Work With Amie: Nutrition Services

As a Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Writer and Photographer, Amie has studied all the major dietary theories and will help you discover what approach works best for you and your life.

Life is too short to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, proteins, restrictions and lists of good and bad foods, Amie works with clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline.

No one diet works for everyone. Amie will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. Amie will also help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals.

Amie is dedicated to helping her clients live healthier lives by teaching them, hands-on, how to nourish themselves through proper food choices.

Does This Sound Like You?

  • Want to lose weight
  • Want to eat better
  • Often stare into your fridge or pantry blankly, with no idea what to eat or make
  • No time or energy to plan healthy meals
  • Overwhelmed at the prospect of changing your diet
  • Aren’t sure, if you could change your diet, what you could or should change

Amie can help.

For the past eight years, Amie has been working with clients who deal with the same stress, confusion, and overwhelming feelings when it comes to eating cleaner and healthier. And every one of them has been surprised at not only how easy it can be to shift your diet in a better direction, but how fun and delicious, too.

What Amie Can Do For You

  • Work with your food preferences and sensitivities, as well as your goals, to determine what diet plan will serve you
  • Teach you to shop for and prepare simple, clean meals for you and your family
  • Overhaul your kitchen and your pantry so that the tools you need to eat healthy are all within reach
  • Help you create healthier habits and enjoy better health that comes about as a result of learning how to use food to support your life and your energy instead of sabotage it.
  • Teach you to plan simple, clean, delicious meal plans
  • Offer simple strategies for eating out
  • Show you how to disarm binge triggers and regain control of your eating
  • Help you lose weight normally and naturally

Packages

Teach a Woman to Cook “The Deluxe”

  • 30-minute phone consultation
  • Personal nutritional analysis: I will assess your current diet and help identify your personal eating challenges and how to address them.
  • Food store tour: I take you on a shopping trip with an eye toward your new goals and give you tips on how and what to buy. You’ll never shop the same way again!
  • Pantry makeover
  • One-on-one cooking lesson
  • Customized Meal plan: I work with you to create a one-week plan
  • Food shopping list: I help you develop a list to use every time you shop so that makes it easy to keep to your new goals

Show Me the Ropes “Crash Course”

  • 30-minute phone consultation
  • Pantry makeover
  • One-on-One cooking lesson
  • 1-week meal plan
  • Food shopping list

Under The Hood “I Do it All for You” 

  • Pantry makeover
  • Personal chef service (I prepare the food for you and leave it for you in the fridge or freezer for grab-and-go convenience)
  • 1-week meal plan
  • Food shopping list

Have a need that’s not listed? Want to come up with your own approach? All packages are customizable. Just ask!

Amie is available for ongoing weekly chef work and happy to add any of the below a la carte items to your package.  Amie is also available to travel with you and your family outside of Manhattan to your other homes, on vacations, etc.


La Carte Menu (NYC Metro Area and the Hampton’s Services)

  • Food Store Tour (Includes shopping list)
  • Pantry Makeover/ Kitchen Ambush
  • Individual Menu/ Meal Planning
    • Planning Food Shopping/ Mapping out meals for the week
    • Recipe Modifications
    • One on One Cooking
      • Baby food
      • Juicing for Kids and Adults
      • Dinner
      • Snacks
      • Lunch
      • Breakfast
      • Dessert
      • Traveling To-Go Snacks ready at all times
      • Solo Organizing Fridge/Pantry
      • One on One Nutrition Counseling
      • Prep for Kid’s Birthday Parties
      • Prep for Cocktail Parties

Service Descriptions

Private Chef

  • In-home chef: Amie works in her clients’ kitchens, usually during the day with you or while you are away, and prepare a week or two weeks’ worth of meals, packages the meals into single-serving containers and then store them in the refrigerator or freezer for you to use each day.
  • Expertise in special diets: As someone who has suffered with numerous food intolerance’s and allergies, Amie is well versed in developing meals that prioritize your particular sensitivities.
  • Dinner party planning: Amie works with clients for dinner parties, going over menu options, talking about guests in town and what sort of food mood they’re in the mood for whether it be vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free or simply just healthy and unique.
  • Clean food parties.  Amie hosts Clean Eating workshops at schools, organizations, Corporate Wellness Programs as well as at clients’ homes as an informal, fun evening event where guests learn about clean eating, try their hand at preparing it, and then enjoy the fruits of their labor.
  • Educator/Presenter. While Amie is happy to stay in the kitchen, Amie can also be part of the entertainment—particularly if you want to have someone present and educate guests on specific foods. Amie has worked with many major brands to represent their foods at conferences and events and is happy to include this as part of the service.

Personal Food Shopping Services & Supermarket Tours

You’ve been to the grocery store countless times – but after you’ve gone with me, you’ll never make that trip the same way again.  Amie has created a fun and exciting grocery store tour to help you better navigate the aisles.  Amie will show you what to look for, what to avoid, how to read nutrition labels, how to steer clear of ‘food marketing’ ploys and identify healthy products.  Amie also works with clients as their personal shopper for groceries and introduces the best places for fresh, seasonal produce at the best prices while saving you time and money.  This service can be a private one-on-one tour as well as a group tour with you and your friends.

