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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pom-Apple Spice Quinoa Granola

Pom-Apple Spice Quinoa Granola

It’s pretty hard to find someone that doesn’t like granola–the nutty-crunchy-dried-fruit goodness is pretty hard to resist.  But once a synonym for ‘healthy’, granola has fallen off of it’s high horse. News segments have pointed out store-bought brands soaring calorie counts, blog posts have railed about excessive amounts of sugar, and countless eyes have skimmed over articles […]

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 […]

Easy Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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I grew up not liking brussel sprouts. All I remember is my mother saying something about them tasting like an ash tray (how she knew what I that tasted like, I don’t know…) 20 years later, though, brussel sprouts are the new cool vegetable in town. Served chopped, baked, or grilled in the trendiest of eateries, […]

Tomato, Tofu, & Feta Stuffed Peppers with Bulgur & Spinach

Peppers Stuffed with Feta, Tomato, & Tofu

I am INTO fall dinners right now. Changing leaves and cooler temperatures make us all crave a certain kind of food, and my fall dinners have all of the good (they’re warm, comforting, filling, delicious, & super clean) and none of the bad (no naughty cheesiness, creaminess, starchiness, or fattiude). Case in point? My gorgeous […]

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