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


Dark Chocolate Blueberry Energy Bites

Aug 30, 2014
Dark Chocolate Blueberry Energy Bites

An easy recipe for fudgy protein-packed energy bites. They taste like an oatmeal cookie fell into a brownie, but they’re still skinny & low calorie!     On Monday evening, I loaded up my car with lots of heavy boxes and drove 80 miles south to my parents’ place, all while listening to my...

Fudgy Lemon Brownies

Aug 26, 2014
Fudgy Lemon Brownies

An easy recipe for lemon squares with the texture of extra fudgy brownies. Sweet, low calorie & perfect for any lemon lover!     A few years ago, my little brother moved into the dorms to start college, just a few days before his birthday. Because very few kids from our high school were...

Mixed Berry Green Smoothie

Aug 24, 2014
Mixed Berry Green Smoothie

An easy 3-ingredient recipe for a thick, fruity smoothie packed with a full serving of greens. Light, rejuvenating & the perfect start to your day!     Yesterday, my parents bravely backed a huge U-Haul into our driveway—no easy feat, with the sheer length of both the truck and concrete! They immediately hopped out...

Clean Blueberry Mango Crumble

Aug 22, 2014
Clean Blueberry Mango Crumble

An easy recipe for a healthy, fruity dessert. Topped with a thick layer of cinnamon streusel—the best part!     Last weekend, my parents generously offered to drive up and help me start packing, so on Sunday morning, I ran around the house with a yellow legal pad and pen, scribbling down what could...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

Aug 20, 2014
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

A 4-ingredient recipe for healthy granola that tastes like a chocolate peanut butter cup! It tastes like you’re eating candy for breakfast!     Back in May, my friend Sally mentioned that Trader Joe’s sold dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Already infatuated with Reese’s milk chocolate version, I immediately scribbled down her suggestion on my...

Whole Wheat Honey Peach Muffins

Aug 18, 2014
Whole Wheat Honey Peach Muffins

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Del Monte, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DelMonteBTS  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV   An easy recipe for wholesome muffins full of juicy peaches. Perfectly sweet, secretly skinny, and bound to bring a smile to anyone’s face!    ...

The skinny on the sweet and easty: Peanut butter banana bread brownies

Aug 16, 2014
The skinny on the sweet and easty: Peanut butter banana bread brownies

An easy recipe for dessert bars with the taste of banana bread & the fudgy texture of brownies. Sweet, skinny & seriously addictive!     Twice every week, I toss my reusable grocery totes into my car and drive across town to Trader Joe’s. After easing into a shady parking spot and grabbing a...

Skinny Buttered Popcorn

Aug 14, 2014
Skinny Buttered Popcorn

An easy, 3-ingredient recipe for buttery air-popped popcorn. With all of the flavor and almost none of the fat, it’ll disappear in seconds!     Two weekends ago, Mom and I received an exclusive email from the Oakland Athletics, our favorite baseball team. As season ticket holders, we were invited down to the field...

Clean Almond Berry Crumble

Aug 12, 2014
Clean Almond Berry Crumble

An easy recipe for a juicy berry crumble with a cinnamon streusel topping. Completely clean-eating friendly & healthy enough for breakfast!     When I applied for graduate chemistry programs, every school that accepted me also mailed me an invitation to an all-expenses-paid visitation weekend with the other prospective students. I’d hop on a...

Dark Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

Aug 10, 2014
Dark Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

A 5-ingredient recipe for large chocolate truffles with a fresh blueberry center. They taste as rich as store-bought ones, but they’re only 28 calories!     During my first quarter of graduate school, I taught a weekly lab class right after lunch. So every Tuesday just before noon, I slipped into the lab, drew...

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