Food, Nutrition & Health

Posts in this category focus on the interplay between food, nutrition and health - including how dietary changes can positively impact medical conditions. As always, the information provided here is for educational purposes and not a replacement for consulting your own physician prior to making any changes.

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…

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!

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.

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!

Easy Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s day is rapidly approaching. What better way to say “I love you” than with homemade brunch that will knock her socks off and make her feel appreciated and pampered. Here’s a list of incredibly easy ideas of how to make a fast bunch that looks gourmet but couldn’t be simpler.

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…

Low-Cal Summer Cocktails

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..

Let’s Stay In Shape For Fun Summer Days

With Memorial Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time to get with beach worthy books, sun block and healthy snacks before the festivities begin! In the May 2007 newsletter, I share my recipes and tips to get in shape for summer. Try my creamy asparagus soup and spinach and strawberry salad, and learn about fast and portable snacks.