NEW BOOK! Grill Yourself Skinny
by Heidi Skolnik and Chef Todd C. Gray
Grilling season is here and contrary to popular belief the summer BBQ can be one of the healthiest meals you can make. Grilled fare is good for you because it’s typically whole, unprocessed, unadulterated food that you prepare yourself so you know exactly what’s in it. It’s simple and quick to make too.
Award winning Chef Todd Gray and nationally recognized nutritionist Heidi Skolnik have teamed up to demonstrate how to create delicious lip-smacking grilling recipes that shave thousands of calories off the traditional heavy meat laden, mayonnaise filled bbq of yester-year.
“This ain’t your daddy’s BBQ” says Heidi who along with Todd will show the audience how to grill tasty dishes that fill you up without sabotaging your health aspirations!
Heidi and Chef Todd, both of whom are experienced television presenters, will grill a three course feast (or more if you’d like!) and explain why grilling, one of the healthiest ways to prepare food, is perfect for those trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight.
The audience can learn more about healthy grilling from Heidi’s latest book, Grill Yourself Skinny (Creative Homeowner 2013). From appetizers to salads, fish, lean red meats like Cervena venison and bison, to healthy grains, vegetables, dessert and even a chapter on grilling breakfast; each recipe is nutritionist approved and chef created. The book also the 411 on healthy ingredients used throughout.
Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, is a nationally recognized thought leader in nutrition. As founder and president of Nutrition Conditioning, she oversees the nutrition programs for The Juilliard School, the New York Knicks, The School of American Ballet, and Fordham University Athletics. She worked with the New York Giants for 18 years and has consulted to professional teams and Olympic, collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes for 25 years. Additionally, Heidi see clients one to one at the prestigious Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery and sits on the Board of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
About the Chef
More than a decade ago, Chef Todd C. Gray, along with his wife and business partner, Ellen Kassoff Gray, founded Equinox Restaurant in Washington, DC. A longtime advocate for sustainable agriculture, he has worked tirelessly with local farmers to grow and use fresh organic produce and other ingredients for his kitchen.
He works with the First Lady Michelle Obama on her national fitness/wellness program and was named the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s RAMMY Chef of the Year in 2011.