Healthy Eating Tips & Insights

This section of the site highlights insights, strategies and tips to eat better - covering eating habits, healthy shopping, eating out, and making smarter choices. If you're not cooking for yourself yet, this is your section!

Summer Fun: The Edible Garden

Want to the freshest fare this summer or maybe find out how to grow Martha Stewart’s culinary herb garden? The New York Botanical Garden will present ‘The Edible Garden’, a summer-long celebration of growing great food. Visit June 27 & 28 for a special local food festival!

Easy Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s day is rapidly approaching. What better way to say “I love you” than with homemade brunch that will knock her socks off and make her feel appreciated and pampered. Here’s a list of incredibly easy ideas of how to make a fast bunch that looks gourmet but couldn’t be simpler.

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…

Low-Cal Summer Cocktails

A big part of the Skinny Chef philosophy is enjoying life and celebrating food. For those concerned with calories, a good happy hour doesn’t have to ruin your diet… especially with these cocktails clocking in at 200 calories..

Let’s Stay In Shape For Fun Summer Days

With Memorial Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time to get with beach worthy books, sun block and healthy snacks before the festivities begin! In the May 2007 newsletter, I share my recipes and tips to get in shape for summer. Try my creamy asparagus soup and spinach and strawberry salad, and learn about fast and portable snacks.

Easter Feast

Build an Easter feast to awaken the spirit of Spring! Whether your meal is formal or casual — these easy-to-make, healthy options will wow your guests because they are freshly prepared with all the best ingredients.

How to Get a Better Beach Belly

Summer is just a few months away, but it isn’t too late to make some simply changes in your daily habits that could mean a better bathing suit body. Reducing puffiness around your waistline isn’t just about calories. It also has to do with lowering stress and improving digestion – here’s a few easy tips to incorporate right now …

5 BS Facts About Losing Weight

Losing weight can seem daunting – especially when the weather starts to warm up and the shorts and bathing suits come out of storage! So to make it fun and stress-free, I’m busting three huge myths about losing weight that most people get stuck on.