Coffee 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.


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This morning, Julie and I planned to attend a spin class together, but when we arrived at the gym, the class was already full. Bummer! 😕

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So, we swapped spinning for a coffee break.

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I jumped in Julie’s car and we drove over to the Coffee Break Café for iced coffees and catching up.

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I ordered a Jungle Nut iced coffee with soy milk. It was tasty, but nearly as good as Marylou’s!

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Julie and I covered all of the usual bases during our conversation– fitness, food, work, blogging, etc. As always, it was so nice to see her!

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When I got home, I reheated some leftovers from last night’s dinner for lunch. They were tasty, filling, and all that jazz, but I really wanted something sweet like cookies. Typical, right?

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So, I baked a batch of Oatmeal Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. This time, I used creamy peanut butter instead of almond butter. Both nut butters work well, but using a creamy variety is key to soft, moist cookies.

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Back to work I go!



  1. Does a coffee break burn as many calories as spinning? ha, I’m totally kidding! 🙂 Your breakfast on your last post gave me a new idea. I have never tried bananas on the bread- I’m going to see if I like that. Thanks. Have a great day!!

  2. I love impromptu coffee dates like that. Some times my friends and I have what we call a “coffee run” when we run slowly enough so we could chat just like we were having coffee 🙂

  3. I love all the different iced coffee flavors you try… I wish there were more places in the Boston area that offered yummy flavors like that.

  4. I have yet to get into a spinning class at the Y I go to… it is insane. You literally have to get there and get a ticket (!?!?!) in the morning before hand. Weird!
    I love that turtle plate.

  5. That coffee sounds good! I love soy milk in coffee. Those cookies look great too! It’s been such a long time since I’ve made cookies. I should definitely try your recipe 🙂

  6. I still think the day was a success even without the spin class. You got to see a friend, have good coffee and go home to a healthy filling meal!

  7. Hey Tina! Just a quick shout out (not sure if it has been mentioned yet) but there is another Healthworks Gym groupon going on (got mine today!) Just wanted to let your readers know in the Boston area!

  8. Yes, I have also learned to always sign up for spin beforehand. They tend to fill up so quickly.
    Those cookies look amazing. I am jealous.

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