Guaca-Salsa Over My MorningStar Veggie Burgers


Guaca-Salsa over my Veggie Burgers. Forget the bun. Forget the ketchup and mustard. This is all I need! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

As a vegetarian, I get asked some of the same questions over and over again.

“Where do you get your protein?”
“What do you even grill?”
“Do you just eat salad?”
“How do you get your family to eat your vegetarian food?”

To all of these questions, I can answer with one word: [Read more...]

Caramel Cheesecake Martini

Drinking dessert is sometimes way better than eating it, especially when it tastes a good as this Caramel Cheesecake Martini does!

Caramel Cheesecake Martini - Drinking dessert is sometimes way better than eating it, especially when it tastes a good as this one does! www.happyfoodheathylife.com

Boy do I have a treat for you today! I know yesterday, I said I was taking a blogging break for a few weeks, and yes, that is still the case. But when I was invited by Roxana  to participate in the celebration of National Cheesecake Day, I had to jump on board.

Now let me be 100% honest with you here. Cheesecake by itself is not [Read more...]

Did You Become Vegetarian Because of Your Eating Disorder?

I wanted to talk about something a little different today. Kind of just a clarification/get-things-out-in-the-open sort of thing.

So, I’m vegetarian. You knew this already, right?

Actually, it’s very possible that you had no clue I’m vegetarian. I don’t really talk about it. I don’t make a big deal of it. But yes, all of my recipes are meat-free or have meatless substitutions. Being vegetarian is not my main objective of this space here on Happy Food Healthy Life. Having a healthy relationship with food is.

disclosure: this post could be triggering for anyone suffering an eating disorder or a history with food restrictions. [Read more...]

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Cake - The simplest way to serve ice cream ever - yet it looks impressive! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Yes, yet another frozen treat for you guys. And let me tell you, this was the last of the three frozen desserts I photographed in a row a couple weeks ago, and I was frustrated beyond belief. I’m pretty sure I was practically coated in sticky ice cream and chocolate syrup by the time it was over. Everything was melty. I couldn’t even think straight about what my lighting was doing. All I knew [Read more...]

Healthy Mini Margherita Pizzas

These Healthy Mini Margherita Pizzas are perfect for a quick and easy snack or dinner when you’re short on time.

Healthy Mini Margherita Pizzas - a quick and easy snack or dinner when you're short on time. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #vegetarian #healthy #easydinner

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Weight Watchers.

Dinner-time is a rough one for me. Especially when I’m cooking for my family. My other half is a meat-and-potatoes kind of gal, and my son would eat pasta and pizza every night of the week if I made it. This isn’t all that conducive for my vegetarian + health-conscious self. I’m always trying to find a happy medium between the foods I want to eat and the foods my family wants to eat. If it was just up to me, I’d be serving up salads and [Read more...]

Strawberry Peach Pudding Popsicles

These Strawberry Peach Pudding Popsicles are Fruity, Refreshing, Cool, Easy, and Perfect for Summer!

Strawberry Peach Pudding Popsicles. Fruity, Refreshing, Cool, Easy, and Perfect for Summer! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #summer #popsicles #fruit

Dude, really. I’m not turning my oven on. You get nothing but frozen treats. Well, okay, maybe later this week you get something from the oven, but I made it weeks ago, so I have an excuse. As for today, I’m feeding the girl that’s dripping sweat just from walking from the car to the store (yup, that’s me I’m talking about here). I know, it’s a real attractive look for me.

Popsicles. They’re all the rage. Really, anything you put on a stick [Read more...]

Peanutty Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Ripple

This Peanutty Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Ripple is the Best Non-Dairy ice “cream” I’ve ever had. And to swirl it around with my favorite chocolate and peanut butter mix-ins ever… Perfection!

Peanutty Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Ripple - The Best Non-Dairy ice "cream" I've ever had, with my favorite chocolate and peanut butter mix-ins ever! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #nondairy #icecream

I mentioned on the Facebook that I had been inspired by frozen treats when I was brainstorming recipes a couple weeks ago. Well, get ready, because this is where it begins, and holy peanut butter chocolate batman! This one is the best way to start.

I don’t know about [Read more...]

How to Save All Your Healthy Recipes In One Place

Ever get overwhelmed with all the healthy recipes you find? Unsure how to organize and keep track of them all? Today, I have the solution for keeping all your Healthy Recipes in One Place!

How to Save All Your Healthy Recipes in One Spot. Forget recipe binders, index cards, and cluttered Pinterest boards. This solution will keep you organized and on top of staying healthy by choosing the right items for your meals. - www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Living a healthy lifestyle can be fun and easy when you have the right tools. The workouts, the emotional tools, and especially the right healthy recipes to fuel your active and healthy life. I have so much fun coming up with new healthy recipes for you. I especially love taking desserts and finding a way to put a healthier spin on it. That way we can indulge and not miss out!  Having healthy recipe ideas in an arm’s reach is important so you’re not scrambling for something to eat when you’re tired and stressed out and really just want to pull up to the closest fast food joint! But when it comes to organizing my recipes, I’m kind of all over the place. [Read more...]

Berry Bran Muffins

These Berry Bran Muffins are the perfect on-the-go snack or breakfast for everyone in your family. Make a full batch and freeze half for next week’s snacks!

Berry Bran Muffins - a perfect on-the-go snack or breakfast for everyone in your family. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #healthy #snack #breakfast #muffin

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but holidays are not a big deal here on the blog. Yes, I know I’m a food blogger. Yes, I know that Pinterest thrives off of all things holiday-themed. With Memorial Day just a month ago and Independence Day next week, I’m sure you’ve seen all the red, white, and blue. Firecracker popsicles. Star-shaped Watermelon skewers. American Flag cakes. Everyone’s prepared for their celebrations (which obviously happened weeks, or months, ago if they’re already on Pinterest). Now before you go on claiming my lack of patriotism, I’m going to tell you, that is not the reason why I have zero RWB or flag recipes here on the site.

To be honest, I’m just not [Read more...]