Entries by Amy Van Liew

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 […]

Ina Garten’s Lemon Chicken (without the salt)

Ed and I found this yummy recipe and just took out the salt!  With acid from the lemon and the oregano, thyme and pepper you will not miss it at all! Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons minced garlic (about 9 cloves) 1/3 cup dry white wine 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (about 2 […]

Have a Happy Heart Over 50!

Happy Heart Health Month!    I filmed a quick video on my TOP 6 tips to keep your heart healthy over 50!   You may watch my YouTube Video by clicking HERE or read my blog below! When I was researching ideas to share with you this month I was shocked at the statistics I found […]

Healthier Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients 3  ripe bananas 2  cups rolled oats 1   cup raisins 1/3  cup no sugar added applesauce 1  teaspoon vanilla extract 1  teaspoon Cinnamon Options- dark chocolate chips, nuts or coconut or anything healthy add a nice twist –  about ½ cup each Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a […]

5 Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipes

Hot Chocolate is so good when it’s cold outside!  And a good organic Cacao Powder has some amazing qualities: Cacao is a potent source of flavonoid antioxidants, one of the richest in the world A rich source of Magnesium which is necessary for over 300 biological functions in the body Contains Theobromine, providing a slow […]

Best Ever Cauliflower Stuffing

INGREDIENTS 1 large head Cauliflower (cut into small florets) 1 large Onion (sliced) 1/4 cup Celery (chopped thinly) 2 cloves Garlic (minced) 1/4 cup Olive oil (can also use butter or ghee) 1/2 tsp Poultry seasoning 1/2 tsp Dried thyme 1/2 tsp Ground sage 1 tsp Sea salt (or less if your poultry seasoning contains […]

Healthier Apple Crisp

Recipe From:  Detoxinista.com Serves 6-8 Ingredients: Filling: 2 pounds apples, cored and sliced 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Almond Flour Topping: 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1/4 […]

Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes but the traditional  Thanksgiving ones with all the brown sugar and marshmallows will send your blood sugar into a unnecessary spike.  I’ve been using the recipe that I got from Alton Brown (foodnetwork.com) for years and everyone loves it and doesn’t miss the added sugar. Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled […]

Healthier Cranberry Sauce (no white sugar added)

A homemade alternative to store bought cranberry sauce with delicious hints of orange to complement the flavor! Author: Wellness Mama Serves: 8 Ingredients 2 bags of fresh cranberries (they are usually 12 ounce bags) 3/4 cup orange juice 1/2 cup of applesauce (no sugar added) 1/2 cup of water juice and zest of one orange […]