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Hi, I’m Amy, your health coach, wife and mom of two teenagers. I have lived in Summit County for about two decades and love the adventure and beauty of the mountains. On this blog, I share delicious recipes and healthy resources to help you along your journey. I’d love to know your favorite recipes and most helpful tips or new info.

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Zoodles with Vegan Pesto

I had two of my high school friends from Wisconsin visiting this summer and we had a blast making dinner with zoodles (zucchini noodles) and vegan pesto. You can heat it up or eat it at room temperature. So delicious! Serves 4 Zoodles – you can purchase frozen or make your own with a spriralizer.…

The 3 things that happen in our body when we spike.

I recently read the book, “Glucose Revolution, The Life Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood Sugar” by Jessie Inchauspe’ ” It was an incredible book that I highly recommend reading.  She is also on Instagram as the “Glucose Goddess” Here is a quick summary of the book. Basically too many glucose spikes in our blood…

The Blue Zones

I have been reading the Blue Zones books and I have been cooking from the cookbook as well. The Blue Zones are areas around the world where the healthiest, longest-lived people on earth live.  Through research they have discovered what they call the Power 9 – practices that together  – increase longevity health and happiness. …

Summer Time

I just love summer time! It is a time of rejuvenation! Longer days of sunshine so we are bound to get more vitamin D in our system to help build our immune system for the winter. Longer days of sunshine can also mean more time to play outside and maybe be with friends and family…

My Favorite Morning Brew

I am always changing up my morning brew to equal less coffee. This is the recipe for my latest and greatest! 1 scoop of unflavored collagen1 Tbsp of dandy blend1 Tbsp of Mudwater1 tsp of coconut manna2 oz of coffee 1 oz of oat milk creamer frothed Add all ingredients to your favorite large mug.…

The Truth About Belly Fat.

I love to listen to podcasts on health and wellness. Dr Hyman’s, “The Doctor’s Pharmacy” is one of my favorites. He recently had a great podcast on belly fat. Here is a summary of his podcast, check it out for more information. Belly fat, or visceral fat around the organs, is the number one cause…

Sheet Pan Curry

I have been perusing the library for cookbooks and have found some new goodies! The Clean Plate by Gwyneth Paltrow had so many simple, flavorful healthy meals. One of my favorites was the Sheet Pan Curry. It is so simple and very delicious!! serves 4 6 garlic cloves, grated2 tsp. curry powder1 tsp garam masal1…

Better Sleep

Many people in our country are sleep deprived. Our ability to achieve both the quantity and quality of sleep we need is compromised. This leaves us feeling completely and totally exhausted. We are bombarded from every angle with constant disruptions to our bodies’ natural rhythms. The constant screens all day long with blue light that…

Is Dairy Good For You?

Research has now shown how dairy is not good for you. Especially industrialized dairy. In fact, people that have have more dairy are linked to increased hip fractures! There are better ways to get calcium. Our bodies actually absorb calcium better in a plant based form. Some examples of these plant-based forms are arugula (try…

Meal Planning

I get asked so often for a meal plan. I know it is so hard to get in the groove with meal planning but once you do, it saves you time and money as well as the stress of what do I make for dinner every night. I definitely go through phases with it but…

Curry Cashew Chickpea Quinoa Salad

This is a very flavorful easy and healthy recipe that I recently tried with my family and they loved it. It is great for lunch leftovers as well! 1 cup Quinoa1 1/2 cups waterBlack pepper, Freshly ground2 tsp Curry powder1/2 tsp Sea salt1/2 tsp Turmeric powder1 tbsp Sesame oil1/2 cup Carrots, shredded1 (15 ounce) can Chickpeas1/3 cup Cilantro, chopped1/3 cup Flat leaf parsley, chopped1/4…

Winter Potato Salad

This recipe comes from The Blue Zones Kitchen. The cookbook includes recipes from areas around the world where people live to be a healthy 100 years old! Dan Buettner in conjunction with National Geographic did an amazing study on finding different areas in the world where healthy people tend live to 100 and what their…

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About Me

Hi again, I’m Amy! I love to talk about healthy living, nutrition, food, and cooking. I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, yoga, cross-country skiing, traveling, paddle boarding, and basically spending time outdoors doing anything fun! I have two teenagers and so have learned how to encourage my family to enjoy time together around healthy meals to nourish our bodies and souls. Read more