Hello! I'm Dannii and I run Hungry Healthy Happy with the help of my husband Dave, who fixes all the technically issues, a few social media helpers and our two chief taste testers, Avery and Ziggy, who always give (very) honest feedback on my recipes.
I started the blog in 2011 as a place to share healthy recipes that weren’t boring or restrictive and how to sneak a few extra vegetables in to your diet. I wanted to show that healthy is all about balance, which is why you will find so much more than healthy recipes here. HHH (for short) is all about making healthy meals exciting, and enjoying all the other things too.
I didn't grow up helping out in the kitchen and you won't find hundreds of recipes passed down through my family here. I learnt to cook as a poor student and that culinary education continued as our family grew and we had two children. I taught myself to cook delicious, and healthy recipes using ingredients you could find in your supermarket, and that is what you will still find here today.
Hungry Healthy Happy shares healthy family friendly recipes, from comfort food to light salads, veggie packed to delicious treats and a mixture of quick and easy recipes to those that require a bit more attention. There is a vast selection of vegetarian and vegan recipes and something to suit all dietary restrictions.
Why should you try Hungry Healthy Happy?
- Ranked the number 1 food blog in the UK.
- 2 books published, so we know how to develop a delicious recipe.
- Family friendly recipes with a healthy twist.
- Easy to navigate website with a helpful search bar.
- All recipes are triple tested and we never share anything that doesn't work perfectly.
- Hundreds of loved and rated by reader recipes to try.
- UK and US measurements provided.
- A handy jump to recipe button if you just want to go straight to the recipe card.
- All your comments are taken on board and things are changed if needed.
Since 2011, Hungry Healthy Happy has turned in to a fantastic community of like minded people who see being healthy as far more than a restrictive diet and are thinking more about their mental health and what makes them happy, which is why HHH is more than just food.
With a social media following of over 150,000, HHH has been ranked the Number 1 Food Blog in the UK for 3 years in a row. HHH is the place to go for quick and easy healthy recipes that are not restrictive (you will still see cheese, butter, ice cream and all the good stuff here – everything in moderation).
In 2015, the Hungry Healthy Happy book was published and is available online and in all good bookstores. Having a book published was a dream come true and is just one of the many wonderful things that has come from blogging. It contains 100 recipes for healthier alternatives of traditional unhealthy foods.
In 2018 the second book, The Healthy Slow Cooker was published. It contains 100 healthy slow cooker recipes that the whole family will love. We wanted to show just how helpful a slow cooker can be when it comes to saving time, which is what a lot of people says holds them back from eating healthier meals.
The book also includes healthy options of some popular 'comfort' dishes, together with tips for choosing your slow cooker and how to get the most out of it.
If you would like to work with HHH, have your products featured on the blog or just want a chat, then take a look at the Work With Us page to see what we can offer you! If you have a question or feedback about the blog, send us a message through our Contact Page.
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I am not a doctor, personal trainer, registered dietitian or any kind of health professional. I simply post what has worked for me and what continues to work for me and this should be used as a general guide to improving your health and fitness. It will not work for everyone and you should always consult your doctor first so you don’t cause yourself any harm.
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Hi Danni. I'm Nikki from Sydney. I'm a big fan of your journey since 2016 when I was on my teenage years. I found the entries on your blog really inspiring and I felt motivated to do the same then which really helped me. I haven't checked in for awhile since I've been very busy the past few years but then I remembered you and I thought I wanted to reread your blog entries again about your weight loss journey hoping I can get some inspo. I was checking in and I noticed that there were so many changes on your blog since and I couldn't find those posts anymore. Or is it just me? Are they on archive?
Hello! Thanks for following me for so long. No, those blog posts aren't here any more and it's just recipes. However, I share that kind of content on Instagram.
