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Healthy Coconut Cookies

March 4th, 2014 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Cookies | Dessert | Healthy Snacks or Desserts - (9 Comments)

These Healthy Coconut Cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth without getting in the way of your health goals!

Healthy Coconut Cookies. A simply yummy cookies with ingredients you can trust! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

As an adult, and especially as a parent, we have so many responsibilities. From getting the laundry and dishes done to teaching our children how to be stand-up human beings who will eventually spread their wings and fly off into the world. Sometimes, our responsibilities seem overwhelming and unmanageable.

Since my wife has been gone, I’ve felt like I’m really failing in life. (more…)

Crustless Egg-White Quiche

March 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Breakfast | Lunch or Dinner {Vegetarian} - (185 Comments)
Can you believe, two months into the New Year, and I’m still seeing a ton of healthy recipes all over the internet! The exciting thing is that I’m eating them too. I’ve been nomming on salads, veggies, real whole grains, and just a ton of things that are good for me. I have definitely been feeling better because of that! I will tell you, as a vegetarian, one of the hardest parts of trying to live a healthy lifestyle is making sure I’m getting enough protein. One of my favorite things to do is lift weights and tone my muscles. Well, without the proper protein, the muscles I’m trying to build are just going to stop repairing themselves and stay small.
As you can imagine, I am always on the lookout for healthy sources of lean protein that don’t include a ton of fat and haven’t moo-ed at any time of their lives. (more…)

Creamy Cauliflower Gratin

March 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Lunch or Dinner {Vegetarian} | recipe | Vegetarian - (5 Comments)

  This Creamy Cauliflower Gratin is a wonderful and healthier substitute to the starchy potato gratin without sacrificing flavor! It will be perfect served up at your next Sunday dinner!

Creamy Cauliflower Gratin.  A wonderful and healthier substitute to the starchy potato gratin without sacrificing flavor! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I’m not sure I’ve talked to you about one of my major food loves. I know I’ve talked about coconut. And I’ve probably talked a bit about wine and coffee. But potatoes! Specifically cheesy potatoes! Honestly, I could eat a large quantities of funeral potatoes. Or one of my favorite dishes is a smoked gouda cheesy potato casserole. It’s to die for. The problem here is that I feel like crap after eating so many potatoes!

So I knew it was time to do something about this. (more…)

5 Instant Ways You Can Begin Achieving Goals Today!

February 27th, 2014 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Life | Motivation - (2 Comments)

Sometimes, the act of achieving goals, especially your health goals, can be a really overwhelming process. You may not know exactly where to start. Your past failures may be getting you down. You just aren’t feeling 100% sure about what steps need to be taken in order to actually start, follow through, and stick with it.

5 Ways You Can Begin Achieving Goals TODAY!! Seriously, these are quick and easy, and will get you on your way to success! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I’ve come up with five instant (more…)

Fluffy Lemon Souffle

February 25th, 2014 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Dessert - (15 Comments)

 This fluffy lemon souffle is the perfect light dessert for any warm-weather occasion. Full of a clean and fresh lemon-y punch of flavor!

Fluffy Lemon Souffle www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

There comes a time when you really need to just step out of your comfort zone and do things that maybe you’ve never done before. Yes, we know I can make brownies. We know I’m only a shot glass (or two) from an amazing cocktail. But I’m not growing by making these staples of mine. I’m not becoming versed in the kitchen. I’m just making different versions of the same recipes over and over again.

So this one’s all about (more…)

German Streusel Kuchen to Go Back to my Roots

February 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Cake | Dessert - (10 Comments)

German Streusel Kuchen .. a journey to finding my way back to my roots as I look for inspiration in the kitchen. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

 

 

Often as I’m writing posts for recipes, I have a hard time coming up with what to tell you sweet people. Seriously, how much do you really want to hear about my life? You probably just want to get to the goods, right? Some times, I honestly have nothing exciting going on. No drama. Nothing funny with my kid. Nothing (more…)

Top 10 Ways Achieving Goals Will Change Your Life

February 20th, 2014 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in healthy living | Life | Motivation - (6 Comments)

I used to live a very stagnant life. Going through day to day without much change. Just hoping to make it through. It wasn’t until I started setting and achieving goals that I felt a shift in my life and the way it was headed. Rather than a boring life without much to write home about, I began living a life that I couldn’t stop talking about. Things were happening. I was changing. I was growing! 

You may be asking yourself what sort of changes you can expect to see outside of the actual goals being met. What else could there be. Let me tell you, there is a whole host of ways you can expect to see change just from achieving goals that you have set for yourself. When it comes to getting healthy and happy, it’s all about making a plan, sticking to it, and actually following through.

Top 10 Ways Achieving Goals Can Change Your Life

So let me tell you 10 ways achieving goals for your health will change your life. (more…)

Lemon Chiffon Pie for Warmer Days Ahead

February 18th, 2014 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Dessert - (4 Comments)

 This Lemon Chiffon Pie is bound to brighten your days, right from your dessert table. It’s light. It’s fluffy. And that last bite will have you wishing there was more!

Lemon Chiffon Pie - This light, fluffy, and sunshine-y dessert is bound to bring warmth to your life. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I’m pretty sure in the land of food-blog-writing, there is kind of a rule that says no one wants to hear you talk about the weather. I can pretty much bet that is an accurate statement. But I can also bet (more…)

Coconut Brownie Bites to Remind You that You Are Good Enough!

February 13th, 2014 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Dessert | holiday | Life - (12 Comments)

Coconut Brownie Bites - Little morsels of heaven from Holly @ www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

You are probably wondering what coconut brownie bites and being good enough have in common at all. That is definitely a valid question. Maybe it’s a bit of sleep-deprived delirium. Maybe it’s just that my life is such a disarray that I can barely even think straight. Maybe you’ve noticed that I haven’t posted anything all week up to this point (chances are though, you’ve been too busy gawking at all the yummy Valentine’s Round-ups, like this one, to even notice).

But really, I haven’t felt inspired. (more…)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Pistachio Health Institute.

Coconut Pistachio Biscotti. A great way to get some of those necessary nutrients as well as offering a ton of a yum-factor!

You know me. I love to find a healthy grab-and-go snack that will keep me fueled for a few hours until it’s the next meal time. There are so many unhealthy options we are presented with, that it’s easy to get side-tracked. Potato chips, cupcakes, sugary granola bars, and the list just goes on.

The awesome thing (more…)