Shelly Marie Redmond



Having won her first cooking contest at the age of 12, Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN, lives for the kitchen. She is a culinary dietitian, TV personality, and author of Skinny Louisiana…in the Kitchen. She can currently be seen monthly on KTAL News 6 and has been seen in Women’s Health, Buzz Feed, and Shape Magazine. Daily, she embraces her Cajun roots with her ‘Yankee’ husband, two children, and two cats, Gizmo and Theodore Roosevelt.



11:15 a.m. to Noon
Cooking Demonstration Tent
Skinny Louisiana…in the Kitchen

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Skinny the Kitchen

Forget the myth that because it tastes great, it can’t be good for you. Culinary dietician Shelley Marie Redmond has done all the work and research to marry the authentic and delicious flavors of Louisiana cooking with principles of healthy eating. A list of pantry essentials forms the cornerstone of her plan and offers substitutes for ingredients high in carbohydrates (like Greek yogurt instead of butter). A shopping guide helps you to plan a successful and efficient trip to the grocery store. Recipes for such flavorful dishes as Mardi Gras Mambo Cajun Rice Dressing and Skinny Louisiana Cajun Chicken Pasta let you celebrate the best of Louisiana’s eats without the worry of compromising your health!


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