Mind and Body

Celeb chef Curtis Stone shares his health secrets

We caught up with chef Curtis Stone at The Culinary Loft in New York City to talk about his new book, "What's For Dinner? Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life." He says starting off your week with a healthy meal on Monday sets you up for success all week long


Celebrity chef and new dad Curtis Stone knows all too well what it’s like to have a hectic lifestyle.

He is engaged to actress Lindsay Price, and the couple have a son, Hudson, who is a little over a year old. 

Stone was recently at The Culinary  Loft in New York City to chat about his book, What’s for Dinner: Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life.

“We are time poor,” Stone told FoxNews.com. “We are cooking on a budget sometimes, (and) we want to cook with a few ingredients – so what I did is I divided the book. Each chapter is a different day of the week.”

With themes like ‘Time-Saving Tuesdays,’ or ‘One-Pot Wednesdays,’ and ‘Five-Ingredient Fridays,’ Curtis hopes serving dinner will be easier than ever.

One particular theme, ‘Motivating Mondays,’ is reserved for the health-conscious.

“If you start off with a Monday eating a really well-balanced meal, you are much more inclined to wake up Tuesday thinking, ‘I did a really good job yesterday; I’m feeling good; I’m going to carry on,’” Stone said.

Meals in this chapter, like grilled chicken with arugula and zucchini salad with lemon-caper vinaigrette, are high in protein and low in carbohydrates and fat.

Curtis said his secret to keeping in shape is balancing his high-calorie diet with exercise.

“I’ll go for a surf; I take my dog for a hike,” Stone said. “So I think incorporating the exercise into your daily routine as opposed to ‘Goodness, now I got to go to the gym, that’s going to take an hour,’ and making it a chore. That’s not the right way to do it.”

Stone also suggested tempting yourself with healthy foods: Leave out a bowl of fruit instead of chips, and you are more likely to choose a healthy snack.

To learn more about Curtis Stone, check out CurtisStone.com.