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Amie Valpone

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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