Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What I Ate {on my birthday} Wednesday

Good morning! How are ya?!

Yesterday was my birthday and I had an absolutely great day. Derek and I celebrated over the weekend with a special dinner, some shopping and a movie, so yesterday was pretty much an ordinary day except for the fact that I received so many birthday wishes and lots of love from the people who mean the most to me in this world.

Birthday flowers:

I feel extremely blessed to have so many amazing people ~ friends & family ~ in my life!!

We went out to eat several times over the weekend, so all I wanted yesterday was some good, CLEAN homecookin'. You know that I started my 'clean eating' journey on Monday and I really wanted to stick to it! My plan is for clean eats to become my lifestyle, it's not just some temporary diet that I'm going to follow. I need to figure out how to maintain my clean eating habits over holidays and special occasions, so I decided that my birthday was a great way to challenge myself to make a healthy, clean and delicious birthday dinner.
Here's a recap of my meals from the big day!

Birthday Breakfast
I made one of my faves: Pumpkin Pie Slow Cooked Steel Cut Oats
It's a decadent way to start any morning!
In order to clean the recipe up, I submitted honey for the brown sugar. The flavour was just as delish!
Being the good girl that I am ;-), I brown bagged it and spent my lunch break walking around the downtown with my good friend, Lisa. Afterwards, I ate my lunch at the office.
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Pumpkin Amazeballs
Birthday Dinner
Plant Power Pumpkin Alfredo with brown rice pasta and a Greek salad

An Edible Arrangement that my parents had delivered to me at work!
{oy, please excuse my very messy office!}
Thank you, as always, to Miss Jenn for continuing to host our weekly Wednesday party.
Do you like to go out or eat in on your birthday?
Enjoy your day!


  1. Glad your birthday was the ya!

  2. Happy happy birthday! The flowers are incredible:) And I love the birthday cake oatmeal! Such a fun way to start the day!

  3. Happy birthday! Love you breakfast oats! Way better than cake;)

  4. Happy belated birthday. Beautiful flowers. I love that your breakfast had a candle in it.

    I usually go out for dinner on my birthday. You ate so well on yours. I usually splurge a little on mine.

  5. I usually like to eat out for my birthday, but I'm also open to an amazing homecooked meal. Happy Belated Birthday!

  6. Happy belated Birthday! I love the candle on the oatmeal - it looks so cute!

  7. Glad you two had such a great weekend together. Also, way to get back on the "clean eating" train this week :)

  8. Glad you had an amazing birthday girl! =)

  9. Happy belated birthday girl!! xo