Low-Calorie Recipes

In this section of the site, you can find all of the low-calorie Skinny Chef recipes. Typically, there are several pages with recipes - so scroll down and use the paged navigation.... or search for the recipe by title:

 

96-Calorie Watermelon Twist Cocktail

Who doesn’t want to enjoy delicious cocktail drinks, but what about calories? Since typical margaritas clock in at around 500-600 calories, I started to think about healthier, low-cal versions of popular drinks and cocktails – and the result is my delicious, 96-calorie ‘Watermelon Twist’…

Turkey Gravy For Thanksgiving

Lump free gravy isn’t magic, it’s all in the technique as I show in this video. Instead of using flour to thicken, try making a slurry with cornstarch mixed with cold water and gradually whisk it into warm turkey stock

How To Make Your Own Turkey Stock

Gravy and stuffing are integral part of every Thanksgiving meal – but did you know that your own Turkey stock is the best way to impart flavor with hardly any calories? In this video, I am going over the basic steps, plus share a few quick chefs’ tricks…

Roasted Butterflied Turkey

Millions of turkeys get cooked every year on Thanksgiving – the #1 question? How to keep your turkey juicy, and from drying out. You’ll find the answer in my complete Thanksgiving how-to video series…

How To Butterfly A Turkey

Get the professional scoop on how to butterfly, season, and roast a turkey so that it stays super juicy and tender. Plus, find out how to dial down calories while amping up flavor. It’s video #1 of my complete Thanksgiving How-To video series!

Cream of Tomato Soup

Everyone loves soup and sandwich – but making it yourself can be inexpensive and a lot healthier. Make a low-cal tomato soup 1-2-3 with canned tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and a spoonful of sour cream – you can even make this in a blender.

Pickled Cucumber Salad

This cucumber salad gets its name from the apple cider vinegar. It lends a sweet and sour tang to this dish that reminds me of fresh pickles. Cucumber salad also makes a great topping for your turkey burger or salmon cakes in place of pickle relish.

Parchment-Wrapped Fish

Parchment paper sounds fancy, but it’s really just paper you can use in baking. I use it to construct a little paper bag to make an ultra healthy, super fast fish bake that is a tradition in French cuisine. You can always use aluminum foil in its place, however fish always tastes better to me cooked in parchment.