Skinny Chef Blog

This category features all posts on SkinnyChef.com, whether they are blog posts in the traditional sense, recipes, or short asides highlighting content from around the web. Enjoy.

Why Do Carbs Get A Bad Rap?

What Are Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are made up of sugar molecules. We often call starchy and fibrous foods ‘carbs’, but carbohydrates are found in many different foods like fruit, dairy, beans, whole grain pasta, and candy. So why do carbs get a bad rap?

Healthy Low Carb Snacks

Healthy Low Carb Snacks

Let’s talk about carbs. Specifically, about the hidden downside to high-carb snacks, even when they are made with whole grains.

How America Spends on Food and Beverages

What America Spends on Food and Drink

Who spends the most eating out? New Yorkers, Los Angelenos or folks from Austin? Find the surprising answer in ‘How America Spends on Food and Beverages’, an infographic of 2009 data on average per household spending… Fascinating read!

Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pasta

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In this video of my new HEALTHY CHEATS video series, I’ll take a gourmet pasta dish and sneak in some healthier alternative ingredients without sacrificing any of the flavor.

The Secret to Quitting Junk Foods

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I know from personal experience that the love affair for junk foods and unhealthy foods can run pretty deep, which is why it can be so tough for people to kick the junk food habit for good!

How to Cook with Hemp

Hemp seeds (also called “hemp hearts”) are the delicious nutty, highly nutritive shelled seeds of the plant. To cook with hemp seeds, use them as you would any other tasty seed… but check out my tasty recipes!

4 Easy Steps To Brining

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Leaner meats like chicken, turkey, and pork chops benefit from brining because this keeps them juicy during cooking. Follow my simple 4-step process to learn how…

[Video] How To Keep Chicken Juicy

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In this video for Prevention.com, I showcased my tricks to cook perfectly juicy chicken breast… it’s two things that you’ll learn in culinary school early on, and they are so simple you can easily incorporate them in your own kitchen. Enjoy!