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 Bread Oatmeal Cookies

Jul 24, 2016
Strawberry Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy oatmeal cookies that taste just like banana bread! They’re full of sweet fruity flavors & just 95 calories—but they don’t taste healthy at all!     Last weekend, my brother and his best friend briefly stopped by my house on their way up to the mountains. They planned on...

Sunday Spotlight

Jul 23, 2016
Sunday Spotlight

  Last weekend, after hearing music blasting from my neighbor’s stereo for nearly three hours in a row, everything from The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera soundtracks to Katy Perry and Britney Spears, I walked over and knocked on their front door. When the father pulled it open, I politely asked if...

Healthy 5-Ingredient Trail Mix Granola

Jul 21, 2016
Healthy 5-Ingredient Trail Mix Granola

An easy recipe for healthy granola full of crunchy clusters that requires just a few minutes of prep! This granola has already become a pantry staple in our house!     Last April, I flew to Michigan for the Fresh Coast Retreat (← click over to there if you want to see my life behind...

Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Jul 19, 2016
Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

An easy recipe for guilt-free chocolate chip cookies made in the crockpot! Sweet, chocolaty, almost-fudgy-like-brownies bliss… Nobody ever believes these are healthy!     Although most people scattered as soon as finals week finished, I stayed in my college town after my sophomore year and worked in an organic chemistry research lab. Every weekday...

Peach Pie Protein Overnight Oats

Jul 17, 2016
Peach Pie Protein Overnight Oats

An easy breakfast recipe for overnight oats with the same sweet flavor as peach pie! They’re super healthy, require just 5 minutes to make & have nearly 17g of protein!     Numerous days each summer, my mom pulls out a faded, yellowing index card from a small blue photo album she converted to...

Sunday Spotlight

Jul 16, 2016
Sunday Spotlight

  When I recently stopped by my “second mommy’s” house to drop off a batch of these muffins, she surprised me with a small gift: a magazine printed by my favorite Major League Baseball team and a tiny Lego-style figurine of my favorite player. While flipping through the glossy pages back at home, slowly...

25-Minute Healthy Vanilla Ice Cream

Jul 14, 2016
25-Minute Healthy Vanilla Ice Cream

An easy 6-ingredient recipe for egg-free vanilla ice cream that’s ready in just 25 minutes! With only 78 calories & nearly 8g of protein, it’s practically healthy enough for breakfast!     Nearly every 4th of July throughout my childhood, Mom slid our paperback copy of the Ben & Jerry’s cookbook off of its...

Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Dough

Jul 12, 2016
Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Dough

A healthy recipe for cookie dough that’s safe to eat raw! It’s ready in just 5 minutes, made with only 7 ingredients & contains 16g of protein!     Throughout my childhood summers, my mom maintained a constant stash of ice cream in our freezer. With temperatures typically above 90°F and sometimes even in...

Peach Pie Bran Muffins

Jul 10, 2016
Peach Pie Bran Muffins

A healthy recipe for tender bran muffins with the same flavor as peach pie! Lots of warm cinnamon, juicy bits of fruit, and just 109 calories!     Earlier this year, one of my closest friends shared with me that she had never been to a baseball game. As a huge fan (my dad...

Sunday Spotlight

Jul 9, 2016
Sunday Spotlight

  Earlier this week, I shared some very exciting news… Amy’s Healthy Baking is hiring! Yes, that’s right—I’m hiring two new people to join the AHB Team! If you’re interested in learning more and applying for either position, just click on over to the announcement here. I’d love to see you apply (if you...

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