Healthier Versions of Unhealthy Foods | Basics with Babish

  • Published on Nov 14, 2019
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  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  29 days ago +2798

    So you guys mighta noticed that I renamed this episode "Healthier Versions of Unhealthy Foods" - I wanted to make it clearer that these aren't diet foods or things you should necessarily eat every day, they're lower-calorie, lower-carb, higher-fiber versions of unhealthy foods. They're still very high in fat, so there's a trade-off, but they hopefully give you guys ideas of how to scratch the junk-food-itch when you're trying to eat well!

    • Liz Lee
      Liz Lee 6 days ago

      @Michael DePew Now logically if you are a snob, there are cheeses that have low carb. But categorically you arent going to use them in most melted cheese dishes or find them at walmart or kroger's. Nothing unhealthy about any food. But if you eat a melted cheese dish over a dish that wont taste as good with stuff that's melted why bother. So you gotta be aware that to taste good you might to limit something that tastes amazing to special occasions where you can prepare it to perfection. Even going out to eat sometimes. If your eating lots of melty cheeses they dont have the same benefit of say hard goat cheese or for that matter tofu and then comparing tofu to eggs. And there still is the issue of saturated fat, and maintaining healthy cholesterol balance. I would rather have a decent cauliflower mac and cheese with fontina and bojack, once a week. then have steamed brocolli dusted with parmesan and nutritional yeast every day. But having knowledge about nutritional makes me plain things out better make the smart move to make the most out of life. Heck there are some days you may need a sweet potato with parmesan sprinkles for some reason, like you wanna train for a marathon or you get lactose intolerant all of a sudden or meet your soulmate and they eat paleo. You have to have all the facts.

    • ryan48888
      ryan48888 9 days ago

      Babish your a queer

    • 888chupacabra
      888chupacabra 14 days ago

      Unhealthy to me is sugar. I eat high fat foods and am relatively fit. Just cook at home and eat responsible portions and anything is healthy in my opinion.
      Edit: just realized like 50 people already commented something similar. Hi.

    • Kissan Jamm
      Kissan Jamm 20 days ago

      Can u make healthy vegetarian foods next?

    • Darthane
      Darthane 20 days ago

      As a diabetic, I'm looking mostly at the fried "rice" recipe. Took two stabs at making it, and I think I've got it down pretty well. I leave the meat out (flexitarian here) and toss in some frozen corn and peas to add a little more bulk. Two meals from each head of cauliflower, and it clocks in around 30g of carbs per meal (as an idea, that's less than two slices of regular bread).
      The other two are just a little fat-heavy for my tastes. I don't mind a little cheese, but it really shouldn't form the majority of the caloric intake from a meal >.>

  • 3ICE
    3ICE 10 hours ago

    Why would one want easy to digest foods while on a diet? Make that shit near impossible to digest instead, and then you can eat all you like and not gain the unnecessary calories.

  • Cynthia Brogan
    Cynthia Brogan Day ago

    How the fuck is rice bad for you

  • Shoggo
    Shoggo Day ago

    The funny thing is, you can eat healthy by just eliminating sugar from your diet. You can even still eat carbs, just more complex carbs that take longer for your body to break down. Keto is definitely the quickest way to lose it, but it’s also fairly dangerous if you over do it.

  • Cow
    Cow 2 days ago

    Nix the vegetable oil for something less processed like Sesame Oil and you're pretty golden for a faux rice stir fry that ain't too unhealthy and ain't too bad.

  • Carlon van spijker
    Carlon van spijker 2 days ago

    i fucking hate coliflower

  • jess schultz
    jess schultz 3 days ago

    does anyone know if it is possible to freeze cauliflower pizza crusts to use later?

  • Nat Stu
    Nat Stu 3 days ago

    Haha so surely the unhealthy part of mac m cheese is more the cheese than the mac?

