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 […]

Protein-Packed Mexican Catfish Bowls with avocado-lime greek yogurt dressing

Mexican Catfish Bowls - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

It will come as no surprise to my readers that I love really healthy recipes that are also really delicious. I also love recipes that are easy to make, inexpensive, and do double-duty to make life a little bit easier (dinner one night, lunch the next day). Bonus points to recipes that don’t create a […]

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

6 Healthy Cinco De Mayo Recipes - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Happy Cinco de Mayo! May 5th is everyone’s favorite excuse for guac and margaritas– and if that’s the path you’re heading down, then hydrate well and enjoy. But if you’re looking to avoid the caloric explosion that comes with Coronas and nachos, try one of these 6 recipes! You’ll still get a taste of Mexico, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dark Chocolate Football Truffles

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter & Cookie Dough Truffles - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Dessert tends to become an afterthought on Super Bowl Sunday, but after all of the spicy chicken and cheesy dips, you’ll want a little something sweet! These cute little football-shaped truffles are easy to make ahead of time and are great for kids and grown-ups alike.  

Molly’s Perfect 7 Layer Dip

Molly's Perfect 7 Layer Dip - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

7 layer dip is one of those old standbys that it’s hard to mess up, but it’s also hard to make stand out as an allstar. But with black beans, a mix of salsa and pico de gallo, and the best guacamole ever….trust me– this one stands out.

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