Meal prep for breakfast – by Sadia at Pick Up Limes

Ooh – Sadia from the Pick Up Limes YouTube channel has just released a new video this week of 3 breakfast recipes and they look DIVINE! We’ll definitely be trying the frozen yogurt bars and the healthiest granola… Here are…

5-ingredient vegan DESSERTS to impress – by Sadia at Pick Up Limes

When only dessert will do! It’s Sunday, maybe you’re having a lovely family dinner this afternoon or tonight and perhaps there’s a sweet treat on the menu too? Sadia from Pick Up Limes‘s latest video is three easy vegan dessert…

5 foods to eat every day – A video by Pick Up Limes

We’re back on our health kick today! I was browsing YouTube the other night and this old video of Sadia’s popped up in my feed – 5 foods to eat every day – and I was nodding all the way…

Easy Berry Chia Seed Jam by Pick Up Limes

Today we’re sharing an easy recipe for a flavourful and refined sugar-free chia seed jam from our nutrition contributor Sadia of Pick Up Limes. On Monday mornings I like to do a little bit in the kitchen if I can,…

How to make the best egg salad by Downshiftology

Is it Spring yet?? Sometimes it feels as though it is, and then a cold breeze blows in…! But we’re feeling a little Spring-y here at Happy Magazine, so we thought we’d share this tasty recipe video for egg salad…

Must-try 15-minute dinner meals

Sadia’s latest video on the Pick Up Limes channel is a cracker. She shares three easy dinner ideas all based on the ‘plate method’ of 25% whole grains, 25% protein (plant-based) and 50% veggies/fruit. And boy, do they all look…

Healthy eating on holiday – A video by Pick Up Limes

Who says holidays have to be full of unhealthy eating? I love the latest video from Sadia at the Pick Up Limes YouTube Channel where she shows what her and her partner eat on a day exploring on holiday in…

Throwback Post: Healthy meals to reheat and eat – Kayla’s Kitchen

We came across Kayla’s Kitchen in IMAGE magazine last year and we’re so glad we did. We think their business idea is just fantastic and in particular so helpful for anyone going through cancer or a serious injury or illness.…

Oils & Fats – Friend or Foe? A video by Pick Up Limes

Fats are beneficial for us, but are better from whole food sources over oils and some sources are more wholesome than others… Sadia from Pick Up Limes explains it all in today’s handy explainer video. Here are the links to…

It’s Pancake Tuesday! Helpful recipe links from the World Cancer Research Fund

Mmm, pancakes. Typically a sugary treat, the thought of pancakes might be stirring up some feelings for you today. After a cancer diagnosis, sugar can become a bad word and trigger misery (because you feel you can’t have any) to…

Cook With Happy Magazine – Chickpea Curry

When I’m feeling really organised, I like to meal plan for each new week on Sunday evening/Monday morning. As part of this, I like to plan a vegan dinner which I make on Monday night that will do both Monday…

A lunchtime gem at The Green Door Market

A spur of the moment decision led myself and my little boy to The Green Door Market’s new home on the Old Naas Road today. And it turned out to be a lovely outing indeed. The Green Door Market is…

Throwback Post: How to make Hummus

Did you see this great Meal Prep video we shared awhile ago from Downshiftology? In it, Lisa mentioned her quick and easy method for making her own hummus – this is the video she was talking about. Mmm… Hummus and…

SUGAR… is it all that “bad”?

