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:

 

Spicy Tuna Cups

Spicy tuna is my favorite thing to order from sushi house menus. I love cooking Japanese favorites and sometimes I even make sushi at home. If you don’t know how to roll your own sushi, this version is a simple way to enjoy tuna and impress your guests with a light, spicy appetizer.

Green Bean Soup with Fresh Dill

My Granny always cooked this wonderful, light soup in early fall after she harvested the last of the green beans from her garden. Garnish it with a dollop of sour cream and another tablespoon of fresh dill for an elegant first course or simple summer dinner. This soup is always more flavorful after it rests a day or two in the fridge.

Salmon Salad Nicoise

Salmon is an easy fish to enjoy and most kids love the taste! Try to find wild salmon to be sure you’re getting the omega-3’s for heart health and to help improve your mood. If you prefer the traditional version of this dish, replace the salmon with a fresh tuna steak.

Teriyaki Chicken Salad

Fresh pear adds a juicy sweet component to this Asian-style lunch classic. Mix in a cup of whole-wheat pasta to make it a complete meal.

Zucchini Bites with Tapenade and Mozzarella

I devised this recipe as an alternative to the average, more caloric party appetizer. Compliment the juicy texture of zucchini by combining it with a light layer of salty, flavorful tapenade. It can be assembled ahead and popped in the oven while you are serving your guests drinks.

Herbed Fish with Creamy White Wine Sauce

I wrote this recipe as a one of my ‘Cures for the Carboholic’ since it tastes rich but is actually low fat. Creamy dishes that are low in fat but high in protein are just the thing to keep you feeling full and stop you from reaching for the bread!

Curried Chicken Salad

Korma and Madras curries are different variations of dried Indian spice combinations. Traditionally, all great Indian cooks take whole spices, toast them, and grind their own freshly roasted curry powder. For convenience sake, you can purchase the powder pre-made. Korma usually contains a mixture of spices like coriander, aniseed, cumin, cinnamon, star anise, and cloves. It has a mild, savory flavor with a touch of sweetness. Madras has added heat from dried chilies and usually contains coriander, turmeric, cumin, and fennel.

Ginger Mint Iced Tea

Iced tea is my favorite summer drink because it’s refreshing without being too sweet and has plenty of antioxidants for healthy summer skin. Tuck in a sliced ripe peach or a handful of berries to get an extra serving of fruit for the day.