Lightened Up Lemon Bars

Lightened Up Lemon Bars - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

  The day I’ve been waiting for since December 26th is finally here– it’s Spring!!! And while it may not feel quite like Spring where you are (or where I am, unfortunately), it’s only a matter of time before the grass is green and the daffodils  are peeking their smiling faces up at us. In the […]

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 […]

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

As you’re probably able to tell by now, my garden is producing a ton of zucchinis this season…. which is great! Not only are they tasty grilled, steamed, or baked, but they are incredibly moist (and healthy!) in baked goods (just check out my Black Currant & Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf.) Perhaps the most famous […]

Skinny Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Skinny Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Peas and carrots. PB & J. McAdams and Gosling. Some things just go together. But “healthy eating” and “cheesecake”? Those two aren’t exactly joined at the hip. Until my Skinny Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake, that is.  Super creamy and satisfying, these cheesecake bars are only indulgent tasting. With about 3/4 less fat than traditional cheesecake and […]

96-Calorie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

96 Calorie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

  During a recipe brainstorming session yesterday, I tried to come up with the naughtiest, most crave-worthy, hardest-to-make-healthy desserts around. What ended up on my list? Cheesecake. Cheesecake was, like, numbers 1-5 on my naughty list. The creaminess, the decadence, the richness… the unparalleled texture of a truly good piece of cheesecake. So I thought. […]

Skinny Banana Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Muffins

Skinny Buttermilk Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

My John’s birthday was last Saturday. And you know what John’s birthday means? Carrot Cake. My super-duper-awesome carrot cake. And that carrot cake calls for buttermilk…. which means, after the candles are blown out and the presents are opened, I’m stuck with half a carton of buttermilk. I hate wasting food, so I started brainstorming […]

Pumpkin Spice Protein Muffins

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If you follow my blog regularly, you all know I love a good skinny muffin. But what’s better than a skinny muffin? A skinny muffin with protein, that’s what.  BOOM! Did I just blow your mind?! Protein fills you up, keeps you running, and helps to build those lean, toned muscles we all want. And […]

Managing Your Sweet Tooth (May 9, 2013)

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For my May 9 article about dessert cravings, Managing Your Sweet Tooth, click here or keep reading!   I’m often asked about the most challenging aspect of maintaining a really clean diet. No snacking? No problem! Waiving goodbye to the burgers? Easy! I can avoid butter, cheese and fries with ease. But no dessert? That hurts. […]

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

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 I love a good skinny muffin. A perfect fix for those if-I-don’t-eat-a-carb-I-might-perish moments, these skinny chocolate peanut butter muffins combine the deliciousness of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup with a moist, satisfying muffin…. all for under 60 calories!    You’re gonna need: 1/2 c 0% fat plain greek yogourt 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce 2 tsp […]

Mini Coconut Blueberry Oat Muffins

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I love to experiment with skinny version of otherwise off-limits foods. Muffins are usually full of sugar and butter, but these little baby versions are super clean and delicious when you feel like ‘just a little something’. They’re gluten free, have virtually no fat, full of fibre, and are a great way to have a […]

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