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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: Premium Fuel

I have the opportunity to spend a lot of time around athletes.  From the gym to the City Recreation Center as well as all of the boxing tournaments we attend, I get to talk to many athletes.  I am always astounded by the misinformation that gets perpetuated about nutrition. What really surprises me though is [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Make a Difference

A chance conversation while working in my urban garden with two neighborhood boys who happened by one Saturday started it all.  We talked about vegetables, growing your own food and making healthy choices.  A year later, I was working on an assignment for my plant-based nutrition courses at eCornell. My instructor, Lewis Freedman requested we write about [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Start Exploring

Each time I stroll through the produce department, a new meal idea is somewhere there, just waiting to be discovered.  Could it be the fresh fennel waiting to grace a salad with it’s unique flavor?  Paired with some farro maybe? Or is it the whole pineapple that is on sale waiting to be grilled with [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Finding Gold

I cannot begin to tell you what an amazing week we had in Spokane, WA at the 2014 USA Boxing Elite Championships with Cam F. Awesome.  Getting to see friends from all over the country that we only see a few times a year is always fun!  It is always a challenging week as well. [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: USA Boxing Nationals

Today I am in Spokane, WA for the USA Boxing National Elite Championships. I am here helping Cam F. Awesome get ready to win his 4th title at this event.  We flew in on Saturday night and headed straight to the grocery store to pick up our plant-strong fuel for the week.  Like last year, [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: BBQ Potato Chip Soup

This hearty soup reminds me of BBQ Potato Chips.  I used to love BBQ Chips, haven’t had them in forever, but this soup hit the spot! You will need: 64 oz. water About 12 potatoes cubed – I used Sweet, Red, Yukon and Russet 2 Cups of shredded kale 10 green onions  – diced (save [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: 10K

Starting the new year off with fitness in mind, began with a 10k run on the path at Forest Park.  We have some amazing parks here in St Louis, Forest Park is a gem! It’s 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York City.  Situated in Midtown St Louis, there are many path options, Art, History [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Just Start

Our 2nd year anniversary being plant-strong happened this week.  The day came and went and I completely forgot about it until this morning.  It’s officially become a way of life for us.  Our year was filled with many adventures, some fun, some stressful, all worth every minute.  We spent 2013 traveling a lot.  We had [&hellip

Adventures with Ami: Spirit of the Season

From as far back as I can remember, I got gummi bears in my stocking for Christmas at my Nana’s house.  This was the early to mid 70′s – before the candy gained popularity and gummi everything hit the market.  Back when you had to buy them at a candy shop.  They were harder then [&hellip