Kitchen Ambush & Pantry Makeover

Amie’s Pantry Makeover service will do more than provide you with the knowledge you need to make healthier, cost effective choices in the grocery store.  As a Healthy Family Pantry Stylist, Amie will organize the pantry and fridge in your home, meet with you to clean out your pantry and fridge and create a grocery list for you and your family.  Amie will then do your food shopping and stock your pantry and fridge to make your meal prep easy and convenient.

Personalized Healthy Menu Planning

Amie works with clients to personalize a list of menus using healthy, fresh foods in unique, delicious and innovative ways that will keep your meals exciting, taste buds happy and your body healthy.

  • Healthy Family Plan
    Despite the desire to enjoy and indulge in food it is equally important to pay attention to what you are eating. This program will provide a healthy blueprint for enjoying food while reducing weight or maintaining healthy body weight.
  • Gluten-Free/ Wheat-Free Plan

Wheat gluten allergy (Celiac Disease) or Gluten Intolerance can cause agonizing bloating, stomach cramps and resistance to weight loss. Amie will provide a gluten-free meal plan, tips and recipe ideas that can help alleviate symptoms.  Amie will create a nutrition program focused on the gluten-free individual.

  • Dairy-Free Plan
    Lactose Intolerance can also cause bloating, sinus infections, stomach cramps and resistance to weight loss. Amie will create a nutrition program focused on the lactose intolerant individual.
  • Soy-Free Plan
    Amie will create a nutrition program focused on the soy-free individual as soy is a hidden ingredient in products such as tea and salad dressings that many people are unaware.
  • Vegetarian/ Vegan Plan
    Amie will teach you how to combine plant-based proteins, healthy carbohydrates and unsaturated fats.  Amie will create a program based on your Vegetarian and/or Vegan wants and needs.  

Amie works with clients throughout the country and offer the same benefits and support to my Phone and Skype clients as she does with her In-Person clients.

Don’t live in Manhattan? No problem.  Amie offers services using Skype where we can schedule a face-to-face video chat, cooking demos and consultations with Amie.  Skype is a free service that is fun and easy to use.

It is essential to work with a nutritionist and an Integrative M.D. because I am sharing general information that is not intended to be medical advice. This information is only given for informational purposes only.

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beau October 20, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Is there a problem for men consuming soy products? I read an article that stated unfermented soy creates an hormonal (estrogen) imbalance for men and that the Japanese are careful to not consume unfermented soy. If there is truth to that, is there not a real problem for America as so many food products are including soy in the ingredients?

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Sandra Gwin January 18, 2014 at 12:30 am

Yes, there is truth in that soy has phytoestrogen compounds that will effect your hormone balance. Americans have jumped on the band wagon with soy, because Japanese have a lower incidence of heart disease and other functional diseases of aging we assumed it was because they eat soy, a lot. The truth is they rarely eat it unless it has been fermented. Tofu is the exception but is not eaten in huge quantities.
Soy has enough estrogen in it that if a woman drinks soy milk on a daily basis while pregnant with a male child it can permanently deform the male genitalia making them much smaller than normal and it is irreversible!

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Amie January 18, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Thank you Sandra; so glad you enjoyed my Estrogen Dominance page! Have a great night.

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eden November 20, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I’m interested in knowing what you charge for the pantry makeover and the supermarket tour. Is there a discount if I do both of them?

Thanks!

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Margo McLeod May 8, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I am responsible for a rehearsal party at an Irish Pub in August. My son Matt and his bride Caroline want heavy hor d oerves. She was diagnosed in January with Celiacs and on gluten free diet. It hurts my heart to see her tear up at a restaurant while looking thru a menu. I am beside myself at trying to come up with hor d’oerves for the pub to serve as we do not want bride to be sick on her wedding day. Kids rejected first menu. Can you help in any way? What are the cost of your services?
Margo McLeod 256-859-4567 from Toney, AL

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Patti August 3, 2012 at 11:40 am

I wish you were in Atlanta!!

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Amie August 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Awe I wish I was closer to you but happy to have you as a phone or Skype client!!!

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Paula Ferris September 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I woould love a breakdown of what you offer to those out of state. I am in Wshington state. My daughter is free of gluten, dairy and soy due to allergies and has recently taken out garlic and coconut products due to gastro upset.
We try to eat healthy but I keep it so basic it is not very fun. Your website is very interesting.

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Amie September 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Tim,
Great to hear from you. I would be delighted to speak with you and help you in anyway I can. Please email me and let me know when is best for you and we can schedule a call. Thank you for your email.
Have a wonderful evening.

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Chantelle March 26, 2013 at 2:41 am

Hi Amie,

I discovered your site a few weeks ago, I cannot thank you enough. I have gluten/dairy intolerance, am a vegan and try to avoid sugar, eat clean, and look for high protein/high fiber foods. Your advice and recipes are amazing. I wish you lived in Australia. I haven’t been able to find anyone here that can shed light on creating a diet to fit these constraints.
Would you consider a skype consult to all the way over here in Australia? What are your fees? (similar to an above comment, I know, but I would love to talk with you)

Thanks again!

