Happy (Healthy!) Birthday, Brooks

When I was planning for Brooks’ birthday party, I made sure we had all his favorite foods on hand. Typical pool parties have hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, potato chips with creamy dip, and a sweet, sugary cake — I’m sure you’re thinking, YUM! I was, too.

But this was Brooks’ day, and I wanted to celebrate him and his healthy lifestyle. So instead of the typical fare we grilled steaks and salmon while snacking on great veggie-based salads. And you know what? It was still delicious. Who knew?!




In lieu of a frosted fluffy cake, we went the extra mile and built a veggie cake out of celery, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and some cream cheese!


We all had a great time and most importantly, Brooks had the best day!

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Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough is just trying to be a nice person who dances as often as possible, usually in public. She recently wifed up to NHL star Brooks Laich and is the proud dog-mom of two pups, Lexi & Harley (they’re the real brains behind everything).
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  • Megan

    Great idea. Those tomatoes are beautiful and look insanely delicious!

  • Ester Magalhães

    Hi JULIANNE, I’m your fan, you want to come BRAZIL someday? kisses❤️

  • Lila Miller

    “Happy Birthday Brooks!” What a caring way to show your affection & creative talents to your special man ???? I’m a huge fan of the “un-birthday cake” … Veggie Style! Your a huge inspiration to all of your fans. Keep up the positive momentum!

  • Ooooh! I don’t like all veggies, but building up a cake with healthy snacks is so much better.. Though I’d honestly rather go for a sugar free cheesecake <3

    Happy Birthday Brooks!

  • Larry E. Ramey

    Hey Brooks, if you want bread (cake), go to the bakery, if you want goals, go to the net! Happy 33.

  • Kate

    Such a unique idea!

  • Christina

    Wow! I wish I had the willpower to have a veggie cake. I have a huge sweet tooth which is my downfall. So, kudos to him for his healthy eating! It looks awesome, btw. The veggies and salad also look delicious. 🙂

  • Frank Wynerth Summers III

    Happy birthday and commendations all around…