Healthy Cooking & Tips

The posts in this section focus on cooking techniques, tips and tricks to amp up taste while dialing down fat and calories. After working in many New York City restaurant kitchens for years, it's now time to share those Skinny Chef secrets!

Tasty + Healthy Thanksgiving How-to Video Series

You’ve got plenty of Thanksgiving recipes – but what about chefs’ secret tips to make it easier, simpler and lower in calories WITHOUT skimping on taste? In this Skinny Secrets Thanksgiving How-To Video Series, I’ll help you avoid common mistakes while amping up the flavor.

Salads for Fall and Winter

Don’t miss out on amazingly colorful fall and winter produce that’s perfect to give your salads some serious gourmet flair.

Perfect Protein

One of the biggest dieting myths out there claim that most people don’t get enough protein – yet in fact, the average American consumes about 50% more than the recommended daily amount.

Cooking with Lavender

Lavender has a refreshing clean smell that is unmistakeable, which has made it a scent in the forefront of the perfume industry. But lavender isn’t just for soap and shampoo, I use it to flavor summer dishes!

Cooking With Herbs

Herbs have been delighting cooks for centuries, but did you know that herbs are a dieter’s dream? They’re fat free, very low in calories, packed with flavor and also have other added health benefits.

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…

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.