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


Sunday Spotlight

Dec 3, 2016
Sunday Spotlight

  In mid-November, I flew back from spending the weekend at my grandparents’ house in Arizona. As we boarded the plane, a tiny aircraft with only fourteen rows and two seats per side (and the stewardess even asked people to change seats before taking off to evenly distribute our weight in the cabin!), I...

The Ultimate Healthy Monkey Bread

Dec 1, 2016
The Ultimate Healthy Monkey Bread

A much healthier recipe for pull-apart bread with a sweet cinnamon-spiced caramely coating. Secretly guilt-free & only 120 calories!     On Christmas mornings throughout my childhood, after about half of the presents had disappeared from underneath the tree, their festive reindeer- and Santa-adorned wrapping paper carelessly strewn about the floor instead of wadded...

Healthy Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars

Nov 29, 2016
Healthy Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars

Skip the coffee shop treats and make this guilt-free recipe at home! Sweet cookie bars full of festive cranberries & topped with cream cheese frosting. Only 108 calories!     During the holiday season each year, a few of my high school marching band friends and I try to get together to catch up...

Cranberry Orange Mini Muffins

Nov 27, 2016
Cranberry Orange Mini Muffins

A guilt-free recipe for sweet orange muffins full of fresh cranberries. Perfectly tender, absolutely irresistible, & secretly healthy with just 36 calories!     Every year, I always wait until the day after Thanksgiving to partake in anything Christmas-related. Although stores start stocking winter holiday merchandise before trick-or-treaters even buy their Halloween costumes, I...

Sunday Spotlight

Nov 26, 2016
Sunday Spotlight

  Three days ago, we celebrated Thanksgiving. After cooking the turkey and Great-Grandma’s stuffing, her special cranberry relish and my maple sweet potato casserole, homemade whole wheat rolls {do you want the recipe for them??} and two different types of pies, we sat down at the table to enjoy our small five-person feast. A...

The Ultimate Baking Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 24, 2016
The Ultimate Baking Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts perfect for anyone who loves to bake! Cookbooks, baking tools, pantry ingredients, and even complete gift baskets!     Nearly every year, various relatives call, text, and email my mom to ask what they should give me for Christmas. Although I’ve tried insisting that I need absolutely nothing and am perfectly fine skipping...

Skinny Dark Chocolate Peppermint Coffee Creamer

Nov 22, 2016
Skinny Dark Chocolate Peppermint Coffee Creamer

A super easy recipe for decadent coffee creamer with a hint of mint and plenty of rich chocolaty flavor. Perfect for the holidays & only 5 calories!     Throughout our childhood, my brother and I woke up well before the sun rose on Christmas morning, but as a rule, we stayed in our...

Skinny Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Mug Cake

Nov 20, 2016
Skinny Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Mug Cake

An easy recipe for a gingerbread cake that’s ready in just 10 minutes! Full of cozy flavors & lots of chocolate—but with only 135 calories, it comes with none of the guilt!     For part of college, I lived alone in a spacious one-bedroom apartment, which I absolutely loved. As an introvert, after...

Sunday Spotlight

Nov 19, 2016
Sunday Spotlight

  Last weekend, my dad invited some of his college buddies over for dinner followed by their annual penny poker night. When he asked if I’d make my ultimate healthy cornbread to go along with their grilled sausages, garlic mashed potatoes, and sautéed veggies, I immediately agreed. My mom and I sat with the guys...

The Ultimate Healthy Cornbread

Nov 17, 2016
The Ultimate Healthy Cornbread

An easy recipe for classic cornbread with a healthy makeover! Lightly sweetened, perfectly tender & absolutely guilt-free!     Although most of my family looks forward to the side dishes more than the turkey on Thanksgiving (especially this healthy sweet potato casserole—it tastes like pumpkin pie!), the exact opposite scenario occurs with our main...

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