Entries by Amy Van Liew

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 […]

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Prep time – 10 m Cook time – 30 m Ready In – 40 m Recipe : allrecipes.com This is a delicious and easy salad which takes little time and is a great meatless main course. It uses beets, goat cheese, candied walnuts and baby greens. For a main dish salad, add chicken. Feel free […]

One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner (from Cooking Classy)

One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner (From Cooking Classy) Servings: 5 servings Ingredients: 5 (6 – 7 oz) bone-in, skin on chicken thighs 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided 1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbsp) 1 Tbsp each minced fresh thyme, sage and rosemary Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 […]

Motion is Lotion

Feeling like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz.   Watch this video as I share the perfect “oil can” for those over 50 Joints Click Here to Watch

10 Tips to Keep Fit This Fall

“Life starts over again when it gets crisp again in the Fall” – F. Scott Fitzgerald It is so true for me.  I’m not sure if it’s the back to school feeling or just the change of the season.  Why wait until January 1st to make your health a priority.   Fall is the perfect time […]

Winter Squash Chili (loaded with Potassium)

This chili is loaded with high potassium foods which will help prevent muscle cramps while exercising. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red onion, chopped 2 red bell peppers, chopped Winter squash (1 butternut squash, 2 acorn, 1 small pumpkin) peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch cubes (you can also buy these already cut up) 4 garlic cloves, […]