Giada De Laurentiis poses topless in October issue of Health

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Giada De Laurentiis is certainly heating things up -- in and out of the kitchen!

The 46-year-old Food Network personality bared it all in the October issue of Health in more ways than one ...

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The cover star got risqué as she wore nothing but black pants and a scarf that covered only her chest.

This is certainly a side of the celebrity chef we've never seen before!

She also revealed her healthy eating habits -- and they may surprise you.

See images of Giada De Laurentiis through the years:

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TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer and Giada De Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Giada de Laurentiis, Matt Lauer and Bobby Flay appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
THE CHEW - Giada De Laurentiis is a guest on ABC's 'The Chew' airing Thursday, October 16, 2014. 'The Chew' airs MONDAY - FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer and Giada de Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Giada De Laurentiis (L) and Matt Lauer are seen on the set of the Today Show on NBC on February 22, 2008 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) NBC News' Matt Lauer and chef Giada de Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show on July 31, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA- SEPTEMBER 05: Chef Giada De Laurentiis attends the 4th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), A Program of The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), at Dolby Theatre on September 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Television host Katie Couric (L) and chef Giada De Laurentiis attend Hollywood Unites for the 4th Biennial Stand Up for Cancer (SU2C), a Program of the Entetainment Industry Foundation (EFI) at the Dolby Theatre on September 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson, Giada De Laurentiis and Todd Thompson attend Ciao Chow! An Italian Dim Sum-Style Champagne Brunch With Giada De Laurentiis during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Soho Beach House on February 22, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Manny Hernandez/Getty Images for Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Festival)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Chefs Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show on February 28, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 09: Giada De Laurentiis attends East Hampton Library's Authors Night 2014 on August 9, 2014 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Hamptons Magazine)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer as Prince William, Giada de Laurentiis as Katy Perry and Al Roker as Prince Harry appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Television personality Giada De Laurentiis leaves the 'Today Show' taping at the NBC Rockefeller Center Studio on July 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Television personality and chef Giada De Laurentiis poses in her new restaurant called Giada at The Cromwell Las Vegas on May 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Cromwell, formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, opened to hotel guests today as a renovated boutique hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and features 188 rooms, a 40,000-square-foot casino and a rooftop pool. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Giada de Laurentiis and Savannah Guthrie appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Giada De Laurentiis meets animals at Fun and Fit as a Family sponsored by Carnival featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen hosted by Robert Irvine during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Jungle Island on February 23, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Festival)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Giada de Laurentiis and Matt Lauer appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
ARCADIA, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Chef Giada De Laurentiis attends the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 1, 2014 in Arcadia, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: Television personalities Matt Lauer and Giada De Laurentiis attend Giada DeLaurentiis' 'Weeknights With Giada' book launch party at the Andaz Hotel on March 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer and Giada De Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Giada De Laurentiis (L) and Matt Lauer are seen on the set of the Today Show on NBC on February 22, 2008 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: (L-R) Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay attend Entertainment Weekly's 'A Night With The Stars Of Food Network' Event at Crosby Street Hotel on May 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA 06-23-12
This May 8, 2014 photo released by the Las Vegas News Bureau shows celebrity Chefs Giada De Laurentiis, left, and Bobby Flay preparing a signature Master Series Dinner for a capacity crowd at Chef Flay's Mesa Grill in Caesars Palace during the Vegas Uncork'd in Las Vegas, Nev. The foodie event, now in its eighth year, runs thru May 11. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Steve Spatafore)
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"I do nibble!" she admitted to Health. "I always have a ton of precut mixed fruit in my fridge, and bowls of mixed nuts that I've toasted."

Like most people, the Italian-born celeb also can't resist a sweet treat. Her go-to? Dark chocolate chips she keeps stocked in her freezer.

"They're cold, so it takes longer to melt in your mouth," she revealed.

And while the "Giada At Home" star is most famous for her skills in the kitchen, there's another role she's most proud of -- being a mom to her 8-year-old daughter.

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Despite her busy schedule, De Laurentiis makes spending time with her kiddo, Jade, a top priority. But the single mom reveals being divorced makes it especially difficult.

"When you split time with your kids, when you actually have them, you don't want to be working. Otherwise, what's the point? This time is precious."

De Laurentiis split from her husband of 12 years, fashion designer Todd Thompson, at the end of 2014. She revealed in a Facebook post that the separation was "amicable."

"Although our decision to separate comes with a great deal of sadness, our focus on the future and overwhelming desire for our family's happiness has given us the strength to move forward on separate, yet always connected paths," she posted on the social media site in 2014.

But things are looking up for the chef! De Laurentiis is currently dating TV producer Shane Farley, whom she's been seeing since November 2015. We're guessing their relationship is as great as ever -- she was spotted in New York City back in August looking absolutely glowing!

She was also once linked to fellow celeb chef Bobby Flay, but the longtime friends were quick to squash romance rumors.

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