Holly CleggWith over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg, cookbook author and spokesperson, understands the challenge of busy families. Holly is an expert on simple, super-satisfying, everyday meals that fit into an overall healthier lifestyle through her best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series, including the specialized books, trim&TERRIFIC® Diabetic Cooking with the ADA and Eating Well Through Cancer.

Holly has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, USA Today, The Huffington Post and partnered with Wal-Mart.

Holly personally tests all of her recipes and as a result, today she has three avid cooks. “Children love to cook, and if you include them, you can make positive, lasting impressions,” Holly said.

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Dear Gumbo Gang Families… My goal as a chef is to explain you can still enjoy delicious classic dishes and by using these recipes, you now have a better option for lower calorie and lower fat meals. If you’d like to learn more about my approach, click these links below.

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Honors and Awards:

  • Winner of the 2002 “Readers Preference Editor’s Choice Award for Cooking: Eating Well Through Cancer
  • YWCA Women of Achievement Award for Professional-Entrepreneur, Baton Rouge, LA
  • SMEI Outstanding Marketer of the Year, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Twelve Most Outstanding Women of 1999 in Baton Rouge, LA
  • “2000 Influential Women in Business” in Baton Rouge, LA
  • Top Chefs of Louisiana, American Culinary Federation of New Orleans
  • Tribute of Exellence Award, Baton Rouge, LA  2014


  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, BA
  • Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London, England
  • Cordon Bleu Cooking School, Paris, France