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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Jicama Tortilla Shells

Jicama tortilla shells are a great low carb option instead of corn or flour tortillas. They are crunchy, easy to make and taste great! You can slice them and use them cold, or heat them up and serve them warm! What is jicama? Jicama is a root vegetable with papery skin and is white when you slice it open. Jicama comes from Mexico and is also known as yam bean, Mexican turnip, Mexican water chestnut and even Chinese turnip. It's crunchy, slightly sweet, and nutty. It's packed with lots ...

Creamy Blue Cheese Mushroom Skinny Pasta

This savory Creamy Blue Cheese Mushroom Pasta features blue cheese, mushrooms, and bacon all blended together in a creamy low carb, "pasta" dish. By using zoodles (zucchini noodles), you eliminate the calories of traditional pasta. Add some chicken or shrimp to make it an excellent main dish or serve it as a delicious side dish. (updated 5/20/20). What are Zoodles? Zoodles are zucchini noodles and a great low carb option to traditional noodles. Because zucchini is mild in taste, it ...

Spicy Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

These Spicy Chipotle Black Bean Burgers taste so amazing that you won't even miss the meat! Make them up ahead of time and have them ready in the freezer to eat whenever you want one. No need to heat up the grill, these healthy black bean burgers are baked right in your oven! Feel free to vary up the vegetables with your own favorites! Serve Spicy Chipotle Black Bean Burgers alone, on a bun, or as an open faced sandwich. Inspiration for this burger I'm sure there are a million ...

Skinny Delicious Blue Cheese Dressing and Dip

Updated (Originally published May 26, 2017) Homemade Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing Looking for an easy and fast healthy delicious blue cheese dressing recipe? This homemade blue cheese dressing made with greek yogurt is simply the best! Only 4 ingredients! It makes a perfect dip as well. What blue cheese should I buy? You can use really any blue cheese. Originally I used Treasure Cave Blue Cheese Crumbles and Salemville Amish Blue Cheese because the crumbles were easier. ...

Healthy Grilled Chicken Burgers

With Caramelized Onions Grilled chicken burgers are great any time of year! This homemade grilled chicken burger is a combination of chicken breasts, thighs, caramelized onions and a bit of spice and cheese. You can make the ground chicken patties up ahead of time and grill them right before dinner. The inspiration for this juicy chicken burger recipe came to me years ago from Nordstrom Cafe. They had the best grilled chicken burger I had ever tasted. It was so decadent! It had carame...

Homemade Pepperoni Rolls – Kona Style!

These delicious homemade OMG melt in your mouth pepperoni rolls make the best appetizers or even a delicious dinner along with a side salad. Dip them into ranch dressing and marinara sauce for the ultimate bite. They actually aren't hard to make and can be super quick to put together if you already have the dough made. I suggest using my homemade thin crust pizza dough but you could also substitute any pizza dough (you can often find ready made dough at higher end grocery stores in the ...

Easy Instant Pot Crispy Parmesan Potatoes with Bacon

These crispy potatoes (also called cottage fries) with parmesan cheese, bacon, garlic and herbs make an easy no fuss side dish. Use the Instant Pot to cook the potatoes perfectly and finish up the dish using a nonstick skillet. Depending on your main dish, these Instant Pot potatoes will fit easily within your points/calories if you're careful to limit your serving size. I originally started making these Instant Pot Crispy Potatoes years ago when I wanted some carbs for my skinny kids. ...

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Stir Fry Recipe

This healthy stir fry recipe is made with vegetables and meat you have on hand in your refrigerator. You can use pretty much any protein - beef, chicken, pork, ground turkey, shrimp and whatever vegetables you have in the fridge. The key to this delicious and easy stir fry recipe is the stir fry sauce - a delicious homemade hoisin sauce, which brings it all together and makes it taste great! How to make Clean Out Your Refrigerator Stir Fry in pictures: Cut the vegetables into ...

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

Looking for a quick comfort soup? This healthy Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup is perfect when you want a hot, slightly spicy, comfort soup. It's definitely similar to a chicken noodle soup but with a Mexican flair and uses tortillas instead of noodles. There's not much prep work involved, basically you chop the onions, throw in the spices and other ingredients, press the soup button for 30 min and that's it! Can you make it on the stove? Yes definitely! I've included ...

Easy Pan Seared Scallop Tacos with Ginger Scallion Sauce

These Pan Seared Scallop Tacos with Ginger Scallion Sauce are quick and easy to put together especially if you have the Ginger Scallion Sauce already in your fridge. Literally dinner in 5 minutes! (The sauce only takes 15 min to make if you don't have it already in your fridge). Don't skip the sauce! That's the star of the show! These scallop tacos also make fabulous appetizers for a party! Delicious, healthy and fast! My kids absolutely adore them! Can you substitute shrimp for the ...