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Amie Valpone
Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is a Manhattan-based Personal Chef, Culinary Marketing Consultant, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple Gluten-Free ‘Clean’ recipes for the home cook. Amie is the Editor-in-Chief of

Amie shares her passion for and approach to ‘Clean Eating’ by focusing on natural, whole foods and ingredients that are good for you and your body. Through The Healthy Apple, Amie provides balanced, accessible and engaging information on the most basic components of good health. Amie struggled with chronic leg swelling, stomach problems and colitis; even venturing out to Mayo Clinic in 2010 to hear there was nothing wrong with her. Amie decided she had to take this into her own hands and sought alternative options. After spending several years dealing with severe digestive issues, while pursuing a career in marketing and advertising, Amie’s health continued to deteriorate so she quit her job and decided to dedicate her time to healing herself. Using acupuncture, yoga, meditation, herbal medicine and fresh, organic 100% whole, unprocessed foods, Amie healed and remains 100% symptom free nearly six years later.

Amie works with many healthy food and lifestyle companies as a brand ambassador as well as working hands-on with individuals and groups as a Personal Chef, Food Allergy Concierge and Healthy Family Pantry Stylist to guide them through their transition into a healthier lifestyle.

Amie’s passion for healthy, Clean food is contagious and she’s eager to show others that fresh food can keep your taste buds yearning for more.

Entries by Amie Valpone

Portable Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Recipes

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 4:53 PM


This time of the year is all about getting back into the swing of things. Breakfast seems to take a backseat with parents getting their kids off to school and everyone else trying to fit all their to-do's into the shorter days as...

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A Simple Anti-Inflammatory Kale Salad With Hemp Hearts

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 2:29 PM


Kale salads are quite possibly the greatest thing since sliced bread. After 10 years of chronic illness, kale salads have been a staple in my kitchen and have helped me discover the beauty of eating whole, fresh foods filled with incredible...

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5 Simple Sugar-Free Salad Dressings (Gluten-Free)

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 5:39 PM

Salad Dressing 101 is pretty simple; all you need to make a healthy sugar-free salad dressing is oil, vinegar or acidic juice and flavor boosters. Store-bought salad dressing tends to be laden with chemicals and artificial ingredients. The good news is it's easy and incredibly delicious to make your own...

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Memorial Day Mango Recipes & Tips

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 2:28 PM


Summer is right around the corner and I don't know about you but I'm already craving fresh fruits and veggies, salads and chilled smoothies. Toss your processed, packaged foods that are filled with refined sugar, refined salt, additives, chemicals and other pro-inflammatory ingredients...

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How to Build the Perfect 'Healthy' Salad

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 4:12 PM

Since May is 'Salad Month', I thought it would be fun to share some tips on how to build the perfect salad that's not loaded with gluten, dairy, sugar or soy. With the weather warming up, you're probably craving fresh fruits, veggies and herbs that you can toss into a...

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A Simple Gluten-Free Cinco de Mayo Menu

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 11:22 AM


Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and I've got an easy gluten-free menu for you that can be whipped up in no time. Whether you're entertaining for friends or enjoying a festive night at home with your family, there's a simple...

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Quinoa Detox Salad With Hemp Hearts

(3) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 3:07 PM


Quinoa Detox Salad

This potato quinoa salad is a great way to detox your body without feeling deprived. Purple potatoes and quinoa not only fill you up, but are also full of important nutrients like fiber. Hemp hearts and almonds are packed with...

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Healthy Holiday Appetizers

(1) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 2:00 PM


The holidays are packed with seasonal gatherings, cocktail parties, lavish dinners and one too many sugar cookies and glasses of eggnog. We all know how easy it can be to overindulge on holiday treats that are full of empty calories--from greasy appetizers to...

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Summertime Sweet Asparagus Soup

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 3:49 PM

Here's an easy recipe to whip up and keep cool this summer! It's perfect for lunch or dinner and is filled with lots of healthy fiber, antioxidants and good-for-you ingredients!

Summertime Sweet Asparagus Soup

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan

Serves 4


• 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
• 1/2 lb....

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The Reward of Healing: How to Feel Your Emotions

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 12:12 PM

February is the month of the heart -- from Valentine's Day to heart disease awareness. It's the time to focus on your heart, physically as well as emotionally. Although it's less apparent, tending to your feelings is just as crucial as important in maintaining a healthy heart and...

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National Peanut Butter Day: The Gluten-free Way

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 3:59 PM


National Peanut Butter Day -- the Gluten Free Way

PB&J and fluffernutter sandwiches will always be near and dear in our hearts, but there is more to peanut butter than just slabbing it between two pieces of bread. The smooth, crunchy, stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth snack...

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5 Gluten-free Healthy Winter Appetizers

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 4:00 PM

Winter is here and holiday party season will soon be in full swing. Dinner soirees may not be known as health nut havens, but this doesn't have to be the case! With winter comes a host of healthy choices we haven't seen since last year, and is the perfect time...

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Getting Over That Seasonal Slump

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 11:35 AM


Winter blues come in all forms, which has got me thinking: what's the reason behind the seasonal slump? Yes, there's less daylight, less vitamin D. Yes, the leaves are gone, the grass is brown, and the color palette outside my window is...

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Fuel Your Body Through Fall's Busy Days & Organic Green Goddess Smoothie Recipe

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 7:01 PM


With fall in full swing, time feels more scarce than ever. Yet, when we're busiest is actually when we most need nourishment to fuel our bodies through the day. Fall is also an especially crucial time to take care of ourselves...

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Gluten-Free Sweet Pea Pasta Salad

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 12:37 PM


It's hard to believe Labor Day is right around the corner! I've been looking for a healthy gluten-free pasta salad to serve at my family BBQ this Labor Day and I've created this tasty dish that is sure to please the kids and adults,...

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Vegan Cheesy Cherry Basil Scones

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 2:34 PM


Vegan Cheesy Cherry Scones


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 stick vegan butter
1 cup Go Veggie! Vegan Cheese...

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Gluten-Free Goat Cheese & Lemon Parsley Pasta

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 10:00 AM


Gluten-Free Goat Cheese & Lemon Parsley Pasta

Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free

Serves 2

1 cup gluten-free pasta
2 Tbsp. goat cheese
1 medium vidalia onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

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White Balsamic Grilled Vidalia Onions

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 12:22 PM


Summer is almost here...and you know what that means. It's Vidalia onion season. Time to get those onions while they're in prime season right now. This recipe goes perfect with my Crispy Quinoa Bites.


White Balsamic Grilled Vidalia Onions

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free,...

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Why I Cook: Cooking With Food Allergies

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 12:34 PM

I recently was offered the opportunity to document my life and how I live with food allergies and intolerances from Liza de Guia, who is an incredibly talented film producer.

For all of you out there with food allergies, intolerances, auto-immune diseases or any other health issues, I get it....

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Homemade Pepper Sauce Potato Chips

(2) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 12:10 PM


Here's an easy recipe that's perfect for those spring and summer BBQs coming your way! Toss that bag of processed potato chips and make your own 'hot' ones with my favorite new pepper sauce, a bit of olive oil, sea salt and pepper.


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