10 Salads That Have More Fat and Calories Than a Big Mac!

Going to a restaurant can be a daunting task when you take a look at the myriad of choices on the menu. You start by glancing at the appetizers, which on average can contain more calories and fat then the entrée itself.  Not to mention trying to avoid all the succulent smells permeating the restaurant persuading you to […]

Dining out at Applebees … what you need to know!

Hi everyone! I wanted to take the time to put together a post that I hope will open some eyes today.   We all eat out now and then.  It’s one of life’s little pleasures, especially for working moms and dads.  It gives us a break, we don’t have to cook and clean and it […]

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

This is one of my favorite smoothies.  Chocolate, peanut butter and bananas are a perfect trio of flavors!  It’s super easy to make and we all usually have these simple ingredients on hand. If you’ve searched up any of our other smoothie recipes like The Healthy Blueberry Blast one, you’ll know that we are BIG on […]

Lemon Orzo with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes

Yum I wish I could give the creator of this recipe credit, but I can’t seem to find it.  I originally got this Lemon Orzo recipe from Pinterest, but when I go back to track where it originally came from I just go in circles to dead end websites. Nonetheless, if you’ve never tried Orzo […]

8 of the Best Weight Loss Foods

  Everyone knows by now that ‘You Are What You Eat’, right? We all know this.  We’ve heard it a hundred times before. One of the biggest components to losing weight (or even just maintaining a healthy lifestyle) really does start with WHICH foods you choose to eat. Did you know that certain foods actually HELP […]

Some of my favorite things

I’ve been getting a few emails lately about the kitchen items I use when I am cooking.  So I thought I would update My Favorite Things link up above as it had become a little outdated. Here are some of the small appliances I simply cannot live without.  These are the same exact ones that are […]

Happily Unprocessed is a Yummly Publisher!

So much has been happening for Happily Unprocessed in 2016 !! You may have noticed a new button on the top left of my recipes ~ that’s the Yum button.  Clicking on it will automatically save your favorite recipes to your personal recipe box on Yummly. If you haven’t checked out Yummly before, it’s a recipe site […]

6 Useful Tips for New Bloggers

If  someone with a crystal ball told me 4 years ago that not only would I be a full time blogger, and making money doing it, but I would then be a mentor for OTHER new bloggers …. I’d say you were NUTS! I really didn’t even know where to begin to be honest.  I had […]

Make THIS! Not THAT! : Parmesan Garlic Noodles

Well it has been a L-O-N-G time since I’ve done a Make THIS!  Not THAT! post. NOVEMBER 2014 to be exact!  Wow! Make THIS! Not THAT! is what got Happily Unprocessed started!  It’s when I was discovering what we were actually eating and I was fiercely passionate about eliminating processed foods from our house! I know […]

5 Delicious Plant Based Salads To Welcome Spring

Happy April my friends!!!  Spring is in the air and you know what that means!  SALADS !!!!  Lots of fresh green SALADS! With each new season comes a new fresh perspective and loads of inspiration.    I just love seeing all the beautiful colors in the supermarkets this time of year, from the bright greens of […]

4 Avocado Hacks You Need to Know

For a fruit that’s so fabulous and delicious, finding one that’s perfectly ripe—and keeping it that way—can be almost impossible to do. Here are 4 easy hacks that make shopping, storing, and using avocados crazy easy, along with using those over ripe ones! Pull Don’t Squeeze We’ve all given an avocado a squeeze to tell whether it’s […]

10 Real Food Snacks For On-The-Go Moms

Ok moms, it’s almost the end of February and lacrosse season is starting.  If your kids are in sports like mine are you can (and will) find yourself on the road a lot and having easy to pack on-the-go snacks can be critical. When my kids were younger (elem school age) the parents were asked […]

5 Baby Steps to Eating Clean in 2016

If you ask almost anyone on the street if they’d like to eat a little cleaner, I think the overwhelming response would be a resounding yes.  I think one of the main reasons people give up or feel a sense of failure is the ‘all or nothing’ approach, which I am completely guilty of or they just […]

5 of The Most Anti-Oxidant Rich Foods and Why They Should Be in Your Diet

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!  I hope you all had a great holiday season and didn’t go TOO overboard with Grandma’s banana cream pie. Boy the holidays can be a tough time to get through with all the sweets and foods and drinks we don’t normally consume, can’t they? Well the good news with the New […]

Homemade Peppermint Body Scrub (with free printable)

If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to spread holiday cheer this year, try making this homemade Peppermint Body Scrub.   The best part about this scrub (for me anyway) is that I’m using sugar in a GOOD way!  🙂 I started making my own body scrubs when I bought some essential oils last year.  I love […]