Healthy Cooking Tips

Beyond Brown Rice: A World of Whole Grains

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Scott Uehlein

These whole grains are Canyon Ranch favorites because they’re especially quick to make and often deemed delicious by even the pickiest of palates. With simple tips from Scott Uehlein, corporate chef at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, you can master preparing any that are unfamiliar to you on the first try.

Canyon Ranch Recipes – Satisfying, Nourishing Cuisine

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Marilyn Majchrzak, M.S., R.D.

To all of us here at Canyon Ranch, healthy eating is about abundance and variety—nourishing your body and tempting your taste buds with all of the amazing flavors nature has to offer. Learn about the high standards behind each one of our recipes.

Chef Scott’s Healthy Baking Tips

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Scott Uehlein

Consider Canyon Ranch Corporate Chef Scott Uehlein's advice when tweaking your favorite homemade cakes, cookies and more, and try some chef-tested, guest-approved recipes straight from our kitchen.

Healthy Holiday Kitchen Gadgets

Written by 
Rachel Meltzer Warren, M.S., R.D.N.
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Patricia Murphy, M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N.

The ingredients you choose sure have a lot to do with preparing a healthy holiday meal, but have you given much thought to the kitchen gadgets? A few key tools can help you add flavor, trim fat and more.

Quick and Easy Breakfast on the Run

Written by 
Rachel Meltzer Warren, M.S., R.D.N.
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Scott Uehlein

For every reason to skip breakfast that is proposed there’s at least one simple, tasty meal idea that can help you get going on the right foot. Here are 10 healthy, satisfying on-the-go options that will nourish you for the day ahead.

The Perfect Balance of Flavors

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Scott Uehlein

At Canyon Ranch, we’re just as interested in making meals satisfying and delicious as we are in making them nutritious. That’s why we carefully craft the flavors of our dishes, designing recipes from the ground up to change your perception of just how good good-for-you food can be.

Umami: Adding Depth to Every Meal

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Scott Uehlein

Have you ever tasted something delicious that just didn’t fit into the basic flavor categories of sweet, sour, bitter or salty? That’s the fifth taste, the unsung hero—umami. Adding foods that embody all this umami goodness to your cooking can take dishes to a whole new level.

Use Herbs and Spices Like a Pro

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Scott Uehlein

If you’re not used to cooking with herbs and spices, knowing what to pull from your cabinet full of bottles and jars may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Spice things up with Chef Scott’s top tips for using (and storing) herbs and spices.

Your Healthiest BBQ

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Marilyn Majchrzak, M.S., R.D.

Having a healthy barbecue may seem impossible, especially when sizzling hot dogs, mayo-laden potato salad, sauce-covered ribs and other choices tend to be what people expect. But there are plenty of options that are lower in calories and fat, and loaded with far more nutrition than typical fare.