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Dr. Oz's System Oz plan is filled with tons of healthy-eating tips to help you lose weight and improve your health. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the restaurants and meals you love. Here are four ways to enjoy those foods without falling off-track.

Hamburgers

If you're craving a burger, go for it! Don't deprive yourself of what you enjoy, because you'll be more likely to binge later. Just make it System 21-friendly! The burger patty should be the size of your palm, the right portion size for the plan. Add a side salad with beans to get your serving of System 21 "beans and greens" as well. Maybe even try putting the burger on top of the salad!

Have you ever gotten to the last little bit of a vegetable or fruit and thought they only thing left to do was toss it? Or maybe you didn't get to one before it looked like it should be thrown out? Well there's no need to create more food waste! Here are two foods you can regrow right at home instead of throwing out.

Leftover Ginger

  1. Fill a bowl or cup with water and place your bit of ginger root inside.
  2. After a few weeks, watch for little sprouts to form.
  3. At this point, transfer the ginger to some potted soil. Give it plenty of space and moisture.
  4. After a few weeks, harvest your new ginger root!

Sprouted Potato

  1. Note where the sprouts (or eyes) are on the potato. Cut it in half so there are sprouts on both halves.
  2. Let the halves dry out overnight on a paper towel.
  3. Plant the dried potato halves in soil, cut side down.
  4. Small potatoes will be ready to harvest in about 10 weeks, while larger potatoes will be ready in about three to four months.

There's no need for food waste here when you know the tips and tricks to use up all your food at home. And click here to see which foods you can keep past the Sell By date!


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