Remedies: Laryngitis Whiskey Gargle

If you have laryngitis, mix a teaspoon of whiskey into a glass of water. Gargle for a few seconds, and spit it out. The whiskey is both an astringent and an anti-inflammatory.

Natural Health Remedies: N-A-C Supplement for a Cold

Dr Oz says to help get rid of colds, try 250 mg of N-A-C supplement per day. This will break down the mucus to help you breath better.

Natural Health Remedies: Chicken Soup Recipe for a Cold

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2-3 Asian chilies
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 whole chicken on the bone
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • Oregano, salt, paprika and turmeric to taste

DirectionsIn a large pot, stir fry the onion, garlic and chilies in the sesame oil. Once the vegetables start to brown, add the chicken to the mix. Stir fry the chicken until it is pale pink. Add water and broth, and add in the seasonings. Let the soup come to a boil, and then set it to simmer for 30 minutes, but you can let it go longer, if you like. The bone marrow is a good source of iron, which the body craves when sick. The heat in the chilis, garlic, and onions will help the body break down mucus and congestion. The broth will keep you hydrated and fill your body with nutrients to speed your healing time.

Natural Health Remedies: Juice for Nasal Congestion

Make this fresh juice with your juicer to help get rid of nasal congestion.

  • 2 apples (with skin)
  • 1 pineapple
Add in two teaspoons of honey, mix and enjoy!

Natural Health Remedies: Steam Inhaler for Nasal Congestion

Make your own steam inhaler by boiling three cups of water and adding a couple sprigs of rosemary and/or eucalyptus. Do it a few times a day to help loosen mucus.

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