CHICAGO – Kroger-owned meal kit service Home Chef has partnered with Skinnytaste, the recipe and cookbook franchise founded by chef Gina Homolka, in making fresh, simple, delicious home-cooked meals more accessible.  

"Home Chef has always wanted to collaborate with a partner who shared our values and ideas when it comes to cooking," said Shira Schwarz, senior director of marketing for Home Chef. "We chose Skinnytaste because Gina's culinary creativity, commitment to integrity, quality and simplicity aligned with our values. We are proud of the recipes we developed together and know customers will be delighted by their flavorful tastes." 

The team co-created eight recipes, all under 550 calories, including options that cater to different needs such as sodium sensible, carb-conscious and protein-packed. Recipes include: Sheet Pan Balsamic Herb Chicken and Vegetables, Chicken with Mushrooms and Shallots, Parmesan Salmon, Turkey Cheeseburger Soup, Shrimp Scampi with Broccoli Orzo, Baked Chicken Parmesan, Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice with Corn Salsa and Fish Florentine. 

"I love inspiring people to eat fresh, delicious foods through my cookbooks, and since my followers wanted simpler ways to cook my recipes it was a no-brainer to approach Home Chef to make that happen," said Homolka. "I worked closely with their culinary team to co-create no-mess, no-fuss versions of my meals that could simply be delivered to the doorstep, and I'm so excited about the final menu."