Chef Shares Secrets to Cutting Calories Without Losing Flavor

Homaro Cantu discusses innovative ways to serve delicious and healthy meals.
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We're back, now, with miracle berries. And the big question, can they cut down on calories without losing the flavor of the food? And could they be the key to helping us all lose weight? Our next guest says yes. Chef homaro cantu, is here to share secrets of his new book, "the miracle berry diet cookbook." Good morning. Good to have you here. We're extremely intrigued by this. Your restaurant, ing, is one of the few -- is it ing or ing? Ing. I got it wrong. Ing is the only restaurant that uses the miracle berry. And dishes will change flavors. What is the miracle berry? It looks like a cranberry. But it has a little protein on it, that makes the lemons taste as sweet as lemonade. Let me give you a demonstration here. It's safe and healthy, right? It's completely safe. Right here, what I want you to do is take that lemon and squeeze it into your seltzer water. This is just seltzer water. Throw two in there. I like lemon water. I can make it really sour. That's probably really sour. Give that a sip. You know, what does it taste like? Lemon water. I like it. But it's good. Very sour. I need you to take this powder and put it on your tongue. Hold it on my tongue? Yep. Right now, that little protein in the berry is latching on to your sour taste receptors and it's going to block it. Sour foods will taste sweet. You can support us with the kick-starter campaign. When you dive right back into that soda water, it's going to taste as sweet as lemonade, void of sugar. Uh-huh. And typically -- and so, we're actually going to try all these other desserts after this, which use sour things to replace sugar. Okay. Here I go. Okay. It does taste like lemonade. Isn't that wild? And there's no refined sugar in it. Lemons have about 7% sugar but that's natural sugar. Let me show you what else we're doing here. Because limes taste like oranges, we put lime juice in the waffles. Oranges have more sugar and therefore more calories. We took cherries and balsamic vinegar. That's going to taste sour. Try this waffle with those cherries. And what you're going to get is all of these sour things then tasting sweet, completely void of sugar. Mm. That's good. Those are yummy. We can take it a step further. We're going to make teriyaki chicken. Teriyaki chicken has a ton of calories from sugar. Here, we amped it up with lemon and lime. That's going to taste sugar. And you cut out the sugar. Cut it out completely. How many calories did you cut out, too? A lot here. We've cut out 96 calories. And the kicker here, chocolate ice cream. Is there sugar in this chocolate ice cream? None. 152 calories we've saved per serving. That ice cream is amazing. It's pretty good, right? I have to take some home. New you, new year. Get rid of the sugar. with the tablets. But viewers can purchase the tablets you're using in your restaurant, and the berries and plants online. You can find the recipes and where to buy the tablets, berries and plants on goodmorningamerica.Com on yahoo! Thank you so much. Thank you.

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