Happy Magazine Stories on Instagram this week

This week I will be posting a little bit of video content over on Instagram using the Stories function. Daily posts will still be happening here on the Happy Magazine website, but I just wanted to let you all know…

Chickpea, Quinoa and Turmeric Curry from Deliciously Ella

I made this vibrant Chickpea, Quinoa and Turmeric Curry from Deliciously Ella’s second book on Tuesday evening. It was easy to make, filling and so tasty! I was actually surprised just how full of flavour it was for a veggie meal. Plus…

Starting the day right

Helen’s Breakfast Seed Toppings are a quick and easy way to boost your breakfast. They can be added to cereal, porridge, yogurt or smoothies and are a great source of omega 3 and fibre. Made without wheat, the milled varieties…

Healthy meals to reheat and eat – Kayla’s Kitchen

We came across Kayla’s Kitchen in this month’s issue of IMAGE magazine 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…

Coconut aminos – A healthy alternative to soy sauce

Soy sauce – a condiment called for in so many recipes! If you love stir-fries, teriyaki dishes or anything with a big Asian flavour, no doubt it’s using soy sauce for that distinctive taste. If you have had a hormone-positive…

How to store food for optimal freshness

With the warmer weather here now I’m noticing my fresh fruit and veg ripening and going past it’s best quicker than ever – especially anything organic. While that’s a good thing, it’s also a bad thing – for my purse…

Easy summer recipes from Liezl Jayne

Today’s post is another one of Liezl Jayne Strydom’s videos on YouTube. We love this video where she shares her favourite easy summer recipes – some of them are so easy they’re not really recipes at all – but it…

Get your juice on! Budget juicers and blenders in Lidl this fortnight

Making fresh green juices at home is a great way to get revitalising goodness into you first thing in the morning. However, home juicers can be expensive, messy to clean and difficult to use. If you have been considering purchasing…

Flahavan’s Overnight Oats

I’ve found a handy little breakfast number for these warmer summer months – Flahavan’s Overnight Oats with Apple & Raspberry. It’s a combination of oats, apple, raspberries, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in a convenient mix. There’s no added sugar…

Where to eat healthy in Kildare: Beetroot, Maynooth

If you’re visiting Maynooth any time soon we’ve got a great recommendation for where to get some healthy and delicious vegan/vegetarian food – a real gem of a café called Beetroot. Located just off the Main Street in Maynooth in…

How to choose Organic vs Non-organic in the Fruit & Veg aisle

Guys, have you all seen or heard about the US’s Environmental Working Group (EWG)’s Dirty Dozen™ and Clean Fifteen™ Lists? The EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, updated every year since 2004, ranks pesticide contamination of 47 popular fruits…

Salad Pizza from The Happy Pear

At last the temperatures around Ireland are starting to warm up… But shh, don’t tell anyone in case the Beast from the East gets wind of it…! Today we’re bringing you a tasty video recipe from the boys at The…

4 creamy dairy-free pasta dishes

When I was going through chemo I craved creamy pasta dishes. And I still do every now and then, but it hasn’t been an option since I gave up dairy. Needless to say I was delighted to find this recipe…

6 steps to boost your health

We love these 6 steps to boosting your health from our contributor, Miriam Kerins. We feel they really are the foundations for a healthy life and are excellent ways to support your body while going through or recovering from cancer.…

Dairy-free chocolate!

Yes, you read right – dairy-free chocolate is here folks, and it tastes GREAT.  Nobó Choc is a creamy, indulgent, milk-style chocolate made from simple plant-based ingredients and without dairy or refined sugar. Coconut and cashew nuts create creaminess and replace…

Falling back in love with tea

About six months ago I gave up cow’s milk, cheese and yoghurt as part of my personal Anti-Cancer Plan. The very first hurdle I encountered was, what would I put in my tea now instead of milk? So I started…

How to make Hummus

Did you see the great Meal Prep video we shared on Sunday 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…

Healthy meal prep for the whole week

A big part of our Anti-Cancer Plan here at Happy Magazine is healthy eating. We have slowly but surely transitioned to a much healthier way of eating over the last six months. Now whole foods are the name of the…

Cut your recurrence risk with help from the Marie Keating Foundation

Like many people, you may feel that cancer is down to bad luck or genes. However, did you know that 4 in 10 cancers could be prevented if we made simple changes to 5 parts of our everyday life? That…

Now you can buy a Pink Loaf in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation

Bread-makers Irish Pride and the Marie Keating Foundation have joined forces to launch a new and healthy high-fibre loaf in Ireland. The new ‘Hi-Fibre Plus Pink Loaf’, launched today by Ronan and Storm Keating, is a delicious white and wholemeal…

Energy-boosting green smoothie

Eva from The Healthy Tart is here today with a delicious and healthy recipe for an energy-boosting green smoothie. If you’re in need of a burst of vitamins, why not give this a whirl? How to make a green smoothie…

Plant-based eating – watch Lorna’s interview before it’s gone

One of our contributors here on Happy Magazine, Lorna McCormack, recently took part in a global online event called Live Vegan Vibrantly. It was a free online event from the US with video content from world-leading doctors, researchers, scientists, award-winning chefs,…

Vegan Rainbow Meal Prep – The Happy Pear

Today we’re bringing you some healthy vegan meal ideas from The Happy Pear’s YouTube channel. In this video they’re sharing how to prep healthy meals for four days, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Click the video below to watch.  …

A placemat for mindful eating

On Saturday we shared a great graphic all about the benefits of mindful eating. Today we want to share another graphic from Summer Tomato which we think would make a great placemat to remind you about mindful eating at meal…

Mindful eating

We LOVE this graphic on mindful eating from health and wellbeing website Summer Tomato. When was the last time you really, really noticed what and how you eat?

Live Vegan Vibrantly: Free online event

Live Vegan Vibrantly is an upcoming free online event from the US with video content from world-leading doctors, researchers, scientists, award-winning chefs, fitness instructors, best-selling authors, successful entrepreneurs, nutritionists, energy healers and many more. The event will share personal and…

Roz Purcell’s Healthy Vegan Jaffa Cookies

Roz Purcell sent us the following fabulous vegan recipe for healthy Jaffa cookies and we can’t wait to share it with you. We’re always making a stash of snacks like these to help us with our healthy eating habits. If…

How Health IS Happiness and other tips from The Happy Pear

We loved The Happy Pear‘s speech about Recipes for Happiness at Fresh Resolutions last weekend. The twins bounced on stage full of energy and warmth and their talk was inspiring and motivational. Here’s the best bits of what they had…

Fish oils and how they could help you

Have you heard about the benefits of taking a fish oil supplement? Or making sure you eat oily fish at least twice a week? We have a useful infographic today outlining how fish oils could help you feel better –…

Easy & Healthy Snack Ideas

We love Liezl Jane Strydom’s channel on YouTube. She posts some great recipe videos that are easy and tasty (and great to watch), meal plan, weight loss and home workout videos, morning and evening routines as well as videos about…