Amy Lawrence

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Amy Lawrence is passionate about good food and Weight Watchers. She has combined her talents and love of cooking to produce delicious healthy recipes which include Smart Points to help her followers stay on track. A military brat who has lived all over the U.S and Germany is an example for women who have had many successful careers in life, including special ed teacher, tea room owner, cookbook author, and publisher.

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How to food prep and plan for intuitive eating

It may seem impossible to food prep and plan for intuitive eating. However, having good nutritional choices and foods you love on hand is crucial when following an intuitive way of eating. While you don't have to plan out every meal, every hour of the day, it's nice to be able to go to the refrigerator and freezer and pull out foods that you want, which are already prepared. When I first started my food blog years ago, I was into Weight Watchers (you'll see many of my recipes still have ...

Healthy Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken

You've got to try this Healthy Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken! Tender, crispy pieces of chicken - first marinated to tenderize the chicken, then lightly breaded in a spicy, salty flour mix, then air fried to perfection! How to serve it: This popcorn chicken: makes a great appetizer with my Healthy Adobo Dipping sauce (recipe coming soon!) is a fabulous fried chicken salad with spring mix, cherry tomatoes, red onions and topped with my Skinny Blue Cheese dressingperfect in a wrap with ...

Thoughts on life balance, food, and eating and my strategies for keeping it together during tough times

These are just some random but important thoughts I have about life balance, food and eating as well as my strategies for keeping it together. After recently overhearing a conversation at a restaurant, "I shouldn't eat that it's bad for me," I was reminded again why we need to get out of the mindset that certain foods are bad for you. So many of the recent diets are eliminating whole groups of foods. Food is neither good or bad, it just is. The first time I heard this was when I joined the ...

Healthy Basil Port Wine Vinaigrette

This Healthy Basil Port Wine Vinaigrette is the perfect crown to my Summer Melon Caprese Salad. Sweet, savory and delicious! Super easy to make especially if you have an immersion blender. Be sure and use a quality port wine, pinot noir and balsamic vinegar to make the basil vinaigrette dressing. It makes a big difference! How is this vinaigrette healthy? By making your own salad dressings and vinaigrettes, you automatically start with fresh ingredients which are better for you. No ...

Summer Melon Caprese Salad with Basil Port Wine Vinaigrette

This Summer Melon Caprese Salad is such a unique balance of sweet and savory - with the cantaloupe and Basil Port Wine Vinaigrette and the prosciutto, arugula and pine nuts. Be sure to find a nice ripe cantaloupe for this one, it makes a big difference! Serve it in a pretty bowl or plate individually. Be sure to pick a ripe cantaloupe for this salad! How to choose a cantaloupe My best advice is go to a farmer's market stand and ask them to pick a good one for you. They usually ...

The benefits of homemade kitchen staples

There are so many benefits to making your own homemade kitchen staples. I bet you never thought about making some of them yourself either! From homemade tomato sauce, chipotle seasoning, pizza crusts, and even tortillas! Imagine how handy it would be to just go to your pantry, freezer or refrigerator and just pull them out? If you want to know what my kitchen staples are with recipes, check out my latest ebook. So what are the benefits? Homemade tastes better! Delicious homemade salad ...

Healthy Jalapeño Adobo Turkey Sliders

These Healthy Jalapeño Adobo Turkey Sliders are a variation of my Scrumptious Turkey Sliders and use my Homemade Chipotle seasoning.  They are on the spicy side but not too hot. (You can always adjust the heat by using less chipotle seasoning, jalapeños and chipotle peppers). Serve with my Slider Bun, a dollop of my Jalapeño Cream and a nice salad on the side. If you have the chipotle turkey sliders and buns in the freezer, you can reheat them in a jiffy for a quick lunch or dinner. ...

Healthy Fruit Pizza

Healthy Fruit Pizza is a great summer dessert and makes a perfect 4th of July Fruit Pizza. Use any fruit you wish! You can sprinkle the fruit all around or do interesting designs by alternating various fruit patterns - blueberry, raspberry, etc. Be creative! When you alternate fruit pieces around the cookie crust, it looks very professional, even if you aren't an artist - which I'm not. I promise, yours will turn out just as beautifully! A delicious slice of heaven! A reader recipe ...

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade flour tortillas are so easy to make! These homemade flour tortillas are made using your food processor. Only 5 ingredients! Make up batch and freeze some for later. Have you ever decided to make tacos at the last minute and realized you didn't have any tortillas? Well this happened to me once so I decided to make them. Most people have all of the ingredients on hand with the exception of lard, but you can substitute butter if you need to. After I made them once, I realized how easy ...

Roasted Tomatillo Green Salsa

Fresh roasted tomatillo salsa is simply the best! I've been making this tomatillo salsa recipe for years. It's super easy, very few ingredients and takes little time. This recipe is also in one of my previous cookbooks, Entertaining with Amy (definitely not a smart point friendly cookbook and thus the reason I ended up joining Weight Watchers).  For a lower carb option serve with fresh jicama chips! Updated May 7, 2021 Tomatillo Salsa 3 Ways! Green - This version is mild and ...