All Packed Up

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜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.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

…and ready to go! πŸ˜€

I’m so excited for our mini road trip today! It almost feels like Christmas morning as a kid– I could barely sleep last night. Today could potentially be one of the greatest days of my life! :mrgreen:

Before making breakfast, I made a packed lunch (and snacks) for Mal and me to take on our road trip.



  • 2 chicken-cranberry-walnut salad sandwiches on FMB Daily Bread
  • 2 Larabars
  • 2 peaches
  • 2 bottles of water
  • Stacy’s Pita Chips


Ahhhh! I can barely contain myself!!! I can’t wait to hit the road!

And Taste of Park Plaza tonight! What a day! πŸ˜€


This morning’s breakfast was a soupy bowl of blueberry oatmeal. I added the blueberries while cooking the oats, so they turned them a pretty shade of purple, but gave the oats a “runny” consistency. Despite the texture, they still tasted wonderful!



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Question of the Day

What was the greatest day of your life?



  1. I’m dying to know where you’re going!!?? Again…so jealous of your fun day off, its going to be gorgeous today πŸ™‚
    Have fun!!!!

  2. I’ve had a lot of good days, but two really stand out as the best:
    1) When I came home from studying abroad and saw my family waiting for me at the airport – I missed them SO much.
    2) When I ran my 5k track PR in college. The race felt (almost) effortless and I achieved a time (18:52) that I never thought possible. It was a great feeling πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful day! I hope you’re getting a pug!

  3. my greatest days-in no particular order
    running my first half marathon
    giving birth to my second child, a boy and knowing i would never do that again! (we have a girl and a boy and that’s ALL!)
    hiking a mountain with my then boyfriend now husband & seeing 100’s of shooting stars

    and Tina’s greatest day….finally getting her pug

  4. Have so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am very very excited for you πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to see some pictures. Great lunchy.

    Best day of my life so far? Wedding day πŸ™‚ i.e. today 2 years ago πŸ˜‰

  5. can you share your lunch with me? they look perfect haha.

    greatest day of my life – hmm. the day i returned to prague for the year i lived there was a great one. my high school graduation was wonderful also. every day that i spend in maine with my family in the summer is beautiful as well.

  6. Are you getting your new child today (a pug that would be πŸ™‚ ) I want to know where your going!

    Those blueberry oats are the prettiest color! Sounds delicious.

  7. You are killing us with suspense! I can’t wait to hear about your adventure! Have fun!

    My greatest day was the day I got married, last June 14th. We had a perfect wedding day. It was so much fun and I married my best friend!

  8. The oatmeal looks great and I hope this turns out to be one of your greatest days!

    One of my greatest was May 31, 2008, when I got married to my true love. The other is the day I found out my brother-in-law was finally cancer free!

  9. MMM your purple oats look super dlish. I would have to say that I havent had the greatest day of my life yet… I have had lots and lots of super wonderful days. Does that still answer the question hehe πŸ™‚

  10. I really don’t know what the greatest day of my life was! One of the best weeks was the week I spent in Maui with my mom and two sisters!!!

    Have a wonderful (mini) trip!!

  11. Oooh the suspense! Best day of my life=way too hard to figure out right now! One of them was definitely my brother’s wedding this year in Thailand since I got reunited with my brothers, sister and parents for the first time in 18 months! Plus we were in the most beautiful place in the world and it was the happiest of occasions. A bit of a winner!

  12. man, i love those giant mug / bowl kind of cups … they are so great πŸ™‚

    i tend to like my oatmeal a bit more on the thin side, so that mixture looks delicious ! good idea topping it with nuts! i always need something to crunch in my oatmeal, or some kind of texture complexity. :p

    have fun today! your lunch looks super yummy

  13. I love packing food for road trips. Makes it so much easier to eat healthier. Not many options at rest stops.

    BTW I love blueberry oats too. I add a bit of honey and some greek yogurt to mine almost every morning and it turns them a nice shade of lavendar πŸ™‚ I call it my purple mess.

  14. I have so many greatest days:
    1. the day i got married
    2. the day i got engaged
    3. seeing all my sisters graduate high school (3 different days)

    well, i guess really any day when nothing bad happens! πŸ™‚
    have a great road trip!

  15. Pretty oatmeal! The greatest day(s) of my life would be 1) May 31, 2008 when I married my husband, and 2) June 5, 2009 when I graduated with my doctorate in physical therapy.

  16. Lots of very good day but the Greatest day of my life was when my first niece, Sarah, was born. From the minute she arrived I had an instant bond with her. She is an amazing 21 year old now who is graduating college next year. I have no idea where the years went! But we have always remained extremely close and I love that she knows she can count on me for anything. She amazes me and I am so grateful to have such a wonderful niece!

  17. If you ARE getting a pug, I have to agree with you that getting my puppy almost 7 years ago was a best day for me, too!

    Unfortunately, the day AFTER that was one of the worst because he kept us up all night howling! haha.

  18. I hope you’re getting a pug – everyone seems to think so! I think one of the greatest days has to be when I met my husband – it was over 10 years ago. Another great day was when I graduated from college – I felt so accomplished. Have fun tonight!

  19. OOOOO those oats are a beautiful color!!! I added frozen bloobs to my oats this morning, and now I am wishing I had added them while I cooked the oats. I’ve stopped microwaving my oats, and now I am following your recipe for creamy oats. It’s made a world of difference and now I will never go back to microwaving unless I HAVE to. Thanks Tina!!!!
    Hey are those peanut butter and jelly Larabars in the stores here in Boston yet? I wanna go get me some of those! They sound delish!

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