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 […]

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.   

Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Quinoa Blondies

Dark Chocolate Chip & Cherry Quinoa Blondies

“This is the best healthy dessert you’ve ever made.” THAT is what came out of my guy’s mouth after he ate one of these blondies. That is BIG. I make skinny peanut butter brownies and protein cookies and skinny german apple cake. But these blondies got the fanfare last night. They’re sugar-free (minus the chocolate […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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