Rocco DiSpirito's Mama's Meatballs, Whole Wheat Pizza

Author of "Now Eat This! Italian" prepares classic Italian dishes with a fraction of the fat.
3:00 | 09/25/12

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AND WE LOVE rocco DiSpirito. Thank you. His new cookbook, "eat this italian." A fraction of the fat and calories but all of the flavor is retained. All the flavor and then some. How about these kids down here? Too much coffee. If we don't hurry, there won't be anything left. Let's start with your momma's meatballs. They've been amended. My mom's meatballs are amazing. You all know. They're 250 calories each. What are you doing here? Now, they're only 45 calories each. I like that. I'm making a sauce. Marinara sauce. Garlic, onion, a little bit of spray stuff. Tomato paste, puree and chopped tomatoes. In here, I have onions, garlic, rsl I make a slurry. And I put the slurry inside the meat mix. And the meat mix is different? I use turkey instead of veal. We don't want to hurt the calfs. And lean pork and beef. And eggplants. Charred on the grill? Cut in half. On the broiler. What is that? This is breakfast cereal. Something you don't have enough for. This is puffed. It goes in there. You mix it up. And it gives you what? The texture? It replaces the texture of meat with only a fraction of the calories. That's why they're 45 calories. Your meatballs, saute them. I've been working diligently over here. No olive oil? Just cooking spray? I reduced the use of olive oil in this book. We didn't need all that fat. You watch us cook on tv. And they're hosing down the table with olive oil. You can't do that at home. They cook. They go into the sauce we made. How long are they cooking? 30 seconds a side. Lots of questions for me this morning. I have a big question for you. That pizza looks like it's a lot more calories. There were ten more pieces about 30 seconds ago. I don't know where they are. It's now in their stomachs. It's only about 670 calories Why? Is it the mozzarella you use? It happens to be the lowest mozzarella. As long as it's fresh. And then, my favorite recipe is this magic trick called instant italian ice. You take frozen strawberries and stevia. Stevia's a natural sweetener. It is something you can take. You find it. It's like the newest sweet blend thing. It's 100% natural. And the kids like it? Look at lara. I have everything. That's a big plate of it. You left some for me. Thanks so much. You have to taste a meatball. Those are great. I love hearing that it's low-cal. You do really need to worry. I know. I've known lara for 20 -- no. Ten years. She has always looked this good. Trust me. This is 50 calories. It used to be 300. Everyone, this tastes great and is good for the waistline. You can get the recipes for these dishes at goodmorningamerica.Com on yahoo! Something I can finally eat.

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