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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

Buffalo Wing Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Wing Cauliflower Bites - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Ok, your boyfriend might rolls his eyes at this one. But if you’re looking to keep your calories low on game day, these roasted cauliflower bites are a great option for satisfying your cravings and keeping your calories in check.  Be sure to serve these piping hot!

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, […]

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 […]

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