Better-Than-Delivery Tofu & Broccoli

Tofu & Broccoli - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

In most houses, each family member has their own standard, go-to Chinese take-out order. Take my family as an example– my mother is a garlic shrimp person, my father a dependable chicken and cashew man, and I have always been a beef and broccoli girl. That is, until I stopped eating meat. The first time […]

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 […]

Skinny Enchiladas (with Handrolled Flour Tortillas)

Skinny Enchiladas - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Necessity is the mother of all invention, right? Well, born out of necessity, these little babies are one of my favorite weeknight dinner inventions ever.  A while back, I had planned on making enchiladas for dinner, but had forgotten to get tortillas, enchilada sauce, and taco seasoning. So I conducted an experiment, and ended up […]

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 […]

Guacamole Hummus

Guacamole Hummus - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

My Guacamole Hummus (I was going to call it guacummus or hummamole but thought better of it) combines two of your favorite things and is ready in a flash. Plus it’s vegan, full of protein and fiber, and is just as good on crunchy veggies as it is on tortilla chips.

Skinny Guacamole

Skinny Guacamole - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Pictured here on my Perfect 7 Layer Dip, this lighter take on traditional guacamole will be ready in less than 5 minutes, and will guarantee that you’ll never, ever, ever buy store-bought guacamole again. The only downside? Your friends will always want you to make it.

Tofu Dippers

Tofu Dippers - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Even if you don’t like the taste of tofu, you’ll love these Tofu Dippers! Easy to make and great with any sauce you can name, this two-ingredient appetizer has a lovely nuttiness to it. Don’t think of these little beauties as a concession to your vegan guests– they’re great for meat eaters, too!

Buffalo Wing Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Wing Cauliflower Bites - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Ok, your boyfriend might rolls his eyes at this one. But if you’re looking to keep your calories low on game day, these roasted cauliflower bites are a great option for satisfying your cravings and keeping your calories in check.  Be sure to serve these piping hot!

Lentil & Red Pepper Casserole

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This filling, nutritious, and totally delicious vegan bake is a comforting Fall dinner, especially for a Meatless Monday! Red bell peppers give you loads of vitamins A & C, while lentils serve as a great source of protein and fibre. And not only is this dinner low in everything bad and high in everything good, […]

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