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Addicted to fried chicken, panzerotti, and super decadent carrot cake? Don’t give them up; give them a healthy makeover, courtesy of the Podleski sisters! Eat, Shrink & Be Merry comes to us from Janet and Greta Podleski, the pun-loving creators of the extremely successful recipe books Looneyspoons, Crazy Plates and Eat, Shrink and Be Merry.
SuperCaterer Daniel Johnson’s signature artichoke dip has set the tone for countless catering challenges, from intimate dinner parties to star-studded celebrity galas. Can Janet & Greta whip up a healthier version that carries the same cachet, or will they arti-choke under pressure?
It’s the ultimate hungry-man dinner and Buzzard’s, proud purveyor of cowboy cuisine, cranks out one of the heartier stews you’re likely to come across. Can the Podleskis ‘healthify’ this classic one-pot meal and still satisfy the appetites of a tough-as-nails construction crew?
Summerhill Market has been churning out high quality prepared foods for more than 50 years, with no finer example than their ever-popular Chicken Cordon Bleu. Can Janet & Greta find the right stuff for stuffing without getting too stuffed?
The Podleskis go green for this high energy episode. Possibly green with envy as they challenge one of the top caterers in town and her wicked Chicken Caesar Salad.
It’s a small town community supper and fried chicken is on the menu. Janet & Greta shake and bake their way deep into enemy territory, challenging a top-ranked caterer in her own backyard. Can they tempt locals to the lighter side?
Janet and Greta dig deep in the garden of eatin’ in search of a gem of a dessert. Will their guilt-free creation stand up to pastry pro Ayse Akoner’s best seller – a cake with a 24 carrot reputation?
Students’ tastes have evolved at Mudie’s Cafeteria over the years, but one menu item no one has dared tamper with is the tuna casserole. No one until now, that is. Janet and Greta go back to school and makeover a throwback.
There’s no business like dough business, as Janet and Greta try filling their pockets panzerotti-style. The sisters hope not to strike oil, however, as they take bold pizza flavours out of the frying pan and into the oven.
The Sisters bust another It's-Salad-It-Must-Be-Good-For-You myth, this time setting their sights on a popular taco salad packing more calories than a double cheeseburger and fries. Bonus salsa lessons are included as the taste test visits a Latino dance class.
Just Temptations pastry phenom Erin Watson proves to be a formidable foe in this tale of two tantalizing tiramisus. The Pod Squad take the axe to traditional ingredients, hack away calories, and still serve up a drool-triggering dessert.
Traditional pork Chop Suey and vegetable fried rice are in for a wild ride as Janet & Greta collide head-on with a Chinese firecracker who not only delivers…she drives up in her kitchen!
The Podleski sisters challenge an accomplished Italian chef who’s no Gianni-come-lately, rolling out a healthier cannelloni they hope will rival the real deal. Ravenous soccer players will be the judge of that!
It’s a two family affair as Janet & Greta go bananas trying to one-up a mother/daughter team and their spectacular chocolate banana cream pie. Both camps lay their cards on the table in an effort to win the hearts (and spades, and diamonds...) of dessert-loving bridge clubbers.
Janet and Greta swim with the big fish when they take on Boyd’s Seafood Restaurant’s famous, cream-filled clam chowder. Is the girls’ makeover a souper duper or a major blooper?
All shell breaks loose when Janet and Greta take on Cajun Corner’s deep-fried crab cakes. Can the sisters claw their way to victory against a highly SEASoned veteran?
It’s a meat-and-potatoes showdown as Janet and Greta stir the pot with chef Michael Cripps and his sky-high shepherd’s pie. Can the sisters lure a flock of taste-testers over to the light side or is their viceless version a mash in the pan?
Janet and Greta cry fowl over deep-fried chicken fingers when a spunky, funky diner owner challenges them to a sizzling, finger-food cook-off.
There’s plenty of monkey business when Janet and Greta meet chef Judy Wood and take on the slippery task of slimming down her beloved banana bread. Can the sisters concoct a healthier loaf that still a-peels to taste buds?
