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Ginger Orange Smoothie - A healthy and refreshing smoothie to start your day!

As we phase out of holiday-related treats, I am in much need of foods that make me feel good. Food from the produce section. Food that doesn’t come from a box. Food that will make my body happy!

As I mentioned earlier, I am dedicating all of January to healthy eating. I am not the only one either! My good friend Amber over at Dessert Now, Dinner Later has taken on January with a Healthy Food, Healthy You theme. A bunch of her blogger friends, including yours truly, have gotten together to bring you healthy foods for the entire month. (more…)

45 Healthy Dinner Recipes

January 5th, 2014 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Round-ups - (2 Comments)
Instead of the normal Weekend Web Findings post here on Sundays, I wanted to try something new. Round-ups seem to be all the craze around the web, and with this healthy food month going on at Happy Food Healthy Life, I really wanted to round up some of my favorite healthy recipes from around the internet. I have some of the best blogger friends, and they were all wonderful enough to let me share some of their recipes with you all. I hope you enjoy and get some inspiration to start making some healthy recipe choices!


A New You: How to Get Physically and Mentally Healthy - an e-book written by 5 health and wellness bloggers who want you to get happy and healthy!

The day has finally come that I can finally share this masterpiece with you all. Four of my blogging friends and I have come together with a common goal of helping others reach their physical and mental health goals. As we are now at the top of the new year, so many resolutions and goals revolve around getting healthy. It may be eating better, becoming more physically fit, or maybe just taking care of yourself mentally and emotionally.

Knowing that all of these things work together to help achieve total health and happiness, we decided (more…)

Chipotle Roasted Veggie Wraps from www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Okay, here’s the thing. I am 100% over sweet treats … well, for today. No but really, for the most part, I am so sick of the sugary stuff that makes me feel like crap. I didn’t do all that bad over the holidays, but I definitely could have done better. About two days before Christmas, I just couldn’t wait for it to be over and move on to the opposite of peppermint bark, cheese balls, and gingerbread men. I started thinking about all the healthy food I wanted to create, and then I got to planning. You guys, I am so excited for everything I have planned in January! (more…)

How to Eat Healthy Without Feeling Deprived www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Eating healthy is one of the biggest goals people make for themselves all throughout the year. Generally January 1st is the big kickoff, but it seems like it’s always a constant thing people say. “Oh, I just need to eat healthier.” or “Man, I could really stand to eat more fruits and veggies.” It’s just a part of who we are. Always trying to eat better and getting on the Eat Healthy Bandwagon. The problem is that so many people think that eating healthy means they have to deprive themselves of some of their favorite foods. If I’m going to eat healthy, that means no more of my favorite ice cream. Let me tell you, that is so not the case. (more…)

2014 Word of the Year. Why I have chosen to find my Internal Strength in 2014.

Over the last couple of years around this time, I have seen a trend going around the internet. A trend that I have wanted to be a part of but usually forget about until about a week into the New Year. This year, I am totally on top of it, and I am jumping on the bandwagon. I am choosing a Word of the Year. It will be my theme word. One that I will be turning to throughout the year, I am sure.


Strength is my word for 2014. When I first started thinking about my theme word, I just knew right away (more…)

Top 12 Recipes in 2013

December 31st, 2013 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Blogging | recipe - (2 Comments)

The Top 12 Recipes of 2013 - on www.HappyFoodHealthyLife.com

Where has the year gone? This has truly been one of the quickest years of my life. Between our attempts at trying to have a baby, moving into a new home at the end of the summer, sleeping just a few hours each night while trying to grow this blog and work full time outside of the home, and just living normal life, there has been a lot that has kept the time moving quickly.

I have to say that this year has been absolutely (more…)

Weekend Web Findings - Things I've found Around the Web - New Year's Edition


I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a Weekend Web Findings post. Between going to California to get legally hitched, Christmas, and just general craziness, I’ve been a little busy, to say the least! I decided to gather a few New Year’s related links that I hope will get you ready for 2014. (more…)

So have we all survived Christmas? I truly can’t believe how quickly it came and went! The few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas were just such a whirlwind of events that before I got used to the season, it was over and done with. And now the new year is upon us and there are other, more important, items to address.

Why Resolutions Will not Help You Reach Your Goals. happyfoodhealthylife.com


You know, those things we strive to do every year and only end up failing at just weeks later and spend the rest of the year waiting for the next January 1st to happen so we can just start all over again. (more…)

How Greens Help me Stay Young

Getting Old. What does that mean to you? To many, when they think about getting old, they think about getting wrinkly, gray-haired, inactive, and eating senior citizen dinners at 4pm. For many, getting old equates to being sick and weak. For many, getting old means they’re heading down the last road of their lives. I have learned that there are ways to improve the aging process.

I don’t think I really realized how much of the aging process I had control of until (more…)