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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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 ...

Easy Ginger Scallion Sauce

This Ginger Scallion Sauce is super easy to make and it takes any dish from blah to WOW in a matter of seconds! Once you realize how easy it is to make, you'll be sure to keep it as a staple in your refrigerator. Try it on fish, chicken, pork, beef and vegetables. Healthy Calories? At first glance of the recipe, you may think, "How is this healthy?" Well you're not going to use a ton of it, just a tiny bit in recipes. And you do need some fat in your diet. Remember, I'm all about ...

List of 18 healthy freezer meals and foods to make when you want to stock your freezer

Many people freak out when they think about "stocking" their freezer but to many of us home cooks and foodies, it's a normal thing to have freezer meals and our freezer stocked with "ready made," food. It's nice not to have to make dinner every night and to be able to just go to your freezer and "pick out," dinner. What kinds of foods are in my freezer? Well some of the items in my freezer are probably a little eccentric for many of you. I do have the staples but I also have things ...

Mexican Stuffed Chicken and Bacon Rolls

Mexican Stuffed Chicken and Bacon Rolls are so yummy you won’t believe they are healthy! This lightened up cream cheese stuffed chicken recipe definitely falls in the comfort food category. Stuffed with green and black olives, pimento, bacon, jalapeño, green onions and a little light cream cheese, they are like a healthy chicken enchilada without the tortilla. Serve them with my homemade Tomatillo Green Salsa or store-bought green salsa and a little Jalapeño Cream. Can I use ...

Crispy Air Fried Reuben Egg Rolls

These crispy air fried Reuben Egg Rolls make an amazing appetizer or even a light dinner. Serve them with my Healthy Thousand Island Dressing or a dab of course mustard. Easy to make and perfect to take to a Superbowl Party or St. Patrick's Day party! You can "fry," them in your air fryer or even bake them in your oven. Inspiration for these delicious air fried egg rolls Inspiration from The Forge in Carmel, California I first had a version of these egg rolls about 15 years ago at one ...

Healthy Thousand Island Salad Dressing

This healthy Thousand Island Salad Dressing can be made in minutes and tastes delicious! When working on my Reuben Egg Roll Recipe, I realized quickly that I needed a healthy Thousand Island Dressing to serve alongside so guests could "dip," their egg roll. I've made all sorts of salad dressings using yogurt so I thought, "Why not Thousand Island?" How did I lighten this up? By substituting nonfat Greek yogurt and using light mayonnaise, this dressing has all the flavor but little of ...

Instant Pot Mexican Beef and Bacon Soup

This Instant Pot Mexican Beef and Bacon Soup is also called, "Carne en su Jugo," - it literally means "meat cooked in it's own juice." It's a flavorful beef broth with bits of beef, bacon and pinto beans -almost like a Mexican Beef Stew of sorts. It's usually served with beans on the side and a variety of toppings. After doing a bit of research on the recipe, I've found that it's one of Guadalajara's favorites. What was the inspiration for this Mexican Beef Soup recipe? You never know ...