The Manhattan Gal Behind The Healthy Apple

Mission: To Change the Way People Eat “Feeding People Food – The Way Food Was Meant To Be”

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is a Manhattan based Culinary Marketing Consultant specializing in Gluten Free and Dairy Free Culinary Nutrition.

After graduating with a B.S in Management from Boston University Business School, Amie  followed her passion for cooking and healthy living through training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan.

Through her blog, The Healthy Apple, 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.

In addition to The Healthy Apple Culinary Nutrition work, Amie is the Culinary Nutritionist for the NBA Fit Program and writes the column, ‘Healthy Corner’ on the NBA website. Her experience as a Marketing Consultant spans the hotel, spa, restaurant and FMG sectors—creating menus, developing marketing and PR efforts and building brand awareness for her clients. She serves as a brand ambassador for many well-known healthy living companies such as Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bread and Musselman’s Applesauce, contributing to their websites, attending conferences and food expos across the nation on their behalf. Amie’s insights and advice have appeared on such sites as YahooShine, WebMD, StyleCaster and Livestrong.com.

Not limiting her focus to companies and brands, Amie works hands-on with individuals and groups as a Food Allergy Concierge and Healthy Family Pantry Stylist to guide them through their transition into a healthier lifestyle.  She understands how difficult it can be to find time in our hectic lives to create a home cooked, nutritious meal, but is here to show you how easy it can be. Struggling with Lactose Intolerance and Gluten Intolerance from a young age, Amie’s recipes cater to the Dairy and Gluten Free lifestyle, without sacrificing taste.

Amie believes in everything in moderation. Never using the word ‘diet,’ she stands by the truth that “each of us has control over what we put into our mouths and these choices impact our bodies now and in the future.”

Amie has certifications from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and SUNY Purchase as well as the Drugless Practitioners of America.

Become a Holistic Health Coach today! Use my name, Amie Valpone as a referral to find out about special incentives:

If you are interested in attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, please contact Amie Valpone as she would love to REFER you to IIN and speak with you about her IIN experience!

Amie would love to discuss opportunities for recipe development, writing assignments and marketing consulting to increase awareness for your brand.

Amie Valpone is also available for Events, Workshops, Lectures and Conferences

Please note: Amie is not a R.D.; she is a Culinary Nutritionist and Health & Food Coach with certifications from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and SUNY Purchase.  Amie is also certified by the Drugless Practitioners of America.  The information on this site is not intended to substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment; Amie encourages you to seek your doctors opinion.  For further guidance, please contact your local R.D. or doctor for medical advice.

When food is the cure for what ails you, choosing whole natural foods make the most sense, after all.

28 Responses

  1. Your interesting site has some great advice. As a fellow health enthusiast (and runner!), I’d like to let you know about a new fitness product that I think your readers would like to know about.

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    • Crystalee,
      Thank you for your comments; I would love to try your product and pass it along to my clients and colleagues. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
      The Healthy Apple

  2. Look forward to reading more of you blog, it looks great!
    I totally agree with your eating philosophies!

  3. Amie, thanks for commenting on my blog! I just bookmarked your site and can’t wait to have a few minutes to come back and explore it!! Looks like you have some great ideas and I can’t wait to read it!

    Adventures in Tri-ing

  4. Amie,
    Thank you so much for your nice comment. It seems we are kindred spirits. I love your site as well and just subscribed.

    All the best to you and Merry Christmas in New York!

  5. Isn’t this a lovely surprise! Happy New Year Amy! I’m doing some healthy mom blogging research on twitter for Welch’s and came across you! Although I know you are not a mommy (yet). What are you up to now? Where are you working? Lets catch up!

    Amanda Scatuorchio

  6. Hi Amie. How does the referral work? I’m thinking of enrolling but haven’t made my decision yet.

    • Cristy, I’d love to tell you about the referral program with IIN. Thank you so very much for your comment; I look forward to speaking with you. Best, Amie

  7. I love your website and find your information VERY helpful. I have decided to enroll in IIN. Can you please provide some information regarding the referral program? I’d appreciate it!

  8. Hi Amie! I just came across your blog and it looks really interesting! I’ll definitely be back for more and eventually might be in New York! It would be great collaborating with you!