We have a wonderful greengrocer in our village who has a 50p a bag bargain box. Contents change throughout the day depending on what they need to sell quickly. Whenever they have bags of tomatoes I buy them. They make a wonderful alternative to tinned tomatoes. I cut them up and put in a roasting dish with drizzle of oliver oil, salt, pepper and half a teaspoon of sugar, then cover and roast in the oven 180 fan until the tomatoes are soft. Once they are cold I then weigh into 400g amounts, tip into ziplock bags and store in the freezer.I often add chopped red onion and chopped peppers, or garlic and herbs to the tomatoes before cooking so I always have a well flavoured selection in the freezer. Once cooked the tomatoes can be whizzed in a blender and passed through a sieve to make passata or just to have a roasted tomato soup.
wow, was looking for an easy curry to make during this miserable lockdown.came across the spinach and chickpea recipe as I wanted a day off meat and love spinach and chickpeas. This ten minute curry is amazing. Even my partner who is meat mad loved it. Thankyou Danii and Dave for your lovely recipe and will be looking for more in the very near future.xx
Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. Hope you enjoy more of our recipes.
I bought the slow cooker book which I like. The only thing which I was disappointed with was unlike the 1st book it doesn't give the nutritional value of the meals
Sorry to hear you were dippointed with this. It just wasn't something the publishers wanted to include, as we were keen to show that healthy is more than just numbers like calories and fat. It idea of the book was about boosting vegetable intake and eating less meat, which I hope are reflected in the recipes. I hope you have enjoyed lots of them :)
This is an incredible about me page. I stumbled upon your website. Congrats on all the positive changes have brought to you and your Team (family). Perfect timing as today is my birthday.
Hi Dannii, thank you for the wonderful content about running and nutrition.
Ari looks JUST like my cat Shane.
Loving the blog. Noticed that "bump" is no longer just a bump. Loved the faceplant photo on the weaning article. :)
Looking forward to your future posts...great read.
Hello Dannii it is a pleasure meeting you here this is my first time landing on a blog from the UK and it is pretty exciting learning about other cultures I have to commend you on your journey of losing 100 Lbs It takes a lot of heart, time and energy to do what you have done, you are an inspiration to us all.
Patrick from the USA
I loved Jimmy and Ari they're so cute - I loved this bit "but gives the best early morning wake-up calls" - It reminds me of my Cat Pebble - She does the same
Thank you for the great information you provide on your page. It's good information all of us can use each and every day. Here's to good health and future happiness.
Good afternoon, i'm ana, from hermanos marichica extra virgin olive oils. We want to work with one of my products with you. Tell me please what i have to do to talk about this with you. Thanks a lot.
Hi, I am 57 very unfit and have just been classed as obese and would love to receive regular tips to build core muscles to help me with my exercise program. Thank you. Leonie
It was just a pure coincidence that I found your cookbook in the book ailes of TkMaxx. Maybe not the best place to pick up cookbooks, but I do tend to find the occassional gem in there. Your cookbook is one of them.
I only flicked through the pages and thought at the first that I had similar cookbooks already on the shelf, still I felt like having a treat after already a great outdoor jacket and once I got I home I couldn't believe I how happy I was that I had spent the money.
I was compelled by your story of how you managed to loose all the weight and found a lot of parallels. Like yourself I received a note from a nurse a work saying I had to lower my cholesterol. I knew I was overweight, I hated sports and was a hardcore cheese lover. But now I found myself having too loose weight, be more active or I risked dying young of heart decease. Cholesterol is in my family so I knew it would come eventually but I didn't expect it to be this early. Like yourself I needed a real reason get look into my diet and do more exercise.
We were able to purchase fitbits through work at a discount and I had ordered one before Christmas. It helped me a lot as I'm a person that does everything in numbers. So I began my healthy journey, joined the running club in work and now I'm out almost every lunch hour doing a quick job around the area where I work and my time keeps improving. Next week I have my first big goal ahead of me - my first 5 K race. So far I have managed to loose about a stone in weight, following a very similiar approach like yours.
I felt like writing you while my foodprocessor is wipping up your chocolate spread - you actually got me out of the house again for a quick run to Tesco's to pick up hazelnuts. You are a great inspiration for anyone and somebody who really has figured out how being healthy and fits work - no stupid crash diets or cutting out food groups, just simply healthy dishes that you incorporate in your daily life and a healthy, supportive dose of exercise.
I hope this comment receives you well and I wish you best of luck for the future.
PS: Cute ginger cat, similiar to mine and sorry to hear about the Instagram situation. There just too many stupid and mean people out there.
Fabulous post. And it pretty much sums up why I read your blog.....