The Skinny on the “Skinny Chef”

jennifer_iserlohI just discovered the “Skinny Chef’s” website today, and I had to share with you.  This chef rocks! She’s got a sound philosophy on food that emphasizes balance, variety and moderation.  She knows the importance of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and low-fat cooking. And she’s got loads of unique, healthy recipes to share! I can’t wait to test them out! Here are the first ones I plan to try:

Quinoa-Crusted Chicken Fingers: These chicken fingers are coated in healthy whole-grains, like quinoa, which is also a complete protein.  They are stir fried lightly in oil, rather than deep fried. I may also try baking them in the oven!

Butternut Squash Risotto: Normally, risotto is high in fat due to the creamy Mascarpone cheese it’s traditionally made with.  This recipe uses butternut squash, which has a creamy consistency without the fat, as a substitute. In the fall, I will probably use fresh butternut squash for this recipe! (Just bake it in the oven for about an hour, then scoop out the insides.)

Fat Free Pina Colada: Nomally, pina coladas are loaded with sugar and fat.  This version, however, is fat free, contains no added sugars and is actually a great source of calcium! (The skinny chef created this recipe for Vital Juice, a free daily e-mail newsletter and website, featuring articles about fitness, nutrition, beauty and wellness.)

Check out the Skinny Chef’s website at

One response to “The Skinny on the “Skinny Chef”

  1. Thanks for the kind words! I look forward to reading more on your site :)

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