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!

Healthy Happy Hour

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Do you love going out with friends but hate the idea of racking up hundreds of calories from those sweet frozen drinks? See my Healthy Happy Hour drinks in the July 2008 issue of Self magazine, and find out how to make them fresh and light at home!

Is Chewing Gum Bad for You?

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The short answer is yes – that is, if you chew gum with sugar. So, what about sugarless gum?

5 Easy Ways to Eat More Whole Grains

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What are whole grains and what’s all the hubbub anyway? How can you get more whole grains into your diet?

Low-Cal Summer Cocktails

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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..

Freshen Up Summertime Eats

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Want to start off the summer by eating better so you can not only enjoy the dishes you love but maintain that summer slim all year around? Then check out my fabulous selection of tips that anyone can use…

Grilling May Not be as Healthy as You Think

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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!

The Good and Bad of Summer’s Frozen Desserts

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Who doesn’t crave a frozen treat during the hot summer months? Summer ice cream treats are an American tradition! But do you know what you’re really eating?

How to Stop Overeating

I used to be a chronic overeater, and it was tough to put the fork down when faced with home-cooked food. But my secret tips don’t tell you to stop eating – in fact, I prescribe enjoying food more!