Easy Caprese Style Summer Salad

Caprese Style Summer Salad - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Short of fireworks, ice cream sandwiches, and burgers, few combinations are quite as summery to me as tomatoes + basil + mozzarella. Caprese salad is just such a treat when your basil and tomatoes are fresh from the garden! My Caprese Style Summer Salad is a heartier, full-meal take on a classic caprese.White navy beans […]

Protein-Packed Mexican Catfish Bowls with avocado-lime greek yogurt dressing

Mexican Catfish Bowls - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

It will come as no surprise to my readers that I love really healthy recipes that are also really delicious. I also love recipes that are easy to make, inexpensive, and do double-duty to make life a little bit easier (dinner one night, lunch the next day). Bonus points to recipes that don’t create a […]

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

6 Healthy Cinco De Mayo Recipes - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Happy Cinco de Mayo! May 5th is everyone’s favorite excuse for guac and margaritas– and if that’s the path you’re heading down, then hydrate well and enjoy. But if you’re looking to avoid the caloric explosion that comes with Coronas and nachos, try one of these 6 recipes! You’ll still get a taste of Mexico, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.     

Salmon Wellington

Salmon Wellington - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Happy 2015, everyone! Hard to believe that the holidays are already behind us, isn’t it? I’m sure I say this every year, but they seem to have flown by especially fast this time around. Now that we’re back-to-business, it seems especially obvious that while December is the most wonderful time of the year, January is […]

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