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…]

Honey Oat Banana Bread Cake with Granola Crunch Topping

This Honey Oat Banana Bread Cake topped with Granola Crunch Topping is a delicious twist on your classic loaf of banana bread.

Honey Oat Banana Bread Cake topped with Granola - A delicious twist on your classic banana bread. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

 This post was sponsored by Nature Valley™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Nature Valley™ Protein Granola, all opinions are my own.

I  have got to tell you about my love affair with granola. I will be the first to admit that I eat at least a handful of granola every single day. Yogurt, berries, and delicious granola on top is basically the best mid-morning snack ever. The weird thing is that this is my snack every day. Really.

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Coconut Cream Pie Dip

This sweet COCONUT CREAM PIE DIP is such a delightful treat for dipping your fruit, cookies, or even just a spoon! It is sure to remind you of your favorite coconut cream pie, but with this recipe, it comes together in just minutes.

This sweet COCONUT CREAM PIE DIP is such a delightful treat for dipping your fruit, cookies, or even just a spoon! It is sure to remind you of your favorite coconut cream pie, but with this recipe, it comes together in just minutes. | www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Food holidays are weird, right? You know what I’m talking about. National Cookie Butter Day. World Syrup Day. National Cover-Everything-In-Chocolate Day. I don’t know, they’re just a little strange. Who’s making this stuff up? And who is actually actively celebrating these days. Like on chocolate day, do you really go all out and eat everything chocolate that you can get your hands on?

Here’s the thing… I don’t celebrate. Not usually. I actually had a completely different post planned for you today. Until…

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Cinnamon Honey Almond Fruit Spread

This Cinnamon Honey Almond Fruit Spread is the perfect spread for your apples. An amped-up version of your classic Almond Butter, sure to delight kids and adults of all ages!

 Cinnamon Honey Almond Fruit Spread - The perfect spread for your apples - an amped-up version of your classic Almond Butter www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

As a mom, one of my biggest struggles is getting my son to eat the foods that I would prefer him to eat. Those foods that I prefer would almost all be from the produce section, health food section, or bulk foods section. There wouldn’t be a whole lot of foods that came out of a box or a shiny wrapper. But of course, it’s not all that easy where there are packaged goodies with cartoon characters saying “Buy Me,” competing with me. [Read more…]