This past Friday was my 22nd birthday. I spent most of the day relaxing, doing what I wanted (worked out, read, etc.), and tried to ignore wedding planning stuff for just one day (though that turned out to be completely unavoidable). When Jesse got home from work (with these in his hand:)
he took me out to dinner in La Crosse. We had a really fun time (it had been quite a while since our last date night) and the food was absolutely amazing.
For today’s What I Ate Wednesday I’m sharing what I ate the day of my 22nd birthday.
**if you’d like to join in, just head over to Jenn’s beautiful blog!
The food journal below was what I ate on Friday, May 25th
A “*” by a food means that it’s organic.
Overnight Oats topped with fresh *strawberries and almond butter!
I mixed together a ‘batch’ of Kristin’s Peanut Butter Protein Goo and used it to top a brown rice cake. There was a little extra so naturally I ate it up with a spoon. Not too pretty to photograph but deeeeelicious. I’m thinking I should try it on apple slices next.
For lunch I had a gigantic salad (*romaine lettuce, *spinach leaves, lemon pepper chicken, tomatoes, *carrots, sunflower seeds, and *caesar dressing) plus some watermelon on the side. ’twas delicious and very filling!
After my run and ab workout, I snacked on an *apple, masa crackers, and tropical trail mix (last two are from this month’s Naturebox).
Jesse took me out for a (very) nice birthday dinner, and I happily indulged.
First, red pepper soup and a slice of bread. We were both super hungry when we got there and these disappeared quickly.
I ordered a glass of Moscato D’Asti to sip along with my meal. Delicious as always, this stuff is just like candy.
Then it was time for our meals. Jesse had a combination of shrimp, steak, and chicken with sides of roasted mixed vegetables and mashed sweet potatoes.
…sorry for the dark/creepy pictures…
I ordered the spinach and mushroom ravioli. It came on a bed of caramelized veggies with sides of roasted veggies, mashed sweet potatoes (wow, good.), and quinoa in a broiled tomato.
I can’t even explain how delicious this all was.
And finally, it was my birthday, so of course we were having dessert! We each ordered something to share (typical for us when we order dessert, though that’s pretty rare, I like to bake my own dessert usually :)
We ordered the Flourless Chocolate Cake and Fried Bananas.
Trust me when I say there was hardly anything left behind. Jesse made me eat the last couple bites of the chocolate cake, too. Isn’t he the worst?
This was, by far, the best birthday dinner of my life. so far. :)