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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

Tofu Dippers

Tofu Dippers - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Even if you don’t like the taste of tofu, you’ll love these Tofu Dippers! Easy to make and great with any sauce you can name, this two-ingredient appetizer has a lovely nuttiness to it. Don’t think of these little beauties as a concession to your vegan guests– they’re great for meat eaters, too!

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!

Swiss Chard, Wheat Berry, & Pea Salad with Lemon Chia Vinegarette

Swiss Chard, Wheat Berry, & Fresh Pea Salad with Lemon-Chia Vinegerette

This easy-breezy chopped salad is a delicious and effective way of cramming as many ‘super foods’ into your body as possible, while still really enjoying what you’re eating. It’s vegan, hearty and protein-filled enough to stand alone as a meal, it keeps shockingly well, and the vast majority of the ingredients can be sourced locally, […]

Lightened Up Classic ‘Slaw

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Cole Slaw— in its many varying colours, styles, and iterations– is a summer staple. And while particular dressings and additional mix-ins may vary, there are a few cole slaw constants; cabbage, carrots, mayo, and vinegar.  Delicious? Yes. Healthy? Questionable, at best. Sure, cabbage and carrots are a good start, but coating even the healthiest vegetables in […]

Balsamic-Dijon Roasted Radishes

Balsamic-Dijon Roasted Radishes

I’ll be honest: my radish-related experiences are pretty minimal. I know I should plant them early in the Spring, I know that they’re ready to harvest early in the season, and I know that they’re a crispy-crunchy-spicy veggie that’s nice to have in the fridge alongside some carrots and cucumbers. That’s about it.  But if […]

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!  

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