  • Couch potatoe
    Couch potatoe 4 days ago

    I don't understand the hatred Americans have for carbs. Call me crazy but I think the unhealthy thing about pizza is the cheese, not the dough that is literally primarily made out of flour, yeast and water

  • MinimanZero2
    MinimanZero2 4 days ago

    Dude. Thank you. I was just told yesterday that for my health I need to go grain free for a while. Thank you Beeeg love

  • Tyler Jones
    Tyler Jones 5 days ago

    You look like Keenan Allen

  • Desirae beach
    Desirae beach 5 days ago

    Omg please make this a series!!

  • A Random Slav
    A Random Slav 7 days ago

    What is the background music? It's so soothing

  • Himanshu Chauhan
    Himanshu Chauhan 7 days ago

    Cauliflower gives me pretty bad gas...

  • newie
    newie 8 days ago +1

    Hi, could you please do a video on less healthy versions of unhealthy foods? Thanks

  • newie
    newie 8 days ago +1

    This channel is FUCKING great.

  • eggplant iguana
    eggplant iguana 8 days ago

    I like how even when ur doing a sponsored video it’s only with products you actually enjoy. That’s so cool ily

  • Lily Bug
    Lily Bug 8 days ago

    Okay but using cauliflower as an alternative to mashed potatoes is really good too!!

  • MsSunhappy
    MsSunhappy 8 days ago

    I never believe in using one thing to replace another thing. Just eat less.

  • stockart whiteman
    stockart whiteman 8 days ago

    I swear to god every healthy meal uses cauliflower. Whats with you people and that disgusting albino broccoli?
    Like maybe it's just me but cauliflower is absolutely disgusting. I love broccoli but something about cauliflower just doesn't do it for me.

  • renogiza -
    renogiza - 8 days ago

    As an asian i dont think i could ever live without rice.. cauliflower rice doesnt do it for me

    • Fi W
      Fi W 7 days ago

      I'm Asian. Haven't eaten rice, noodles, pasta, bread, etc. since 2016.

  • s3cr3tpassword
    s3cr3tpassword 9 days ago

    Carbs are fine. They are still necessary even if you want to have low body fat percentage. It's a good source of energy.

    • Fi W
      Fi W 7 days ago

      There is essential fat, essential protein, but no such thing as essential carbohydrates. Think about that.

  • zhonguocha
    zhonguocha 9 days ago

    Rice is unhealthy now? Well fuck me.

  • Grant Lyons
    Grant Lyons 9 days ago

    Garbage plate. I challenge you to make it healthy. 😉

  • The LoversRustic
    The LoversRustic 10 days ago


  • xlncy kitchen
    xlncy kitchen 10 days ago

    Where can I find the in healthy versions?

  • Mav - Airsoft Videos
    Mav - Airsoft Videos 11 days ago

    sponsored episodes are fine, but for me, personally, this was way too much of an advertisement...

  • Badi
    Badi 11 days ago

    I cant stop hearing this episode as a song, the rythm babi has with the background music is great, and to top it off his smooth voice... i dont know if it was intentional but it is great

    • Badi
      Badi 11 days ago

      Remix material right there

  • Luke Bernardes-Silva
    Luke Bernardes-Silva 11 days ago

    You should do a vegan series!!!

  • Moatasem Alsharif
    Moatasem Alsharif 11 days ago

    Healthier Versions of Unhealthy Foods = take out the carbs and add all the unhealthy fats, I like the way you think LOL

  • Emmanuel
    Emmanuel 11 days ago

    Can we just take a minute and appreciate this mans narrating 👏👏👏

  • KCJbomberFTW
    KCJbomberFTW 12 days ago

    Take the watch off geez are we on a yacht

  • IC
    IC 12 days ago

    I could listen to this man talk about anything. His voice + that background music 😅

  • Nicole Gómez
    Nicole Gómez 12 days ago

    "Anyway we're placing the cooled cauliflower *into a large bowl*"
    Woah wtf was that tone change

  • Xactenergy
    Xactenergy 13 days ago

    Kosher salt? What, why not just say salt - same thing.

