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 Slow Cooker Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownies

Feb 4, 2016
Skinny Slow Cooker Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownies

An easy recipe for rich, decadent brownies. The slow cooker makes them extra fudgy & moist, and nobody ever guesses that they’re virtually guilt-free!     During college, one of my roommates and I often biked to the far edge of downtown where the last cluster of shops stood before the main road dipped...

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles

Feb 2, 2016
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles

Rich dark chocolate truffles with a sweet strawberry cheesecake filling. They taste just as decadent as ones from a chocolate shop, but they’re just 28 calories & completely guilt-free!     In the town where I attended college, a small chocolate shop sat on the very edge of downtown, right where the business-filled streets...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Jan 31, 2016
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bites

An easy recipe for healthy snack bites that taste like cookie dough snuck straight from the bowl! They’re packed with protein but NO butter, eggs, refined flour or sugar!     Partway through 4th grade, I joined one of the larger Girl Scout Troops at my elementary school because my two best friends belonged....

25 Must Try Clean Eating Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

Jan 28, 2016
25 Must Try Clean Eating Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

Guilt-free ideas for desserts & sweet treats for Valentine’s Day! They’re full of flavor & plenty of chocolate—but NO butter, refined flour or sugar!     Growing up, I always looked forward to Valentine’s Day. It began with Mom’s homemade pancakes, which she cooked in the shape of hearts (instead of our usual Mickey...

Almond Joy Almond Butter

Jan 26, 2016
Almond Joy Almond Butter

An easy 5-ingredient recipe for almond butter that tastes like the popular candy bar! But this homemade nut butter contains NO sugar, artificial ingredients—or guilt!     Although many stores set out their Valentine’s Day inventory the day after Christmas, I usually wait until partway through January to take a peek. Yes, even though...

The Ultimate Healthy Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Jan 24, 2016
The Ultimate Healthy Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

An easy recipe for buttery sugar cookies that taste like the ones from bakery for a fraction of the price—and none of the guilt!     Every year in elementary school, my teachers organized a Valentine’s Day party with the help of a few parent volunteers from our class. Unless the holiday fell on...

Fudgy Triple Chocolate Cookies

Jan 21, 2016
Fudgy Triple Chocolate Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy chocolate cookies full of two types of melty chocolate chips. They’re a chocoholic’s dream—and just 103 calories!     Two weeks ago while perfecting my skinny vanilla mug cake recipe, I started craving the chocolate version that I posted last fall. While I enjoy a classic vanilla cupcake now and then,...

Fudgy Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Jan 19, 2016
Fudgy Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

An easy recipe for decadent raspberry-studded brownies topped with a sweet almond drizzle. They’re incredibly rich—so nobody ever believes that they’re secretly healthy!     This past Saturday, I planned to run interval sprints as my morning workout. Although cold weather and I mix together about as well as oil and water, I still...

Clean Strawberry Chocolate Chip Scones

Jan 17, 2016
Clean Strawberry Chocolate Chip Scones

An easy recipe for tender, lightly sweetened scones full of juicy berries and melty chocolate. They’re ready in just 30 minutes & packed with nearly 5g of protein!     Two weeks ago, I scheduled an early afternoon meeting in San Francisco. Knowing how quickly freeway traffic picks up after lunchtime (it’s not quite...

The Best Healthy Blueberry Muffins

Jan 14, 2016
The Best Healthy Blueberry Muffins

An easy recipe for buttery muffins full of big juicy berries. They have the same texture as cupcakes—but none of the guilt! These truly are the BEST!     My sophomore year of high school, our marching band flew to Hawaii to spend Spring Break in Honolulu. Our director organized a parade performance one...

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