Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Birthday Girl

Today is the birthday of my stepdaughter, Chelsea. She'll be blowing out 15 candles today. I'd give away her presents on here, but she might read this and find out. Let's just say they are very Wi-  and Hannah Montana-oriented gifts. Anyone else out there with daughters (or sons) caught in the Hannah Montana craze? I've heard the theme song so many times I can sing it in my sleep!! 


Anyway, tonight we will be taking Chelsea for a nice family dinner in Orangeville to celebrate. I've found a great restaurant called Juniper that offers an excellent selection of lean protein and veggies along with homemade bread. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it! The owners also grow their own veggies in their backyard garden. Drooling yet?

It's so nice to learn about places that offer foods in line with Clean Eating principles. I've been living here in Caledon for almost 5 years now and I'm still trying to find good spots to have a night off from the kitchen. Are you having the same success in your neck of the woods?Remember, Clean Eating doesn't mean no eating out. Since this is a lifestyle change we have to fit the principles into our everyday activities. 

Eating out and Eating Clean go hand-in-hand as long as you stick to your guns. Ask the waiter or waitress to leave off butter, sauces, and dressings. Also, ask them to not bring the bread basket to the table. Decide whether or not this is a treat meal - occasional treat meal, that is. If so, indulge in a glass of wine or a dessert. Otherwise, stick to water and black coffee and/or tea. Finally, don't be afraid to ask for what you want. After all, this is about your health and only you should be making the calls on what you put in your body!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Had the same experience tonight - my "baby" turned 12! (but being inOZits now thurs 3rd)Being a boy of grande tastes, pizza was on the menu but with mum dad brother nanna poppa & uncle to keep happy - where to go? The choice a local club with thai, roasts, bistro, coffee shop & pizza. It still took me 1/2 hour to decide finally settling for grilled fish & salad no butter on the fish - but ok some fries on the side - but totally my choice of how many to eat. After clean eating all day - not too bad.. and great for a night out of the kitchen!

Bonnie S. said...

I love to frequent coffee shops, and I look forward to the day when they offer healthy treats along with the usual assortment of pastries and muffins. I know some establishments are offering yogurt now, but I would like to see more than just one "clean" choice. I think they need to use a little more imagination!