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 Shortcake S’mores

Jul 23, 2014
Strawberry Shortcake S’mores

Two classic summer treats combined into one! Lightened up strawberry shortcakes with a dark chocolate drizzle & toasted marshmallow. So irresistible!     Last month, my sweet blog friend Jane invited me to join her for a Draegers cooking school session to celebrate our birthdays. To promote her new dessert cookbook, Jeni of Jeni’s Splendid Ice...

Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins

Jul 21, 2014
Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins

An easy recipe for moist banana muffins studded with juicy strawberries. You won’t miss the fat in these lightened-up breakfast treats!     My first morning on our Tahoe family vacation last week, my eyelids groggily peeled open as my alarm sang out its annoying tune right next to my ear shortly after the sun...

Easy, yet decadent: Clean “Elvis” Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

Jul 19, 2014
Easy, yet decadent: Clean “Elvis” Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

An easy recipe for moist banana cupcakes with sweet peanut butter frosting. With their decadent taste, nobody will guess they’re healthy & clean-eating!     Last week, my parents rented a spacious house in Lake Tahoe with four bedrooms, a living room and loft, a wraparound porch, two-story-tall floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides, and...

Skinny Boston Cream Pie Oatmeal

Jul 17, 2014
Skinny Boston Cream Pie Oatmeal

A 5-ingredient recipe for vanilla custard-flavored oatmeal topped with a rich dark chocolate drizzle. Packed with protein & surprisingly healthy!     For the week I turned 16, I convinced my family to fly to Boston for our summer vacation, with the not-so-secret ulterior motive of seeing a Red Sox’s game as part of...

Skinny Almond Joy Frappuccino

Jul 15, 2014
Skinny Almond Joy Frappuccino

An easy & healthy recipe for a homemade frappuccino that tastes exactly like the candy bar!     Every summer, starting in May and lasting until November, our town basically goes through menopause. The mood lifts as finals end, the energy level slows as college kids bolt home for vacation, and the locals experience...

Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

Jul 13, 2014
Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

The softest & chewiest oatmeal cookies you’ll ever make, studded with fresh raspberries. Nobody will ever believe they’re healthy & less than 100 calories!     Can you get someone fired by giving them cookies?   I’m not sure I want to know the answer to that because I certainly thought I did last...

Double Chocolate Brownie Granola

Jul 11, 2014
Double Chocolate Brownie Granola

An easy recipe for chocolate granola with chocolate chips & real brownie chunks. With its decadent taste, you won’t believe it’s a healthy breakfast!     My last quarter of undergraduate classes, my guy’s boss sent him overseas to Taiwan for the first five weeks to teach a chemistry course as part of an...

Chocolate Raspberry Protein Parfaits: A Protein Bar Recipe

Jul 9, 2014
Chocolate Raspberry Protein Parfaits: A Protein Bar Recipe

Special thanks to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. #BarNutrition #CollectiveBias   A 4-ingredient recipe for Greek yogurt parfaits with juicy raspberries & brownie-like snack bar chunks. Healthy enough for breakfast, but they taste like dessert!     Four years ago, barely a...

Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites

Jul 7, 2014
Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites

A 5-ingredient nut-free recipe for fruity dark chocolate energy bites. With the texture of cookie dough, this healthy snack disappears much too quickly!     This past Friday, after consulting our town’s fireworks schedule, we hopped in our truck at 8 pm to navigate across town to the big grassy field behind the high...

Easy and great for summer: Peach crumble recipe

Jul 5, 2014
Easy and great for summer: Peach crumble recipe

An easy summer recipe full of juicy peaches and a thick oat crumb topping. Despite its sweet buttery flavor, it’s still secretly skinny & completely healthy!     Every spring, I count down the days until summer the way a little kid eagerly eats chocolate out of an Advent calendar to cross off the...

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