Children of the 80’s

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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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Ok, this post is sort of random, but Mal and I had such a blast last night reminiscing (and laughing) about the ridiculous toys and games we had as kids, I thought it would be fun to do on CNC today.

Do any of these look familiar?

ecstasy-pills-dinosaurssimonPrint1984_11980s_toys_speakandspell_slide1The talking, animatronic teddy bear was huge hit for manufacturer Worlds of Wonder. With technology that seems passe today, Teddy would read stories from a tape deck implanted in his back. Despite the big sucess of Teddy, Worlds of Wonder couldn't find another hit and declared bankruptcy in 1988. Manufacturer Backpack Toys is releasing a digital version of Teddy Ruxpin this year. 073108fashionplatesgarbagepailkids4setpound-puppiesmadballsE17982E3

I’m pretty sure I haven’t though about Fashion Plates or Mad Balls since the 1980’s. What a blast from the past!

As you can see, I totally embrace the 80’s, and, in the past, I’ve blogged about my other favorite toys, including Skip-Its, Pocket Rockers, and Pogo Balls as well as my favorite music, celebrity crushes, and Punky Brewster on a multiple occasions. (I always thought she was so cool.) I really loved being a kid in the 80’s.

Last Night’s Dinner

Last night’s dinner was quick and simple: homemade pizza on a Boboli crust with shredded cheese, sauce, sliced red bell pepper, leftover ground beef, and Garlic Gold Italian Blend sprinkled on top. Holy delicious. Pizza never gets old for me.

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I paired my slice of pizza with a salad topped with flax oil and balsamic vinegar.

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This morning’s breakfast was Overnight Oats in a Jar, which I know you’ve seen on CNC a zillions times in the past, so here’s a photo of the face that stared at me while I ate it:

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Murphy could not wait to lick the inside of the jar! What a freak.

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Mid-morning, I snacked on two cinnamon raisin Sandwich Thins topped with peanut butter. I took a lunchtime yoga class, so I made sure to eat a substantial snack before I left for it. I hate having a grumbling stomach during class.

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When I got home from yoga, I made lunch, which was scrambled egg whites with shredded cheddar cheese, Garlic Gold nuggets, pepper, and red pepper flakes mixed in with a salad on the side.

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After lunch, I ate a few spoonfuls of Peanut Butter Cup ice cream right from the container. I wasn’t hungry, but I wanted a little something to satisfy my sweet tooth. It worked.

CNC Blog Bake Sale

Mark your calendars!

On Monday, May 16th, I will host a Blog Bake Sale to benefit Team for Kids! If you’ve never participated in a Blog Bake Sale, check out my previous post about the rules and logistics.

If you’d like to donate a baked good, please send me an email at with your name, the baked good(s) that you would like to donate, a short description of it, a photo and/or link to its deliciousness, and whether you’re willing to ship internationally to the winner by Friday, May 13th. You don’t need to be a blogger to participate. All baked goods are welcomed!

P.S. I added a beer category to my blog, which includes lots of posts devoted to reviews and events. (You know it was only a matter of time until I added this category!)

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