Tips for Eating Out

When you’re doing your best to eat healthy or watch your weight, eating out is a challenge — mainly because there is no way to know exactly what is going into the food you are buying. Restaurants are in the business of selling food, not supporting your goals. When you know you’re going to be […]

What about Breakfast?

Lots of Kitchen Skinny members ask us questions about breakfast. So, here’s what we do at our house. KEEP IT SIMPLE Breakfast is pretty much the same thing every day at our house – boring, but the girls both head out the door every morning early, so keeping it simple on school days is key. […]

Salad Tips

You’ll notice most of our recipes include a side of mixed greens. We would love to see you get into the habit of adding greens to every meal. As you go along, there will be some salads introduced as meals, so that would be the only time you skip out on a side salad. Fresh […]

What to do when you can’t find an ingredient

There will be times when you just can’t find every ingredient. It happens. We try to stick with standard ingredients, but some of them might require an extra trip to a natural food store. If you just run out of time or can’t find one particular ingredient, don’t panic. It won’t ruin your whole week. […]

Where’s the beef?

Our daughter Kady drew this picture a few years back as part of a school assignment. Kady is our resident vegetarian. As a result, our whole family has pretty much moved to a vegetarian lifestyle. Her reasons are not so much health-oriented as they are morally-driven. She just doesn’t think we should eat animals. And, […]

A well-stocked pantry

Start getting your pantry ready. Here are some things we always keep in ours. You may want to have these items on hand: Whole wheat flour* Nutritional Yeast* (find at most health food stores) Organic Corn Meal* Organic Bread Crumbs* Cream of Wheat Cacao Powder (raw)** *these items you will see in many of the recipes […]

How to get the most from your membership

Before you check your inbox & start in on your first menu, here are a few things to ensure you get the most from your membership. You’ve given yourself a great gift by opening your life to what you’ll discover during your time in The Kitchen Skinny. Of course, the commitment you’ve made to your […]

Update your spice rack

There are some things you may want to make sure you are stocked up on in your spice rack (or at the very least make sure the spices will come out when you shake them! Nobody likes crusty spices!) This list should be a good base line, but there will be recipes that call for […]

What to do when a recipe has an ingredient you don’t like?

So, what happens when you see one of The Kitchen Skinny recipes has an ingredient that you just don’t like? I hate to say it, but if this happens, you are faced with a dilemma. You can either buck up and give it a try or skip it. Either option is fine. No one will ever […]

Oils to Use

Oils are a tricky subject. As a basic rule of thumb, from a health perspective, there really should only be two types of oils in your pantry: Virgin Coconut Oil Extra Virgin Olive Oil Use Coconut Oil any time you’re cooking and use Olive Oil for non-cooking uses (salads, dips, etc.) We’ve all been drilled to use […]