Easy Weeknight Vegetarian Stroganoff

Looking for a meal that will come together in just minutes, only requires a few ingredients, and your family will gobble up? This Vegetarian Stroganoff is the shortcut you are looking for on a busy weeknight!

Easy Weeknight Stroganoff. This vegetarian twist on your classic stroganoff pasta dish comes together in just a few minutes and is loved by the whole family! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #vegetarian #easydinner #pasta

One of my son’s absolute favorite dinners at home is “mushroom pasta.” Every week when I’m planning meals out, I ask him is there’s anything he would like to have that week, and without fail, he gets all big-eyed and excited. “Oh! You know what I want. You know, that mushroom pasta?!”

Yes dear, the mushroom stroganoff that I’ve been making for years, that you just love, that also seems to take a billion years to make because I make my mushroom gravy from scratch. Yup, I know the one. The kid loves it, but when it takes so long to make, I just don’t have the time to slave over [Read more...]

Where I Turn for Motivation When I’m Achieving Goals

Do you find it easy to get side-tracked  when you're working toward something and lose sight of your goals? Come find out where I Turn For Motivation When I'm Achieving Goals. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #motivation #selfhelp #gethealthy

Often, I’m getting asked where I find my motivation when it comes to achieving goals. I have so much stress and battle with chronic depression that sometimes it can be difficult to find the motivation that I need in order to reach the goals I have made for myself. Because I know this about myself, I wanted to take charge of the situation and be sure that I had a place that I could turn to that would be sure to keep me focused and motivated. [Read more...]

Giveaway: iPad Mini

 

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I am so excited for today! A bunch of my blogging friends got together to make this giveaway happen just because. With the Spring weather, I know a lot of us are getting out of the house these days. But at the same time, we still want to be able to stay connected, especially to read your favorite blogs, right?! We are dying to share more fabulous recipes, crafts, activities, ideas, and motivation with you, and we thought giving you an iPad Mini would make it a little easier to stay connected. [Read more...]

Savory Egg Scramble Stuffed Waffles

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.  [Read more...]

How to Get in Touch with a Quality Nutritionist without Leaving Your Home

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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 [Read more...]

Healthy Carrot Raisin Muffins

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 [Read more...]

Dealing with Miscarriage on Your Due Date

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. [Read more...]

How Setting and Achieving Goals Makes You a Better Mother

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. [Read more...]

No-Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecake Mousse Parfait

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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Bunny Tail Energy Bites

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, [Read more...]