Amie Valpone

Mission: To Change the Way People Eat “Feeding People Food – The Way Food Was Meant To Be” Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free ‘Clean’ recipes for the home cook. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie works as a personal chef in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. After graduating from Boston University Business School, Amie followed her passion for cooking and healthy living through training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Amie shares her passion for and approach to ‘Clean Eating’ by focusing on whole foods and ingredients that are good for you and your body. Through The Healthy Apple, Amie provides balanced, accessible and engaging information on the most basic components of good health. Amie struggled with chronic leg swelling, stomach problems and colitis; even venturing out to Mayo Clinic in 2010 to hear there was nothing wrong with her. After spending several years dealing with severe digestive issues, while pursuing a career in marketing and advertising, Amie’s health continued to deteriorate. Amie decided to take her health into her own hands and sought alternative options. It wasn’t until she began working with an Integrative Medical Doctor that Amie learned she was suffering from heavy metal accumulation and was born without the gene to absorb folate, key in detoxification. This made Amie realize that medicine can only do so much – it wasn’t offering her body what it needed to heal. Using acupuncture, yoga, meditation, herbal medicine, and fresh, whole, unprocessed foods, Amie healed and remains 100% symptom free nearly five years later. Amie is unable to digest gluten, sugar and oils. The past few years Amie has discovered she is allergic to sulfates and cannot digest packaged foods, therefore she follows a Clean lifestyle filled with lean proteins, health fats and lots of veggies. In 2011, she quit her corporate job in order to focus on her consulting business, in which she develops recipes, makes media appearances, and engages consumer groups on behalf of food companies. In addition, Amie is active in many organizations that focus on food, nutrition and health. In addition to The Healthy Apple Culinary Nutrition work, Amie is a Food Media Expert and was previously the Culinary Nutritionist for the NBA Fit Program. Amie’s experience spans from Marketing, Branding and Advertising at Ralph Lauren Corporate, VOGUE Magazine and the NBA. Her work as a Marketing Consultant spans the hotel, spa, restaurant and FMG sectors—creating menus, developing marketing and PR efforts and building brand awareness for her clients. She has served as a brand ambassador for many well-known healthy living companies.

Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Back-To-School Snacks

Now that school has started, you might just be one of the many parents scratching your chin or staring blankly into the fridge trying to figure out how to get your kids to eat healthy, gluten-free snacks instead of reaching for that convenient box of cookies or granola bars—both loaded with more sugar than a candy bar. Back-to-school gluten-free snacking doesn’t have to be a boring bag of dried, sticky raisins or expensive sushi. The solution for kid-friendly snacks is to create natural flavor with spices and fresh herbs instead of relying on white sugar and salt. ...more
Great ideas!! I love snack food and these are some unique ways to keep things from getting ...more

A Healthy Way to Detox

This time of the year it seems like everyone’s looking to feel a bit more refreshed to welcome in Spring and get rid of the chilly, brittle cold Winter. I’ve seen so many clients try to detox the wrong way- and it simply just doesn’t work. There’s no need to deprive yourself; detoxing is simple....more

A Healthy Way to Detox

This time of the year it seems like everyone’s looking to feel a bit more refreshed to welcome in Spring and get rid of the chilly, brittle cold Winter. I’ve seen so many clients try to detox the wrong way- and it simply just doesn’t work. There’s no need to deprive yourself; detoxing is simple. It’s just about eating clean and adding in lots of lean proteins, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables. What determines a detox is the way we approach it. Incorporating my healthy detoxifying recipes into your day is realistic, manageable and effective....more

How To Travel Gluten-Free

I’ve been laughed at, looked at funny and smiled at a whole lot while I snack and travel. Especially when the person sitting next to me catches me eating my ripe avocado with a spoon. Hey, it’s good and ya know what? My tasty avocado is a heck of a lot better than what they’re eating…the processed cookies and burger served in the snack car sure takes a lot more guts to eat than a pure avocado....more
Some great tips here. As a person who has a child that's elergic to gluten, I truely find this ...more

Fennel Salad with Almond Basil Vinaigrette

Fennel Salad with Basil Thyme Vinaigrette Ingredients 2 bulbs of fennel with fronds, thinly sliced 1/2 red red onion, sliced 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 1 1/2 cups arugula 2 tsp. fresh thyme, finely chopped 1/4 cup Barlean’s flax oil 1/4 cup Barlean's flax seeds 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar 1/4 tsp. of sea salt 1/6 tsp. freshly ground white pepper 1/3 cup almonds, finely ground 1/2 tsp....more

Black Bean Burritos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Black Bean Burritos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Serves 2 Ingredients 4 corn tortillas 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or dairy-free yogurt 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1 cup Lima beans 1/4 cup fresh curly parsley, chopped 1 1/2 cups black beans, cooked 1 cup wild rice, cooked 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed 1 plum tomato, finely chopped 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast 1/3 tsp. sea salt 1/4 tsp....more