In honor of my mom’s birthday today, I filled my evening with sweetness 😀
I mentioned earlier that my roommate Tara had donated some overripe bananas and aging strawberrries to me since she’s out of town for the weekend. She also donated some banana peanut butter oatmeal which obviously needed a place of honor in my dinner tonight.
I mixed her cup of oatmeal with the remaining 3/4 cup of protein porridge and then heated half of that mix in the oven. Alongside 1/3 cup healthy cream cheese icing, lots of strawberries, and a slab of cashew-almond butter:
Sometime after that, I had a minor snack attack and grabbed a few tortilla chips right out of the bag. I also had a couple tbsp golean crunch with a spash of unsweetened soymilk:
For dessert, I made a sampler platter of treats.
The platter included the last slice of chocolate-frosted chocolate brownie from my freezer bag:
Healthy cream cheese icing, strawberries, and a jasmine tea biscotti bite:
Plus the star:
Remember when I got to have cheesecake batter for dessert earlier in the week? My roommate Brigitte saved me a big slice of the finished product! (Side note: Brigitte cooks in a way that I would never have the guts to. The entire cheesecake included six full packages of real cream cheese plus loads of real butter.) I had half of it with a twistie-tie “M for Mom” since I couldn’t find any birthday candles:
Ummm, and then I went back and had the other half of the slice. It’s my mom’s birthday, after all! And it was also SO good. Especially the crunchy chocolate wafer crust. Ahhhhh!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!!! Thanks for giving me an excuse to eat lots of sugar (as though I needed another one :P).
How often do you eat REAL (as in, not healthy) desserts?
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21 thoughts on “Happy birthday, mom!”
happy birthday to your mom 🙂 love the sweet eats and the twisty tie “M” is too cute!
Happy Birthday to your mom! That strawberry bowl looks so good…yum!
happy birthday to your mom! it seems that you celebrated it well by yourself! 😀
real dessert? when I eat out I guess… I’d never make it at home 🙂
Happy birthday to your mom! Hope she enjoys her special day!
Chocolate cashew butter cream cheese oatmeal?! That sounds more decadent than even I could come up with. Sarah, you are now the Queen of Oatmeal! (As strange as that title sounds, we in the blogworld know it’s a compliment hehe. We are an odd bunch, huh?)
I entered you in the contest three times. I’ll be super-excited if you win because you’re such a sweetheart!!
You always have such enticing eats – hoooooooly yum.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!
mmmm pass me a bowl of that 🙂
happy bday to your mom!
Happy Birthday to your MOM!!! Mom’s sure are darn special ladies aren’t they?
I used any holiday as an excuse to eat real desserts. Birthdays most especially. And then once in a while if I’m out at a restaurant and a friend orders something insanely delicious I’ll sneak a few bites of that too.
I just caught up with all of your earlier posts (darn school!) and I LOL’d at your dad’s April Fool’s joke? He seriously did that? HA!
I’m also super impressed with your leftovers scoring skills. But I have to ask, how big is your freezer?! Do you have like an extra chest freezer or something to fit all of the goods?
I eat a full serving of REAL dessert probably once a month? Usually something is put before that I just can’t pass up! (cheesecake would definitely be one of those things)
All those nibbles I take from my boyfriend’s desserts when we go out don’t count 😉
i had a couple extra spoonfuls of peanut butter last night..
only because it was your moms birthday so i felt obligated.
Aww… happy birthday to your mom! I ate some chocolate last night in honor of her birthday. Yeah… that’s why I ate the chocolate… 🙂
I love the twistie tie “M.” Way to recycle!
I’m loving all those desserts girl. Yum.. way to live it up!!
Happy belated birthday to your wonderful Mom!! 😀
I eat “REAL” desserts every time I go out to dinner with my family.. I love cannolis, tiramisu, or fruit tarts!
I also treat myself to cake at special occasions 🙂
Lovely! Don’t strawberries make everything look better? And taste better!
Happy Birthday to your mommy!!!!!!
happy birthday to mom, I love that M hahah
I eat unhealthy desserts when I go out a lot. Russians have this saying that sort of translates into “Eh, if we’re gonna indulge, let’s INDULGE,” meaning, let’s go all the way 🙂
It’s not exactly healthy but it does help me eat lots!
Happy birthday to your mom! Those first two pictures just make my mouth water. Lucky you!
ohhhh that cheesecake looks amaaaazing!! totally jealous. i guess i don’t really eat desserts all that often, but when i do, i go ALL out haha. Happy birthday to your mom!
I wish your mom a happy birthday! And I eat ‘real’ desserts probably once every other or week or so… the real thing is always better than the healthy substitute 🙂
tomorrow is my moms birthday! haha happy bday to your moms 🙂 yummmy desserts!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH’S MOMMA! 🙂
Aww sorry I missed it —- Happy Belated Birthday Sarah’s mom!