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


Fudgy Mocha Brownies with Coffee Drizzle

Sep 27, 2016
Fudgy Mocha Brownies with Coffee Drizzle

An easy recipe for decadent brownies full of dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Even with no butter, refined flour or sugar & just 76 calories, they don’t taste healthy at all!     Although I typically work best in my home office with complete peace and quiet, I decided to try a change of...

The Ultimate Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte

Sep 25, 2016
The Ultimate Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte

An easy recipe for a copycat Starbucks pumpkin spice latte with a rich chocolate flavor too! It’s WAY better than the original & just 32 calories!     Last week, I shared about how my friend’s husband offered me a ticket at the spur of the moment to see the St. Louis Cardinals play...

Sunday Spotlight

Sep 24, 2016
Sunday Spotlight

  At the spur-of-the-moment baseball game I attended last week with a big group of people, I ended up sitting in between my friend and her husband’s brother, whom everyone calls “Uncle M.” When my friend left to catch up with a few other families in different sections partway through the game, Uncle M...

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Brownies

Sep 22, 2016
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Brownies

A healthy recipe for treats with the cozy flavors of pumpkin pie and the same fudgy texture as brownies! So easy & just 63 calories!     Before we jump into today’s story and recipe, I have a favor to ask. Would you please fill out this two-question survey? It will really help me...

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Mini Muffins

Sep 20, 2016
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Mini Muffins

An easy recipe for spiced pumpkin mini muffins full of chocolate chips. They’re as tender as cupcakes & just 44 calories!     Before we jump into today’s story and recipe, I have a favor to ask. Would you please fill out this two-question survey? It will really help me understand what you want...

Skinny Chocolate Chai Latte

Sep 18, 2016
Skinny Chocolate Chai Latte

An easy, 4-ingredient recipe for a creamy chai latte with lots of rich dark chocolate flavor. Just 35 calories in this irresistible drink!     When my mom started working for a new foundation a few years ago, she began traveling much more frequently because of her job title. As the head of the...

Sunday Spotlight

Sep 17, 2016
Sunday Spotlight

  This past week, I learned that one of my high school friends had been hit by a car while biking home in the city. Although the driver immediately took off, not bothering to check how badly he injured the cyclist, my friend somehow walked away without any broken bones or concussions, mainly suffering...

Pumpkin Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookies

Sep 15, 2016
Pumpkin Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies full of cozy spices & topped with a sweet cheesecake drizzle. Just 95 calories, but they don’t taste healthy at all!     During my first quarter at college, I signed up for a nutrition seminar. Held once a week and led by one of the...

Pumpkin Spice Latte Energy Bites

Sep 13, 2016
Pumpkin Spice Latte Energy Bites

A super easy recipe for a healthy snack that tastes just like the iconic Starbucks drink! Full of cozy fall flavors & 12g of protein!     During my junior year of high school, one of my senior friends invited me along on her “birthday day” with her parents. They planned to spend the...

Skinny Single-Serving Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Sep 11, 2016
Skinny Single-Serving Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

An easy recipe for a perfectly portioned spiced pumpkin cake full of melty chocolate! Ready in just 10 minutes & only 124 calories!     During my four years at college, a combination bakery and ice cream parlor opened a new location in the heart of downtown. Located just a few minutes from campus,...

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