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


Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites

Mar 29, 2015
Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites

Bright, sunshiny energy bites that taste like your favorite muffins but are low-carb, low-calorie & packed with 17g+ of protein!     Guess what, guess what!   No, it isn’t my birthday… No, Santa Claus didn’t fall down my chimney… No, the sky isn’t falling…   In exactly one week, baseball season starts!  ...

Skinny Chocolate Caramel Seven Layer Bars

Mar 27, 2015
Skinny Chocolate Caramel Seven Layer Bars

Layers of melty chocolate, caramel, nuts & coconut held together with a sweet & creamy drizzle. Incredibly addictive & still nice to your waistline!     Growing up, the only seven layer food I knew about was bean dip. And that was only because of my last year of Camporee.   Around when I...

Chicken Peanut Soy Noodles

Mar 25, 2015
Chicken Peanut Soy Noodles

A quick & easy dinner perfect for busy weeknights! Gluten-free, low-carb, protein-packed and full of flavor!     With just over a week left until my cookbook deadline, I’m practically swimming in chocolate. I dream about cookies at night, I contemplate cupcake frostings on my runs, and I fill up my shopping cart with...

Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Mar 23, 2015
Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Chewy cookies full of melty chocolate chips. With less than half the carbs & 3 times the protein, they’re the perfect guilt-free treat!     Nearly every year, I forget that my corner of the world skips straight past spring. The weather gives us about two weeks of mild 60-70° temperatures before hurtling into...

Blueberry Buttermilk Bran Muffins

Mar 22, 2015
Blueberry Buttermilk Bran Muffins

Tender bran muffins bursting with big, juicy blueberries. They’re hearty enough to keep you full all morning but still taste like a sweet treat!     During my sophomore year of high school, our band director arranged a trip to Hawaii during our Spring Break for all of the members of the marching band...

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Cake

Mar 20, 2015
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Cake

A gigantic carrot cake oatmeal cookie, complete with cream cheese frosting. The entire pan always disappears in a single day—nobody believes it’s healthy! It’s the most popular recipe on this blog for a reason!     My junior year of high school, one of my best guy friends devised an elaborate plan to surprise...

Classic Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Mar 18, 2015
Classic Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Moist, spiced carrot cake cupcakes topped with swirls of protein-packed cream cheese frosting. They’re really simple to make & dangerously easy to eat!     When I was in 3rd grade, my family and I flew to Arizona to spend Easter with my grandparents. We packed lots of shorts, swim suits, and flip flops...

Carrot Cake Granola

Mar 16, 2015
Carrot Cake Granola

The cozy flavors of carrot cake turned into a guilt-free morning meal! With lots of cinnamon & sweet carrots, these crunchy clusters are irresistible!     Growing up, my favorite Easter tradition occurred as soon as I woke up. My brother and I would sprint downstairs in our PJs, almost like on Christmas morning,...

Chocolate Milkshake Protein Smoothie

Mar 13, 2015
Chocolate Milkshake Protein Smoothie

A thick & creamy chocolate milkshake that’s healthy enough for breakfast! Just 5 ingredients & no protein powder necessary!     During my early middle school years, my mom drove my younger brother and me to a college about 30 minutes away to watch weekend basketball games. With our ages, we qualified for the...

Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies

Mar 11, 2015
Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies

A chocoholic’s dream! Fudgy brownies stuffed with Oreo chunks and even more pressed on top. You won’t miss the calories in these rich yet lightened-up treats!     Every May and September, my dad and his friends spend a week backpacking through the wilderness: Utah in the spring, California in the fall. Their trips...

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