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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...]

Yummier, Prettier, Healthier Strawberry Shortcake

1 angel food cake mix 8 oz. fat free cream cheese, softened 1 cup powdered sugar 16 ounce tub fat free cool whip 32 ounces strawberries, washed and hulledMix angel food cake according to package directions. Line a bar pan with parchment paper, and bake cake for 15-20 minutes. Cool 10 … [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 Bake16 oz. boneless, skinless, chicken breastssalt and pepper to taste4 t. skinny basil pesto1 medium tomato, sliced thin6 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...]

Raspberry Smoothie

Raspberry Coconut Protein Smoothie(Or maybe I should just say “Raspberry Shake.” I’m not kidding. It’s that good.)1 cup frozen raspberries1 frozen banana3/4 c. skim milk3/4 c. water1/2 t. coconut extract1 scoop vanilla protein powderFor more great smoothie recipes, … [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 Chicken4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts1 ½ c. vegetable oil¾ soy sauce½ c. Worcestershire sauce½ c. red wine vinegar1/3 c. lemon juice2 T. dry mustard1 … [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 FreezeAnd 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 Pork1 pound pork loin roast1 12-ounce bottle red taco sauce6 ounces coke1/3 cup brown sugar1/2 tablespoon … [Read more...]