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


10 Minute Skinny Lemonade

Jun 30, 2015
10 Minute Skinny Lemonade

An easy 3-ingredient recipe for sweet and refreshing lemonade. Made healthier with absolutely no sugar, it’s perfect for cooling off on hot summer days!     When I was 6 or 7 years old, my family flew to Colorado for our summer vacation. With lots of my mom’s relatives scattered throughout the state (one...

Clean Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream

Jun 29, 2015
Clean Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream

Tender shortcakes layered with fresh strawberries, blueberries & homemade whipped cream—all made without refined flour or sugar. The perfect healthy dessert for the 4th of July!     Every year throughout my childhood (except for the few where we visited my grandparents), my family made ice cream on the 4th of July. During the...

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Jun 26, 2015
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies filled with two kinds of chocolate chips. They’re made with no butter, refined flour or sugar—but don’t taste healthy at all!     Although my mom rarely baked during my childhood, she still kept a kitchen shelf full of cookbooks and recipe clippings, the latter of which she organized...

Clean Almond Joy Scones

Jun 23, 2015
Clean Almond Joy Scones

Tender scones with the same almond, coconut & chocolate flavors as the popular candy bar. But they’re much healthier with no refined sugar or artificial ingredients!     Two weekends ago while visiting my parents, my mom came home from running errands with a gleam in her eye. “Want to go to an open...

Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Banana Bread

Jun 21, 2015
Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Banana Bread

Tender banana bread full of fresh summer berries. Naturally sweetened and extremely tender, it’s the perfect healthy breakfast or snack!     Throughout my childhood, my family celebrated the 4th of July like most people in our town: with backyard BBQs, big scoops of ice cream, and watching fireworks exploding in the night sky...

Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Jun 18, 2015
Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery cookies with a homemade raspberry jam filling. They’re soft, chewy & absolutely addictive. Nobody believed that these contain no refined flour or sugar!     Last week, two of my best friends and I arranged to meet at Starbucks the morning before one of them flew back to southern California to start her...

Simple Quinoa Crackers

Jun 16, 2015
Simple Quinoa Crackers

An easy, 5-ingredient recipe for homemade crunchy quinoa crackers. They pair perfectly with cheese, hummus, and other dips—or just eat them plain!     As a college professor, my dad’s friend from his undergrad days, my “Uncle P,” spent his year on sabbatical about 10 years ago, and with that much free time, Uncle...

Protein Berry Workout Smoothie (Jamba Juice Copycat)

Jun 14, 2015
Protein Berry Workout Smoothie (Jamba Juice Copycat)

A simple 4-ingredient smoothie made from wholesome ingredients that’s packed with over 22 grams of protein! It’s the perfect healthy summer treat!     Last weekend while visiting my parents, my throat started to feel a little scratchy. When I mentioned it to my mom, she quickly offered, “Why don’t I go get you...

Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jun 12, 2015
Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rich chocolate cookies full of melty chocolate chips. They’re extremely soft & chewy, but you’d never guess they’re low-carb & practically sugar-free!     Growing up, I had the best mom in the world. She shuttled us to soccer practices, piano lessons, basketball practices, flute lessons, play dates, volleyball games, marching band rehearsals, the...

Clean Blueberry Almond Crumble

Jun 9, 2015
Clean Blueberry Almond Crumble

A sweet almond-scented blueberry crisp topped with a cinnamon-spiced oat streusel. This irresistible dessert is still healthy enough for breakfast!     This past weekend, after one of my best friends from high school graduated from medical school, her parents threw her a big party to celebrate. Their extended family and friends made up...

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