A Day of Dining Out

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Hi, 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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I was exhausted when I got home last night, so I skipped blogging and went straight to bed. I’m sure you guys understand!

I had taken lots of photos while dining out for lunch, dinner, and dessert yesterday, so I figured that I might as well blog about my experience today. It’s better late than never, right? 😉


I met my friend, Marie, at Veggie Planet in Harvard Square for lunch. I’ve been meaning to try Veggie Planet for months now, so I was psyched to finally have a chance to go.


Veggie Planet is a funky, little vegetarian restaurant that serves healthy salads, soups, meat-free pizzas, and rice dishes.

In addition to delicious food, Veggie Planet benefits the community. Their pizza dough is baked locally at a non-profit bakery in Boston’s South End, and Veggie Planet donates 2% of their food profits and 100% of its t-shirt profits to Food For Free, a non-profit organization helping to feed the hungry in Cambridge and surrounding areas. As you can see, Veggie Planet is a pretty awesome dining establishment!


I started with a lemonade mixed with Crimson Berry iced tea. The self-serve option encouraged me to mix flavors! 😀


For lunch, I ordered the Open Face Grilled Cheese, which was not at all a traditional grilled cheese sandwich. It was made with Cabot Vermont cheddar, diced tomatoes, broccoli, basil, and scallions, and placed on top of coconut white rice. It wasn’t what I expected, but it was excellent! 😀


I basically ate all of the cheese-y goodness off the top! 😀

The portion was surprisingly huge! I could have easily shared it with someone.


After work, I met my hubby for a cocktail at The Beehive in the South End.


I love The Beehive’s outdoor dining space! Inside the eatery/bar is really funky too. I already want to go back! What a cool place! 😀


I took a recommendation from our server and ordered the “Marani” white wine. It was light, crisp, and fruity.


Perfect for a warm summer evening!


After our cocktail, Mal and I said goodbye and headed to our respective dinner dates. Mal headed to Maggiano’s, and I met Shannon, Elina, Lauren, and Mary Kate for dinner and drinks at Scoozi on Newbury Street. (There may or may not have been a Barney Butter exchange! 😉 )


We started with a pitcher of sangria.




Mmmmm! It was wonderful! 😀


Cheers! :mrgreen:


For dinner, I ordered the Hearts of Palm Salad with arugula, avocado, and hearts of palm with a vinaigrette on the side.


Light and summery!



After dinner, we considered the dessert menu at Scoozi, but decided that we’d enjoy JP Licks a lot more! 😀


Bloggers! :mrgreen:



I had a tough time deciding which flavor to get, but eventually picked Oreo Cookie. As always, it was heaven!


After eating ice cream at JP Licks, I had planned to meet up with Mal and our friends, but I was pooped from my long day. I ended up heading home and passing out.

What a day! At least it was filled with delicious food! 😀

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