13 Ways Chefs Make Light Food Taste Great

Food stars reveal how they enjoy decadent-tasting snacks and meals—minus the calories and food coma.

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For professional chefs, prepping and tasting fabulous food is their meal ticket. "A chef's job is really about knowing flavors, so we're required to constantly sample, and our cravings are often staring us in the face," says Manuel Trevino, corporate executive chef of By Chloe in New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles. So how do they live and breathe food without packing on pounds? We grilled 11 culinary experts for ways to graze smart, dodge cravings, and make vegetables actually irresistible.

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