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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Hearty Vegan Chili with Kale, Quinoa, and Brown Lentils

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Normally, chili evokes images of huge pots being stirred by hunky firefighters, large amounts of ground beef, and big dollops of sour cream. Not exactly super-duper-healthy. Forget all that. My Hearty Vegan Chili is jam-packed with superfoods, protein, and fibre– but stays low cal, low fat, and guilt-free. It’ll warm you up and keep you […]

Creamy Butternut Squash and Turnip Soup

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Last night marked something significant.. our first frost of the season! And since it’s getting chilly, I thought it was time to bring out one of my favourite, super clean meals.. My Creamy Butternut Squash and Turnip Soup! Vegan, full of fibre, and ready in a flash (at least as far as soups go), it’s […]

Coconut Lime Shrimp Soup with chillies and bok choy

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This super tasty soup tastes like something you’d get at your favourite Thai restaurant…only healthier! Filling enough to stand alone as a meal and full of all of the good stuff, you’ll find yourself craving this great soup again and again. You’re gonna need: 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large white onion 1 […]

Spicy Butternut Squash, Kale, & Black Bean Soup

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This weekend marks a pretty significant transition on the calendar. We’ve officially moved from ‘desperately-trying-to-hold-onto-the-last-seconds-of-summer’ to ’embrace-everything-good-about-Fall-because-what-choice-do-we-have’. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, right? Well, it smells like Fall, it looks like Fall, I’m craving apples and wearing scarves and watching football– it’s Fall. And with that in mind, I’ve […]

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