Well known as the host of the Food Network’s hit show “Healthy Appetite,” Ellie’s warmth and charisma have made her the leading go-to nutritionist in the media today. Krieger’s success can be attributed to her unique way of offering real life advice without any of the gimmicks and extreme diets that permeate the media today. She reaches people with her message that it is possible for anyone, given the tools and knowledge, to live life to the maximum by keeping a healthy balance and nurturing a richly satisfying and sumptuous, attainable lifestyle.
Ellie has received both the prestigious James Beard Foundation and International Association of Culinary Processionals (IACP) cookbook awards and she is a New York Times bestselling author. Her career launching first book, Small Changes Big Results, is a how-to on easy-to-live-with habit changes that yield optimal results, which was recently released in a revised and updated format. Her acclaimed cookbooks, including The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life, So Easy: Luscious Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week, Comfort Food Fix: Feel Good Favorites Made Healthy, and Weeknight Wonders: Delicious Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less, all hit what she calls the “sweet spot” where delicious and healthy meet, offering recipes that are as inspiring as they are achieveable.
A registered dietitian, Ellie has a master’s degree in nutrition from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University. Ellie was an adjunct professor at New York University in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health. In her years in private practice, she counseled a variety of clients, from homemakers and CEOs to notable celebrities.
Today, Ellie’s extensive work in the media has earned her a loyal following and national recognition. She is a columnist for The Washington Post, speaks regularly at high profile events around the country and has appeared as a guest expert on dozens of national television programs including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, CNN, The Wendy Williams Show and Dr. Oz. Additionally, Ellie has been a weekly columnist for USA Today and USA Weekend, a contributing editor and columnist for Fine Cooking magazine and regular contributor to Food Network magazine. She has appeared in countless other publications including People, Self, Women’s Health, Fitness, Better Homes & Gardens, Reader’s Digest, Real Simple, More, Health, Parenting, Cooking Light, First and Prevention.
Ellie has been at the forefront of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign from the beginning when Mrs. Obama’s team personally invited her to head up a nutrition education initiative at the “Healthy Kids Fair” at the White House. Ellie prepared a colorful array of fresh fruits and vegetables in the White House kitchen and challenged dozens of children from the community to “eat the rainbow” in produce every day; a simple and easy way to engage children in a healthier lifestyle. Ellie also participated in harvesting the White House garden with a group of school children as part of the Chef’s Move to Schools launch. She has teamed up with New York City SchoolFood where she created healthy, delicious menu items for students citywide. And she works at a grass roots level with her daughter’s New York City public school, having formed the Wellness Committee there. The school was awarded the Healthier US School Challenge award, the first and only in New York City to receive it. On behalf of the Food Network, Ellie testified before the House Committee on Agriculture about nutrition, healthy eating and the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. Ellie has also teamed up with hunger organizations such as Feeding America, Share Our Strength, Bowery Mission and City Harvest to help all people have access to good, healthy food.