Freedom From My Eating Disorder – Three Years Later

Freedom From My Eating Disorder - Three Years Later. A look into how I feel. What's Changed. What hasn't.  www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I’m fairly certain that I never thought I’d write a post with this title. I never thought I would have freedom from my eating disorder. But last week marked three years of active recovery from disordered eating, and at this time three years ago, I wasn’t sure how I’d ever made it past that day or that week without caving in and answering to the voices in my head that told me I was too fat to eat dinner that night. But I did it anyway. I just went through the motions of eating until it became normal in my mind to actually eat when my body said it was time to eat. I just never thought I’d get to the point where it all became second nature again. And I definitely never thought it would be a long-term thing. I always just assumed I’d relapse and sadly eventually die from eating disorder-related caused. [Read more...]

Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers

Sure, you can pick up a box of graham crackers from the store, but you won’t get the taste of freshness or the peace of mind knowing all the real ingredients you could be using if you made Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers.

 Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers - An easy substitute for the boxed variety. And they taste better too! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

It’s really no secret. If you were to browse each and every recipe on this site, you would probably only find a handful of recipes that came from a box mix or a can. When it comes to baking, I like to indulge every once in awhile, and the thing that keeps me sane a lot of the time is the amounts of REAL food I use in my recipes. Real flour. Real butter. Real sugar. No added chemicals. No unsure feelings about what may possibly be in that “treat” that magically survived a shelf life of 6.8 years. [Read more...]

Coconut Lime Doughnuts

These Coconut Lime Doughnuts are the perfect reminder that warm weather is soon on its way if it hasn’t made its way to you already!

Coconut Lime Doughnuts - perfect way to start your day and to remind yourself that warm weather is on the way!! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

It’s finally here! Budding trees lining every street. Daffodils popping up from the ground. Rays of sunshine beating down on the back of your neck.

Okay okay, so maybe not quite. Yes, yesterday officially marked the first day of spring on the calendar, and although our weather here in Utah has been beautiful and mild, I know there are still some cold days ahead. Or maybe you even still saw snow in your neck of the woods yesterday!

Regardless of the weather situation [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Cake with Coffee Buttercream for a Blogiversary

A beautiful Dark Chocolate Cake with Coffee Buttercream that will wake up your tastebuds, cure that chocolate craving, and have you wishing there was more!

Dark Chocolate Cake with Coffee Buttercream from www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

 Oh.Em.Gee. you guys. Really. This is happening, and I have no apologies. If you’ve come looking for a healthy recipe today, I’m oh so sorry… no, I’m really not. Sometimes, you have to indulge a little, and my friends, if you’re going to indulge, this is the way to do it.

Let me tell you something. I have a jealousy issue. It’s geared towards those who can make amazingly beautiful cakes. [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Teriyaki Chicken & Veggies

Looking for a Quick & Easy dinner you can whip together for your family on a busy weeknight? This Teriyaki Chicken & Veggies is the answer to what you’ve been looking for!

Quick and Easy Teriyaki Chicken & Veggies

As you’re reading this, I am far away from home and enjoying some much needed time with my wife, who has been away from home for the last eight weeks for Basic Military Training. Before I left though, I made sure to take care of things at home and hook you up with one of my favorite people on the internet. Tiffany, from the Feel Great in Eight Challenge [Read more...]

Let Go of the “I Cant’s” and Start Achieving Goals

Sometimes, the path to achieving goals is about a whole lot more than getting to the goal, but instead, finding out what’s standing in your way on the path to success.

Let Go of the "I Cant's" and Start Achieving Goals from www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I want to ask you what is in your way of reaching your health and wellness goals. I’ve heard so many different answers regarding this. Let me give you a few examples:

* My house is too small to workout [Read more...]

Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie with Nutella

This Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie with Nutella is the perfect solution to those rushed mornings when there’s just not any time for something extensive or involved.
Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie with Nutella

Have I got a treat for you today! While I’m busy preparing to go visit my wife for her Air Force Basic Training graduation, I thought it would be fun to invite one of my best blogging friends over to play for the day! [Read more...]

How I Stopped Late-Night Snacking and Started Achieving Goals

How does late-night snacking get in the way of you achieving goals? For me, it was a matter of black and white, and I no longer find myself poking around in the pantry after everyone has gone to sleep. Find out how you can stop and why it will help you reach your health goals.

How I Stopped Late-Night Snacking and Started Achieving Goals www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I remember vividly how so many of my nights would go starting in my high school years and throughout my twenties. I was “good” all day long. No sweets. No extra snacking. Just the “good” foods that wouldn’t make me fat. [Read more...]

Blendtec Giveaway!!

Have you ever wished you had one of those high-speed blenders, like a Blendtec, that would just whip up all your fruits and veggies into a delicious smoothie, or even a juice?! Today’s your chance to win one!

BlendTec Giveaway

You.Guys!

I am so excited for today!

I have joined forces with a few of my favorite healthy bloggers to bring you one of the best giveaways I have seen in a long time.

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Healthy Coconut Cookies

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. [Read more...]