Recipes from Dr. Oz Featuring Oats, Salsa, Wonton Wrappers & Broccoli Slaw

Feb 24 2017
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Hungry Girl's Healthy Sausage & Tomato Oat-sotto Recipe

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Entire recipe: 343 calories, 7g total fat (2g sat fat), 529mg sodium, 48g carbs, 10g fiber, 9g sugars, 19g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 8*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 6*

This savory oat bowl is out of this world! Prefer your oats on the sweet side? We've got you covered...

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes


1/4 cup steel-cut oats

Dash salt

1 frozen meatless or turkey sausage patty with 80 calories or less (like the kind by MorningStar Farms or Jimmy Dean)

1/2 cup frozen peas

2 tbsp. bagged sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), chopped

1 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Optional seasonings: salt, fresh chopped basil


In a medium-small pot, bring 1 1/4 cups of water to a boil.

Add oats and salt, and return to boil.

Reduce to a low simmer. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, or until thickened.

Meanwhile, prepare sausage in a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. (Refer to package for temp and cook time.)

Add peas and chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the pot. Cook and stir until hot, about 2 minutes.

Transfer oatmeal to a medium bowl.

Chop or crumble sausage, and stir into oatmeal. Sprinkle with Parm.


Hungry Girl's Healthy Cheesy Oats Recipe

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1/4th of recipe (about 1/2 cup): 110 calories, 3.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 251mg sodium, 14g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 4.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

Such a fantastic side dish! For a full-on entrée, check out this Shrimp & Cheesy Oats Bowl, complete with crispy bacon. Mmmm...

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes


1/2 cup steel-cut oats

1/4 tsp. plus 1 dash salt

1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread

2 tbsp. chopped scallions

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

1/8 tsp. onion powder

Dash black pepper


In a medium pot, bring 2 1/2 cups of water to a boil.

Add oats and a dash of salt, and return to boil.

Reduce to a low simmer. Cover and cook for 40 minutes, or until thickened.

Add remaining ingredients, including remaining 1/4 tsp. salt.

Cook and stir until cheese and butter have melted and entire dish is uniform, about 1 minute.


Hungry Girl's Healthy Slow-Cooker Apple & Oat Goodness Recipe

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1/8th of recipe (about 1/2 cup): 137 calories, 1.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 42mg sodium, 31g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 17g sugars, 1.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 3*

Slow-cooker recipes are THE best: so easy and convenient! Get more here.

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 4 hours

Cool: 15 minutes


8 cups sliced Fuji apples

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1/4 cup brown sugar (not packed)

3 tbsp. cornstarch

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. salt

1 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup all-natural light whipped topping (like Skinny Truwhip or So Delicious Dairy Free CocoWhip! Light)


Place apples in a slow cooker sprayed with nonstick spray. Add lemon juice and toss to coat. Add brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Toss to coat.

Evenly top apples with oats.

Cover and cook on low for about 4 hours, until apples have softened.

Allow to cool slightly, about 15 minutes.

Top each serving with 1 tbsp. whipped topping, and enjoy!


Hungry Girl's Healthy Fruity Chicken Bake Recipe

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Entire recipe: 187 calories, 3.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 455mg sodium, 4g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 32g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

Salsa takes ordinary chicken breast up a notch! This recipe is made in a foil pack for easy cooking and even easier cleanup. Get more salsa recipes here, and click for more foil packs!

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes


One 5-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlet

1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper

2 tbsp. fruity tomato salsa (such as peach or pineapple)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray.

Pound chicken to 1/4-inch thickness. Season with salt and pepper, and place in the center of the foil.

Top with salsa.

Cover with another large piece of foil. Fold together and seal all four edges of the foil pieces, forming a well-sealed packet.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

Cut packet to release hot steam before opening entirely.


Hungry Girl's Healthy Wonton Cups Recipe

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1/12th recipe (1 cup): 19 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 35mg sodium, 4g carbs, <0.5g fiber, <0.5g sugars, 0.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 1*

Add savory filling for an appetizer, or go with sweet filling for a dessert. Click for recipes! These are great filled with strawberries mixed with light whipped topping...

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


12 small square wonton wrappers (stocked with the tofu in the refrigerated section of the market)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray.

Place each wonton wrapper into a cup of the muffin pan, and press it into the bottom and sides.

Lightly spray with nonstick spray. Bake until lightly browned, about 6 minutes.


Hungry Girl's Crunchy Wonton Strips Recipe

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1/4th of recipe: 38 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 70mg sodium, 8g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 1g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 1*

Forget about fried tortilla strips... These baked strips are excellent over salad or soup! For more recipes made with wonton wrappers, click right here.

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes


8 small square wonton wrappers (stocked with the tofu in the refrigerated section of the market)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Slice wonton wrappers into thin strips, lay them on the sheet. Bake until crispy, about 5 minutes.


Hungry Girl's Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

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1/5th of recipe (1 1/2 cups): 195 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 595mg sodium, 21g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 12.5g sugars, 22.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 2*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 2*

CLASSIC Hungry Girl recipe! Check out more recipes made with broccoli cole slaw. And remember, to have the latest creations delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for free daily emails!

Prep: 10 minutes


One 16-oz. package (about 5 1/2 cups) dry broccoli cole slaw

One 8-oz. can (about 1 cup) sliced water chestnuts, drained

1 cup canned mandarin orange segments packed in juice (or light syrup), drained and chopped

1 cup chopped scallions

12 oz. cooked and chopped skinless lean chicken breast

3/4 cup low-fat sesame ginger dressing (like Newman's Own Lite Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing)


In a large bowl, combine slaw, water chestnuts, orange segments, scallions, and chicken. Mix well.

Top with dressing and toss to coat. Enjoy!


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