I notice a lot of your recipes say “freshly minced garlic”. Does this mean you don’t think it’s okay to use jarred?

I notice a lot of your recipes say “freshly minced garlic”. Does this mean you don’t think it’s okay to use jarred? Mike R., Ocala, FL Hi Mike! Even though garlic can be a pain to peel and chop, you do want to always use fresh. To make things easier on yourself, I recommend buying the pre-peeled cloves you can find in a bag, especially if you use garlic a...

Hi Devin! Do you ever eat fried food?

Hi Devin! Do you ever eat fried food? – Jim M., Marietta, GA Hi Jim! Sounds like you want the real dirt 🙂 I actually haven’t eaten fried food since 1987!  And believe it or not, I don’t feel deprived at all!  I’ve worked hard to find ways to still cook and eat my favorite things without frying them, and sharing my secrets is one of my true passions.  I recently spoke and...

What are the healthiest snacks to eat throughout the day?

What are the healthiest snacks to eat throughout the day? Ava C., South Bend, IN Great question, Ava! When I’m getting really serious about being healthy or trying to lose those last couple pounds (like I am right now!), my go-to snacks are high protein foods like hard-boiled egg whites or steamed shrimp. I also love to grab some fresh berries or snack on bowls of tomatoes. Savory Snacking! 🙂 Devin...

Is it healthier to consume 3 hardy meals or 5 smaller meals throughout the day?

Is it healthier to consume 3 hardy meals or 5 smaller meals throughout the day? – Andy C., San Luis Obispo, CA Hi Andy! Eating 4-5 small meals throughout the day is a great idea if you’re trying to get healthy! Eating small meals more often can help to curb your appetite and keep you feeling full and satisfied all day long.   You’ll be less likely to overeat. Eating less...

Hi Devin! Do you have any tips on how to control your portions?

Hi Devin! Do you have any tips on how to control your portions? Helen H., Morrison, IL Hi Helen! Yes I do! It’s just not realistic to expect everyone to measure and weigh everything they eat, but luckily there are other ways to know if you’re getting the right amount of food. Check out this video where I explain some of the super easy visual guidelines that you can use...

Is eating granola for breakfast good for you?

I thought eating granola was good for you, but I swear I gain weight every time I start eating it for breakfast instead of oatmeal. Is eating granola for breakfast good for you? Jillian L., Camden, SC Great question, Jillian! While eating granola CAN be good for you, granola can actually also be very calorie dense! Some brands have more calories in a cup than a plate of bacon or...

I’m curious, do all celebrity chefs know each other?

Hi Devin, love your recipes! I’m curious, do all celebrity chefs know each other? Holly M., Henderson, NV Hi Holly, thank you so much! 🙂 I actually get this question all the time!  And no, we don’t all know each other – though I wish we did! I had a blast on tour last summer hosting my new show America’s Chefs on Tour and meeting up with other celebrity chefs like...

Is there any way to make cocktails healthier?

I want to lose weight but I really love to have a drink with my friends. Is there any way to make cocktails healthier? Lauren M., Stamford, CT Absolutely! Although it’s not smart to drink too much alcohol, a few cocktails here and there are definitely okay. There are plenty of ways to make them much better for you too! Alcoholic beverages are usually filled with empty carbs, so one...