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.

Are Sports Drinks Better than Water?

Homemade Sports Drinks

I love those sports drink ads where all the athletes are in the heat of battle, they’re sweating so much they can barely see – on the verge of scoring that final precious point. But do you really need that sports drink to win the game and keep dehydration at bay?

Spicy Mexican Chicken [Video]

In this video, I showcase my tricks to cook a healthier grassfed beef burger in a collard warp that’s also lower in calories compared to a bistro style burger.

Food Safety

Your Guide To Food Safety

As I was looking through a variety of infographics, I came across this comprehensive food safety chart… lots of good points to remember for smart shopping, cleaning, storing, prep & cooking, reheating and food allergies.

Grassfed Burger with Collards [Video]

In this video, I showcase my tricks to cook a healthier grassfed beef burger in a collard warp that’s also lower in calories compared to a bistro style burger.

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

broccoli-rabe

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.