Motivational Quote Monday: Take it step by step…

Some journeys start out with a leap of faith.

But most journeys start step by step and day by day. 

At least that’s how I need to think about my journey to health. I can’t think about just jumping into a new lifestyle and instantly reaching my goals.

Rather I need to take it step by step. I can jump into my new lifestyle, but I can’t get bogged down because my goal hasn’t been met quite yet.

Whether you’re on a journey of health or something else…

The Start of My Health Journey!

I’m on my path to eating healthy and feeling happy! 

Last year when I was vegan, working out, and generally healthy all around–I weighed 120 pounds. 


I am now up to 160 pounds. 


I’ll keep track of my weight loss as I go. 

Maybe you think I look fine, but I don’t think so. And it’s not just skin deep.

 I want to be HEALTHY!
I’m only  3 days on this vegan diet and I’m less bloated, my skin is clearing, and the fat is loosening!

Here’s to my journey! Thanks for going on it with me!

(Recipes will be coming soon!)

I’m back!

After a year long hiatus, I’m back! Back to being vegan and back to blogging!

Earlier this year was my last year of college and I got super derailed. I stopped eating vegan, started eating bad foods again, and gained 40 pounds!

So, join me on my health journey! I want to get back to the me last year, and maybe you can gain something too!

I’ll start posting recipes, tips, and more soon!

Here’s a sneak preview of recipes to come…

Smoothie Sunday!

What Vegans Eat Wednesday

And much more!

Until then…

Have your healthy food, and eat your cookies🍪 too!

A Natural Anxiety Remedy You Haven’t Thought Of!

Feeling anxious, depressed, angry, or any other negative feeling?

First: click here for my 4 Natural Anxiety Remedies.

Next: try grounding!

It’s like meditating, but easier.

I try to do this once a day, in addition to meditating once a day.

NOTE: Grounding and meditation don’t have to be religious–they are simply helpful tools for a happy life!

So, how do you ground yourself?

Just go outside and stand, sit, or lay down on the ground.

You can also lean against a tree🌲 or sit at the base of the tree.

When it gets too cold❄️, you can still ground yourself indoors.🏡

There is no wrong way to ground yourself.

You can imagine roots coming out of your body and into the earth.

You can pray or say a mantra.

Or, just enjoy nature.

Look at the trees…🌳

Flowers…🌷

Grass…🌾

and the sky.🌈 

Appreciate the beauty of nature around you.🌄

Most importantly “ground” yourself to nature. Feel a connection to the earth and the nature around you.

I know it sounds weird, crazy, and a little out there, but trust me! You should feel more calm and positive.

🌌Also, ground yourself to the earth via the lunar cycle.🌒🌓🌕🌓🌘

🌚Ground yourself while the moon is new, and when it’s full. Sometimes seeing the beauty of the moon is calming in itself.🌝

To find out when the next new moon🌑 and full moon🌕 will be, click here.

Just try grounding once, I dare you! Let me know how it goes!

Have any questions about grounding? Comment below or e-mail me at happyhealthynoms@gmail.com

2 Ingredient Healthy Vegan Cookies (Quick and Easy!)

Hey there! Thanks✨ for visiting Happy Healthy Noms for this week’s Review Thursday.🌟

Yes, you read that correctly: TWO ingredient cookies!

The recipe can be found here at Power Hungry.

The two ingredients are:

  • Oats
  • Bananas

They are SO yummy, and so deliciously healthy!  

I have added Enjoy Life Vegan Mini Chocolate Chips to some and they were SO GOOD!

I also made some with raisins and cinnamon.

You can add whatever you want, or eat them plain! 

You really can’t find a healthier or easier vegan cookie recipe than this!

dare you to find one that is!💁

⭐️👉Have a product, recipe, or cookbook that you want me to review? Comment below with the link, or e-mail me at: happyhealthynoms@gmail.com!

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your cookies too!

Writing Tips Wednesday: Something To Help You WRITE!

Hey there! Thanks✨ for visiting Happy Healthy Noms for the monthly installment Writing Tips Wednesday!📓

This week I have a writing tip from me, a writing quote from a famous author, and a writing resource, and a bonus tidbit!

Have you thought about where you write

Do you have a special writing spot?

Sometimes having a designated writing place can help spark your creativity!

This space can be in your house–which I have.

Or, it can be outside of your house such as Starbucks, a library, your backyard, anywhere!

Recently, I set up a dedicated reading and writing area in my room! 

  

I have found that I can write better when I am comfortable, thus the big comfy chair and my snuggie.

Around my big comfy chair, I added positive quotes for motivation, and books for inspiration.

I also added cute or interesting stuff so that it’s not too serious!

  
Finally, great lighting is important, so I found a lamp that I like.

Having a dedicated spot helps me focus, and the amenities I put near me keeps me motivated.

🙌Let me know what your new or usual writing spot is!

⭐️This week’s writing quote:  (Image made by me, using QuotesCreator)

 I know, another Stephen King quote, but this man knows how to write. I mean besides being a best-selling author, he writes more than anyone I’ve heard of.

