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.

What is Organic? Why is it Good for You?

Foods that are raised or grown organically must follow certain guidelines. They are raised in an environmentally-friendly way, without pesticides or radiation, and restricted amounts of hormones and antibiotics. But why is organic more expensive?

Is Chocolate the Secret to Living Longer?

So what’s all the current health buzz about cocoa I keep hearing on the news?

20 Ways To Spin A Salad

Salad is one of those things that you can get tired of pretty quickly. Have you ever heard someone announce in a restaurant that they are just dying for a salad? So here are some easy ways to put a gourmet spin on your bed of greens to make a drool-worthy meal…

Summer Fun: The Edible Garden

Want to the freshest fare this summer or maybe find out how to grow Martha Stewart’s culinary herb garden? The New York Botanical Garden will present ‘The Edible Garden’, a summer-long celebration of growing great food. Visit June 27 & 28 for a special local food festival!

Cherry Crush Lemonade

Lemonade fits the bill as a refreshing summertime drink while you’re cooling at the pool, finishing lawn work, or just need a break. Pomegranate and acai get a lot of press for their benefits, but cherries can also add to your antioxidant arsenal.

5 Foods To Summer-Proof Your Skin

With summer in full swing, help your skin successfully weather the season with these two essential steps: exfoliation and moisturization. So here are 5 easy ways your kitchen can serve as your very own spa…

Father’s Day Dinner

Cooking for dad is not only the fastest way to his heart, it’s also a father’s day gift that he’ll be sure to love! The key to cooking him something special is to plan ahead with a simple menu of foods that he already loves. Check out these easy, healthy recipes along with foolproof cooking tips, videos, and do-ahead ideas.

Cherries May Help you Lose Weight

Ice cream aside, eating a small bowl of fresh cherries can help you lose weight instead of reaching for that bowl of ice cream. Why? I’ll tell you in a minute, plus give you great ideas for new recipes with a twist…