Easy Almond Butter Protein Cookies ~ GF, DF, V, LC


I’m always looking for a quick and easy protein snack that is full of healthy fats and low in sugar and carbs.  These almond butter protein cookies definitely hit the spot! They’re made with simple ingredients and my favourite protein powder.  If you haven’t had a chance to try Nuzest, head over there and use my coupon code HAPPYHEALTH15 to…

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7 Himalayan Salt Lamp Health Benefits


Purify the air, reduce allergens, stress and sleep better.  They’re not just a paper weight, read on for more Himalayan salt lamp health benefits. In case you haven’t heard, the province of BC has been in a state of emergency for some time now due to all the active wildfires. It’s a pretty scary situation and we are very lucky that…

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5 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Health Goals


The first step to achieving your health goals is to actually WANT it. Once you have made that decision you have conquered half the battle, but we all need a little help from time to time. With all of the information out there on diet and exercise it can be incredibly overwhelming. Sometimes you just need to keep it simple…

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Berry Citrus Sangria


Skip the pre-made sangria and whip up a batch of this fruity, fresh Berry Citrus Sangria for your next party. With a blog called The Happy Health Freak, it seems a little contradictory if I post recipes with alcohol right?  But hear me out, studies(1) have shown that the occasional glass of red wine contains antioxidants such as resveratrol that may help prevent cardiovascular disease. …

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Sweet & Sour Chicken Thighs


Ditch the stove and break out the Instant Pot for these Sweet & Sour Chicken Thighs.  Your taste buds will come alive and it will sure to be a hit with the whole family. We had a cold, wet spring and I was beginning to think summer would never arrive.  But it has come in fast and furious.  It has been…

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Strawberry Protein Pancakes ~ Low-Carb, Gluten-Free


I love weekends in the summer.  I try to squeeze in an early run on Saturday or Sunday and then relax in the sunshine for the rest of the day.  I’ve never really been an early morning exercise person (I prefer going after work) but the weekends are different.  There is something about starting your day with a workout that…

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Watermelon Avocado Feta Kebabs


Summertime is in full swing which means it’s time for lots of sunshine, patio parties and long weekends.  Canada Day is coming up next weekend and these watermelon avocado feta kebabs make the perfect appy for your next backyard BBQ.  For this recipe you’ll need some extra long wooden toothpicks.  There is something irresistibly fun about eating food of a stick – popsicles, shish-kebabs,…

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Protein Packed Chocolate


I love sneaking protein into treats (like this one!) so you can have your dessert and hit your protein goals at the same time.  This protein packed chocolate is made with really simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. To keep it low-carb/low-sugar, try to use the highest percentage of chocolate you can.  The higher amount of cocoa,…

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