Mo’ Celebrating

To continue the birthday celebration week, last night we headed over to my parents’ house for dinner, along with my grandmother, Zach, Laura and Owen. I veered a little away from whole 30 foods (salad dressing, butter on my sweet potato, CAKE) but it’s my birthday! Kind of.

My fave spinach salad. I’m not sure what’s in the dressing, other than avocado and mandarin oranges, but I love it.

Steak, baked sweet potato (this was huge- my mom HATES sweet potatoes) green beans, broccoli and cucumber:

And cake!! Red velvet from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Jack and I are all about the frosting.

Such a fun night! Isla was being a little terror, but that’s pretty much par for the course these days.

Today was pretty low key. I took Isla to the pool while Jack was at camp. The gal is pretty fearless in the water and demanded that we go down the big slide about 500 times. SO different from Jack at that age. After camp we all came home and took naps- this week has been exhausting! We’ve been up late every night, playing outside all day long, swimming. This morning I had to wake Jack up at 8:15, which NEVER happens. Playing hard.

I’ve been pretty much sticking with whole 30 foods. I just don’t want to throw all that hard work down the drain by sliding back into old habits. One of the guidelines while on whole 30 is to not create “desserts” from compliant foods (ex: soft serve from frozen bananas). I stuck with that during the 30 days, but this afternoon I did whip up a batch of Delighted Momma’s banana cream pie bites. They’re paleo and SO SO GOOD. You just make coconut butter by blending unsweetened shredded coconut and cinnamon in a food processor, then spread that on banana slices, top with more cinnamon and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes to “set.” The bananas will still be soft but the coconut butter solidifies:

Then remove from the freezer and store in the fridge.

Delish. I made zucchini noodles with turkey meat sauce for dinner, but I was so full from these babies that I could barely finish. Whoops. The leftover coconut butter is pretty awesome on… basically anything. Or just eat it with a spoon.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Two more birthday celebrations and then it’s done for #32.

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