What to Watch: Healthy Twists on Comfort Food Classics, and Eggs for Breakfast on Worst Cooks
There’s no better time than the start of a new year to reset your eating habits, and this weekend your favorite Food Network chefs are sharing lighter takes on some of their best recipes. On Saturday morning, Ree Drummond is making over four of her favorite recipes, preparing lighter and easy-to-make versions of her Fried Pork Chops and Chicken Parmesan (pictured). Then, Trisha Yearwood is going to boot camp and making a low-calorie meal, the co-hosts on The Kitchen are making lighter versions of warming comfort food recipes, and Valerie Bertinelli is making a menu that’s light on calories but heavy on flavor.
On Sunday morning, Nancy Fuller’s serving up light and fresh meals, including Salmon with Maple-Dijon Glaze, and Giada De Laurentiis is making camp-style favorites for her daughter, Jade’s, slumber party. On Sunday evening, it’s Part 2 of the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tournament on Guy’s Grocery Games, and the chefs must make a dinner out of classic apple pie ingredients. Then, on Worst Cooks in America, the recruits are making a variety of egg dishes for the most-important meal of the day: breakfast.
Ree is cooking against the clock to transform four of her favorite recipes into lighter, healthier 16-minute meals. There's Lighter Chicken Parmesan for a quick kids' dinner, then Lighter Asian Noodle Salad for a perfect speedy lunch for when Ree's short on time. Next, Ree's transforming her tasty Taco Skillet (pictured). Finally, she’s making Lighter Fried Pork Chops, served with super-fast white beans and spinach, a dish that’s perfect for dinner.
Trisha and her friend Natalie are trying to find balance in life, so today they're suiting up for boot camp! Afterward, they'll whip up a menu that's low in calories but high in flavor, including Kale Chips, Lemony Orzo Chicken Soup in a Jar, Chickpea Salad Sandwiches and an Angel Food Cake with Grapefruit Compote (pictured).
Start off the new year healthy with help from The Kitchen. Jeff Mauro shares his recipe for a lightened-up Stuffed Mushroom Lasagna (pictured) and Katie Lee makes her delicious Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice. Learn about the new healthy trends that are sweeping the nation, including a new vegetable toast. Then, the gang makes a Pass the Burrito Bowl jam-packed with healthy and delicious ingredients before finishing with a guilt-free Superfood Milkshake.
Valerie starts the new year off right with a menu that's big on flavor but low on guilt, including Slow-Cooker Steel-Cut Oats (pictured), Grilled Chopped Vegetable Salad, Kale and Artichoke Chicken Casserole, and healthy Banana Cherry Custard Muffins.
After the busy holidays, Nancy and her husband, David, need to start the year off right, so Nancy's putting together a menu of light and fresh meals. To start off, she's whipping up a Get Up and Go Smoothie that packs a punch. For lunch, they fuel up with Chicken Veggie Soup with beef bone broth, and for dinner, Nancy puts together scrumptious Salmon with Maple-Dijon Glaze over lentils and Roasted Vegetables Salad. Then, Nancy and David indulge in Dark Chocolate Nut Bars (pictured) for a healthful and satisfying sweet treat.
It's wintertime, so Giada is throwing a sleepover party for her daughter, Jade, and her friends. Giada transforms her living room into the ultimate blanket fort adorned with sleeping bags and makes healthy, camp-style kid favorites like Green Grape Slushies (pictured), Parmesan Crisps with Pink Sauce, Steak and Guacamole Buns, and S'mores Pizzettes.
Four new DDD chefs must start by giving a new spin to the classic apple pie by flipping its ingredients into dinner. Next, the competitors serve up their version of sliders, featuring a surprise ingredient they select with shuffleboard pucks. Finally, Guy Fieri sends his remote-controlled convertible across a map of the USA to decide which regional version of a fried entree the last two chefs must dish up. The winning chef earns a shopping spree for up to $20,000 and a spot in the tournament finale.
Mentors Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray help the recruits break out of their shell by starting with the most important meal of the day: breakfast. First, the teams get cracking in a game that will get their hands messy and show how much they know about the many different egg dishes. The mentors then bring the day full circle in the main-dish challenge by teaching the recruits how to ditch frozen microwave meals and create a home-cooked dinner that will have their friends and family coming back for more.