Coconut Brownie Bites to Remind You that You Are Good Enough!

Coconut Brownie Bites - Little morsels of heaven from Holly @

You are probably wondering what coconut brownie bites and being good enough have in common at all. That is definitely a valid question. Maybe it’s a bit of sleep-deprived delirium. Maybe it’s just that my life is such a disarray that I can barely even think straight. Maybe you’ve noticed that I haven’t posted anything all week up to this point (chances are though, you’ve been too busy gawking at all the yummy Valentine’s Round-ups, like this one, to even notice).

But really, I haven’t felt inspired. [Read more...]

Coconut Pistachio Biscotti and How I’m Getting Healthy with Pistachios

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Pistachio Health Institute.

Coconut Pistachio Biscotti. A great way to get some of those necessary nutrients as well as offering a ton of a yum-factor!

You know me. I love to find a healthy grab-and-go snack that will keep me fueled for a few hours until it’s the next meal time. There are so many unhealthy options we are presented with, that it’s easy to get side-tracked. Potato chips, cupcakes, sugary granola bars, and the list just goes on.

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Easy Raspberry Mocktail

Valentine’s day is a little bit different for me this year. Instead of sharing classy glasses of bubbly with my wife, I am celebrating the day with my the cutest little guy ever, over glasses of Raspberry Mocktails. It’s definitely a change of pace for me, but I’m learning to adjust for the time being, while my wife is away.


I have decided that I will send my wife a gushy card for Valentine’s Day, but in all honesty, it’s not going to be anything new. [Read more...]

German Chocolate Cake Pockets

German Chocolate Cake Pockets - Cake and Frosting all packaged up in a neat little pocket. Seriously YUM!

These days, I’m all about an easy recipe. Something that can come together in a matter of minutes. Lately, life has just been a whirlwind! Trying to keep up with all the chores by myself. Trying to fit in lots of exercise. And don’t even get my started on laundry. It’s kind of a joke how stressed I am these days.

But of course, I still want to be able to enjoy little treats [Read more...]

10 of the Best Healthier Comfort Foods

10 Healthier Comfort Foods - Enjoying Comfort Foods without compromising your health www.happyfoodhealthylife.comIt’s no secret that I love me some comfort foods! Especially this time of year. There has been research done that this time of year is the most common time for seasonal depression. The daylight is still short. The weather is cold. We’re stuck inside for long periods of time. It’s no wonder why many of us turn to our favorite comforting foods during this time.

I thought, what better time than now to bring you a quick round-up of some healthier comfort foods from my talented blogging friends. This way, you’re not completely compromising your health and wellness goals by enjoying your favorite foods during this cold season.

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Copycat Zupas Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Copycat Zupas Ultimate Grilled Cheese. This is what Comfort Food looks like!

I’ve been talking about comfort food all week here. Seriously, who doesn’t love food that warms them from the inside out? Most likely you don’t know what Zupas is, as they are only in a few select Western states, but it is a soup and sandwich restaurant that I just love. I crave it like no other. Especially on Sundays. When they’re closed.

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Comforting Corn Bread

Comforting Corn Bread. There's just something about Corn Bread that warms from the inside out.


There is just something about corn bread. You take a bite, and it’s like you’re getting wrapped in a blanket. Seriously. It’s some powerful stuff. You know what’s more powerful? When you combine comforting corn bread with a big bowl of chili that’s been simmering for house. This is truly one of my favorite meals. Especially when it’s cold outside, and even more so when my heart could use a hug.

Comfort food. That’s kind of where I’m going this week. [Read more...]

How Bread Helped me to Find myself

How Bread Helped me Find Myself


This is a different kind of post for me today. This isn’t a recipe. And this isn’t a motivational post telling you how you can be happier. This is kind of a merging of the two. Or at least, it’s a story about my experience with therapy in my kitchen. This is a story of how making bread began a healing process from within my soul. This is a story of how I begin to put the pieces back together. [Read more...]

How Walgreens is Helping me Take Control of my Family’s Health with their Easy Medication Refills

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How Walgreens is Helping me take control of my Family's Health with Medication Refills

In my family, as much as we absolutely despise medication and would much rather go the holistic route, modern day medication is necessary for all of us. And that means, that on a monthly basis, we are having to deal with medication refills. There was a time in my life that I absolutely hated having to take care of the couple refills we have. It was an out-of-the-way stop I didn’t want to have to make. It meant getting out of my car and back into the cold. And it meant going through the ridiculous automated system at the other pharmacy I was dealing with. Thank goodness, I have since learned about the awesomeness that Walgreens is!

You see, my son has asthma. [Read more...]