Skinny Chef® was launched in April 2003 by Jennifer Iserloh. Jennifer is CEO of Iserloh Ventures, a passionate advocate for delicious and easy-to-prepare meals, and a recognized healthy cooking expert.
As a trained chef, author and health expert, Jennifer has created thousands of delicious recipes, articles, and blogs posts for TV, print and web publications including The Today Show, Living Well With Montel, SELF, Prevention, In Style, People, First For Women, AOL KitchenDaily, and LiveStrong.
In addition to her own books, Secrets of a Skinny Chef (Rodale, 2010), Yoga Body Diet (Rodale, 2010) and Active Calorie Diet (2011), she was also the recipe developer for Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s Deliciously G-Free (Random House, 2012), Jessica Seinfeld’s Double Delicious (2010) and Deceptively Delicious (2007), as well as Joy Bauer’s Food Cures (2007).
After graduating with honors from the Institute of Culinary Education, (formerly Peter Kump’s) Jennifer was invited to intern with Chef Scott Bryan, former chef owner of Veritas restaurant. While there, she met Tyler Florence of the Food Network. Serving again upon invitation, Jennifer interned onTyler’s cookbook, Eat This Book, where she learned the essentials of food styling and photography.
With Skinny Chef, Jennifer’s mission is to show families that healthy cooking can be fresh, fun and flavorful – including techniques from professional kitchens to empower people to take on a bigger role in their own health while enjoying life more.
Praise For Jennifer
Over the years, people have said a lot of nice things about Skinny Chef and Jennifer:
- SELF magazine’s editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger labeled Jennifer’s recipes “A Must-Have In Every Healthy Woman’s Kitchen”
- Gourmet magazine editor Maggie Ruggiero wondered aloud “Who Thinks Up This Stuff… Crazy And Crazy Good.”
- Jessica Seinfeld said “Jennifer is a wonderful chef who really knows how to simplify home cooking.”
- Vital Juice comments “Recipe Rehab: Give in to your cravings and lose weight effortlessly.”
- LiveStrong.com got 350,000 people to watch Jennifer’s Food Courting videos.
Deliciously G-Free (Random House, 2012) is Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s vital book about scrumptiously satisfying gluten-free food — with easy-to-follow recipes and many healthy tips. Those days of cooking separate meals are over. You’ll dive into these fun recipes that take the worry out of preparing gluten-free meals that the whole family will love — like tacos, spaghetti and meatballs, and barbecue chicken (whether or not you have gluten sensitivity). The quick how-to baking guide with gluten-free flours is a must for anyone who craves the moist-baked goods from their childhood.
Active Calorie Diet
The Active Calorie Diet (Rodale, 2011) is not about what you need to take out of your diet. It’s about what you need to put into it. Along with Prevention editor Andrea Au Levitt and fitness expert Selene Yeager, I created a collection of fat-burning dishes that combine delectable fare with fat burning power built right into your meals. And best of all, it lets you really enjoy the foods you love and lose all the weight you want without counting calories – just like in my 14-Day Kick-Start program.
Secrets of A Skinny Chef
In her first solo book, Secrets of a Skinny Chef (Rodale, 2010), Jennifer gives you proven strategies and insider techniques for putting incredible tastes on your plate without putting pounds on your frame! In this collection of 100 recipes, America’s favorites get the “Skinny” treatment with scrumptious offerings such as Maple Apple Waffles for breakfast and 7-Minute Salmon and Scalloped Sweet Potatoes for dinner. Even for those who are dieting, desserts such as Tiramisu Parfait and Crustless Apple Pie stay on the menu.
Yoga Body Diet
Ayurveda is the oldest form of healing and medicine that was developed in India thousands of years ago. The Yoga Body Diet (Rodale, 2010) by Kristen Dollard, Dr. John Douillard, and Jennifer Iserloh is a four-week plan that follows the principles of Ayurveda and yoga so that you can develop a slimmer you. Jennifer exclusively created and developed all 75 recipes inside the book, including shopping lists, sample menus, super foods, and eating guidelines specific for each dosha – designed to bring back harmony into imbalanced lifestyles.
Are you ready for “take two” on Deceptively Delicious, by Jessica Seinfeld? In Double Delicious! (William Morrow, 2010), Jessica enlisted my help for an encore of her best seller. You’ll see how the power of purees make it healthier for the kids and absolutely delicious for the whole family.
As the chef/developer on Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious (William Morrow, 2007), it was a true pleasure for Jennifer to create, collaborate, and make discoveries with Jessica. The book is filled with traditional recipes that kids love, except they’re stealthily packed with veggies so kids don’t even know! With the help of nutritionist Joy Bauer, Jennifer developed Jessica’s ideas into a month’s worth of meals for kids of all ages that includes, for example, pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, and carrot in spaghetti and meatballs.
TODAY show regular Joy Bauer – whom New York magazine calls “the best nutritionist in New York City,” has empowered so many people, helping them to find the fast track to health and well-being. Contributing more than fifty recipes, Jennifer was fortunate to work closely with Joy on Food Cures (Rodale, 2007) and benefit from her expertise and insight! In the introduction to her book, Joy thanked Jennifer as “an extraordinary expert and colleague, a phenomenal chef with a passion for health. Your scrumptious recipe contributions and incredible commitment were a true blessing. Seriously, you are an angel.”
In addition to magazine stories in SELF, Prevention, In Style, People, First For Women, 17 Magazine, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jennifer’s recipes have also appeared in Clean Eating, Fitness, Marie Claire, Glamour.