Originally aired on December 02, 2015
Skinny Snack Swaps

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Skinny Snack Swaps

"Fitness guru and author Denise Austin joins The Doctors, along with her daughter, Katie, to share simple snack swaps to help you curb cravings and lose weight. Click here to get the full recipes! Get more of Denise’s tips in her book, “Side Effect: Skinny.”"

Fitness guru Denise Austin shares three easy and delicious snack swaps to satisfy your cravings without ruining your diet.

PopcornSkinny Snack Swap #1

Unhealthy choice: Trail Mix
¼ cup = 150 calories and 9g of fat

Healthy choice: Rosemary Popcorn
1 cup popped: 20 calories

Ingredients:

  • White popcorn kernels popped in a saucepan on the stove
  • Use olive oil (add vanilla extract oil for kettle corn)

Instructions:

  • In a small bowl, drizzle popcorn with 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
  • Add 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • Toss well and add black pepper to taste
 

EdamameSkinny Snack Swap #2

Unhealthy choice: BBQ Chips
15 chips: 150 calories and 9g of fat

Healthy choice: Teriyaki Edamame
1 cup: 120 calories and 2.5g of fat

Instructions:

  • Steam, boil, or microwave edamame beans
  • Let cool and sprinkle with teriyaki sauce, pressed garlic and  lemon juice.
  • Keep refrigerated for a ready-to-go snack
 

NobakebarSkinny Snack Swap #3

Unhealthy choice: Energy/Protein Bar
1 bar: 250 calories and 22g of sugar

Healthy choice: Denise Austin No Bake Bar
1 bar: 194 calories and 6g sugar

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (Any nut butter will work)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 dollops apple butter
  • Sprinkle sea salt

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until well mixed. Use wax paper to mold mixture into bars. 
 

Source: Denise Austin

Get more diet and fitness tips in Denise's book, "Side Effect: Skinny, Denise Austin's Fat Blast Diet"! Click here for more details.

"Side Effect: Skinny" is published by Bird Street Books, Inc., which is owned by "The Doctors"' executive producer.

 

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