Flourless Pumpkin Spice Protein Cookies

FlourlessPumpkin

“Cookie” might not be the right word to use here. Sort of like my popular banana-based protein cookies, these are low-cal, sugar free, vegan, gluten-free little baked morsels of pumpkiny goodness. And while their natural sweetness easily satisfies a dessert craving, they’re no one trick ponies; they’re great as a quick breakfast on-the-go or a hunger […]

6 Favourite Fall Recipes

6 Favourite Fall Dinners - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Fall always feels like the biggest shift of the year. You’re wearing more layers, you’re going back to school… and you find yourself craving warm, hearty comfort foods.  This recipe wrap up has six of my favourite, perfect-for-chilly-Autumn-days-and-nights recipes. From Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies to Hearty Vegan Chili with Kale, Quinoa, & Brown Lentils, […]

FAQ’s, part 2

FAQs part two - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

For an in-depth article I wrote for The Kingston Whig Standard detailing my objections to and argument against the gluten-free-for-weight-loss trend, please click here.   

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

As you’re probably able to tell by now, my garden is producing a ton of zucchinis this season…. which is great! Not only are they tasty grilled, steamed, or baked, but they are incredibly moist (and healthy!) in baked goods (just check out my Black Currant & Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf.) Perhaps the most famous […]

Brown Lentil, Bulgur, & Cherry Tomato Zucchini Boats

Brown Lentil, Bulgur, & Cherry Tomato Zucchini Boats - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

This easy late summer dinner is a perfect way to use the tomatoes and zucchini currently at peak season, while keeping your calories low, your protein high, and your tummy full! Very quick to make and vegetarian-friendly (and easily made vegan-friendly, too), this healthy dinner is also wallet-friendly, clocking in at about $1 per serving.  Stored […]

How to Manage a Garden Surplus

Peaches - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Late August is a great (though admittedly ominous) time of year for a lot of reasons. Gorgeous weather, a final summer long weekend, the US Open…. and harvest season! An overwhelming number of things are in season right now; for many of us that means peaches, plums, broccoli, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, carrots, beets, peppers, […]

6 Favourite Dinners Under 450 Calories

6 Easy Weeknight Dinners Under 400 Calories - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Dinner can be the trickiest dinner to get right. Frequently, if it’s healthy and low-cal, it isn’t filling and satisfying (and vice-versa). We’re never working with as much time as we think we are, and it’s really easy to get an entree rut.  With that in mind, here are 6 of my go-to healthy, quick, […]

Black Currant & Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf

Black Currant & Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

It’s zucchini season! And while we all know that this super-versatile, ultra low-calorie summer squash is great baked, grilled, broiled, or spiralized, it also can make fantastically moist baked goods…. like my Black Currant & Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf! Perfect for a quick morning bite, a satisfying dessert, or a solution to that 3pm donut craving, this […]

Label, baby!

Label your food for your most organized freezer ever!

I’m thrilled to have gotten a great response on some of my kitchen and food organization tips and tricks (click here for my grocery shopping advice and here for everything you’ve always wanted to know about fruit & vegetable storage)! With that in mind, today’s post is a quick and easy way to keep your […]

Swiss Chard, Wheat Berry, & Pea Salad with Lemon Chia Vinegarette

Swiss Chard, Wheat Berry, & Fresh Pea Salad with Lemon-Chia Vinegerette

This easy-breezy chopped salad is a delicious and effective way of cramming as many ‘super foods’ into your body as possible, while still really enjoying what you’re eating. It’s vegan, hearty and protein-filled enough to stand alone as a meal, it keeps shockingly well, and the vast majority of the ingredients can be sourced locally, […]