80’s Flashback Giveaway

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Last night, Mal and I assumed our usual position in our Adirondack chairs in the backyard.

With a beer in hand, of course.

The pug also assumed his position (on my lap).

While relaxing outside, Mal and I chatted about our favorite 80’s movies. Besides Ghostbusters and Short Circuit, which were on his list, we had all of the same movies in our top 10. 

  1. The Goonies: “Out in the garage, ORV, four-wheel drive…bullet holes the size of matzo balls!”
  2. Better Off Dead: “I want my two dollars!”
  3. The Money Pit: “Ahh, home crap home!”
  4. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
  5. Big: “It’s a glow-in-the-dark compass ring. So you don’t get lost.”
  6. The Burbs: “Nobody knocks off an old man in my neighborhood and gets away with it.”
  7. The Breakfast Club: “We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.”
  8. Back to the Future: “Time circuits on. Flux Capacitor… fluxxing. Engine running. All right!”
  9. Labyrinth: “You remind me of the babe.”
  10. The Karate Kid: “Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off.”

Last Night’s Dinner

I wanted to eat Frosted Mini Wheats for dinner last night, but the Take Back Dinnertime challenge got me into the kitchen. Good job, challenge. You’re doing your job. Even though dinner wasn’t anything fancy, it was still a munch better option than sugary cereal.

The September issue of Real Simple has a whole page devoted to “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwiches. I love grilled cheese sandwiches in a weird way, so I was all about these recipes. They all sounded delicious, but the one that immediately caught my attention was the Pear and Bacon Grilled Cheese.

Random side note: my last meal (if I was forced to pick) would be Gruyere cheese with French bread and a bottle of cold white wine.

If you look closely at the photo above, there’s no bacon on the sandwich because I cooked it in the microwave and forgot about it. I took a few bites of the sandwich and it tasted okay, but I thought it was definitely missing something. Bacon!! Duh. As soon as I added the bacon, it became a whole different sandwich. The sweet, salty, and cheesy flavors were amazing together. Make this sandwich.


I wanted to make my Protein Pancakes for breakfast this morning, but my blog was down, so I couldn’t access the recipe. Wah. Instead, I combined Kodiak Cake mix with vanilla protein powder and chia seeds. The measurements:

Holy amazing. This pancake came out perfectly. It was thick and hearty, but light and fluffy at the same time. Check it out!

I topped my pancake with diced pears cooked in cinnamon and brown sugar. I also drank an iced coffee with soy milk. 

Feel Great Weight

This week’s Feel Great Weight post was inspired by a conversation that I had at HLS over the weekend: How I Lost the Weight””and Kept It Off.

Question of the Day & Giveaway

What is your favorite 80’s movie?

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a t-shirt from my CNC shop!! One lucky winner will choose any shirt from my shop. (You can earn a second entry by tweeting about this giveaway. Just be sure to leave a second comment with your tweet.) I’ll randomly select a winner in the morning. Good luck!

P.S. I’m giving away Teddie peanut butter on Trading Up Downtown today!



  1. shoot, I can’t remember if I left a comment on this post. I am going to assume I didn’t even though you know what happens usually when one assumes, right?

    Anyway, my favorite 80’s movie (being an actual child of the 80’s) is The Breakfast Club. I watch that movie to this day over and over again. As do my teenage children. They say it’s stood the test of time and they too can relate.

  2. One of my favorite 80″s movie is “She’s Having a Baby” with Kevin Bacon. It is the perfect combination of humor, real life experiences, and sweetness. Favorite line that my sister and I STILL say to each other “gotta get it out, gotta get it out”. And we still crack up!

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