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.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is best known for its role in bone health. It facilitates calcium absorption from the digestive system, normal calcium and phosphate in blood, and bone mineralization. Vitamin D is also involved with cell differentiation and immune function.

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.

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.

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.

5 BS Facts About Losing Weight

Losing weight can seem daunting – especially when the weather starts to warm up and the shorts and bathing suits come out of storage! So to make it fun and stress-free, I’m busting three huge myths about losing weight that most people get stuck on.