Entering the World of Egg Yolks

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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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Hi, guys!

Winter is definitely not over in Massachusetts. Check out all of the snow we got! And rumor has it that MORE is on its way next week. So much for an early Spring this year!

So, Murphy is a huge baby when it comes to snow and often refuses to go potty when it’s too cold or “inconvenient” for him. [eye roll emoji] And, for this reason, we shovel a “pug path” for him, so he can go the bathroom under our porch where it’s free from snow. Obviously, we need to shovel for him when the snow is deep like it is now, but we’ll do it for him even when there’s not much snow at all. (We usually take Murphy for walks around our neighborhood, but the salt on the road bothers his feet too much and Mal won’t let him wear those paw mitten things.)

Basically, Murphy lives a really nice pug life.

Quinn’s school was open today, so Mal and I dropped him off and then headed to the gym for an impromptu “day date.” Mal’s school was closed, so we figured we should take advantage of the adult time together.

The workout at CrossFit was actually really tough. The combination of rowing + heavy movements was killer. My legs and arms burned and my lungs were on fire, but I got through it! It took me just under 11 minutes to finish.

After class, Mal and I both took a quick shower at the gym and then headed to Little Carmen’s for breakfast. One of my DTFN clients told me about it, and I was dying to give it a try – and, my goodness, it did not disappoint! We’ll definitely be back. The food was awesome!

I ordered the Santa Monica Benedict, which was served with two poached eggs, avocado, tomato, and bacon with shredded hash browns on the side. HOLY YUM!

Pretty much the entire menu at Little Carmen’s includes some sort of eggs (and I typically avoid them), so I opted for a yolk-heavy option and did my best to eat around the whites as much as possible.

Typically, if people have sensitivities to eggs, it’s the whites that they have an issue with. The yolks are the most important part (aka super nutritious!!), so I’ve started to add them back into my diet here and there. So far, so good, but this morning will be a good test to see how I do with consuming more than one at a time. I’ll be sure to report back!

Question of the Day

What do you typically order for breakfast when you go out to a restaurant?



  1. interesting I find it to be about 50/50 on white vs yolk, the new leap panel actually tests for egg white and yolk separately. Which is helpful. Nerd alert those who react to egg whites usually have a sensitivity to the protein those who react to the yolk may have an issue with lecithin but not always!

  2. Wow, that breakfast looks amazing!
    I was also a dog bootie hater but living in Chicago we unfortunately have no option. Our poor dog was limping around because the salt was so painful so we broke down and bought a pair. OMG life changer for our dog! We were still able to get walks in all winter and she doesn’t mind them because I think she realized they really made a difference. She was hilarious the first time we put them on but after a short adjustment period, she’s a pro. It is a high quality brand called Salt Sox – they’re super thin (but still warm) so dogs can still feel the ground! Hopefully spring is in the near future though!

  3. I can’t say I’m a big fan of poached eggs but your breakfast looks absolutely yummy! I would definitely be willing to try it.

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