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January 2, 2018

Hey Ya'll!

It's 2018 and I want to share a little news with you about Happy Belly Life.

Happy Belly Life will turn two years old this year!  In 2017 Happy Belly Life experienced an official name change with the county of Monroe in New York State.

We changed from Happy Bel...

May 30, 2017

Holidays.  Holy Days.  Work-free days.

We.  All.  Love.  Them.

But do our bellies? :)

I find that often during holiday celebrations - whether it be a Memorial Day cookout, a birthday party, or the new year - healthy food and celebration don't always go hand...

May 16, 2017

Sometimes, we just need a little sweetness (without the aftermath of headache).

I've had a hankering for this chia seed pudding lately...I just haven't found the time to make it.

I was a little rushed in making it tonight, but I just couldn't wait any longer!

Normally I w...

May 11, 2017

My advice: don't ever let anyone tell you carbs are bad, or that you shouldn't have carbs.

My motto: no food is bad for you; we simply have to each find the right balance for our respective bodies, minds, social inclinations, and - perhaps most importantly of all - acti...

May 10, 2017

The Purple Smoothie Bowl is one of the most refreshing foods I'm making lately.  There are many variations on this bowl - I'm sure many of you have seen them around the internet or other recipe places.  This is super simple to make, and can easily be made in a regular...

April 7, 2017

The quinoa-bowl, rice-bowl meal concept is hot right now, and for good reason(s).  For one, any of us can toss together a simple mixture of quinoa, veggies, a protein, and top it off with a light dressing, nuts, or avocado.  Therein lies the magic: a pretty complete me...

April 7, 2017

As a simple, fairly quick breakfast after a medium-intensity workout, here's a variation of my go-to:

2 eggs scrambled in about 1 Tbsp coconut oil


1-2 cups veggie saute (this morning I had leftover veggies from yesterday, so the portion was a little small) e.g sauteed o...

April 6, 2017

Another year another run.

Each year a great man named Mike Siudy hosts a short series of free, yes you read correctly, free trail runs.  These runs showcase one of New York State's finest attributes - the Shawangunk Mountains (#ilovewikipedia) - and other lovely areas a...

April 6, 2017

Spring is coming!  In fact, it's already here...you just wouldn't know it from looking at the trees.

With Spring comes a lovely abundance of fresh produce, something us winter folk can certainly appreciate after months of eating imported and preserved foods.

This Spring...

November 30, 2016

I apologize for and give great thanks to the cow who was slaughtered in the making of this meal.

I eat and advocate for a while-foods, plant-based diet; but I also concede that one size does not fit all, and that some bodies need a little meat once in a while.

Today I ca...

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