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:

 

Guacamole

Whenever I invite guests over during the summer, I serve plenty of guacamole! Yet many friends have told me that their guacamole is not nearly as tasty and I think I know what the trouble is…

Black Bean Quesadilla with Chicken

Ivy, my friend’s teenage daughter, is smart, witty, and outspoken. She’s also a vegetarian. I wrote this recipe for her, and packed it with three non-meat forms of protein, tofu, beans, and cheese to be sure she’ll get what a growing girl needs!

Roasted Lemon Asparagus

Asparagus pokes through the cool dirt of early spring though it can be found in grocery stores year-round. Look for the thick stalks for this recipe, or if you are using pencil-thin asparagus decrease the cooking time by 2-3 minutes.

Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary and Parmesan

Kids love fries! Sweet potatoes make a perfect food for kids since they are high in vitamin A and have a super-sweet taste.

Spicy Braised Cabbage

This recipe was given to me by a chef working at a guesthouse in Punjab, India. I like to eat this dish when I need a break from rich, heavy foods.

Grilled Eggplant with Miso Dressing

Miso is a savory fermented paste made from soy beans, rice or barley.
There are many different varieties on the market, ranging from light to dark, depending on how long they are aged.

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.

Do Ahead Tips for Fall Meals

Cooking during busy weekdays can be a cinch and a pleasure when you do a little prep ahead for fast weeknight meals! Follow this simple guide to prep healthy foods ahead and use time-saving shortcuts so you won’t let take-out tempt you. Instead of reaching for the phone, you can grab a skillet and throw […]