Comfort Food Mood

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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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Hello, hello!

Murphy and I just got back from a lovely extra long afternoon walk. It’s his birthday after all, and I love spoiling him!

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Before our walk, I headed out for a run. The beautiful weather inspired me to get moving. I mean, it isn’t always this gorgeous in Boston, so I need to take advantage while I can!

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I guess I was really in the mood to run because I busted out some speedy miles. My last two miles were sub-8:00! Who am I!? I finished 3.1 miles in 25:21 (8:09 pace).

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Once I finished my run, I grabbed some Brew GU GU Brew and the pug (who licked me to death), and headed out for a long walk. I kept my Timex GPS Watch running, so I could see how far Murphy and I walked. We covered just about two miles together.



Before my run and pug walk, I ate lunch, which was “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats, but instead of mashed banana, I used pureed sweet potato (about 1/2 – 2/3 cup) in the recipe. Also in the mix: sliced almonds, chia seeds, and, of course, almond butter since it was in a nearly empty jar. The sweet potato variation of this recipe is definitely a winner. I want it for breakfast tomorrow morning!

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After my run and walk, I refueled with a sliced banana, peanut butter, and shredded coconut in a mug. I mashed it all together and, boy, was it delicious!

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So, apparently, I’m all about the mushy, creamy comfort foods today. I wonder what that’s about?

Question of the Day

What kind of foods do you tend to crave? Sweet? Salty? Something else?

Beside creamy comfort foods, I also crave nuts and nut butter quite frequently””oh, and beer”¦ often.

P.S. A huge THANK YOU to those of you who attended the Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Twitter Party last night! It was a HUGE success (over 1 million impressions!), and it really meant a lot to me that so many of you came out for it. Hopefully, there will be more opportunities like it in the future, especially fun ones with lots of prizes like last night! Again, THANK YOU!



  1. We’ve had our French Bulldog Leopold for a little over a month. He’s such a joy to us!!! Happy Birthday, Murphy!

  2. I definitely crave sweets! Or sweet and salty combos like trail mix or peanut butter.
    My dog also licks me when I’m super sweaty and it feels so gross 😛

  3. You must go through almond butter VERY quickly! It seems like you always have an empty jar. I am the only person who eats it in my house, so it takes me forever to get to the coveted almost-empty-jar oatmeal.

  4. happy birthday murphy!! today is my pugs birthday! he is 11 but still acts like a pup!! I crave salty comfort food…macaroni and cheese at least once a week is my fav!!

  5. I usually crave sweets like ice cream. But other times I want real comfort food like mac & cheese. Unfortunately, I don’t have the healthiest of cravings :/

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