  • Bram Van beurden
    Bram Van beurden 13 days ago

    Normally I get really another with sponsored videos, but I feel like you ready deserved it after so many good videos without commercials!

  • SoundWave 6
    SoundWave 6 13 days ago

    That pizza looks good

  • J LHirondelle
    J LHirondelle 14 days ago

    I really want to like white pepper. But it smells like a horses stall, a dirty horses stall. So I just can’t

  • The Peanut Gallery
    The Peanut Gallery 14 days ago

    cameramantim? is he related to cameramanjohn

  • Everton C
    Everton C 14 days ago

    Hmmm, since when rice is unhealthy? Americans are literally the only people that don't eat it and they're the one known for being obese.

    • That One Gal
      That One Gal 13 days ago

      I'm an American, everyone I know eats rice. I do too, it's cheap as fuck. It's a pretty common food here.

  • Danielle Ryba
    Danielle Ryba 14 days ago

    Pls do more of theses videos. I can’t eat any for of starch carb or sugar so these are actually super helpful

  • N'gis Stemeveiche
    N'gis Stemeveiche 15 days ago

    Cauliflower is broccoli's annoying little brother

  • BrittanyAltic
    BrittanyAltic 16 days ago

    I would so try the pizza i like veggies

  • Nate
    Nate 17 days ago

    Yeah, that’s known as cauliflower cheese in the UK and it’s quite popular.

  • Blaž Bohinc
    Blaž Bohinc 17 days ago +97

    Babish: "so I'm gonna go ahead and add 5 pounds of cheese to this cauliflower, super healthy and delicious"

    • Blush
      Blush 5 days ago

      Blaž Bohinc mozzarella isn’t even the most high calorie cheese

  • Apple Sauce
    Apple Sauce 17 days ago +1

    I straight up almost fell asleep during tgus cuz of the music

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  • John Parimango
    John Parimango 17 days ago

    Why isn’t cauliflower crust pizza considered real pizza?....

  • Maria Abdullah
    Maria Abdullah 17 days ago

    milk tea with tapioca/jellies/etc for basics :)

  • Grimey
    Grimey 17 days ago +2

    8:52 "you probably wouldnt want to eat them for every meal or every day"

    me: *laughs in keto*

  • Fatima Zeshan
    Fatima Zeshan 17 days ago

    Should we really buy NutriBullet people? I mean it kinda sounds like a more “subtle” pyramid scheme product from NutriBoom.

  • Kriscilys Reyes
    Kriscilys Reyes 17 days ago

    I love cauliflower

  • Chase Kittinger
    Chase Kittinger 17 days ago

    Thank you Babish! My mom is on a carb diet and can’t have the foods she loves, but now she can make it but healthier. Greatly appreciate you making this video and can share this with my mom.

  • tom lear
    tom lear 18 days ago

    Americans: cauliflower mac and cheese.
    People from Britain: hold up that just looks like fancy cauliflower cheese

  • Ben Foster
    Ben Foster 18 days ago

    I was super excited about this Mac and cheese, but for whatever reason my sauce ended up *super* liquid and I ended up with more cauliflower-cheddar soup than a Mac and cheese. I’m deeply curious where I went wrong....

  • Filthy Peasant Gaming
    Filthy Peasant Gaming 18 days ago +4

    So.... instead of bread we add a bunch of cheese to the "pizza crust" how is that healthier exactly? lol ;P

  • sky5hr0ud
    sky5hr0ud 18 days ago +2

    Can we have a recipe for pizza with a whole wheat crust?

  • Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
    Sir Digby Chicken Caesar 18 days ago +1

    Cauliflower cheese is a very common side dish in the UK.

  • Scott C
    Scott C 18 days ago

    Califluuuuurgh! No just no. 😖