12 Healthy Fixes for Not So Healthy Foods From Dr. Oz

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Butter
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Try swapping out butter for olive oil. Olive oil is loaded with omega-3s and  is great for your heart, but still gives you the fatty flavor profile you’re looking for. 

Try Dr. Oz's tip with this Butter-Basted Burger Recipe.

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Bacon
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If you don’t want to ditch ham completely (though turkey bacon is a delicious substitute), try Canadian bacon — it has less fat and calories. 

Try Dr. Oz's tip with this Bacon Cheesy Whole-Wheat Pita Pocket Recipe.

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Fried Chicken
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Instead of battering and frying it, bread fried chicken with a crushed up high-fiber cereal and bake it. You’ll increase the fiber content of the meal significantly and cut out the oils from frying.

Try Dr. Oz's tip with this Saffron Fried Chicken Recipe.

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Mac and Cheese
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Replacing your carbs is an easy way to make your mac and cheese healthier — swap out the macaroni with chopped up butternut squash. It’s high in fiber, vitamin A, and potassium.   

Try Dr. Oz's tip with this 'World's Best' Mac and Cheese Recipe.

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Donuts
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You don’t have to ditch donuts, but you need to ditch the fryer. Baking your donuts cuts out all that oil that gets infused through deep-frying.

Try Dr. Oz's tip with this Plain Cake Donut Recipe.

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Lasagna
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Lasagna
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Swap out lasagna noodles for thinly sliced eggplant slices. It adds volume without adding carbs and it’s loaded with antioxidants. 

Try Dr. Oz's tip with this Lasagna Recipe.

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Nachos
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Start with baked chips to lower the fat content, and load on lots of veggies. Instead of smothering your nachos with chili, try soy crumbles for a savory flavor without the guilt.

Try Dr. Oz's tip with this 12-Layer Nacho Recipe.

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Potatoes Gratin
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Potatoes Gratin
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Instead of potatoes, use cauliflower for your gratin. You’ll get a similar look and texture, plus cauliflower is a great source of sulforaphane, a compound that exhibits anti-cancer properties.

Try Dr. Oz's tip with this Sweet Potato Gratin Recipe.

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Fried Rice
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Fried Rice
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Cook up a brown rice stir-fry. Brown rice is a fiber-packed whole grain to keep you feeling fuller longer than regular white rice. 

Try Dr. Oz's tip with this Fried Rice Recipe.

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Waffles
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Waffles
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Choose multi-grain waffles, and replace the sugary syrup and butter with a bit of honey and nut butter. 

Try Dr. Oz's tip with this Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffles Recipe.

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Chocolate Cake
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Chocolate Cake
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Swap out half the fat in your chocolate cake with apple sauce. For example, if the recipe calls for ½ cup of oil, use ¼ cup oil and ¼ apple sauce. You’ll cut down on fat and get a nutrient burst along with it.

Try Dr. Oz's tip with this Chocolate Cake Recipe.

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Cheesecake
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Cheesecake
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Lighten up your cheesecake with Greek yogurt in place of cream cheese. Greek yogurt contains probiotics to keep your gut happy.

Try Dr. Oz's tip with this Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe.

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