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 […]

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 […]

Lightened Up Classic ‘Slaw

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Cole Slaw— in its many varying colours, styles, and iterations– is a summer staple. And while particular dressings and additional mix-ins may vary, there are a few cole slaw constants; cabbage, carrots, mayo, and vinegar.  Delicious? Yes. Healthy? Questionable, at best. Sure, cabbage and carrots are a good start, but coating even the healthiest vegetables in […]

No Campfire Required S’mores Bars

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Memorial Day (and, for those of us north of the border, May 2-4 weekend) has come and gone, which means one thing… it’s officially unofficially Summer! And after that winter, everyone’s favourite season is even more exciting than normal.  Beaches, barbecues, steamy long days and gorgeous warm nights– Summer has a lot to offer. And while we […]

I LOVE Tomato Season!!

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This time of year is great for many things– parties, tans, swimming, vacations… …and tomatoes!! If you’re lucky enough to have a garden or pots of tomatoes, you probably started seeing the oh-so-promising red hints of ripening a few weeks ago, and are now enjoying a tomato bounty. This is my first year with a […]

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