It’s the real deal at a full house when Janet and Greta meet a drama teacher and his poker-playing pals and revamp their tried-and-true layered nacho dip.
Doggie daycare owner Jeff Rooney bakes up doggone delicious gingersnap cookies that have Janet and Greta jumping through hoops to create a healthier rendition. Stay, sit, and roll over with laughter as the sisters attempt to teach an old dog new tricks!
Janet and Greta square off with a square-dancing diva, Diane Petty, and her fabulous chocolate fudge. Can the sisters stomp on calories and put a healthy spin on sweets without fudging the numbers?
Someone pasta meatballs! Janet and Greta use their noodles to create a carb-a-licous, figure-friendly version of Mama Rosa’s home-style Italian classic.
It’s The Twisted Sisters vs. The Twisted Fork restaurant in this most eggsellent challenge that sends the girls to a recreational hockey league in search of manly appetites. Will Janet and Greta stick-handle their way to victory or will another one bite the crust?
Janet and Greta don their dirndls and head to Oktoberfest to challenge secret-service-agent-turned-chef, Andreas Christopherson, and his famous German potato salad. Can the sisters peel away calories and still serve up spuds with some oom-pah-pah?
Can Janet and Greta’s heart-healthy tortilla casserole compete with fat-laden, hand-rolled enchiladas at an authentic Mexican restaurant, or will this be a case of MexiCAN vs. MexiCAN’T?
Old-fashioned, decadent bread pudding gets an extreme makeover when Janet and Greta visit Executive Pastry Chef Stephen Garton at a ritzy, 5-star hotel. Can the sisters dessert tradition without pudding on airs?
Trading Spices: Slim-down sisters Janet & Greta have their hands full when they take on authentic ethnic cooking at a popular Indian restaurant.
Janet and Greta fight fire with fiber when they take on The Boys from Firehall A in a heated chili cook-off. Can the sister’s healthier fare hose down the firefighters’ three-alarm, pork-butt chili?
It’s sisters vs. brothers, good vs. evil, as Janet & Greta put a healthier, finger-lickin’ spin on the The Burger Inn’s belly-busting, double-burger combo.
It’s chocolate mayhem on the assembly line as Janet & Greta visit a family-owned cake-manufacturing empire and turn its cheesecake operation topsy-turvy.
It’s a Flab-u-less Flapjack Flip-Off when “the girls” compete against a bustling, family-run diner and its popular, sugar-loaded hotcakes. Will Janet & Greta sway loyal patrons to the light side or will their pancake makeover fall flat?
A tastier, waist-friendlier muffin? “There’s muffin to it!” say the Podleski sisters, as they go up against the infamous Muffin Man in a half-baked, baked-good bake-off.
Brace yourself for a sizzling sibling rivalry as Janet & Greta go nose to nose to nose to nose against twin sisters Bonnie & Cathy and their lip-smackin’, deep-fried chicken wings.
The Polish sisters invade a Greek restaurant to size up and shape up this heavyweight Mediterranean classic. At the plate-smashing, belly-dancing taste-test, will Janet & Greta’s moussaka leave the competition Greek with envy?
All right, sports fans! Get ready for The Lasagna Bowl as Janet & Greta go helmet to helmet with a former pro-football player and his Italian mama’s cherished family recipe. Will the girls’ slimmed-down lasagna score a touchdown?
Let’s do lunch! Janet & Greta drop by a high-school cafeteria to tickle teenage taste buds with their revamped version of macaroni and cheese.
Janet & Greta face stiff competition at a local farmer’s market when they take on Simple Simon the Pie Man and his crowd-pleasing, calorie-laden chicken potpie.
It’s a rib fight at the O.K. Corral! No bones about it, the sisters face their toughest challenge ever when they get roped into a rib-makeover at a Western-themed barbecue restaurant.
The sisters take on take-out! Everyone’s favourite comfort food gets a dramatic overhaul when Janet & Greta challenge the owner of a popular pizza joint.
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