Shopping, Cooking & Eating Healthier

Healthy eating, shopping & cooking

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.

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Crispy breaded chicken cutlets smothered with cheese and sauce really hits the spot when you’re craving Italian fare. My version is lightly cooked in olive oil instead of deep fried. The part-skim mozzarella shaves off quite a few calories and fat, making this chicken parm much healthier than the traditional version.

How to Cook with Chia Seeds

chia-seeds

I’m a big fan of this tiny superfood since it’s a great way to fill up your tummy. Soaked chia is is well known as a boon for digestive orders like GERD and IBS, and is easy to add to recipes that you already know and love!

Healthy Spreads for Superbowl Sunday

Superbowl Appetizers

Check out my article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on ‘Healthy Spreads for Superbowl Sunday’ – featuring two delicious recipes from my ‘Secrets of a Skinny Chef’ cookbook.

Food Myths Debunked

garlic

I’ve always wondered how many of the most popular cooking myths got started, and why so many people still think they’re true. Do you know the one about keeping avocado from turning brown by using the pit? Searing meat keeps it juicy? Are green potatoes bad for you? True or false, find the answers — plus post your own myths and I’ll answer them!

Healthy Meals for One

mealsforone

Cooking for one can seem like a waste of time. But eating out all the time has major drawbacks too — it’s expensive, the portion sizes are too big for one person, and they can be loaded with calories. The trick to eating for ones lies in…

Is Your Food Creating Iron Absorption Problems?

foods high in iron

I used to think that eating a big, juicy sirloin burger with a slice of cheese was my ticket to satisfying my meat craving while getting a hefty dose of iron. But there are two different types of iron in foods…

How to Energize Your New Year

7-Day Smoothie Lab

When fatigue sets in from the holiday frenzy, your body and mind can feel really depleted. But a more energized body could just be a matter of a little food RX to recharge without going to extremes. Follow these easy and tasty tips to tweak your way to a more energized you!