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AM_MORRIS87
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1/4/13 8:31 P

We did the same thing at my old job, and when it was my birthday they brought in a huge delicious fruit bowl full of berries and other good stuff.



LOVEISBRUIN
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1/4/13 4:07 P

Thanks for all of the ideas! I think fruit is definitely the way to go - sweet, but nutritious! I like the Angel Food Cake idea, or the chocolate fondue. But my husband warns that strawberries aren't in season. I'll have to figure out just the right fruit that will be fresh and delicious!



CREATIVECALICO
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1/3/13 8:48 A

A friend of mine made a "cake" for her son's birthday that was a honeydew melon with the rind cut off and decorated with fruit pieces. It was beautiful! Something like this: robinrobertson.com/fresh-fruit-cake-2/




REYNINGSUNSHINE
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1/3/13 5:31 A

Anything you want can be healthy in the right portion size :P

Fruit platter are great, and the idea of fondue means it still feels like a treat to all of those people who aren't used to healthy eating.

Angel food cake is also delicious, because it often feels more sinful (it's pretty much just flour and sugar with a small amount of egg white- not enough to contribute a significant source of protein or nutrients). It's very light weight because of the egg white, so it often comes will less calories per same visual serving size.

But whatever treats are thrown at you, enjoy them! Just enjoy them in small servings.



BUBBLEJ1
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1/3/13 3:46 A

Fruit platter with dark, milk, and white chocolate dipping sauces?



TO-BE-AMAZING
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1/2/13 9:33 P

My department loves it when we get meat and cheese trays. We always have sweets (we are known for treats everyday) that the protein is a very nice and welcoming treat.

Does it need to be a dessert, or can it be a all day munch-a-thon (tracking of course!)



STDWYNWEN
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1/2/13 7:05 P

Hi LOVEISBRUIN

Angel food cake with berries
Cupcakes (portion control)





LOVEISBRUIN
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1/2/13 6:35 P

I need help! My office does a small birthday celebration for each member of our team, where the honoree gets to choose a "dessert" that we all enjoy together (complete with singing and silly hats).

We have three January birthdays on our team, one of which is mine. I normally feel I am entitled to indulge on my birthday, but I know that I will eat plenty of sweets at family celebrations (my hubby's birthday is 6 days later as well...). Plus, many of my coworkers are also trying to stay on the healthy path, so I'd like to help us all out by picking something healthy for my "treat".

But I need your help! What ideas do you have for a healthy, yet still delicious, birthday treat that I can share at the office? These treats are usually store-bought, but I'm willing to make something if the recipe is easy (and tasty). I'd like to find something more exciting than a fruit salad or veggie tray.

All suggestions are welcome and appreciated! Thanks!



 
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