Tamarind: The Best Fruit You’re Not Eating (Feb. 8 ’14)

Molly's Better-Than-Delivery Pad Thai

For my February 8 article about the tamarind fruit, it’s uses, & it’s health benefits (plus my recipe for better-than-delivery pad thai) either click here or keep on reading!   If you’re anything like me when it comes to cooking, you can find inspiration on nearly any level. You might be moved to create an […]

Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu & Mixed Veggies

Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu, & Mixed Veggies

A classic stir fry is a great, simple, no-muss-no-fuss weeknight dinner staple. It’s easy to adapt for dietary restrictions, tricks kids into eating veggies, and is ready in a flash. The only problem? It gets boring. Which is why my Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu & Mixed Veggies is a great way to get out of […]

Coconut Lime Shrimp Soup with chillies and bok choy


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 […]

Super Clean ‘Creamy Pasta’

Super Clean Creamy Pasta - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Yeah, you read that title right. If pasta is a no-no, then creamy pastas are the ultimate no-no. If you want to make your 700 calorie meal an 1100 calorie meal, you get a creamy pasta. For those of us watching out weight, cream sauces are a thing of the past. But my super clean […]

Thai Shrimp, Mango, and Avocado Spinach Salad

Thai Shrimp, Mango, & Avocado Spinach Salad - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

This super tasty salad is not only 100% clean, but will fill up even the most skeptical salad-eater. I like it with shrimp, but it would work just as well with scallops, crab, or even lobster! It’s the perfect dinner to get you out of your winter food rut, and into the spirit of Spring! […]

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 […]

The Healthiest Mexican Food You’ll Ever Eat.


Nachos. Chimichangas. Margaritas. Whatever those fried-dough-cinammon-sugar-stick things are. When you think of Mexican food, you don’t exactly think of health food. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Madness, I know. Sheer madness. I’m going to satisfy your Cancun cravings and keep you super clean and super satisfied while doing it. You’re gonna need: […]

Seafood Jambalaya

Spicy Shrimp Jambalaya - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

As Mardi Gras comes to a close, this festive and super tasty jambalaya will satisfy your creole cravings, with out the calories, guilt, and beads. You’re gonna need:  1 can diced tomatoes 1 yellow onion 2-3 cloves garlic Prawns (really any kind of shellfish works in this, I used a medly of shrimp/mussels/clams) Splash of […]

Protein Bowls


I PROMISE you’re going to love these. 100% clean, 100% filling, and 110% tasty. If you’re sick of salads and want something warm, you’ll totally dig these. They’ll give you loads of energy and curb your afternoon/evening snackitude. Plus, it is a really flexible meal that works really well with substitutions, and is super quick. […]

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