Healthier Versions of Unhealthy Foods | Basics with Babish

  • Published on Nov 14, 2019
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  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  22 days ago +2726

    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!

    • ryan48888
      ryan48888 2 days ago

      Babish your a queer

    • 888chupacabra
      888chupacabra 8 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 13 days ago

      Can u make healthy vegetarian foods next?

    • Darthane
      Darthane 13 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 >.>

    • Rob Muller
      Rob Muller 15 days ago

      Sorry Babs. Despite this disclaimer I still have a massive issue with you labelling foods "healthy" or "unhealthy". Fat isn't bad. Carbs aren't bad. It's the quantity that people eat that is the issue. Certain fats are actually very good for you and aid in brain growth. Carbs are important if you have an active lifestyle. "Diet" foods that are low in fat and high in sugar are the worst things to happen to the western diet over the last 40 years. By all means label these recipes as low-carb or low-fat. But please don't label them as healthy. A healthy diet is balanced and contains fats, carbs, fiber and proteins. None of these things are unhealthy.

  • Himanshu Chauhan

    Cauliflower gives me pretty bad gas...

  • newie
    newie Day ago

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

  • newie
    newie Day ago +1

    This channel is FUCKING great.

  • eggplant iguana
    eggplant iguana Day 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 Day ago

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

  • MsSunhappy
    MsSunhappy 2 days ago

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

  • stockart whiteman
    stockart whiteman 2 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 - 2 days ago

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

  • s3cr3tpassword
    s3cr3tpassword 2 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.

  • zhonguocha
    zhonguocha 3 days ago

    Rice is unhealthy now? Well fuck me.

  • Grant Lyons
    Grant Lyons 3 days ago

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

  • The LoversRustic
    The LoversRustic 3 days ago


  • xlncy kitchen
    xlncy kitchen 3 days ago

    Where can I find the in healthy versions?

  • Mav - Airsoft Videos

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

  • Badi
    Badi 4 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 4 days ago

      Remix material right there

  • Luke Bernardes-Silva

    You should do a vegan series!!!

  • Moatasem Alsharif
    Moatasem Alsharif 5 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 5 days ago

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

  • KCJbomberFTW
    KCJbomberFTW 5 days ago

    Take the watch off geez are we on a yacht

  • IC
    IC 5 days ago

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

  • Nicole Gómez
    Nicole Gómez 6 days ago

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

  • Xactenergy
    Xactenergy 7 days ago

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

  • Bram Van beurden
    Bram Van beurden 7 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 7 days ago

    That pizza looks good

  • J LHirondelle
    J LHirondelle 7 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 7 days ago

    cameramantim? is he related to cameramanjohn

  • Everton C
    Everton C 8 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 7 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 8 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 8 days ago

    Cauliflower is broccoli's annoying little brother

  • BrittanyAltic
    BrittanyAltic 10 days ago

    I would so try the pizza i like veggies

  • Nate
    Nate 10 days ago

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

  • Blaž Bohinc
    Blaž Bohinc 10 days ago +74

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

  • Apple Sauce
    Apple Sauce 10 days ago +1

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

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  • John Parimango
    John Parimango 10 days ago

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

  • Maria Abdullah
    Maria Abdullah 10 days ago

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

  • Grimey
    Grimey 10 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 10 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 11 days ago

    I love cauliflower

  • Chase Kittinger
    Chase Kittinger 11 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 11 days ago

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

  • Ben Foster
    Ben Foster 11 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 11 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 11 days ago +2

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

  • Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
    Sir Digby Chicken Caesar 11 days ago +1

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

  • Scott C
    Scott C 11 days ago

    Califluuuuurgh! No just no. 😖

  • stretch nuttz
    stretch nuttz 11 days ago

    I love your opening tune to your show.. 🙂👌

  • Ethan Pearson
    Ethan Pearson 11 days ago

    Carbs are actually incredibly essential because they are your most readily available source of energy, you just have to use that energy (exercise) or else it will be stored as fat.

  • HuskyAurora
    HuskyAurora 11 days ago

    Make a unhealthy version of healthy foods!

  • Alex Rousseau
    Alex Rousseau 11 days ago

    I've actually used your "pizza dough" recipe to make burger patties for a vegetarian barbecue, it was the best thing ever!!!

  • XPTwistedXP
    XPTwistedXP 11 days ago

    Now do dairy free versions lol

  • Matt Greening
    Matt Greening 12 days ago

    That Mac and cheese looks really good

  • ilia ganchev
    ilia ganchev 12 days ago


  • DylGonMad 20082709
    DylGonMad 20082709 12 days ago +4

    Title: “Healthier version of Unhealthier food”
    Unhealthier food: *Wait that’s illegal!*

  • Sofia Gamer
    Sofia Gamer 12 days ago

    Andrew Rea is soooo good at cooking ❤❤❤🤪

  • Eto Yoshimura
    Eto Yoshimura 12 days ago +1

    Cutting off the carb but adding a lot fats, whae?!

  • boredandviolent
    boredandviolent 12 days ago +68

    diet food in 2000: fatfree, lowfat, no fat
    diet food in 2019: CHEESSEEEE

    • Mark Facebook
      Mark Facebook 10 days ago

      Im actually surpised Babish didnt use the Cashew cream that he made in the preivous episode for the non-mac and cheese. Having a non-dairy element to the recipe would have made it the closest thing to a salad mac and cheese can get.

  • Elliottluke
    Elliottluke 12 days ago

    Idk about anywhere else but in the uk cauliflower cheese is a pretty normal thing and tastes so good