Healthy 4th of July BBQ

Last year's 4th of July BBQ was such a hit, we just had to do it again! So here it is...your menu is all planned and ready to go. This is just another way that The Happy Gal is helping you live your best life - healthy, happy, and organized. For more great recipes, be sure to check out my free … [Read more...]

10 Healthy Grilling Recipes for Summer

'Tis the season! Who doesn't love the smell of the BBQ? As summer heats up, so does the grill, and here are 10 amazing recipes for your summer dinners, get-togethers, and celebrations. The first 3 recipes are personal favorites that can also be found in The Happy Gal Cookbook.  The Happy … [Read more...]

20 Quinoa Recipes to Love

If you love healthy eating, or if you are trying to make it a part of your life, then you are probably hearing some buzz about quinoa. I'm just loving this little "grain." It is said to be the food that comes closest to supplying "all the essential life-sustaining nutrients" (Philip White.) I don't … [Read more...]

To-Die-For Avocado and Pine Nut Salad

This is one of my all-time favorite salads!  I just love the flavor blend of the avocado, red onion, feta, and pine nuts. I hope you'll love it too. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. And for more great healthy recipes, you won't want to miss my Healthy Easter recipes post … [Read more...]

Ginger and Thyme Brined Pork Tenderloin

If you’ve ever brined meat before, you know that it’s the secret formula for an unbelievably delicious dinner. Note: this meat is slightly on the salty side. Not overwhelming, but definitely good to know before cooking. Overall rating: a 10+ for our family. We LOVED it! Ginger and Thyme … [Read more...]

Healthy Easter Recipes

Whether you need a healthy Easter breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner - The Happy Gal has got you covered. Here are some of my latest favorite healthy recipes, and these recipes are so good, they might just become a favorite new Easter tradition for you and your family! For more healthy recipes, be … [Read more...]

Chicken Pesto Bake

This chicken dish is a sure win on a hot summer night! Serve with a delicious Happy Gal salad. Chicken Pesto Bake 16 oz. boneless, skinless, chicken breasts salt and pepper to taste 4 t. skinny basil pesto 1 medium tomato, sliced thin 6 T. shredded reduced fat mozzarella … [Read more...]

Zucchini Lasagna

Looking to cut down on carbs - especially refined ones? Zucchini ribbons replace pasta, and non fat cottage cheese reduces fat in this delicious family favorite. This is just one of the many delicious recipes in my new cookbook - Healthy Eating The Happy Gal Way. Click HERE for more information. It … [Read more...]

Dynamite Grilled Chicken

This makes a great freezer meal! And be sure to make extra to use for your salads at lunch. Dynamite Grilled Chicken 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 ½ c. vegetable oil ¾ soy sauce ½ c. Worcestershire sauce ½ c. red wine vinegar 1/3 c. lemon juice 2 T. dry mustard 1 … [Read more...]

More Freezer Meal Recipes

  If you are ready to give freezer meals a try, then these recipes are for you! And don't forget to check out my other freezer meal posts: The Ultimate Guide to Freezer meals Why Make Freezer Meals? More Freezer Meal Tips What You Can/Can't Freeze And if you are really ready to … [Read more...]

Sweet Pork

This recipe is a winner all the way around. It is healthy, makes a great freezer meal, and makes the perfect lunch! Serve in a salad, tortilla, or lettuce leaf. Sweet Pork 1 pound pork loin roast 1 12-ounce bottle red taco sauce 6 ounces coke 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 tablespoon … [Read more...]

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