Entries by Amy Van Liew

Yes, You Can Lose Weight Over 50!

You cut back on portion size; you say, “No, thank you,” to desserts; you sign up for an exercise program — and yet your jeans size goes up. What is going on? As always, I find inspiration from the Be Healthy Enough Online Exercise Platform Members. The question that popped up most last month was […]

Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

This lemon vinaigrette dressing recipe is super simple to make. Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients ¼ cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 clove garlic, minced ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper ½ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice honey or maple syrup (optional […]

Rosemary Ginger Lemonade

This drink is so yummy I usually have to make a double or triple batch. Ingredients 1/2  cup honey or you could use any other sweetener 1   piece unpeeled ginger, about 1 1/4 in. by 1 1/4 in., sliced into 1/8-in.-thick coins 1   sprigs rosemary (5 in. each), plus 8 sprigs (1 1/2 in. each) […]

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Lemons

I am not sure where I got this recipe.   I was looking for one to use with my preserved lemons. Both this dish and preserved lemons are very easy to make and taste so yummy Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, skin removed, cut into pieces 1/3 cup vegetable oil (or a mix of vegetable oil and […]

Preserved Lemons

I have a lemon tree and often have way too many lemons (oh poor me I know).  A few years back I found out you could preserve lemons!  They are yummy in many recipes.  My favorite is Moroccan Chicken.   They also make a great gift.  This recipe is from cooking.nytimes.com   INGREDIENTS 9 organic lemons  Kosher […]

Healthier Morning Muffins

Looking for “healthier” breakfast items I found this one from Dr Mark Hyman’s 10 Day Detox Prep Time:15 Minutes   Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes   Serves:  6 Ingredients ¾ cup almond flour 2 tablespoons coconut flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon coriander powder (you could also use ground cumin) ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ […]

Blueberry Mojito

I found this recipe from “all day i dream about food” these low carb blueberry mojitos are the perfect accompaniment to your healthy Fourth of July celebrations. Ingredients 3/4 cup fresh blueberries 3 to 4 tbsp  honey or maple syrup or you could use some stevia 1/4 cup packed mint leaves 1 cup white rum […]

Healthier Oven Fried Chicken

I’m always trying to find recipes that don’t use white flour or white rice or white sugar but rather use less processed, low carb ingredients.  I found this one from  Oleana of ifoodreal.com Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes Ingredients 10 chicken pieces, breasts, drumsticks, wings, thighs  […]

Top Tips For Summer Ready Skin

As the Summer Solstice approaches and now that you’ve been doing strength training to build up those muscles, you’ll most likely want to show a bit more skin. I get asked a lot how to reduce creepy skin, and while building muscles helps, the most important thing to do is to take care of your […]

How to Make Sun Tea

As the mercury rises in summer, a great way to make some tea without heating up your kitchen is to use the power of the sun to make sun tea. It’s really easy! Put 4 to 8 tea bags into a clean 2 quart or gallon glass container (4 teabags for a 2 quart container, […]

3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Mashed banana, eggs and cinnamon make for tender, rich grain-free pancakes. Drizzle with maple syrup, honey or yogurt, even peanut butter or scatter fresh fruit over the top for a yummy quick breakfast (BTW they reheat well!) Ingredients 1 banana 2 eggs 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Heat a large nonstick or well-seasoned cast-iron skillet […]

Healthier Mac and Cheese

I’ve been craving comfort foods and my philosophy is not deprive myself but just find healthier versions.  Here is one that I tried and it’s VERY yummy.  I modified the recipe from the Eating Bird Food Website INGREDIENTS 1 box (8 oz) of pasta – I used 2 cups whole grain elbow macaroni but you […]