Fill ‘Er Up

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.


The other day, I received the following question from a reader:

How filled up does your Oats In a Jar get? I made it a while ago, but my oats barely made it 1/3 of the way up to jar. I found it so inconvenient that I ended up just pouring it back into a bowl. Sad day.

That is a sad day! Oats In a Jar are one of my favorite breakfasts, so I’ll let you guys in on my secret recipe for Super Fluffy Oats In a Jar. (It’s actually not a secret at all. I just made it up this morning.)

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Super Fluffy Oats In A Jar


  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup milk of your choice (I used hemp milk)
  • 3/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal


  1. Combine together oats, milk, egg whites, banana, and ground flax; blend well.
  2. In a medium saucepan, warm the mixture on the stove, stirring frequently, until it thickens and reaches the desired consistency; this should only take a few minutes.
  3. Pour Super Fluffy Oats in an almost-empty nut butter jar and enjoy with your favorite toppings. 

Serves 1

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Delicious! Check out the fluffiness!

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After lunch, I ran some errands and then headed to NuVal for a few hours of work.


Once again, my lunch was split up into two parts. I ate the first part while working away at NuVal: plain Greek yogurt + fresh raspberries + homemade granola.

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Back at home, I created a surprisingly amazing quinoa salad. I was so hungry, I just threw together a bunch of ingredients that I thought would taste good together. The end result: outstanding!

Cheesy, Crunchy Quinoa Salad


  • I cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 large handfuls of arugula
  • 1/4 cup shredded full-flavored, stinky cheese (I used Parmigiano Reggiano)
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp truffle oil


  1. Combine quinoa and arugula in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 60 seconds until the arugula wilts.
  2. Remove quinoa from microwave and stir in cheese, sunflower seeds, and truffle oil.
  3. Serve warm or cold.

Serves 1

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Off to the park to let the pug spaz-out!

See ya!

P.S. Adorable website for the wrinkly dog lovers: Please note its name. LOL!



  1. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after
    I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

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