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


Strawberry Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

Sep 21, 2014
Strawberry Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

An easy recipe for soft & tender fruit-filled muffins. Although secretly skinny & healthy, they actually taste like cupcakes—for breakfast!     This past Wednesday evening, my mom and I lounged on two of the comfy chairs in the family room. With the TV turned off and our pups quietly chewing on bones, we...

Oreo & Pumpkin Pudding Parfaits

Sep 19, 2014
Oreo & Pumpkin Pudding Parfaits

A simple recipe for elegant fall-flavored layered desserts. They taste like pumpkin pie in a glass—with chocolate cookies too!     Last March, my sweet friend Dorothy from Crazy for Crust invited a few of us food bloggers over to her house for an afternoon of fun, laughter, and lots of sweet treats. We all...

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles

Sep 17, 2014
Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles

Extremely rich dark chocolate truffles filled with fresh pomegranate arils. So simple to make & actually healthy too!     I treat grocery shopping the same way many girls approach the mall. I slowly wander up and down the aisles, frequently pausing to inspect the items on the shelves. I’ll hold a package of...

Banana Gingerbread Muffins

Sep 16, 2014
Banana Gingerbread Muffins

An easy recipe for spicy gingerbread muffins topped with sweet slices of banana. The epitome of cozy fall flavors—yet still secretly skinny!     Once or twice a month, my dad drives across town to cook with my grandma. He stops by Trader Joe’s on the way and picks up a few bags of...

Maple Pumpkin Scones

Sep 13, 2014
Maple Pumpkin Scones

An easy recipe for fall-flavored breakfast pastries. Soft on the inside with a light crust on the outside, they’re positively irresistible—and secretly skinny too!     Just over two weeks ago, my parents brought home a new puppy, a cute little golden retriever boy. He’s super fluffy, full of energy, and always nibbling! Sometimes...

Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Cake

Sep 11, 2014
Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Cake

An easy recipe for chocolate fudge cake made from scratch in the slow cooker. Seriously rich & decadent—no one ever guesses it’s lightened up!     At BlogHer Food in Miami this past May, multiple brands sponsored the Conference and set up booths in the wide hallway between the grand breakfast hall and smaller...

Skinny Chai Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

Sep 9, 2014
Skinny Chai Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

A super easy recipe for a refreshing & healthy cinnamon-spiced drink. Save time & money by making your own at home!     Every weekday, my mom sets an alarm for 4:30 am. She rises before the sun, pulls on running shoes, and pounds the pavement in the dark and quiet calm of the...

Pomegranate Pumpkin Granola Bars

Sep 7, 2014
Pomegranate Pumpkin Granola Bars

A 6-ingredient recipe for chewy pumpkin granola bars studded with sweet fruit. Full of fall flavors & lots healthier (and cheaper!) than store-bought!     After 14 years in their current house, my parents decided to update their kitchen. Although already remodeled by the previous owners, its light cabinets and dark green granite countertops...

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Sep 5, 2014
Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

A light & refreshing smoothie that tastes exactly like the Thanksgiving dessert! Healthy, skinny & completely clean-eating—but you’d never guess by the taste!     After hauling all of our furniture and hundreds of heavy boxes into our storage unit, my guy and I said good-bye to our tiny place and turned in the...

Strawberry Maple Cookies

Sep 3, 2014
Strawberry Maple Cookies

An easy recipe for extra soft & chewy cookies made with maple syrup & fresh strawberry chunks. Seriously addictive—they never last more than a day!     Just over a week ago, on the same day I needed to start packing up my entire kitchen to move, a humongous cookie craving hit mid-afternoon. I...

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