Celebrity Chef Focus: Ellie Krieger
Posted 03/02/2011 02:00PM

Lunch in the Commons Dining Hall today featured recipes from celebrity chef Ellie Krieger.  Students and faculty enjoyed white gazpacho soup with grapes and curried butternut squash soup.  Entrees included poached salmon with lemon-mint tzatziki, chicken with jerk sauce and pineapple salsa, and macaroni with four cheeses.  Chick pea and spinach salad, a good source of vegetable proteins, and energy bars were also offered.

Ellie Krieger was born in 1965 and is the host of a television show on the Food Network called Healthy Appetite.  She is also an author and has written several books on healthy eating.  Her books, “Small Changes Big Results,” “The Food You Crave – Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life,” and “So Easy – Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week” have all topped The New York Times Bestseller List.  In her late teens and early twenties Ellie was a model and became conscientious of what she was eating.  During this time, she changed her eating habits to be healthier.

She has a bachelors degree in clinical nutrition from Cornell University and has a masters in nutrition from Columbia.  Krieger is also a registered dietician and nutritionist.

Today, Ellie is a contributing editor of Fine Cooking magazine and columnist for Food Network magazine and Woman’s Health magazine.

Krieger’s cooking style is healthy and nutritious.  Consuming a healthy diet means maintaining a balance of foods from a wide variety of sources.  Consuming foods from all food groups, while practicing moderation in high fats, refined sugars and salt assuring that you are receiving adequate amounts of nutrients to maintain optimum health.

Eating a healthy diet also fights diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure decreasing the risk of complications and the need for medication. 

"Celebrity Chef Focus" is a monthly feature at Oldfields School.  Executive Chef Eric Miller and his dedicated staff prepare wonderful recipes from featured chefs in an effort to introduce new tastes, textures, and healthy eating habits to the Oldfields community.  Flik Independent Dining graciously donated a copy of Ellie Krieger's book "Small Changes, Big Results" to the George S. Nevens Library, and a drawing was held on campus for a free copy of the book "So Easy – Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week."

Courtesy of Flik Independent School Dining