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 […]

Flourless Pumpkin Spice Protein Cookies

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“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, […]

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 […]

Skinnier Classic Cornbread

Skinnier Classic Cornbread

This recipe is a lightened up version of traditional cornbread. With Splenda, greek yogurt, fat-free margarine, & egg whites, this healthy take on a classic pairs perfectly with my Hearty Vegan Chilli! This cornbread would also pair beautifully with my Hot Indian Shrimp Soup!  

Pom-Apple Spice Quinoa Granola

Pom-Apple Spice Quinoa Granola

It’s pretty hard to find someone that doesn’t like granola–the nutty-crunchy-dried-fruit goodness is pretty hard to resist.  But once a synonym for ‘healthy’, granola has fallen off of it’s high horse. News segments have pointed out store-bought brands soaring calorie counts, blog posts have railed about excessive amounts of sugar, and countless eyes have skimmed over articles […]

Skinny Banana Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Muffins

Skinny Buttermilk Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

My John’s birthday was last Saturday. And you know what John’s birthday means? Carrot Cake. My super-duper-awesome carrot cake. And that carrot cake calls for buttermilk…. which means, after the candles are blown out and the presents are opened, I’m stuck with half a carton of buttermilk. I hate wasting food, so I started brainstorming […]

Pumpkin Spice Protein Muffins

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If you follow my blog regularly, you all know I love a good skinny muffin. But what’s better than a skinny muffin? A skinny muffin with protein, that’s what.  BOOM! Did I just blow your mind?! Protein fills you up, keeps you running, and helps to build those lean, toned muscles we all want. And […]

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

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 I love a good skinny muffin. A perfect fix for those if-I-don’t-eat-a-carb-I-might-perish moments, these skinny chocolate peanut butter muffins combine the deliciousness of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup with a moist, satisfying muffin…. all for under 60 calories!    You’re gonna need: 1/2 c 0% fat plain greek yogourt 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce 2 tsp […]

Smoothie Heaven

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I love smoothies. A LOT. Maybe it’s because I adore ice cream. Maybe it’s because I love a meal that tastes delicious and is 100% clean. Maybe it’s because they’re full of vitamins and minerals, and they keep me unbelievably full well into the afternoon. Whatever it is, I love ’em. Because of this, I’ve […]

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