Entries by Amy Van Liew

Herbal Tea Guide

One of my tips to losing weight over 50 is to NOT DRINK YOUR CALORIES.   Herbal Tea is a perfect 0 calorie choice AND it can have some health benefits too. Here are 7 Benefits of Herbal Tea and which teas to choose. 1. It Can Help You Relax Something about having a cup of […]

Calcium Rich, Low Sugar Yogurt Parfait

Greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium (187 mg per cup), which can help improve bone health. It also contains probiotics, which support a healthy bacterial balance in the gut.   Don’t buy those sugar laden fruit yogurts…they either contain way too much sugar or that awful artificial stuff.   Plain yogurt contains about 7 grams […]

Zuchinni Oats

Have you tried Zucchini Oatmeal yet? It’s like zucchini bread in a bowl and a yummy way to eat up your veggies for breakfast!  This makes about 2-3 servings Ingredients 1 cup old fashioned oats 2 cups water 1/2 to 1 cup shredded zucchini Optional Toppings Banana Berries Coconut Flakes Almond butter Drizzle of honey dark chocolate shavings, optional […]

Southwestern Breakfast Egg Muffins

I found this recipe from Dr Mark Hyman’s 10 Day Detox.   It is so yummy and makes getting a veggie in at breakfast a breeze!   Serving size is 2 Ingredients 8 eggs (organic free range) 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, finely diced 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper diced […]

Peppermint Chocolate Energy Bites

These are super easy to make and give you a nice minty chocolate treat that you don’t have to feel guilty about.   I found this recipe from www.paleogrubs.com and  it makes about 8, and I usually double it! Ingredients ½ cup raw almonds ¾ cup dates, pitted 2 tbsp. unsweetened dark cacao powder   This is […]

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are easy to make and are a great healthy snack to have on hand (so you don’t go grabbing the junk food). Ingredients 2 can chickpeas 2 tablespoon melted coconut oil or olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt 2 tbsp dry mustard OPTIONAL:  Use any spice you want –  garam […]

Pumpkin Chili

Besides adding a sweet nutty flavor to dishes, pumpkin is a ready source of vitamin A, which boosts the nutrition content of this offbeat chili recipe I got from Whole Foods Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 jalapeño peppers, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I adore butternut squash soup!  Most recipes call for a lot of cream or sugar and you really don’t need it because squash is so sweet on it’s own.    I found this recipe from  https://cookieandkate.com/roasted-butternut-squash-soup/   They are right and the leftover soup tastes even better the next day. Recipe yields about 4 bowls or […]

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a fall favorite of mine and this recipe uses healthier ingredients to give it that “fall” flavor! INGREDIENTS 1 cup Steel Cut Oats (I love these from Bob’s Red Mill) 3 cups almond milk, unsweetened 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin spice 1/2 cup pumpkin puree   hurry and get your pumpkin I hear it selling out! […]

Simple Miso Dressing

I’m always on the lookout for healthier options with ingredients that have a nutritional boost!   Miso is one of those ingredients.   Miso is rich in essential minerals and a good source of various B vitamins, vitamins E, K and folic acid. As a fermented food, miso provides the gut with beneficial bacteria that help us […]

How To Create A Healthy Habit

It’s now the middle of September 2020 and I just completed a FREE Back to School – no – wait – Exercise Challenge.  I had been hearing from a lot of members and friends that the summer slump was real and I wanted to help.   My goal for this challenge was to help those […]

Roasted Figs with Balsamic and Goat Cheese

We have a fig tree and have to rush out to get the ripe ones before the birds do.   I love this recipe and it’s so easy to make! INGREDIENTS 4 ripe figs 8 thin slices of goat cheese 1 T good quality balsamic vinegar 1 T honey .  Make sure it’s real honey salt […]