Raw Lasagna

This Raw Lasagna is a super easy, super fresh, raw version of your favorite pasta dish.

Raw Lasagna - a super easy, super fresh, raw version of your favorite pasta dish www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I’ve now been a military wife for about 6 months now. I don’t love it. It’s definitely not at all what I expected it to be. For one, it’s about a million times harder to be away from my spouse for this long than I thought it would be. Secondly, after watching Army Wives, I was hoping for a lot more camaraderie, but really I know only a handful of military wives and totally don’t feel in the loop. TV Lies.

Being a new military wife, I’ve [Read more...]

Finding Support for your Healthy Lifestyle

Finding Support for your Healthy Lifestyle. Ever wonder where you can find like-minded people who can help support you in living a healthy life? Here are some great ideas! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Yesterday I talked a bit about my social anxiety (or we could really just call is social awkwardness). How the majority of my friends are online. How it’s always been that way since my early teens. How I really have no clue how to meet people. And then even if I meet people, I really have no clue how to convert said people from an acquaintance to an actual friend. By 30 years old, you’d think I’d actually get it by now. I mean, even my friends online are mostly acquaintances. There are very few people who I’ve really been able to make a connection with and am able to call them my besties.

So as I’m thinking about this weirdness about myself, [Read more...]

Healthy Greek Layer Dip

This Healthy Greek Layer Dip is perfect for entertaining a crowd or for bringing to any get-together or potluck.

Healthy Greek Layer Dip - the perfect addition to any potluck, BBQ, or get-together this summer. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Let’s play pretend. I’m going to pretend that I am a super social person. I don’t have social anxiety. I don’t have problems following through with social plans. I have get-togethers in my home where I grill, serve wine and beer, and everyone’s laughing and having a good time. We’ll pretend I have more than just a lot of acquaintances who have never been to my house. Saturday nights would always be [Read more...]

Grilled Black Bean & Corn Salad

This Grilled Black Bean & Corn Salad is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite grilled flavor while keeping to your health goals.

Grilled Black Bean & Corn Salad. The perfect way to enjoy your favorite grilled flavor while keeping to your health goals. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #grill #salad #healthy

I am so happy we have finally found our way to warmer weather. Blazing sunshine. I sure do love it a lot more than the cold and snowy days.  A hot car waiting for me after spending 8 hours in a freezing cold office. That’s what it’s all about (well until you leave the top layer of skin from your hand on your steering wheel because it’s so dang hot). No but really, I’ll take capris and shorts over slush-drenched jeans any day!

You know what I’m not into though? [Read more...]

Coconut Cream Pie Scones

Coconut Cream Pie for breakfast? Check out this tender and flaky breakfast pastry made with whole wheat flour, coconut milk, and sweetened with honey.

Coconut Cream Pie Scones - Pie for breakfast? Made with whole wheat flour, coconut milk, and sweetened with honey. Sold! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com @lovemysilk #silkcoconutmilk

I am fairly certain that I should have named this blog Coconut Obsession. I want to make coconut things all.the.time. When I’m brainstorming a new recipe, I immediately go to coconut. What can I put coconut on? Would this be better with coconut (the answer’s always yes!)? Is there a way to make this into a coconut variety? It always goes to coconut. The thing is, I know not everyone even likes coconut. But let’s be honest [Read more...]

Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

Looking for a super healthy alternative to your potato chip habit? These roasted chickpeas are the perfect solution and are so addictive! You won’t be able to stop after just one!

Ranch Roasted Chickpeas - Looking for a healthy alternative to your potato chip habit? These roasted chickpeas are the perfect solution and are so addictive! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #healthy #snack

The other day, I was looking for a snack. Oh my goodness you guys. Snacking can totally be my worst enemy sometimes. I have to be really careful about the snacks I buy for my son, because if I’m not careful, all his snacks will end up in my belly, he’ll be upset, and I’ll be left wondering how I gained 10 pounds in a week.

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Coconut Mango Popsicles (boozy or not)

These refreshingly delicious Coconut Mango Popsicles will please both the kids and adults in your summertime festivities. Make one boozy batch and the other without!

Coconut Mango Popsicles - These refreshingly delicious treats will please both the kids and adults in your summertime festivities. Make one boozy batch and the other without! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #alcohol #summer #popsicles

Well, we’ve finally done it. We have finally made it to summer vacation, and I no longer have a first grader. My guy has made it through the first grade with flying colors. I asked him what he was going to miss the most about school now that it is summer?

I offered, “friends? your teacher?”

“no. I’ll miss science.”

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Balsamic Mixed Berries

Looking for a ridiculously simple and delicious topping for your ice cream, parfait, or frozen yogurt? These Balsamic Mixed Berries are out of this world and take zero effort.

Looking for a ridiculously simple and delicious topping for your ice cream, parfait, or frozen yogurt? These Balsamic Mixed Berries are out of this world and take zero effort. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #healthy #dessert

Today’s post is going to be super simple. Actually, I can’t even believe I’m calling this a recipe. It only involves a couple ingredients, and you do nothing besides mix and let marinate.

As I was planning posts for this week, I knew I needed something quick and easy. See, if you’re reading this on Friday, I’m either [Read more...]

Summer “Get Healthy” Wishlist

Want to keep up your fitness routine but aren’t sure how to stay motivated with the hot temperatures? Add these items to your wishlist to keep working on your goals all summer long!
Get-Healthy Wishlist for Summer - Want to keep up your fitness routine but aren't sure how to stay motivated with the hot temperatures? Add these items to your wishlist to keep working on your goals all summer long! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #fitness #healthy #goals

I don’t know about you guys, but working on my fitness goals during the summer months is just dreadful! I don’t do well with the heat (and will probably continue to remind you of this fact for the next 6 months), and the possibilities are high that you will be able to find me in the shade with a cold beverage in hand all summer long. [Read more...]

Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt

There’s nothing like beating the heat with a simple, but delightfully refreshing, frozen yogurt. This one can be made completely vegan, you can add whatever mix-ins you please, and you will be sure to never skimp on the vanilla again!

Homemade Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt - Fresh. Satisfying. Guiltfree!! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #dessert #cooltreat

From what I hear, there are parts of the country that are already getting blazin’ hot in May! Here in Salt Lake, I know it’s coming. It’s right around the corner. The stifling heat that suffocates you when you get in your car after a long day at work. The heat that forces you to stay inside all day long and blast your AC. The seat belt that burns your kiddo’s leg before he cries about it [and the heat] for the next 15 minutes.

Let me just say that [Read more...]