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!

The 200 Calorie Breakfast of Champions

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It’s hard to believe that this super-filling, rich tasting breakfast only weighs in at 200 calories, but omitting the toast and using low-cal kale gets the job done.

What Does Organic Really Mean?

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Organic produce in the US is highly regulated as I found out during my recent trip to Earthbound Farm, America’s largest grower of organic produce.

Healthy Mini Halloween Cupcakes

low fat halloween cupcakes

Everyone wants to enjoy a sweet treat on Halloween, so these mini cupcakes are ideal for a smaller sweet treat that only clocks in at 46 calories.

Oktoberfest Time

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When I think of Oktoberfest, I remember my trip to Munich where my husband and I drank from heavy glass liter mugs of beer, ones that I could barely lift while the Oom-pah band played merrily in the background.

Healthy Jalapeño Poppers

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I don’t believe in giving up anything when it comes to food, so I created this version of baked jalapeño poppers that retain the yummy contrast of creamy filling with crunchy breadcrumb coating!

Cheap Ways To Go Gluten-Free

How To Go Gluten-Free

Worried about your food budget sky-rocketing because you need to go gluten-free? Eating gluten-free the economical way is easier than you think… and here’s how to take the “gluten guesswork” out!

Tasty Ways to Cook Eggplant

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“Oily Eggplant” is eggplant lovers and haters biggest complaint! Here’s how to achieve that soft, well-cooked texture without overdoing it with oil or loads of breading…

How To Cook With Pumpkin

How To Cook With Pumpkin

Many of you only think of pumpkins when they appear annually in Thanksgiving day pumpkin pies or perhaps around Halloween when they are carved to ward off evil spirits. But in terms of nutrition and everyday healthy cooking, there is nothing to be afraid of here.