Whoahhh – Sadia from Pick Up Limes has nailed the whole Sugar thing for us in one fabulous ten minute video. Yes! If you’ve ever wondered what all the fuss is about when it comes to sugar – what the…

Soups to warm the soul from Pick Up Limes

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s the weekend! I hope it was a good week for you all? Today we have another video for you from Sadia at the Pick Up Limes YouTube channel. In this video, Sadia shares three simple and…

Numi Decaf Ginger Lemon Tea

All my lovely New Year decluttering came to a sudden halt a few days ago with the arrival of a head cold. I’ve been taking things easy and enjoying this Decaf Ginger Lemon tea while I wait for it to…

The Happy Pear’s 5 minute Chickpea Curry

This super quick and easy Chickpea Curry from The Happy Pear twins is a great mid-week dinner – it’s super simple to make and very tasty. It’s a regular recipe in our house when I’m looking for a meat-free dinner…

A Buddha Bowl Builder and a few words on diet and cancer

Healthy eating is always on the top of our list in January, and this year in particular, it seems everywhere we look we are being encouraged to eat more plant-based meals or even convert completely to being a vegetarian or…

Living a Yoga Lifestyle: Ruth’s Top 3 Finds for December

Our regular yoga contributor Ruth from Yogaru writes a wonderful post once a month over on her blog about her favourite new things she’s enjoying. Here’s her December favourites. Seedlip What do you drink when you’re not drinking? Inspired by The Art of Distilling published…

Gordon Ramsay video recipes for New Year’s Eve

Are you looking for something a little bit special to make for dinner at home this New Year’s Eve? This Gordon Ramsay four-in-one meatball recipe video might help you with that and also help you save a little extra for…

7 Tips For Staying Healthy Over The Holidays (Without Ruining Your Fun)

Lorna McCormack joins us today with her top tips for staying healthy over the holidays, while still enjoying yourself. Can you believe the holiday season is upon us already? I know, I’m with you – it’s crazy how fast time flies…

Dr Rangan Chatterjee and The Happy Pear in conversation with Sue Leonard

Bestselling authors Dr Rangan Chatterjee and The Happy Pear twins, David and Stephen Flynn, are holding a joint evening event as part of the Healthy Ireland program in January. 24 January 2019 at 8.00pm Tickets €12 & €15 Venue: dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire,…

Day 11: Vegan-ish by Holly White Book Giveaway

Today marks our 11th Day of Christmas fun here at Happy Magazine and our latest festive surprise for you is one final giveaway – the new Vegan-ish recipe book by Holly White.  Whether you are already a committed vegan or just curious…

Day 2: An Outing to The Hazel House

Welcome to Day 2 of the Happy Magazine #12DaysOfChristmas Special. Today’s post is a fun and festive idea for you – an outing to The Hazel House in the Dublin mountains. The Hazel House is a café, Irish craft shop,…

An easy video recipe for butternut squash soup from Downshiftology

Mmm… Butternut squash soup – is there really anything better for lunch on a cold and rainy day? I love this latest recipe video from Lisa at Downshiftology. This soup is super simple to make – you don’t even have…

The BioChef Synergy Slow Juicer

I finally bought a juicer. I’d been resisting for a long time, thinking I wouldn’t be disciplined with it and that it would end up in the cupboard after a few enthusiastic first uses. I’m pleased to say it’s been…

How to make almond milk – A video from Downshiftology

I like using unsweetened almond milk in my overnight oats, which is my breakfast normally Monday to Friday. I buy Alpro in SuperValu but I love the idea of making my own almond milk. Today’s video from Downshiftology on YouTube…

Healthy Habits Store in Wicklow & Online

Today’s post is about the Healthy Habits store in Quarantine Hill in Co. Wicklow and online at healthyhabs.com. I came across a mention of Healthy Habits recently in Positive Life magazine and decided to check it out online. They have…

Little Green Goddess Soup from The Little Green Spoon

Today’s post is a delicious soup recipe from Indy Power, aka The Little Green Spoon. Indy so kindly lets us re-share her recipes here on Happy Magazine – a little while ago we shared this lovely Greek Salad from her website…

Naked Bacon and Ham from Finnebrogue’s

Ladies and Gentlemen, did you see the launch of a new product called Naked Bacon last week?! I shared it on the Happy Magazine Facebook page when I spotted it first but I’ve been thinking, this is so important for…