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!

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.

Fall Entertaining, Do Ahead Healthy Tips

Entertaining is one of the many ways I celebrate and enjoy eating healthy meals. Sharing something delicious that is also nourishing can be a great way to gather friends and family around the dinner table without too much fuss in the kitchen.

Grilling May Not be as Healthy as You Think

Most of us think of grilling as an easy low-fat way alternative to cooking on the stove top. But how healthy is your grilling, really? Let’s take a closer look at your grilling habits and choices!

4th of July Menu

Everyone loves the savory tastes of grilled foods on Fourth of July. Grilling is easy, but why not try some new flavors for your grill this weekend like my Jalapeno flank steaks, turkey burgers or chipotle shrimp? Check out my other suggestions for an awesome celebration!

Take the Fat Out of Fourth of July

Wanna enjoy 4th of July “Greatest Hits” recipes guiltfree without letting them hit your hips? Here’s five simple swaps that make a world of difference!

Healthier Ways to Eat Meat

Grassfed beef is not only better for the environment and lower in calories compared to its cornfed counterpart but most grassfed farms take more care in how they raise and treat their animals. Grassfed beef is richer in omega 3 fatty acids and has a richer taste. I like to combine it with other health promoting foods like mushrooms in a delicious mushroom burger.

No-Cook Summer Recipes

When it’s literally as hot as an oven outside, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven and heat up the house. That’s why summer is the perfect time to use your creativity in the kitchen and find innovative ways to prepare meals without using your oven.

20 Delicious & Creative Ways to Use Zucchini

Gardens are bursting with zucchini towards the end of summer, and it’s always fun to find new ways to use it up in delicious zucchini recipes. Share your best tips!