Meal Planning 101

Meal Planning 101 - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Meal planning. An essential part of any healthy eating lifestyle, planning your meals for the week ahead makes it easier to choose healthy foods, save money and time, and avoid the dreaded 5:15 oh-no-what-are-we-having-for-dinner moment. It helps you to grocery shop effectively (click here to read about my time, money, & calorie saving grocery shopping […]

The Worst Fitness Advice Around (Redux)

The Worst Fitness Advice Around - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

It’s no secret that we live in a 24/7 information economy. Not only do we have access to the latest news on our phones, tablets and our computers, but the barrage of never-ending headlines scroll through our televisions every hour of every day. There is always a new study, a new survey, a new truth. […]

Better-Than-Delivery Tofu & Broccoli

Tofu & Broccoli - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

In most houses, each family member has their own standard, go-to Chinese take-out order. Take my family as an example– my mother is a garlic shrimp person, my father a dependable chicken and cashew man, and I have always been a beef and broccoli girl. That is, until I stopped eating meat. The first time […]

6 Ways to Turn a Can of Beans into Dinner

6 Easy Ways to Turn a Can of Beans Into Dinner - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

  When people talk about the benefits of a plant-based diet, they frequently cite the health advantages, the ethical virtues, and the ecological good you’ll be effecting. But you know what doesn’t get mentioned a lot? The fact that skipping the meat can make for a much lower grocery bill. Maybe it doesn’t get mentioned […]

Lightened Up Lemon Bars

Lightened Up Lemon Bars - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

  The day I’ve been waiting for since December 26th is finally here– it’s Spring!!! And while it may not feel quite like Spring where you are (or where I am, unfortunately), it’s only a matter of time before the grass is green and the daffodils  are peeking their smiling faces up at us. In the […]

Skinny Enchiladas (with Handrolled Flour Tortillas)

Skinny Enchiladas - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Necessity is the mother of all invention, right? Well, born out of necessity, these little babies are one of my favorite weeknight dinner inventions ever.  A while back, I had planned on making enchiladas for dinner, but had forgotten to get tortillas, enchilada sauce, and taco seasoning. So I conducted an experiment, and ended up […]

Perfect Lemon Cupcakes

Perfect Lemon Cupcakes - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

I know that ‘perfect’ gets thrown around pretty liberally on the internet, so it’s fair enough if you’re a bit skeptical of the title of this post… and I’ve tried enough so-called ‘perfect’ recipes to know that most of the time, they’re perfect in name only. That is not the case for my Perfect Lemon […]

Easy Almond Butter Granola

Easy Almond Butter Granola - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Granola. It’s not exactly the sexiest food, is it? More often than not, it’s code for hippy-dippy and hyper-eco-friendly. Granola is also a source of great confusion. It’s frequently pitched as a hearty, healthy breakfast option, but an alarming number of the store bought options are loaded with sugar, fat, and calories… and are sometimes […]

Superbowl Round Up

Super Bowl Round Up - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

It’s Super Bowl Weekend!!  Doesn’t matter if you’re a die-hard fan or a casual watcher, Super Bowl Sunday is pretty much a National holiday. Everyone likes a dead-of-winter excuse for chicken wings and beer and sitting on the couch. And while I can’t guarantee that your quarterback won’t get sacked or that your receivers won’t […]

Dark Chocolate Football Truffles

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter & Cookie Dough Truffles - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Dessert tends to become an afterthought on Super Bowl Sunday, but after all of the spicy chicken and cheesy dips, you’ll want a little something sweet! These cute little football-shaped truffles are easy to make ahead of time and are great for kids and grown-ups alike.   Like this:Like Loading…

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