Healthy Happy Life

Chewy Hemp-Nut Granola Bars (with Chocolate)

These vegan, gluten-free, Chewy Hemp-Nut Granola Bars are sticky and sweet, salty and textured, with big chunks of raw cashews and fine grains of toasty hemp seeds, flax and rolled oats.

These good-stuff-loaded bars have a cozy peanut butter flavor, accented with cinnamon, vanilla and agave or maple syrup. These dense, yet fluffy and chewy bars are packed with nutrients and flavor. Perfect for snacking on when you need a quick, homemade energy boost. And they only take about 20-25 minutes to make - start to finish! Chocolate optional... but always advised...

This bar-baking sesh was inspired by one of my fave celebrities too..


Sweet Potato Soup (in a Flash!) Avocado on Top

This easy Sweet Potato Soup is blended in just a matter of minutes so that you can whip it up in a flash. So if you are in the mood for some cozy soup, but do not feel like spending hours slow-simmering some stew, make this! It is made special by serving with buttery cubes of avocado on top. Corn chips or tortilla strips on top too. I season it with my favorite spices and accents like chipotle and lime. And this healthy blend is loaded with vitamin A! Get this fan-fave recipe!..


Pizza Dough Recipe

disclosure: The post is sponsored by one of my faves, Bob's Red Mill

Your perfect pizza dough is totally within reach!

If you love pizza, but don't think you can achieve "pizza place" style results with your crust, think again! When you use the right ingredients, your dough will turn out fluffy and easy-to-handle. Your crust will bake up chewy and bubbly and totally delicious. Your perfect pizza crust is ready for topping with sauce and cheese and loads of veggies.

Plus a pizza video, giveaway and FAQs too.

Pizza week HHL continues...


Easy Pizza Sauce

It's pizza week, here on the blog! And I am going to be rolling out a few recipes to make your DIY pizza nights the BEST they can be. Fluffy, chewy, bubbly crust. A few flavor-enhancing toppings and of course the perfect pizza sauce...

Today, I am sharing my easy recipe for a DIY Pizza Sauce! This sauce is vegan, flavorful and can be whipped up in just a few minutes using ingredients that you can keep on hand in your pantry. This thick, herb-scented, warming sauce is better than anything I have ever found in a store. And really, making your own sauce is half the fun of pizza night. Never feel the need to buy a pre-made jar again. You and your family can totally make this in a flash. Get the recipe and stay tuned for more of "pizza week!"..


Vegan "Pizza Cheese" Reviews

As part of pizza week here on the blog, I decided to include a store-bought vegan "pizza cheese" review!

While I have already done a more general big vegan cheese review, I thought it would be pretty cool to see how a few favorite vegan cheeses perform in a side-by-side comparison, on pizza.

Literally side-by-side, as in all on one pizza!

Here are the results...