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 […]

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, […]

Hot Indian Shrimp Soup with red kidney beans, chopped kale, and cauliflower


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


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 […]

Spicy Quinoa and Chopped Kale Salad


Dinner side dishes can get pretty darn ho-hum. I mean, I love a good spinach salad as much as the next girl, but sometimes my plate is in need of a change…. a spicy change. Which is why my spicy quinoa and chopped kale salad totally hits the spot! Full of nutrients, fibre, and taste, […]

Spicy Cilantro-Basil Chickpea Burgers


For vegetarians, the BBQ can be an unwelcome feature of summer. With hamburgers, hotdogs, and ribs a-plenty, many vegetarians find themselves left out of barbecue scene all together.   How many grilled veggies is one girl supposed to eat?! There ARE other options for a vegetarian-friendly summer BBQ. You could try my red lentil, spinach, […]

Asian Edamame, Mango, and Bulgur Salad


  Though there are few foods I love more than my world-famous quinoa salad, sometimes a girl just needs a change. Which is why I came up with this fabulous asian salad! With the same vegan, high protein, 110% clean appeal as my quinoa salad, this super-filling and tasty treat can be lunch, dinner, or […]

Eat Colourful!


Colourful food is not only the best for you, but it is the most fun! If you have lots of colour (and I don’t mean the artificial blue in your slurpee) in your diet, odds are you’re getting loads of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. You’ll feel better, inside and out! These photos are of my […]

Simple Split Pea Soup


An often overlooked source of fibre and protein, split peas are incredibly versatile, extremely flavourful, and impossibly inexpensive– seriously, they cost less than a pack of gum. This vegan soup is filling enough to eat all on it’s own, and makes for an easy weeknight dinner! You’re gonna need: 2 white onions, diced 3 cloves […]

Mexican-style Black Bean, Spinach, and Shrimp Soup


Soup can get a bad wrap. Some soups, obviously, deserve it (anything cream based is not your friend). And while many canned soups claim to be healthy (and can be low-cal), they’re frequently full of salt, sugar, and preservatives. Sure, they’re convenient, but a lot of them are just cans of salty water. As a […]

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