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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© All content is copyrighted to Danielle Martin at Hungry Healthy Happy
I just thought you should know that someone stole your identity on Instagram. It's under the name @renyclay. He or she is harassing people using your photo, calling people disgusting, etc. you might want to report it yourself, numerous people have tried to get this person reported..
Typing to confirm Emily's comment below. An individual has taken a couple of your pictures and used them on an Instagram account where various people are being bullied and harrassed continuously and viciously. You may wish to seriously look into it.
Thanks for letting me know about it - I really appreciate it
Thank you for letting me know - I've reported them to Instagram
You're blog is such an inspiration! I can't wait to explore all your healthy recipes! Keep up the awesome work! We'd love to have you check us out sometime over at InPSYCHful Living, where we feature a daily dose of tips related to mindful beauty, style, and living. Like you, my co-blogger and I love to focus on positivity, health, fitness, and overall well-being! :)
Thanks so much Ali. Welcome to my blog :D
Hello Dannii, I’m really shocked by your process. It’s really wonderful how you changed, I have a lot of respect for that. The fact that you were a emotional eater is sad because it means that you have to deal with a lot of problems. I also like takeaway food like McDonalds or something because it’s delicious but very bad for your body. If I can read the calories on the package it makes me feel sad. I have no overweight but I don’t feel comfortable in my body so I want to live healthy. I will do fitness and swimming and other sports but every time when I sport, my body won’t. Because than I have an inflammation or a dislocation. My doctor said that I have to stop but I won’t. I want to train my abs before the summer is there. But my only option for now is that I have to rest. But I will follow you by now because it really inspired me what you did. Congrats!
If you doctor has told you to slow down on your exercise, you really should listen to them. You don't want to push yourself too much and end up injuring yourself to the point where you can't workout again. I pushed myself too much with a knee injury and I am paying for it now.
You are such an inspiration! I just stumbled across your blog and I love it :) I'm embarking on a weight loss journey and can only hope to be as successful as you!
Thank you! Welcome to my blog :) If you need any advice, just ask :)
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You are an inspiration. Your story resonates with me so much and thank you so much for sharing!
This --> "The battle did not stop there. I have been maintaining since then (up and down a few lbs here and there) and I truly think that is the hardest part." I could not agree with more! After losing around 70 pounds over a year ago maintenance has been the hardest part of it all! Staying active, maintaining balance and eating nutritious meals all help but I still fluctuate throughout the month! Very happy I came across your website! Wish you all the best!
So happy you found my website too! Congrats on losing 70lbs - keeping it off really is the hard part, isn't it.
Hi Dannii - just found your blog. What a transformation! Gives me motivation to do the same. Going to spending lots of time here reading and taking it all in :)
Thank you! And welcome to the blog :)
What an inspiring and honest story. Well done and congratulations!
Thank you :) Make sure you take a look around the whole blog for lots of info.
Dannii- this is so inspiring! Congratulations on your success and I look forward to following your blog and seeing more of your posts : )
Thank you :) Blogging full-time was never something that I planned, but I absolutely love it. Welcome to the blog :)
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Wow...absolutely inspiring. You have opened yourself up and are sharing for each of us to take from your experiences that which may inspire us without at all imposing ideals on us that we may not agree with. We were not created to be one size fits all in the real world regardless of the ideals society and celebrity try to impose on us which leads to and fosters eating disorders and unhealthy body image. Only we, each one of us as individuals, can and should decide for ourselves what is healthy, what our own specific dietary needs may be with the advice of a trusted medical/clinical professional if necessary, and what defines for us what each personal success is that we achieve along our individual journeys. Job well done and congratulations. You have inspired me to stop putting so much value into the opinions of others and take back the power to make decisions for myself to move ahead in my journey in a way that does not burden me with guilt,
Your website is amazing like i loge your recipes ! You are an inspiration I've lost 8 stone in 8 months you may see from twitter as we follow each other i can see a few people are very jealous at what you've done and they prob haven't lost the weight and are prob big people i don't feel guilty for saying that ny best friend got jealous and now ignores me because i wanted to get healthy like your self i don't see you as unhealthy your happy in your own skin keep up the website i love seeing your updates and also Karma is a great thing to the haters hehe much love from Scotland Karen x
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I really like it when individuals get together and share opinions.
Great website, stick with it!
I have nominated you for the following awards, The Liebster Award, Very Inspiring Blog Award, Best Moment Award, Sunshine Award & Versatile Blogger Award as I always find your blog a great read and inspiring!
Thank you :)
Your before and after photos are amazing. You were beautiful before too, but you can see how much happier you are now. Please bring out a book!
Thank you. Yes, I do feel so much happier now. I am working on a book to pitch to publishers :)
You are incredible Dannii. I want to be able to say I have done what you have done too. Just getting started is such a challenge.
Thank you! Getting started really is one of the hardest parts.
Great to read someone's weight loss journey. It's really important to realise that it's a lifestyle change that's needed and to stay positive and motivated is key! As you say, if you fall off the wagon, you have to get back on! Thanks for sharing. Great website and blog!
Thank you :) I hope you enjoy the blog.
Just found you on instagram! 100% love your blog. I am on a weight loss journey as well. I have reached my goal weight of 150lbs (down about 60 lbs) :-) over 5 years to accomplish because I didn't really have a goal weight in mind until two years ago. Now I'm am working on muscle gain and toning. My new goal weight is 130lbs. We'll see when I reach it but slow progress is better than no progress! Keep up the great work!
You inspire me! As I continue on my weight loss journey. I have days when I feel like giving up but I will keep at it. Thanks for sharing your great story.
Thank you :) I am glad you enjoy the blog.
I follow you on FB and sometimes it is hard to know who has a blog and who doesn't! I am definitely looking forward to reading your blog more in depth!
All the info is in the About section of the FB page! But welcome to the blog :)
It was great to meet you and what an amazing blog!
I really enjoy your blog and have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!
If you would like to accept this please have a look here to read more about it and to accept it.