    • Maggie,

      Thank you so very much for your comment and kind words as I would love the opportunity to collaborate with you via telephone or here in NYC! Please feel free to contact me and we can get in touch. Have a wonderful day and thank you again.

  9. Hi,
    I am just wondering what sort of education you need to become a culinary nutritionist? It seems like it could be a lot, and I just want to get an idea before I make any changes.

    • Nikki,

      Great to hear from you; thank you for your comment. I would love to speak with you about my work, education and experience. Please feel free to email me at thehealthyapple@gmail.com and we can schedule a time to chat at your convenience. Thank you; have a great day. Best, Amie

  10. Hi Amy
    Love the site and the down to earth advice. I wondered what you can tell me about chai?
    Where to buy? How to use? Benefits? Nutrition etc.
    Many thanks!

    • Thank you for your kind words about my website. I actually do not drink Chai; I happen to not like the taste after trying a few different versions…therefore I drink mainly tea and decaff coffee, however, in terms of chai, depending on what kind you purchase, is full of antioxidants and may keep your immune system healthy, however, it’s not proven. You may reap health benefits that you get from the tea itself but the spices added have additional health benefits that you won’t find in other types of tea. Some chai’s contain cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and pepper. Hope this helps; have a great night. Thank you again for your comment. Best, Amie

  11. Amy
    Thank you for your response. Embarrassingly I can’t spell. My question was about Chia. I think they are seeds, can you shed any additional light?
    Thanks again

    • Sure, no problem at all. I love chia seeds and I use a brand by Salba that are wonderful. I use them to make smoothies, baked goods and toss them into my hummus and salsa, as well…they make a great addition to salads and add a nice crunchy texture to any dish! They’re considered a source of protein and can be used as a muscle and tissue builder and an endurance engergizer because they are quite hydrating…they’re also great for digestion and are the richest source of essentail omega 3 fatty acid….hope this info helps! Have an enjoyable evening and thank you so very much for visiting my blog! Best, Amie

  12. thank you…I have to try these 🙂

  13. I love your style of eating/cooking. What are you most conscious about? how many calories something has? how much protein? how much fat? where the ingredients come from?

    • Nikki, Thank you for your comment; great to hear from you. I believe in eating natural, pure foods that are not processed. Therefore, I do not look at calorie counts or fat content, the first thing I look at is the ‘ingredient’ list and the vitamins/minerals of a food source. I eat tons of vegetables, lean proteins such as Greek yogurt, eggs, fish, bison, tofu, beans, turkey and chicken. I also make sure to include healthy fats in every meal and snack such as avocado, nuts, seeds, hummus, etc. as well as pure dark chocolate for a mid-day treat or dessert. 99% of my meals are made by me, each and everyday, except for the occasional meal out, where I would have sushi, or some other lean protein with fresh vegetables. I steer clear of the packaged and processed foods and eat lean proteins, healthy fats and produce from mother nature as often as possible. Hope this information was useful; have a great day and thank you so very much for your comment. Best, Amie

  14. Would love to connect on linked in. We sell DIlmah for Praful and all have a strong passion for what this brand represents. You should also connect with a lady on my facebook in AZ at a shop called Glorias Tea shoppe. Her name is Gloria Smith. She is doing lovely things at her shop for Dilmah.

    Best regards,
    Renise Leresche

  15. Can’t wait to try some of your recipes!

    • Awww; thanks so much, Sandra. I am thrilled to hear you are going to be whipping up some of my tasty recipes…let me know if you have any questions..have fun and enjoy!!! Best, Amie

  16. Your site is so informative! I especially like your shopping list. Look forward to working with you in 2011 as I introduce my LO to solids.

    • Thank you so very much, Quiana. I am so glad to hear you are enjoying my website. Looking forward to working with you in 2011, as well. Happy New Year!

  17. Would like to subscribe to The Healthy Apple how do I do this ? My E mail is Southbridgeblondie @Gmail.com I enjoy your articles

    • Great to hear from you, Beverly. I just signed you up! Thank you again; enjoy the recipes and tips. So happy to hear from you!

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