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This is not your average waffle, my friends. These Savory Egg-Scramble Stuffed Waffles are completely packed to make it a complete breakfast for your next breakfast get together.

Savory Egg-Scramble Stuffed Waffles - These are a million times better than your average breakfast waffle. They're packed full of a complete breakfast! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #breakfast #savory

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it, but the majority of the recipes you see here are the product of my wife’s very creative and inventive mind. Or at the very least, the recipes I’ve thought up have been run by her so we can discuss the probability of them working out or how to make them better. While she’s been away for military the last few months, I have had many dry spells trying to come up with recipes that are creative and that I think will actually work out. A few of my very own creations are the German Chocolate Cake Pockets, or my Healthy Cheesecake Bites in a Quinoa Crust, and then today’s recipe.  (more…)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Well.

How to Get in Touch with a Nutritionist without Leaving Your House - www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

So it’s spring time, and you know what that means, right? More than likely, you are kind of freaking out about getting in shape for the warmer summer months. You’re hitting the gym. You’re biking the trails. You’re doing leg-lifts at your desk. All the little things that add up. But what about the food part?

If there was anything I could add to my life-experiences in order to help you get to optimum health, it would be to have a nutrition background (more…)

These little morsels of nutrition are going to fill you right up with all the good grains they hold. Carrot Raisin Muffins may sound like someone only a health-nut would eat, but I assure you, my 7 year old candy-lovin-kiddo just gobbled them right up with no complaints!

Carrot Raisin Muffins may sound like someone only a health-nut would eat, but I assure you, candy-lovin-kiddo just gobbled them right up with no complaints! - www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

You know what I realized with this photo shoot? Healthy foods, especially healthy muffins, are not always the most photogenic of objects. I mean, I’d much rather be photographing a beautiful pale muffin with a golden top, maybe with some drippy glaze pouring over the sides.

Hum… now I’m hungry for (more…)

Curious what the pain will feel like or if you'll ever feel the same? This is my story on how I'm Dealing with Miscarriage on My Due Date www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #miscarriage #loss #pregnancy

Well, today is the day. The day I’ve been dreading since last August when I found out that my unborn baby has been taken from me. No one prepared me for what these last 8 months would be like. Nothing really can. Everyone said it sucks but will get better with time. Everyone said it would get worse when the due date got closer. And boy, they weren’t kidding!

Today is my due date. (more…)

Being a mother is one of the most important jobs we are given in this life, yet often times we feel as though we just aren’t doing as much as we can be doing for ourselves and for our children. Find out how setting and achieving goals makes you a better mother.

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For me, when I became a mother over seven years ago, I feel as though I was handed this huge responsibility. I was literally in charge of another human being’s life! I was the one who would set the stage for the core values and beliefs in my son’s life, and truth be told, that was more than a little scary! Although, I felt as though this was my life’s calling, I was definitely apprehensive to take on such a huge job. (more…)

Learn how to make this super easy dessert in just minutes. These No-Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecake Mousse Parfaits will wow all your guests!

Learn how to make this super easy dessert in just minutes. This No-Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecake Mousse Parfait will wow all your guests! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #dessert #lemon #easyrecipe

There is just something about lemon and berries that makes you feel fresh and new. The lightness. The crispness. It’s just refreshing! Perfect for spring. Perfect for the new season. And especially perfect for celebrating new life.
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These Bunny Tail Energy Bites are cute enough for your kiddos to beg for. Yet they are packed full of the nutrients you’re gonna feel good about as a mama!

Bunny Tail Energy Bites. That's right - cute enough for your kiddos to beg for. Yet packed full of the nutrients you're gonna feel good about as a mama! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

 So last year, I had the brilliant idea to make these. Bunny tails! They were going to be cake pops and they were going to be adorable. I felt like I had the idea first. I just had to hurry up, make them happen, and get them on the site as soon as possible before someone else snagged the idea right from my head. I was so excited. I had something here and it was going to be a huge hit!

The following morning, (more…)

You really can’t go wrong with this Anything Goes Granola. You choose what mix-ins you like, bake it, and you have a nutritious breakfast or healthy snack.

Anything Goes Granola. You really can't go wrong with this granola. You choose what mix-ins you like, bake it, and you have a nutritious breakfast or healthy snack. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Most of you know that my wife has been away for the last 3 months or so. She’s serving in the Air Force and is away at tech school, so I have had to learn how to be a strong and supportive military spouse. I will say that the strong part has not been all that easy. There have been many rough days for me, but I have learned that supporting my wife and being the positive force that she needs is really helpful in getting me through the hard days.

For the first eight weeks that she was gone, all I could do was send her letters. No care packages. No homemade goodies. (more…)

Classic dirt cups from my childhood have gotten a makeover and have been revamped into Healthy(er) Spring Dirt Cups. Made with more natural ingredients, this is the best way to please both your kiddos and your health-conscious mind!

Healthy(er) Spring Dirt Cups - a childhood favorite dessert without as much of the processed stuff. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I don’t have many strong stand-out memories that revolve around specific foods from my childhood. Neither my mom or my grandma were big into baking or cooking, so that just isn’t carved so deeply into my soul. But there are a couple recipes from my childhood that were staples and do seem to stand out.

The one that inspired today’s post was actually an Easter tradition in my family. Dirt (more…)

Have you ever wondered why life seems to stagnant when it comes to achieving goals and you’re not progressing? Maybe you are too comfortable in your day-to-day. Ever stopped to think what would happen if you took a little baby step outside of what feels comfortable?

Achieving Goals Begins when you Step Outside of your Comfort Zone - Find out how I went from being afraid of the big picture to finding ultimate success! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

When you think about the goals you have set for yourself, do they seem super far away and hard to actually reach? I know for me, some of the goals I have for myself seem so far off. And I also feel like they will cause me to have to make some huge strides in order to get there, and that’s really scary.

For example, one of my goals is to have (more…)