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


Mocha Brownie Protein Bars

May 31, 2015
Mocha Brownie Protein Bars

Fudgy, brownie-like protein bars full of rich chocolate and coffee flavors. They’re perfect for a quick energy boost or curbing those dessert cravings!     This past Friday, my alarm sounded a little earlier than normal. After groggily pacing through my morning workout routine, showering, and checking blog work off of my to do...

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

May 28, 2015
Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

Tender scones bursting with bright sunshiny flavor! They’re perfect for any lemon lover. With their soft texture, you’ll never guess they have just 2 tablespoons of butter!     The night before we attended my brother’s college graduation ceremony to cheer on his record-setting 18 A+ grades and devoured fancy deep-dish pizzas to celebrate, our family...

Skinny Lemon-doodles

May 26, 2015
Skinny Lemon-doodles

Soft & chewy snickerdoodle cookies with a fun lemon twist! They’re light on calories but big on flavor—and the perfect treat for any lemon lover!     Because graduation celebrations never finish right as the ceremony ends—even if you turn hoarse from cheering for your younger brother for earning the highest number of A+...

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Loaf

May 24, 2015
Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Loaf

A tender lemon-flavored quick bread full of fresh, juicy blueberries. This easy recipe practically tastes like cake for breakfast—nobody has guessed it’s healthy!     This past Friday morning, my parents and I woke up at the crack of dawn, grabbed our gift bags and cameras, and dashed out the door by 7 am...

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 22, 2015
Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy cookies packed full of melty dark chocolate chips and none of the guilt! You won’t miss the carbs or calories in these decadent yet lightened-up treats!     This past weekend while out on a long run, my thoughts began wandering to make the miles pass by a little faster. After flitting around,...

Clean “Reese’s” Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

May 20, 2015
Clean “Reese’s” Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

An easy 4-ingredient recipe for decadent dark chocolate peanut butter made without any sugar or additives. Just as addictive as the candy—and much healthier!     While writing recipes for my cookbook this past winter, I stopped by the baking aisles at the grocery store multiple times a week to stock up on jumbo-sized jars...

Cherry Pie Protein Overnight Oats

May 17, 2015
Cherry Pie Protein Overnight Oats

An easy recipe for oats that taste like dessert for breakfast yet have a whopping 16g+ of protein! Perfect for busy mornings or hot summer days!     Two weekends ago, after a roller coaster of a week where I called my mom nearly every night, she decided that I needed a change of...

Skinny Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

May 14, 2015
Skinny Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

An easy recipe for creamy cheesecake bars full of fresh berries. With their sweet taste, nobody believes they’re less than 100 calories & packed with protein!     After our last set of finals in high school each year, my close friends and I would walk a couple of miles from campus to the...

Clean Raspberry Mocha Brownies

May 12, 2015
Clean Raspberry Mocha Brownies

Rich, fudgy brownies full of juicy raspberries and a hint of coffee in the background. They taste like decadent squares of fudge but have just 80 calories!     This past Sunday, I was a Tasmanian devil of energy, whirling around in productive circles of chores and checklists. From washing dishes and scrubbing kitchen...

Healthy Classic Monster Cookies

May 10, 2015
Healthy Classic Monster Cookies

Chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies full of chocolate chips & M&M candies. They’re oh so irresistible—but low calorie, whole wheat & guilt-free!     Just over a year ago on a rather warm spring afternoon, I wandered up and down the aisles of Target, soaking in the free air conditioning and testing my willpower...

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