Healthy Recipes: Sides, Salads, Soups

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

 

Turkey Chili

This turkey chili makes a tasty, high-protein meal, because it’s made with lean ground turkey. Get creative with the topping, a tablespoon of your favorite cheese, salsa, or sour cream. Beans add a good dose of fiber but if you want to ramp up the nutrition even more, add a handful of your favorite green, such as kale or spinach during the last minute of cooking.

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are one of my favorite fall and winter dishes. Just the smell of them transports me back to my Granny’s kitchen where she always had a pairing knife and cutting board handy, ready to chop vegetables for her home-cooked meals.

Sweet Tart Cranberry Sauce For Thanksgiving

There’s Cranberry sauce recipes galore – but how about this twist? In what I call ‘Not Your Usual Cranberry Sauce’, I’ve given my Granny’s recipe a whole makeover…

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

Perfect Lump-Free Mashed Potatoes

Smooth mashed potatoes are easy to make when you follow my latest How-To Video: Always mash the cook potatoes when they are still hot. Make sure the milk is warm, cooling down the potatoes can cause the starch to thicken and get lumpy.

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…

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.