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.

Roasted Jalapeño Poppers

Roasted Jalapeño Poppers - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Order jalapeno poppers at any local pub, and you’ll get balls of deep-fried weirdness and watered down marinara sauce. These, mercifully, are not that. Fresh roasted jalapenos give a great kick alongside a cheesy, mexican-style filling.

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, […]

6 Favourite Fall Recipes

6 Favourite Fall Dinners - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Fall always feels like the biggest shift of the year. You’re wearing more layers, you’re going back to school… and you find yourself craving warm, hearty comfort foods.  This recipe wrap up has six of my favourite, perfect-for-chilly-Autumn-days-and-nights recipes. From Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies to Hearty Vegan Chili with Kale, Quinoa, & Brown Lentils, […]

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 […]

Brown Lentil, Bulgur, & Cherry Tomato Zucchini Boats

Brown Lentil, Bulgur, & Cherry Tomato Zucchini Boats - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

This easy late summer dinner is a perfect way to use the tomatoes and zucchini currently at peak season, while keeping your calories low, your protein high, and your tummy full! Very quick to make and vegetarian-friendly (and easily made vegan-friendly, too), this healthy dinner is also wallet-friendly, clocking in at about $1 per serving.  Stored […]

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