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Chef Rocco’s Recipes for Fast-Food Alternatives

chef rocco on biggest loserThe Biggest Loser kitchen was graced with Chef Rocco‘s presence once again during episode 9 of season 7. He had some shocking numbers for the contestants. A startling $110 billion per year is spent in America on fast-food. These restaurants have been highly scrutinized for the role their calories, fat content, poor ingredients and over-sized portions have played in the frightening obesity epidemic in the U.S.

Rocco shared some of the nutrition facts for the four most popular fast-food menu items. Each of the contestants looked completely shocked as they learned what their former bodies were consuming.

  • Stuffed Crust Meat Pizza: 490 Calories 27g Fat, 1570mg Sodium (per slice)
  • Stuffed Burrito: 1100 Calories, 46g Fat, 2600mg Sodium
  • Triple Cheeseburger: 1230 Calories, 82g Fat (110g Fat with fries), 1500mg Sodium
  • Fried Chicken, 1 Breast and 1 Drumstick: 460 Calories, 27g Fat, 1300mg Sodium (per CalorieKing.com)

Rocco challenged the contestants to use fresh, lean, wholesome ingredients to recreate these fast-food favorites – but they had to taste good and have low calories and low fat. The teams came up with some inventive suggestions, but Rocco stepped-up and shared his favorite alternative recipes.mandi and aubrey biggest loser

  • Rocco’s Whole Wheat Pizza: This homemade pizza uses a whole wheat crust, veggie marinara, fresh basil, reduced fat mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses. 320 Calories, 7g Fat, 610mg Sodium
  • Biggest Loser “Fried” Chicken: Marinate chicken tenders in low fat buttermilk, then roll in whole wheat breadcrumbs and season with cayenne, paprika and black pepper, then bake until crunchy and golden. 270 Calories, 4g Fat, 210mg Sodium
  • Beef Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries: The classic American drive-thru meal can still be a favorite when you use lean beef, Ezekial buns, fresh vegetables and herbs. Pair with baked and seasoned sweet potato fries on the side. 270 Calories, 5g Fat, 340mg Sodium
  • Turkey Corn Tacos: Ground turkey seasoned with fresh onions, jalapenos, limes and cilantro are served in a toasted corn tortilla alongside black beans, fresh salsa verde and a greek yogurt sauce. 240 Calories, 6g Fat, 65mg Sodium

March 3rd, 2009

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Candise Arima

HI, love Rocco's receipes but don't like using Splenda - not healthy to digest so could you suggest measureme

posted Apr 26th, 2011 11:51 am


jalaj

he chef i like your food you can send to me recipe about fast food hamberger and pizza and mexican and sandwiches iam happy about your food thanks

posted Jun 7th, 2010 2:08 pm



   
 

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3 Responses to “Chef Rocco’s Recipes for Fast-Food Alternatives”


HOLLY PRITCHARD
Mar 7th, 2009
1:46 pm

ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK, ROCCO CAME ON THE END WITH A SOLUTION OF PANKO CRUMBS, SOY FLOUR AND EGG WHITES I WOULD LIKE THAT COMBO AGAIN. MY GRANDDAUGHTER IS VERY ALLERGIC TO ALL THINKS AND SHE CAN HAVE SOY FLOUR AND EGG SUB. I AM TRYING TO GIND AN NEW WAY TO CHICKEN(HER FAVORITE) ANOTHER WAY WITHOUT OIL AND FLOUR. HE USED WHEAT FLOUR AND SHE CANNOT HAVE THIS. I THOUGHT THE SOY FLOUR WAS A GOOD IDEA. HOLLY


HOLLY PRITCHARD
Mar 7th, 2009
1:47 pm

WOULD LIKE SOY FLOUR, PANKO CRUMBS, AND EGG WHITE COMBO FROM THIS WEEKS SHPW HOLLY


Brandi
Mar 8th, 2009
12:13 am

Holly- Rocco didn’t really give a recipe if that is what you’re looking for. He only offered soy flour, panko crumbs and egg whites as alternatives for breading chicken.