Lentil & Red Pepper Casserole

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This filling, nutritious, and totally delicious vegan bake is a comforting Fall dinner, especially for a Meatless Monday! Red bell peppers give you loads of vitamins A & C, while lentils serve as a great source of protein and fibre. And not only is this dinner low in everything bad and high in everything good, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Blackened Cajun Catfish with Pan-Fried Egg and Avocado

Blackened Cajun Catfish with Pan-Fried Egg and Avocado

This quickie post is thanks to one of my favourite food girls (and all-around babe), Christine Teigen. For those of you that don’t know her, Teigen is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, the new wife of John Legend, and is a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen. She’s always a fantastic example of balancing […]

Vegan Thai Green Curry with Red Lentils, Green Beans, & Coriander-Mango Salsa

Vegan Thai Green Curry - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Spring is finally here! To celebrate, last night I welcomed the season with an appropriately-coloured vegan curry. Easy to make and super filling, this low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free dinner packs a protein-filled punch with red lentils and tofu. Green beans add a lovely crunch, while sweet potato adds a natural, low-glycemic index sweetness. Top it […]

Tamarind: The Best Fruit You’re Not Eating (Feb. 8 ’14)

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For my February 8 article about the tamarind fruit, it’s uses, & it’s health benefits (plus my recipe for better-than-delivery pad thai) either click here or keep on reading!   If you’re anything like me when it comes to cooking, you can find inspiration on nearly any level. You might be moved to create an […]

Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu & Mixed Veggies

Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu, & Mixed Veggies

A classic stir fry is a great, simple, no-muss-no-fuss weeknight dinner staple. It’s easy to adapt for dietary restrictions, tricks kids into eating veggies, and is ready in a flash. The only problem? It gets boring. Which is why my Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu & Mixed Veggies is a great way to get out of […]

Hot Indian Shrimp Soup with red kidney beans, chopped kale, and cauliflower

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This super filling soup will load you up with energy and keep you warm on even the chilliest of January nights. It’s 100% clean and full of protein, fibre, and veggie goodness. And did I mention it tastes great, stores impossibly well, and is beyond easy to make? This soup actually tastes better the day […]

Super Veggie Lasagna with black beans, kale, & tofu

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Lasagna is one of those tried-and-true comfort food classics that stands the test of time. Everyone’s Grandma has a lasagna recipe on a folded, torn, and/or stained index card– and for good reason. It’s super satisfying, great for chilly nights, and a quick fix for big family dinners. What lasagna is not, though, is healthy. […]

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