Healthy Recipes: Desserts & Drinks

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


Delicious Yogurt Panna Cotta

These bright orange berries, each about the size of a marble, caught my eye in my local grocery store the other day. Often I like the challenge of creating a recipe around a single ingredient that I don’t use very often, and the color of these were irresistible.

Versatile Crepes

When I was hosting my cookbook party launch a few weeks ago, my ‘top chef’ challenge was to turn several of my meat-centric recipes from the book into super flavorful, bite sized appetizers that would wow my vegetarian guests who are also serious food lovers. The result? Whole wheat crepes with delicious fillings!

Delicious Ice Cream Made Easy

Healthy cooking can taste good when you use lighter, high quality ingredients – check out my easy tips for dreamy, lighter ice creams with little or no preservatives…

Red Banana Coffee Shake

When these red bananas first caught my eye yesterday, I thought they were purple. Purple bananas? Well, there are purple beans, purple tomatoes, purple cauliflower – so why not purple bananas? That’s what led me to create a ‘Red Banana Coffee Shake’…

Getting More Grapefruit

It’s easy to make healthy eats taste great when you cook with seasonal ingredients. Grapefruit is a wonderful example, and you’re in luck because it’s in season right now. Why not try my Grapefruit Bellini or Teriyaki Salmon Skewers?

Orange Sherbet

This healthy version of orange sherbet reminds me of the ‘push-up’ pops I used to have as a kid that were filled with creamy sherbet, refreshingly cool during the hot summer months.

Mini Cashew Cookies

Nut butters are great for making baked goods and sauces. I love the sweet mellow taste of cashews, but if cashew butter is not in your budget, replace it with peanut butter instead.

Citrus Smoothie

Smoothies can be a no-mess way to get in vital nutrients that you may be lacking in your everyday diet, like vitamin C and calcium. They are superfast to whip up and the creamy texture can help fight cravings for sweets and frozen treats.