Transcript for Cooking With the Bessers on 'GMA'
We're back now with our chief health and medical editor Dr. Rich Besser and his wife, Jeanne. Congratulations on this cookbook. This is a lot more than a cookbook. I wanted to show that healthy eating can taste good. You don't have to give up your favorite foods. You'll find tacos. Pasta. All the things you like to eat. But in a healthier version. I' you nodding. Yourself the tester at home. I am. This is her sixth book. I have eaten every recipe in every book. Multiple time. Our son, jack, is here. He's eaten them all as well. A good, growing, he will Thi boy. What are we starting with? Part of what I wanted to show is that you don't have to sacrifice flavor by being healthy. My version of a burrito bowl. Everybody clofs them. Making it at home, you control what you put in there. Instead of white rice, using brown. Lean beef and beans and avocado and cheese. You don't have to give up your favorite foods. Compared to a restaurant chain, you'll save half the calories by making it at home. Instead of 43 grams of fat. Mine has 18. And the restaurant version has over 1600 milligrams of sodium. And we have 200 milligrams. Almost 1500 mill gams of sodium. That's what you're supposed to have in day you're saving it if you make it yourself. And it's still delicious. I love this idea. I always have bananas in the house because our son likes smoothies. I remembered my childhood favorite, the chocolate-covered bananas. I used to pu Ed D to puree them. I put nem in the food processer, and, purr ray it. After their frozen. And if you puree it, it becomes this incredible treat. You're saving calories, so much fat. And you're eating real food. It's fantastic. It tastes just like ice cream. But -- Get any out there. What you to think? Pretty good? Much healthier than going the ice cream route. You can still have chocolate and peanuts. This is not a sacrifice at all. Everything in moderation and portion control. Great stuff. The book is great, too.
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