Healthy Appetite is an exciting new RTÉ One series about fabulous food. The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) acted as the Health Literacy Partner to the series, which starts this Wednesday, 18 April, at 8:30pm on RTÉ 1. Each week, two of the country’s top chefs compete to see who can reduce the naughty elements in their delicious restaurant 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 starters, main courses or desserts. The chefs are brave enough to allow their dishes to reassessed by dietitian Aveen Bannon who tells them exactly how much fat, sugar and fibre is in each dish. This is every chef’s nightmare.
Pamela then challenges the two chefs to join her in the Healthy Appetite kitchen where they’ll come up with creative ways to make their tried-and-tested dishes healthier in a head to head cook-off. We’ll see all their clever substitutions, healthier cooking methods and portion control tips that will inspire the way we cook in our own kitchens!
Both chefs present their dishes to a panel of judges: dietitian Aveen Bannon, food critic Ross Golden-Bannon and Michelin Starred Chef with a passion for healthy cooking, Adam Byatt of Trinity Restaurant in London. They will judge the chef’s efforts to see which dish has improved the most nutritionally while keeping all the flavour and wow-factor of the restaurant original – proving that it is possible to make delicious restaurant-quality food that’s also good for you!
Healthy Appetite is the perfect series for anyone who loves delicious food and wants to start eating more healthily. The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) acted as the Health Literacy Partner to the series, which starts this Wednesday, 18th April, at 8:30pm on RTÉ 1.