Healthy Cooking & Tips

The posts in this section focus on cooking techniques, tips and tricks to amp up taste while dialing down fat and calories. After working in many New York City restaurant kitchens for years, it's now time to share those Skinny Chef secrets!

Stress-Free Thanksgiving Prep

Make Thanksgiving delicious and effortless – with just a bit of planning ahead you can cook a huge feast for 20 guests all by yourself – tips that expert and beginning cooks can use alike.

The Perfect Stuffing For Thanksgiving

In this video, find out how to pull off a “skinny” Thanksgiving stuffing with all the flavor and less fat. Even though Granny calls it stuffing, this Thanksgiving classic is baked outside the bird.

Secrets for a Perfect Thanksgiving

Cooking for the big day can be such a stress for most people… but with a little planing and how-to knowledge, you’ll see that it’s fun and satisfying!

Wacky Winter Smoothies

Smoothies are the easiest breakfast around and a fast way to fill you up with the healthiest foods around. They are a chilly treat – but that doesn’t mean they are just for the warm weather months, you can enjoy them well into winter using seasonal and frozen foods to make them more fun and festive.

Halloween Party Pasta

I love to host a party around Halloween time – dressing up is optional, eating is a must! And every year I’m reminded of a story my Granny tells at Halloween – she is the queen of holiday celebrations and always had plenty of food, decorations and guests.

How To Cook With Pumpkin

Many of you only think of pumpkins when they appear annually in Thanksgiving day pumpkin pies or perhaps around Halloween when they are carved to ward off evil spirits. But in terms of nutrition and everyday healthy cooking, there is nothing to be afraid of here.

How to Dress Up Fish

Preparing fish is one of the fastest and easiest healthy proteins to enjoy. Once you learn the easy basics of fish cookery, you’ll be ready to taking it up a notch. If you want to take your fish dishes over the top with taste and nutrition, dress them up with other superfoods like fruits, seeds, nuts, and spices. Try these unique ways to celebrate healthy eating and break that boring, plain boring health food rut.

Healthy And Tasty Halloween Treats

Halloween is still a fun time of year, for both kids and adults. Here is my skinny, yet spooky line-up of Halloween treats that are tasty but not scary for your waistline. Definitely parent-approved!