In this appealing show, award-winning chef Rocco DiSpirito transforms America’s favourite comfort foods into deliciously healthy dishes — all with zero bad carbs, zero bad fats, zero sugar, and maximum flavour. What’s more, Rocco provides time-saving shortcuts, helpful personal advice, and nutritional breakdowns for each recipe from a board-certified nutritionist. So prepare your favourite foods without the guilt. Finally, a world-class chef has made healthy food taste great!
Episode 1: Paskewitz Family
The Paskewitz Family is a large, highly active family with 5 growing boys. The Paskewitz’s are in need of help in identifying foods that will fuel their busy lifestyles and avoiding those that will cause lasting damage to their bodies. Rocco teaches them how to substitute carb and sugar-loaded junk food in favor of protein packed meals that are easy to cook and eat on the run.
Episode 2: Kiernan Family
The Kiernan Family is a very active bunch, dealing with some challenging health issues. Lizzy, the middle daughter, was recently diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes. Rocco creates healthy versions of homemade chicken noodle soup, miracle risotto with mushroom, and chicken tenders with honey mustard.
Episode 3: Kenley & Julia
: Kenley & Julia are young, energetic friends living together in New York City. They try to eat right, but often skip meals, and when presented with a delicious meal or a big slice of cake, they just can’t help themselves! Rocco teaches them easy, healthy meals to prepare at home and some easy ways to balance their diets.
Episode 4: Pat and Lia
Pat and Lia Forman have a lot on common, but their eating habits couldn’t be more different. Between Pat’s wheat allergy, and Lia’s new barbeque-heavy diet—these two could really use some help in finding a balance! Rocco teaches them easy, gluten-free BBQ recipes and snacks they can prepare and enjoy together.
Episode 5: Koni and John
Rocco helps Koni and John get ready for their wedding day by challenging them to ditch fast food and bad eating habits, in favor of healthy, delicious meals they can cook themselves. Rocco whips up easy recipes for lasagna Bolognese, steak fajitas and panna cotta.
Episode 6: Jon and Priscilla
Rocco teaches Priscilla and her son Jon healthy, delicious dishes that will change their poor diet choices and get them on the right track. On the menu is Rocco’s Penne Al Livernese with whole-wheat pasta and Sweet potato chips.
Episode 7: The Lazzaruolo Family
Rocco brings his cousin Ron into the Now Eat This kitchen to help him commit to healthier living, by creating dishes Ron loves, that are also good for his body. On the menu…Penne alla Bolognese and Eggplant Parmigiano in a low fat marinara sauce all for under 345 calories
Episode 8: Hoboken Firemen
Rocco shows us, and the Hoboken Fire Department, it’s possible to eat like a man but still be healthy. Rocco creates fast, healthy versions of the foods these guys love, such as pork chops, chicken and rice jambalaya and Rocco’s savory shrimp tostada for fewer than 250 calories.
Episode 9: Bodre Family
Rocco guides single mother Heidy Bodre to make better food choices for her daughter Samantha, and teaches Heidy some easy, healthy recipes to incorporate into their weekly menu. Featuring sweet and sour beef stir-fry.
Episode 10: Ed & Samantha
Ed and Samantha are similar in many ways, but food is not one of them. Rocco teaches them some easy recipes they can enjoy together, like steak with tomato and spinach salad, Rocco’s smoked oysters in hickory wood, and homemade spaghetti with white clam sauce.
Episode 11: Boutzalis
The Boutzalis family has a hard time meeting together for mealtime so Rocco demonstrates ways to prepare fast and healthy meals that the entire family can enjoy together. Featuring…
Episode 12: Cavallaro
The Cavallaros’ struggle with portion control and food allergies. Rocco teaches them healthy and delicious recipes that help them navigate these challenges, including Rocco’s strawberry balsamico, steak pizzaiola, and Mama’s meatballs.
Episode 13: Persico
The Persico Family relies on junk food and large meals to satisfy their large appetites, and as a result, are battling weight issues. Rocco tailors a meal plan to help them change course. Featuring apple cranberry granola cereal, spaghetti pomodoro, and chocolate miracle cupcakes.
Episode 14: Raspanti Family
Despite a commitment to exercise, the Raspanti family struggles to maintain a balanced diet. Rocco brings easy, healthy dishes that they can make together, including Fettuccine Alfredo, homemade meatloaf and 58-calorie sweet potato fries.
Episode 15 : Albury Family
The Albury Family loves southern comfort food, but they need to watch their cholesterol levels. Rocco customizes healthy alternatives to southern cuisine, including southern fried chicken with potato salad and red velvet cupcakes.
Episode 16: Aufiero Family
The Aufiero Family is a health conscious family : Sonia, the mother, is a professional nutritionist. They understand the importance of a balanced diet, but are having challenges finding healthy meals that are kid friendly. Rocco prepares his delicious Big Burger, grilled eggplant Parmigiano, and Mexican chili con carne with ground turkey.
Episode 17: Jeffa–Duran
The Jeffra-Duran Family is led by two Newark police officers, Jennifer and Josue, who have developed unhealthy eating habits, which have been passed along to their children. Rocco helps them create healthy meals they can cook at home. Featuring buffalo popcorn chicken, fish tacos, and double chocolate chip cookies.
Episode 18: Reilly Family
The Reilly Familyis a busy family of 4 in need of a diet makeover. The parents rely on blood pressure medication, blood thinners, cholesterol medication, asthma inhalers, and dietary supplements, in lieu of a healthy diet, and it’s time to make a change.Rocco teaches them recipes with vitamin-rich food like blueberry cream muffins, beef pot roast, and instant strawberry soft serve.
Episode 19: Ferri Family
Jennifer and Michael Ferri are young newlyweds who are transitioning to a gluten free diet. This is particularly challenging for Michael, since his favorite dishes are Italian pastas and breads. Rocco educates them on the benefits of a gluten-free diet and how to create gluten/lactose-free versions of their Italian favorites.
Episode 20: The Best Of Now Eat This
Enjoy the highlights of some of Rocco DiSpirito’s best dishes from this season of Now Eat This! See how Rocco’s healthy, delicious recipes transform each family’s approach to food and cooking.