Baking Brain Break

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

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.


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.

After being out of the office for 3 days, I had lots to do at NuVal today! I felt like a crazed woman trying to get everything done, so when I got home, I did some baking to help relax myself. There’s just something about baking that seems to ease my mind. It’s like a mental escape for me.

There’s hardly any food in my kitchen, but there was a single sweet potato! So, I whipped up a batch of Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.


I enjoyed my cookies with a mug of Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Tea. It was the perfect snack for a stressful day!



I ate lunch at my desk this afternoon. I had the other half of my veggie burrito from Salsa’s. I didn’t even bother to heat it up; I just ate it cold.


I also snacked on a couple of peanut putter-filled pretzels from Trade Joe’s. Basically, once you start with these babies, you can’t stop. If you’ve tried them, you know what I am talking about!


Fashion Week at OpenSky

It’s Fashion Week at OpenSky!


The Thomas Paul Pufferfish Wristlet in my shop is on sale for 25% off! How adorable is this thing? It reminds me of summer! I’d be perfect for an upcoming vacation.

To receive 25% off, just sign up on the OpenSky Fashion Week page and you’ll receive a special coupon, which is good until the end of Fashion Week 2010 (February 18, 2010). Happy shopping! :mrgreen:



  1. HOWW did you manage to stop after just a few pretzels?! I can’t even buy those heavenly morsels anymore – I will literally eat the entire bag. In one sitting. so dangerous…

    I need to get in the kitchen and make those cookies! I have a few sweet potatoes that are just waiting for a threesome with oats and raisins 😉

  2. It is so funny you posted about these pretzels today. I happened to eat about a half a bag of them about an hour ago. Like, literally a half a bag. I just couldn’t stop. Back on track tomorrow, but I won’t be buying them again. They are crack.

  3. Quick question, I have noticed that you are able to come up with recipes for baked goods. How do you figure up your measurements for the ingredients?

  4. Hey Tina,

    Long time reader (you were one of my first!), first time commenter and NEWBIE blogger, like infantile, started yesterday! Anyway, just wanted to say you definitely inspired me to finally start my own blog after wanting to for so long. I’m from Boston, so especially partial to your blog, and I’m incorporating that into my blog! Anyway, just wanted to hi & thanks for being quite the inspiration!

  5. oh my god yesss those pretzels are sooo good! I love Trader Joe’s!! I seriously only buy those when I know that friends will be over- else i’ll eat the whole bag! yum!

  6. I just read your article on eating more when alone. You took the words right out of my mouth. I have a HUGE sweet tooth and I can not stop at one when I’m alone! I feel your pain:))

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