It is said that he writes every day, even on his birthday and Christmas!

👉This week’s writing resource:

Read a book or start reading a book that’s in the genre that you write in (or want to write in.)

You’ll be surprised how fast that the ideas for your book will start flowing
  (Image from Pixabay)

Miss the last Writing Tips Wednesday? Check it out here.

⭐️Bonus!⭐️

What book I’m currently reading: Obsidian Butterfly by: Laurell K. Hamilton

It’s the 9th book of my favorite series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter! The first book is Guilty Pleasures.

This series is so great. Anita’s famous quote is, “I don’t date vampires, I stake them.”

The books have the perfect amount of mystery, action, and romance!

Until next time, remember: read📖 and write✏️ every day!

How To Make Smoothies Faster and Save Time In The Morning!

Hey there! Thanks✨ for visiting Happy Healthy Noms for this week’s Tidbit Tuesday!💫

Not enough time, or too sleepy to make your smoothie in the morning

Here’s your solution 

The night before, fill your blender with all your favorite smoothie ingredients.*

*Double your usual amount of frozen fruit, since it will thaw by morning!

Try some of my smoothie recipes like these green drinks or my new favorite smoothie, which my dad made up!

Then put all the ingredients in a jar and then put in your fridge overnight The next day put it in your blender…   

Blend it…

 And enjoy!

Now, you saved some time, and you have a healthy smoothie!

Read about how to make the perfect smoothie here.

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your cookies🍪 too!

Super Simple Vegan Smoothie Bowls

Hey there! Thanks✨ for visiting Happy Healthy Noms for this week’s Smoothie Sunday!

This week I have 2 yummy and super healthy Smoothie Bowl recipes!

 😸Kitchen Sink Smoothie Bowl👍

🌟I made this veggie🍅-packed, vegan, smoothie bowl for dinner🍴 recently, but I was pressed for time and running late~🕔So I made this in literally 5⃣ minutes!

This was super yummy👌, super simple, and best of all: super fast🏃 to make.💙

⭐️What’s in it?💛

🍵Smoothie: spinach, kale, mixed greens, frozen broccoli, spirulina, ginger👌, and avocado.

🍃Toppings: cucumber, black olives, broccoli sprouts, cilantro, sugar snap peas, baby carrots, almonds, pumpkin seeds, lime juice, and hemp hearts.

👍And I wouldn’t change a thing! It had a nice assortment of veggies and enough protein and fiber to make me satisfied and full!✨

 🍎Newbie Fruitie Smoothie Bowl🍏

Take a trip back in time…

⏪This was the 1⃣st smoothie bowl that I ever made! It wasn’t the prettiest, but it tasted really yummy.👏

🍍What’s in it?🍊

🍅Smoothie: spinach, tomato, blueberries, avocado, apple, and vegan vanilla flavored protein powder.

🍓Toppings: strawberries, blackberries, kiwi, pineapple, chia seeds, and flax seed meal.

✔️The only thing I would change is presentation~✨

Until next time, remember: have your veggies🍅 and eat your cookies🍪 too!

Caturday: These Cats Say, “You Can Do It!”

Hey there! Thanks✨ for visiting Happy Healthy Noms for this week’s Caturday!😺

Today I have rounded up motivational cat memes for you!

  
(Image from Growth Mindset Memes)

  
(Image from Growth Mindset Memes)

  
(Image from Growth Mindset Memes)

For more motivational cat memes and information about Growth Mindset, visit Growth Mindset Memes.

Here is a video that explains my favorite lesson from Growth Mindset.

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and love on your animals❤️ too!

Foodie Friday: Easy Healthy Vegan Nachos + How To Make Homemade Tortilla Chips

Hey there! Thanks✨ for visiting Happy Healthy Noms for this week’s Foodie Friday!🍴

One of my favorite snack, lunch or dinner? Nachos

Today I’m sharing with you some fun vegan nacho ideas that I adore, I also have a great recipe for Oil-Free Happy Healthy Homemade Tortilla Chips! 
The Tortilla Chips:

The Cheese:

  • Daiya Cheddar Shreds (Or as I like to call it, the best vegan cheese ever! Seriously. It tastes AMAZING, and even melts and stretches like real cheese!)

 
Choose your Toppings:

Veggies:

  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • White, Red, or Green Onions

Beans:

  • Kidney Beans
  • Black Beans
  • Chili Beans
  • Vegan Refried Beans

Grains:

  • Quinoa

Other:

  • Salsa
  • Hot Sauce
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Cilantro
  • Black Olives
  • Squeeze of Lime

 ⭐️Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips⭐️ 

  • Cut 1-4 tortillas (depending how many chips you want) into strips
  • I love💛Food for Life’s Sprouted Corn Tortillas! 
  • Place the strips on a parchment paper lined pan in the oven on 425
  • Keep checking on them, and take them out when they feel crispy! 
  • No oil necessary, and completely guilt-free!

 Nachos with my Homemade Tortilla Chips!   Sometimes you just want to keep it simple for a snack.

 Other times you want to load those nachos up for lunch or dinner!

   

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your cookies🍪 too!