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.

Washing Fruits and Veggies

Concerned about pesticides on your fruits and veggies? If you only have enough room in your grocery budget for a few organic ‘must haves’, then zero in on the following 12 fruits and vegetables. In this article, I also explain my philosophy on waxed fruits.

Is Chewing Gum Bad for You?

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The short answer is yes – that is, if you chew gum with sugar. So, what about sugarless gum?

Summer Cookout Makeover

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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.

5 Easy Ways to Eat More Whole Grains

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What are whole grains and what’s all the hubbub anyway? How can you get more whole grains into your diet?

Low-Cal Summer Cocktails

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A big part of the Skinny Chef philosophy is enjoying life and celebrating food. For those concerned with calories, a good happy hour doesn’t have to ruin your diet… especially with these cocktails clocking in at 200 calories..

Freshen Up Summertime Eats

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Want to start off the summer by eating better so you can not only enjoy the dishes you love but maintain that summer slim all year around? Then check out my fabulous selection of tips that anyone can use…

Grilling May Not be as Healthy as You Think

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Most of us think of grilling as an easy low-fat way alternative to cooking on the stove top. But how healthy is your grilling, really? Let’s take a closer look at your grilling habits and choices!

The Good and Bad of Summer’s Frozen Desserts

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Who doesn’t crave a frozen treat during the hot summer months? Summer ice cream treats are an American tradition! But do you know what you’re really eating?