Spiced Chickpea Kale Salad with Lemon Cashew Dressing

There will be no more boring salads in your life once you make this flavor-packed bowl of yum! Lots of protein, simple ingredients, and hardly any prep time at all. This is the winning salad that you'll actually get excited for.   I'm going through a major salad craze right now. I want salads all the time. As a side, as a main dish, as a snack. I'm just craving all the … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Chunky Marinara Sauce

Vegetarian Chunky Marinara Sauce - Looking for a healthy meatless sauce that is full of fresh veggies and packed full of flavor? This is the one! | www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Looking for a meatless, but hearty, meal that will please your entire family? This VEGETARIAN CHUNKY MARINARA SAUCE is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a special occasion like date-night-in! So let's talk Valentine's Day. What's your plan? Do you cook at home or brave the crowds and go to a restaurant to make them do all the work? Or is it all about the kids and … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Vegetarian Buffalo Bean Dip

Lightened Up Vegetarian Buffalo Bean Dip - love chips and dip but want something lighter? this super addicting dip is the one for you! | www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Love  chips and dip but want something lighter?  This super addicting Lightened Up Vegetarian Buffalo Bean Dip is the one for you!Anyone here a football fan? Anyone? Yeah, me neither. I watched one NFL game this season. I take that back. I watched a very small portion of a game before I got bored and started browsing Pinterest.But you know what I am a fan of? I bet you can … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Lentil Meatloaf

Vegetarian Lentil Meatloaf - this is some serious comfort food that's actually good for you! | www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

As you may remember, my wife and I were apart for about 7 months in 2014 due to her military training away from home. As you can imagine, that was one of the roughest times of my life. We truly do  everything together. She's my best friend, and being apart for so long was hard on us both. One of the hardest parts for her honestly was the food. During basic training, she had … [Read more...]

Melty Roasted Veggie Sandwiches

Melty Roasted Veggie Sandwich - an easy healthy sandwich that has comfort written all over it | www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

 These Melty Roasted Veggie Sandwiches are easy and healthy, and have comfort written all over them! With the help of Sara Lee®, the transformation from comfort food to healthy was practically seamless! To you, this may just seem like another food blog. Lots of great recipes, mostly healthy. Some not so much. Recipes are fun. They are something that I enjoy. But there is … [Read more...]