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!

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!

Meal Planner for Summer Veggie Surplus

Summer produce is fresh, plentiful and healthy! Late summer to fall is the sweet spot of the year’s harvest, so jump on the “farm” band wagon and grab your tote bags.

27 Time-Saving Healthy Cooking Tips

Cooking your own meals at home is the best way to achieve all your health goals – here’s 27 nifty ways to trim minutes and perhaps hours over the week from your kitchen routines.

30 Tasty Ways to Cut Calories

When it comes to keeping your waistline in check, calories do count! But who wants to feel deprived? You don’t have to worry when you have these tasty, creative ways to cut calories so you can still enjoy all the munchies you love.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo The Healthy Way

Cinco de Mayo is a delicious way to celebrate amazing Mexican fare and rejoice in sunnier days and warmer evenings. Kick off your Cinco celebration with flavorful blender drinks made with the real stuff like pomegranate and berries.

Best Foods for Bone Health

Many health experts say that dairy isn’t the answer when it comes to building stronger bones while others still give a thumbs up to dairy along with other foods. So what’s the answer?

Five Meals, 9 Grocery Items

Healthy cooking is expensive?! Nothing could be further from the truth and I’ll show you how to make five delicious meals that serve two people for around $30 in groceries.