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:

 

Edamame Salad

Edamame or fresh soybeans are packed with low-fat protein and vitamins. This salad is especially good during warm weather or served alongside a flaky piece of white fish. You can find frozen edamame in the freezer isle in organic and health food stores.

Spicy Braised Cabbage

This recipe was given to me by a chef working at a guesthouse in Punjab, India. I like to eat this dish when I need a break from rich, heavy foods.

Spiced Potato Cakes with Tomato Ginger Sauce

I picked up this recipe from my friend Vanessa Vashee while working in Switzerland. Ginger and tomato are a delectable combination, and this sauce is both light and versatile. For a low-carb treat, serve the sauce with steamed fresh veggies. If you choose to make the potato cakes, it’s a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary and Parmesan

Kids love fries! Sweet potatoes make a perfect food for kids since they are high in vitamin A and have a super-sweet taste.

Chocolate Sorbet

Low in fat but high in cocoa powder, this bittersweet chocolate sorbet is for true chocolate lovers only. Spread it between two low-fat grahams to make it into an ice cream sandwich.

Buttermilk Ice Cream

Buttermilk is one of my favorite things to use in the kitchen. It has a strong, cheesy taste if you drink it from the carton, but turns magically into a rich lemony cool treat when frozen.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

I love the tart and tangy flavors of the traditional Caesar Salad. My version still has all the flavor minus the fat you’ll find in most restaurant or store-bought Caesars! Leftovers make a perfect quick and healthy office lunch.

Spiced Hot Cocoa

This low-fat version of hot cocoa has a Mexican twist! I add lots of spices and a hint of chili pepper to give it that extra warm flavor.