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


Zucchini Bread Protein Muffins

Jun 28, 2016
Zucchini Bread Protein Muffins

A healthy recipe for cozily spiced muffins full of grated zucchini & nearly 10g of protein. They’re perfectly tender and taste like they came straight from a bakery!     A few summers ago, I received a text from a good high school friend asking if I wanted to go to a San Francisco...

Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Jun 26, 2016
Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

A healthy recipe for creamy cheesecake bars full of fresh, juicy strawberries. Just 80 calories, but this summer dessert tastes indulgent—not healthy at all!     Around the time I turned five years old, my mom offered me strawberries for the first time. She arranged a few plump, freshly washed berries onto a faded...

Sunday Spotlight

Jun 25, 2016
Sunday Spotlight

  During my birthday yesterday, I started thinking about my childhood parties while looking out at the ocean waves, especially the ones I hosted in middle school. For those years, I requested that my friends skipped the traditional wrapped presents, and I asked them to bring fun “girlie” things, like sparkly nail polish, fruity-scented...

The Ultimate Healthy Blueberry Crumble

Jun 23, 2016
The Ultimate Healthy Blueberry Crumble

An easy recipe for homemade blueberry crumble. Juicy berries topped with sweet, crunchy streusel… What’s not to love?? And it’s secretly healthy enough for breakfast too!     My mom perpetually stocks her fridge with fresh blueberries. Many mornings, she pours herself a small bowl of cereal, usually something containing bran flakes and granola...

Chocolate Chip Banana Mini Muffins

Jun 21, 2016
Chocolate Chip Banana Mini Muffins

An easy recipe for tender bite-sized banana muffins full of rich chocolate morsels. They’re secretly healthy and just 45 calories!     A few weeks ago, my dad mentioned that Grandma hadn’t slept well for a few days. She would doze off in the evening, sometimes in her favorite comfy armchair instead of her...

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

Jun 19, 2016
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy oatmeal cookies full of juicy strawberries and rich chocolate chunks. Just 98 calories, but they don’t taste healthy at all!     A few weeks ago while out grocery shopping, I spotted a big, bright yellow sale sign in the produce section. Posted on a wooden center display, just...

Sunday Spotlight

Jun 18, 2016
Sunday Spotlight

  Last weekend, something horrific happened in Orlando. As articles and video coverage appeared in the news in the ensuing hours, the brutality and hatred of the shooting slowly sunk in… Yet at the same time, images rolled in of #PrayForOrlando banners flying all around the nation, candlelit memorials hosted by countless cities around...

Apple Pie Granola Bar Bites

Jun 16, 2016
Apple Pie Granola Bar Bites

An easy recipe for healthy snack bites that taste just like apple pie! Just 9 everyday ingredients & 30 calories!     For nearly an entire year during high school, I maintained the same afternoon routine. After Mom picked me up from one of the residential cul-de-sacs next to the campus and drove home...

Mixed Berry Protein Overnight Oats

Jun 14, 2016
Mixed Berry Protein Overnight Oats

An easy recipe for thick, creamy oatmeal packed with 16g+ of protein and plenty of sweet, juicy berries. The perfect healthy breakfast for busy mornings!     This past spring, my dad decided to start eating healthier. He already packed himself wholesome lunches and snacks with plenty of fresh fruit and veggies (he can’t...

Apple Pie Snickerdoodles

Jun 12, 2016
Apple Pie Snickerdoodles

An easy recipe for irresistible chewy cookies full of spiced apples & coated in cinnamon sugar. Nobody ever believes they’re healthy & just 100 calories!     During Dad’s and my visit to San Diego this past Memorial Day weekend, my grandpa starting craving cake on the second evening of our trip. Even though...

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