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Amie March 26, 2013 at 7:29 am

Chantelle, Great to hear from you! Yes, I have clients all over the world in different countries that I work with via skype! Please send me an email at thehealthyapple@gmail.com and we can tailor a program to fit your needs and help you!
Have a great day; looking forward to hearing from you.

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Denise Rhodes June 10, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Hello, How much do you charge for your services? I am in the transition of a Vegan lifestyle and I am getting confused or I am reading to much information. I want to have a Raw life style but sometimes I am hungry. I work in surgery and I feel I am not eating enough could you please guide me?

Regards
Denise

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Amie June 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Thanks Denise; great to hear from you! I just responded to your other email that you sent to me today! Looking forward to working with you!

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Cindy Barnes June 20, 2013 at 9:40 am

Amie:
I have looked at you site and wonder if you can help me with any suggestions for my grandson age 2 just diagnosed with Autism. As I look at the autism sites, they claim a detox of the body helps with brain function… so of course clean eating and removing all colors and “natural flavors, etc” and sugars, is what we should do. However he is just 2. I know he loves his milk, I have suggested almond and coconut milk. would you have any other suggestions to help us get started… this is so overwhelming to his mom and me. We live in two different states, this is going to be a tough one. Thank you

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Amie June 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Thank you Cindy; so great to hear from you! Happy to help; I work with many children and families who have autistic children and have helped them with a gluten free, casein free and dairy free lifestyle! Rice, oat and hemp milk are great options- be sure to purchase unsweetened! Hang in there and stay positive. Happy to work with you and your grandson as clients! xox

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Sandra Gwin January 18, 2014 at 12:34 am

Have you heard of the G.A.P.S. diet? It was developed specifically for Autistic children. You can google it at gap.me.com or GAPS.com It is very effective and I know children who were not functioning that are now much improved following this diet.

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Amie January 18, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Thank you Sandra; yes I have heard of GAPS and have used it with many clients! It’s very helpful.

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Connie Freitas July 2, 2013 at 11:05 am

What is the charge for your services? thank you

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Amie July 2, 2013 at 11:10 am

Thank you Connie; great to hear from you. I will email you!

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Jeanne August 5, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Hi Amie
I too was wondering what you charge for your services?
Having a hard time finding the right detox sauna at the jersey shore (Monmouth/Ocean county)….any suggestions? Also……how much apple cider vinegar do you put in the tub to detox?
Thank you

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Amie August 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Thanks Jeanne; happy to work with you. I will email you with my customized services.
Have a great night!

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Peter Cuddy August 17, 2013 at 6:51 am

Hi Amie

We love what you are doing, clean healthy living is critical to a better lifestyle. Your recipes are wonderful, and I especially enjoy the help you bring to others who want to live a longer, healthier lifestyle without all the junk we put into our bodies. Very cool, please keep up the excellent work.

Peter

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Amie August 17, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Thanks so much Peter; excited to connect!!!

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Jennifer F. August 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Hello, and thank you for posting the anti inflamation foods list. My family and I have been eating “clean” for years, but I just recently cut out gluten, and the the small amount of sugar I was eating. I have Premature Ovarian Failure, which also gives me Hypothyroid, mild RA (developed in the past year), and this morning I noticed I have a quarter size bald spot on my scalp, Alopecia, All autoimmune issues. Due to the hypothyroid, I have stopped eating goitregens too. I will be 42 next week, and I am trying very hard not to get too depressed over this, and I am praying that improving my nutrition even more will help. Can you offer me any advice, I am desperate. Thank you, Jennifer

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Amie August 27, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Thanks Jennifer; great to hear from you. Happy to help you; you can email me at TheHealthyApple@Gmail.com … Thank you!

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Jane September 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Can I get your price lit of services. Do you have any events in NYC ?

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Mary Leming December 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Personalized Healthy Menu Planning…that’s what I need! I need help cutting out sugar, gluten and dairy. It’s hard!

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Lori Leal December 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Amie I think the service you offer is wonderful, and I know many people that could benefit from your expertise. I will share this with friends and family :)

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The Healthy Apple December 15, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Thank you so much Lori; so kind of you! Happy Holidays. Hugs from NYC. oxxx

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Jennifer K January 18, 2014 at 4:55 pm

We’re struggling a bit to find good healthy meals that are easy to prepare (due to my fibromyalgia and arthritis) as well as being free of gluten, soy, peanut, treenuts, fish, corn, and egg that my picky six year old will actually eat!

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Amie January 18, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Thanks Jennifer; happy to help you! You can email me at TheHealthyApple@gmail.com and I can work with you as a client. Happy to work with you! Thank you again for reaching out. xoxxx

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Theresa March 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Love love your website. So much valuable information.

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Amie March 19, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Awe; thanks Theresa! So kind of you!

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