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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

FAQ’s, part 2

FAQs part two - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

For an in-depth article I wrote for The Kingston Whig Standard detailing my objections to and argument against the gluten-free-for-weight-loss trend, please click here.   

Molly’s Grocery Method

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Grocery shopping— not the sexiest of topics. It isn’t flat-abs-in-5-minutes, it isn’t 10-pounds-in-10-days, and isn’t eat-everything-you-want-and-still-lose-weight… but it is important. Really important. Effective and planned grocery shopping is one of the easiest, most simple steps you can take to healthier living and easier weight loss.  Why? Because it makes it easier to make healthy decisions. If […]

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 […]

10 Easy Ways to Sneak Greens Into Your Diet (March 22, ’14)

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For my March 22 Kingston Whig Standard article about adding extra veggies into your meals, 10 Easy Ways to Sneak Greens Into Your Diet, either click here or scroll down!   Though snow banks still crowd Princess Street and I’ve not yet seen one crocus, spring has arrived — officially, at least. The season has many themes; […]

The Dreaded Plateau (Feb. 22, ’14)

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To read my February 22 article about weight-loss plateaus, The Dreaded Plateau, either click here or keep on reading!  Last week, a friend of mine turned to Facebook to seek advice on a problem likely all too familiar to most of us: The Plateau. No, I’m not sounding off on the trials and tribulations of […]

Half the Bad, All of the Taste Chocolate Chip Cookies

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We want our loved ones to make healthy choices… but some are easier to convince than others. No matter how enthusiastically you present your 14 year old son with your roasted veggie & quinoa salad, he probably won’t be terribly excited about it. And as thrilled as many of us are with clean desserts like […]