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…

Great websites: The Food Medic

The Food Medic is the website of Dr Hazel Wallace, a practicing doctor in the UK with a special interest in nutrition, and a qualified personal trainer. There’s some great content on the website, like this Stop Letting Anxiety Rule Your…

For all things juicing – GreenValu.ie

Juicing fresh fruit and vegetables with a masticating juicer is a great way to give your body the materials it needs to promote healing, energy and protect from illness. Health Benefits of Juicing Juicing provides vitamins, minerals and nutrients in…

Blueberry Oat Breakfast Bars

Today Eva from The Healthy Tart is back with a recipe for wonderful Blueberry Oat Breakfast Bars. Why not make a batch and enjoy them over Christmas? They are perfect for a healthy breakfast with a hot cuppa before all…

The Happy Pear’s 12 Days of Christmas Videos

OH MY! Did you guys SEE the Happy Pear’s 12 Days of Christmas videos?! They are amazing! And mouth-watering! And packed with LOTS of ideas for your Christmas menu. Here they all are in a handy video playlist – we hope…

Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Today we’re bringing you a great little ten minute recipe video from a YouTube Vlogger all the way from the sunny shores of South Africa. Her name is Liezl Jayne Strydom and we love this video of hers – three…

Eating Well During Cancer – A Guide from the World Cancer Research Fund

We’ve got four copies of a great guide from the World Cancer Research Fund to give away. It’s a booklet for people living with cancer and those having cancer treatment who want to know more about how to cope with…

Put some ‘zip’ into your breakfast with an Oatmeal Tray

With these colder mornings, we’re really enjoying a bowl of overnight oats every morning. All we do is put a scoopful of porridge (we use gluten-free organic oats) into a jar, top it off with milk (we use almond milk),…

Healthy Vegan Mince Pies

Many people on a cancer journey decide to make changes to their diet following their diagnosis to help support their ongoing health and wellbeing. This could be cutting out refined sugar, going wheat and gluten-free, eating more plant-based meals and…

Baby it’s cold outside…

Cold weather means hot chocolate! Why not warm up with this Hot Chocolate – The Healthy Way from Simple Green Smoothies? We love that you’ll know exactly what’s in it.