Skinny Chef Blog

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Summer Cookout Makeover

Summer is a time to spend less time in the kitchen and more time outdoors but you can still be healthy and even wow your guests with some fresh recipes that use the healthiest foods in the most delicious ways. Here are some strategies for getting more superfoods like greens, beans, and berries onto your plate this summer.

Cheap Summer Eats

Summer just so happens to be the perfect time to save money in the kitchen and save on calories. Why? Because nature’s bounty is plentiful, flavorful and naturally healthy! What’s more is that a little goes a long way!

No-Cook Weight Loss

Cooking for yourself is a small time commitment that has a huge pay off, but even if you don’t know how to cook or just want to eat better with no-cook options this summer, there’s no need to turn on your oven or stove top!

4th of July Menu

Everyone loves the savory tastes of grilled foods on Fourth of July. Grilling is easy, but why not try some new flavors for your grill this weekend like my Jalapeno flank steaks, turkey burgers or chipotle shrimp? Check out my other suggestions for an awesome celebration!

Take the Fat Out of Fourth of July

Wanna enjoy 4th of July “Greatest Hits” recipes guiltfree without letting them hit your hips? Here’s five simple swaps that make a world of difference!

Healthier Ways to Eat Meat

Grassfed beef is not only better for the environment and lower in calories compared to its cornfed counterpart but most grassfed farms take more care in how they raise and treat their animals. Grassfed beef is richer in omega 3 fatty acids and has a richer taste. I like to combine it with other health promoting foods like mushrooms in a delicious mushroom burger.

No-Cook Summer Recipes

When it’s literally as hot as an oven outside, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven and heat up the house. That’s why summer is the perfect time to use your creativity in the kitchen and find innovative ways to prepare meals without using your oven.

20 Delicious & Creative Ways to Use Zucchini

Gardens are bursting with zucchini towards the end of summer, and it’s always fun to find new ways to use it up in delicious zucchini recipes. Share your best tips!