Healthy Eating Tips & Insights

This section of the site highlights insights, strategies and tips to eat better - covering eating habits, healthy shopping, eating out, and making smarter choices. If you're not cooking for yourself yet, this is your section!

16 Tricky Tips to Cut Back on Waste

Are you losing valuable cash just in grocery waste alone? Here are 16 tips that will help you enjoy your food to the fullest, cut out waste, and pinch a few pennies in the process!

How to Energize Your New Year

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

15 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Easy To Keep

How many times have you set a New Year’s resolution for yourself only to find that come March, you’re back to your old habits wondering how you got off track?

Jump Start The Holidays

Part of the excitement of the holiday season is all the glitter and trimmings that go along with it. Getting into the holiday mood a little early isn’t only fun, but can be the remedy for stress that comes during the shopping rush. Stocking your pantries and even your closets like my granny used to […]

Healing Herbs for the Holidays

The holidays should be a time for relaxation as well as reconnecting with friends and family. Make your holiday more cheerful by instituting some healing rituals into your schedule that both sooth and celebrate the season. Take five minutes, or more, a day to treat yourself and your family to these self care activities to […]

October Food Jeopardy: Vegetables and Vitamins

I could spend hours talking about food and there are always new studies to read and thing to learn about nutrition. Just for fun, I’ve decided to have a little ‘blog quiz’ monthly to see how much Skinny Chef readers really know.

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.

Trick or Sweet?

No question about it, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays growing up! I created these ‘hazy ginger moons’ with that in mind, part cookie, part candy, that are not overly sweet. They’re ideal for impromptu trick-or-treaters because these no-bake treats come together quickly.