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!

Shopping, Cooking & Eating Healthier

Maintaining a healthy weight, or getting to that healthy weight, is not about dieting. It’s about celebrating food, about eating the foods that you already love but making them a little (or a lot) healthier, based on how you shop, cook and eat now.

Be Healthy, Have Fun Every Day

Leading a truly healthy life is more than just exercise and eating right, it’s about doing things that make life fun and interesting. When I became a certified health coach, I learned about primary food, or things that feed you beyond food — like your relationships, career, spirituality, and exercise routine.

15 Surprising Ways to Use Pomegranate

Regaled for its unique taste and bizarre appearance, pomegranates are one of the most antioxidant-rich foods and considered by some as the “new” fountain of youth. Here are 15 fun ideas to incorporate pomegranates into your life!

Delicious Thanksgiving Guide

Ready for easy, delicious and healthy Thanksgiving recipes? Check out my time-saving shortcuts and chef’s secrets to pull off great taste in a cinch.

Quick Healthy Meals For Kids

Want to make healthy meals for your kids but don’t know where to start? Follow this little guide to making weeknight dinner faster and better!

Healthy And Tasty Halloween Treats

Halloween is still a fun time of year, for both kids and adults. Here is my skinny, yet spooky line-up of Halloween treats that are tasty but not scary for your waistline. Definitely parent-approved!

The Most Nutritious Veggies

When the Center for Science in the Public Interest recently ranked nearly 85 vegetables in order of highest to lowest nutrient content, Women’s Health Magazine asked me to highlight a few of them – along with simple tips on how to incorporate them into your regular meals.

Start Your Fall Off Right With Superfoods

Summer’s not over yet but you can start planning for fall the fun way. Do a little surfing, both in the ocean waves and on your favorite food blogs! Bookmark some fresh new meal ideas that use the healthiest foods around, like pomegranate, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds to make your fall more fabulous. I’ll show you cooking hacks and tips to get these foods fast, so you can smoothly sail into your fall routine.