RTÉ One, 8 x 24′, 2018
‘Healthy Appetite’ is an exciting, original format that’s all about fabulous food. Each week, two of the country’s top chefs compete to see who can reduce the naughty elements in their decadent and delicious restaurant signature dishes and turn them into the healthy option.
In each episode TV presenter and healthy food guru Pamela Flood meets two top chefs in their restaurants where they whip up truly mouth-watering and seductive signature appetisers, main courses or desserts. Dietitian Aveen Bannon then deconstructs each dish – she pulls no punches and tells them exactly how much fat, sugar and fibre is in each. This is every chef’s nightmare.
Pamela challenges the chefs to overhaul their recipes in the Healthy Appetite kitchen, where they must get creative to make their tried-and-tested dishes healthier in a head-to-head cook-off. We’ll see their clever substitutions, healthier cooking methods and portion control tips, getting plenty of inspiration for our own kitchens!
Finally, our chefs present their new dishes to a discerning panel of judges: dietitian Aveen, food critic Ross Golden-Bannon and Michelin Starred Chef Adam Byatt. They judge the chef’s efforts, deciding who has improved the most nutritionally while keeping all the flavour and wow-factor of the restaurant original.