Why Is Greek Yogurt better?

Are you just following the crowd and eating Greek yogurt because it’s popular and people say it’s healthy? How about you really learn the in’s and out’s of the yogurt you’re eating.
Greek vs. Regular Yogurt - do you know why you're eating it or are you just following the crowd? Find out what's REALLY up with Greek yogurt! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com
I think I’ve mentioned it a few times, but one of my daily staples is yogurt, granola, and fruit for breakfast. I love it. I gotta have it. I can’t live without it. But I swear, every single time I go to the store to buy yogurt, I end up standing there like a deer staring at headlights. There are just too.many.options. All the flavors. All the non-fat, low-fat, lite, full-fat, whipped, and of course the Greek. And then in the Greek variety there’s still more flavors and options.

On top of that, Wifey is trying to cut out as many dyes as possible, especially the Red40, cause ew. Who wants that!? So the point of the matter is, I spend a fair amount of time reading yogurt labels trying to find the best of the best.

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Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Covered Raisin Clusters

These Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Raisin Clusters are the perfect after-school snack that will keep your kids’ sweet tooth at bay without loading up the junk!

These Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Raisin Clusters are the perfect after-school snack that will keep your kids' sweet tooth at bay without loading up the junk! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Back to school. You’re totally into it, right? The beginning of the year, you’re all gung-ho. Homemade snacks ready for the kids the moment they come in the door. Healthy options. Lots of variety. You are totally a super-mom. And then week two of school comes along, and well… you’re just not feeling as motivated to make it happen. Heck, this get-healthy thing can be a lot of work if you let it be!

I’m all about healthy snacks, but I’m also about preparing things that don’t take a whole lot of my time. As a working mom myself, time is not something that I have a lot of. So I’m always on a mission to finding quick and easy snacks that are still healthy for my family. [Read more…]

Rice and Vegetable Pot Pie Casserole

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This VEGETABLE & RICE POT PIE CASSEROLE is a simple weeknight meal that comes together in just a few minutes. It’s so simple that your kids can even get involved.

This VEGETABLE & RICE POT PIE CASSEROLE is a simple weeknight meal that comes together in just a few minutes. It's so simple that your kids can even get involved. | www.happyfoodhealthylife.com
I want to talk to you for a minute about my not-so-favorite-time-of-the-day. I’ll give you a hint. It’s not breakfast time. It’s not lunch time. It’s not any of the snack times. It’s not even the time at 4 in the morning when my alarm goes off. You figure it out yet? Dinner time. Dinner time is absolutely not my favorite time of the day. [Read more…]

Learning to Love Clothes – StitchFix #2

Learning to Love Clothes - Stitch Fix #2

 

Welcome to another awesome edition of “awkward posing and bad pictures with Holly.” Ok, just kidding (ish). Mostly I’m welcoming you to see what I received in my Stitch Fix Box this month. The reason I have decided to start using Stitch Fix is because I am completely uncomfortable in my own clothes because I just don’t know how to dress myself or put outfits together. Going to the store to pick out an outfit is completely anxiety-ridden. I can find maybe one piece that I like, but then I have no idea what to pair it with. [Read more…]

Caramel Apple Stuffed Waffles

These CARAMEL APPLE STUFFED WAFFLES are a deliciously decadent treat for an Autumn breakfast or special occasion. Every bite lends way to a caramel apple, one of our favorite fall indulgences.

These CARAMEL APPLE STUFFED WAFFLES are a deliciously decadent treat for an Autumn breakfast or special occasion | www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Yes, it is technically still summer. Yes, there are still peaches, pears, and zucchini to be consumed. But oh.my.goodness, the caramel apple recipes that I’m seeing all around me are just making me go crazy-anxious for fall-baking. To be honest, pumpkin isn’t even my numero uno for fall baking. it’s all about the apples. And the more caramel on top of those apples the better.

So yeah, I tried to hold out until the first day of fall. But the truth of the matter is that I made this masterpiece over a month ago. It has taken quite a bit of restraint just to wait this long! So today, we’re digging in. Face first.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chia Pudding

This PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIA PUDDING highlights my favorite flavor combination in a healthy cup of goodness.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chia Pudding - my favorite flavor combination in a healthy cup of goodness | www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Chia Pudding. I’ve been wanting to try this stuff since I first saw it hit the internet a year or two ago. But it scared me. The texture. In my mind, it could be either absolutely amazing or it would be the grossest thing I ever put in my mouth.

To increase the probability of me enjoying this cup of chia, I was sure to make it as flavorful as I could.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter.

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5 Best Tips for Healthy After-School Snacking

I don’t know about yours, but my kid is hunting down food from the moment he walks in the door from a full day of school. With these few tips, I’ve found the best ways to ensure that he gets more healthy snacks and less of the processed stuff.

5 Best Healthy After-School Snack Tips | www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

With school in full force, we are starting to get into more of a routine. In bed by 8:30. A homework station. Chores and daily reading. Lots of things to make sure life just runs smoothly during the school year. But one thing you wouldn’t normally think about is snack time and how you can make sure that runs smoothly.

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German Chocolate Cake Cocktail

I’d pick this German Chocolate Cake Cocktail over a slice of cake any day! A wonderful way to celebrate a birthday, the weekend, or just any old night!

I'd pick this German Chocolate Cake Cocktail over a slice of cake any day! A wonderful way to celebrate a birthday, the weekend, or just any old night!

It’s just another boring Thursday. Nothing exciting. Nothing happening. Just plain ole’ blahs. Today isn’t anyone’s special day or anything like that.

Okay, okay, just kidding. [Read more…]