Amy Atherton

Amy is the author of "Foods for the Soul." She graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Chemistry, and she put her degree to use the following year by developing healthy recipes in her home kitchen. Although she spends most of her day baking (or doing the dishes), Amy still finds time for running, yoga, and eating lots of dark chocolate!

Web Site: http://foodsforthesoul.net


Skinny Asparagus & Feta Quiche

Apr 26, 2015
Skinny Asparagus & Feta Quiche

A quick & easy 4-ingredient quiche that’s packed with veg & protein! Perfect for weekend brunches or make-ahead weekday meals.     When I was around nine years old, my dad and I began the tradition of Sunday brunches after church. When the service ended, we’d mingle for a bit in the courtyard catching...

Double Chocolate Funfetti Cookies

Apr 25, 2015
Double Chocolate Funfetti Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy cookies full of white chocolate, mini chocolate chips & rainbow sprinkles. Soft, buttery & bound to disappear quickly from the cookie jar!     When my best friend took a new job and moved to my town last month, we immediately began a weekly walking routine. Although she stopped...

Clean Strawberry Poppy Seed Crumble

Apr 22, 2015
Clean Strawberry Poppy Seed Crumble

An easy strawberry crumble with a buttery oat & poppy seed streusel on top. Serve plain for breakfast or à la mode for dessert—nobody will guess it’s healthy!     The summer I turned 10, when we moved across town to a different house, my entire family spent hours exploring the front and backyards....

Peanut Butter & Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Apr 20, 2015
Peanut Butter & Jam Thumbprint Cookies

The iconic sandwich turned into dessert! Soft peanut butter cookies filled with raspberry jam. Sweet, irresistible & still secretly healthy!     The Christmas when I was seven years old, a combination of Santa, my parents, and my grandparents gave me the American Girl Doll Kirsten, along with some clothes and accessories. With her...

Carrot Cake Bran Muffins

Apr 19, 2015
Carrot Cake Bran Muffins

Warm, cozy bran muffins full of spices & shredded carrots. They’re as soft & tender as cupcakes, but they’re made without butter, refined flour or sugar. Just 115 calories!     My best friend works in a bakery as her full-time job. Every day, she earns an income staying elbows-deep in flour and making...

Skinny Peanut Butter Banana Seven Layer Bars

Apr 17, 2015
Skinny Peanut Butter Banana Seven Layer Bars

Layers of melty chocolate, coconut & fresh banana held together with a sweet & creamy peanut butter drizzle. Incredibly addictive but barely 100 calories!     As a little girl, I almost always asked my dad to make my peanut butter sandwiches. I wanted mine to be just like his: soft yet hearty whole...

The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Apr 15, 2015
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

An easy recipe for the BEST gluten-free chocolate chip cookies! They have same tender texture as regular ones & don’t taste healthy at all!     In elementary school, my friends and I always looked forward to lunch. When that initial bell rang, we dashed out to the brown picnic tables, unzipped our brightly...

Apple Pie Protein Overnight Oats

Apr 14, 2015
Apple Pie Protein Overnight Oats

A quick & easy recipe for a healthy breakfast that tastes like the iconic dessert! Just 5 ingredients & packed with protein to keep you full all morning!     Please tell me I’m not the only one who has eaten apple pie for breakfast. (Or cold pizza, for that matter…)   The year...

Skinny Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cheesecake Bars

Apr 12, 2015
Skinny Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cheesecake Bars

Lightened-up vanilla cheesecake bars with a pretzel crust & full of chocolate chips. They’re sweet, creamy & secretly packed with protein!     At least twice during each of my childhood summers, my parents crammed our minivan full of duffels, sleeping bags, a tent, and oversized Rubbermaid containers packed with nonperishable food. The next...

Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

Apr 10, 2015
Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookies full of juicy strawberries. They’re the epitome of summer, and despite being clean-eating, nobody can tell these cookies are healthy!     Last summer, I fell in love with strawberries. Again.   On a random Wednesday afternoon, I drove up the winding, narrow mountain roads edged by gigantic boulders threatening to...

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