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…

Molly’s Perfect 7 Layer Dip

Molly's Perfect 7 Layer Dip - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

7 layer dip is one of those old standbys that it’s hard to mess up, but it’s also hard to make stand out as an allstar. But with black beans, a mix of salsa and pico de gallo, and the best guacamole ever….trust me– this one stands out. Like this:Like Loading…

Better-Than-Wings Honey Mustard & Lime Pepper Chicken Drumsticks

Better-Than-Wings Chicken Drumsticks - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

It’s the Superbowl–don’t bother with poxy little wings…try drumsticks! They’re a great wing-alternative that are meatier, tastier, less messy, and cheaper.  These two wing-style drumstick flavours are with simple and tasty ingredients. They’re easy to make and are hearty enough to fill up even the hungriest of game watchers.      Like this:Like Loading…

Guacamole Hummus

Guacamole Hummus - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

My Guacamole Hummus (I was going to call it guacummus or hummamole but thought better of it) combines two of your favorite things and is ready in a flash. Plus it’s vegan, full of protein and fiber, and is just as good on crunchy veggies as it is on tortilla chips. Like this:Like Loading…

Roasted Jalapeño Poppers

Roasted Jalapeño Poppers - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Order jalapeno poppers at any local pub, and you’ll get balls of deep-fried weirdness and watered down marinara sauce. These, mercifully, are not that. Fresh roasted jalapenos give a great kick alongside a cheesy, mexican-style filling. Like this:Like Loading…

Skinny Guacamole

Skinny Guacamole - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Pictured here on my Perfect 7 Layer Dip, this lighter take on traditional guacamole will be ready in less than 5 minutes, and will guarantee that you’ll never, ever, ever buy store-bought guacamole again. The only downside? Your friends will always want you to make it. Like this:Like Loading…

Tofu Dippers

Tofu Dippers - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Even if you don’t like the taste of tofu, you’ll love these Tofu Dippers! Easy to make and great with any sauce you can name, this two-ingredient appetizer has a lovely nuttiness to it. Don’t think of these little beauties as a concession to your vegan guests– they’re great for meat eaters, too! Like this:Like […]

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