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Ami Mackey
Ami Mackey is a food coach at Engine 2 Extra and has been plant-strong since 2011. She is also the Program Director at St Louis All City Boxing a nonprofit youth program. She earned certificates from eCornell in Plant-Based Nutrition & Fitness Nutrition from NASM.

Adventures with Ami: Plant-Strong Athletes

  It’s been a busy week here.  We’ve had our first workouts at the boxing gym .  The kids arrived, activities started, smiles all around!  They love the new gym space, the new equipment and the big bowl of fruit we have for them each day.  I had the opportunity to have many conversations with [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Pears and Geometry

We have been working really hard to get our youth program set up in our new gym space.  Long hours, hard labor, joyful work, all of it (for the most part) knowing that  we are almost ready to open the St Louis All City Boxing gym doors.  One of our young athletes came by with one of [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: What’s in Your Cup? Part 2

Last time we discussed sparkling waters. A bigger topic than one might imagine.  The seem to be the hot new thing out there.  Water can still be tough for some, sparkling or still.  Another alternative is the vast array of herbal teas. Tea in general is a type of plant.  Varieties include: black, green, oolong, [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: What’s in Your Cup?

Figuring out the food on a plant-based whole foods plan can be the easy part for some.  The difficulty comes when figuring out what to drink.  You mean you ONLY drink water? No, we don’t ONLY drink water.  We drink all kinds of great stuff.  We just don’t drink our calories.  We avoid juices, sugary [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Comfort and Health

Spring arrived the other day without any fanfare in my house.  I’ve been busy replenishing my tissue supply, brewing tea, taking hot baths, coughing and being pretty miserable. What I thought was allergies turned into a cold. When I am sick, I seek out comfort.  Many thoughts come to mind.  Lipton Ring O Noodle Soup, [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Vegetable Delivery

Where do you buy your produce?  From the local grocery to the farmers market, warehouse stores or a co-op, there are plenty of options out there.  In some areas, there are more options than others.  We say, do the best you can.  I personally buy a lot of frozen fruits and vegetables at my local [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Build a Bowl!

At our house, we are big fans of the bowl – a one bowl meal with layered ingredients.  There are NO rules. You don’t need a recipe.  You can build one with purpose or with random leftovers.  You can make one to go in a mason jar, have one cold out of the fridge, or [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Investigating Vegetables

How many tomatoes can I realistically eat? This is the thought that crossed my mind as I clicked through pages of heirloom tomato seeds on the web.  I have the opportunity to build a new garden this year.  I have a naked backyard waiting for me under the layer of ice that hides it’s potential [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Winter Fatigue

I’m ready for winter to be over. I don’t think I am alone in this thought.  The past few months have been really hard on most of the country.  The weather has been unflinchingly cold/snowy/ice-filled for most of the country.  Historic storms, ultra low temperatures, school closings, flight cancellations, and even deaths have been reported [&hellip