Healthy Hacks so You Can Still Enjoy Your Favorite Foods!

Playing Healthy Food Hacks to Indulge Without the Bulge

The Doctors are slashing calories but keeping these favorite foods tasting great! OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry has a better option than your typical coffee creamer. Dr. Nita says coffee creamer often contains sugar and oil and one tablespoon has 35 calories. Give unsweetened cashew milk a try instead; this only has two to three calories per tablespoon. Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra acknowledges that this may sound scary but as she sips it with her coffee she says it actually tastes great!

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Gastroenterologist Dr. Jorge Rodriguez shares that he has a love of frosting. However, the real deal from the supermarket contains hydrogenated oils, fat, tons of preservatives and sugar. Dr. Rodriguez shares a healthier way to make your own frosting using an unexpected ingredient. He says to take sweet potato puree and mix it with bittersweet chocolate.

The Doctors give it a taste and most of them are surprised by just how delicious it is! Dr. Nita is the only one who isn’t particularly impressed but Dr. Batra shares this frosting is great for people who like a less sweet, dark chocolate taste. She says you can modify it a bit by adding things like vanilla extract and agave. 

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Last up, Dr. Batra shares a recipe for a healthier margarita. Mix 3 tablespoons lime juice, 1.5 tablespoons orange juice, a little honey or agave, and 1.5 oz. of your favorite 100% agave tequila and you have a pretty excellent margarita for 145 calories. Most margaritas use mixes that have around 230 calories and that's before the alcohol is even added! Even a full serving of juice, like pineapple, for example, has over 100 calories. Dr. Nita sips this margarita and finds it much better than the frosting! Cheers to this lower-calorie yet tasty option!

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