The Friday 5 + Double Chocolate Protein Muffin Giveaway

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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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Double Chocolate Protein Muffin from Health Warrior gluten-free

Hi and happy Friday Thursday! I’m hitting publish a day early on this week’s Friday 5 blog post because there is just so much awesomeness inside, including all sorts of deals, giveaways, and promotions! 🙂

This week’s edition of The Friday 5 includes a tasty GIVEAWAY (for real), plus a couple of things that have helped my gut health and another 5-star review of my absolute favorite safer skincare product with a special limited-time discount code. Woohoo!

I hope you enjoy your last October weekend!

1. Double Chocolate Protein Muffins from Health Warrior (GIVEAWAY BELOW!)

I’ve been loving these double chocolate protein muffins from Health Warrior – even on the anti-candida diet! They are not only gluten-free (made with chickpea flour), but are also low in sugar (just 6g), high in fiber (6g) and have 13g of plant protein. Plus, they take just 1 minute to cook up in the microwave and they are delicious – definitely an awesome healthy treat! 🙂

FYI: You can save 20% off your Health Warrior order with code carrotsncake20!

Double Chocolate Protein Muffin from Health Warrior gluten-free

2. Christa Orecchio

Since I was newly diagnosed with candida overgrowth, I’ve been curious to learn all I can about candida. I discovered Christa Orecchio, holistic nutritionist and author, who has a great anti-candida protocol and variety of free resources. She has also been on several podcasts, including Balanced Bites, and you know how much I love my podcasts! Definitely check her out if you suspect that you might have a candida overgrowth.

3. Get $50 off your first Stitch Fix box!

If you’ve wanted to try Stitch Fix, NOW is a great time because they’re offering $50 off your first fix! I absolutely love Stitch Fix and have been ordering if for years. You can see my latest try-on video here. Mal also loves it, so if the guys in your life need a wardrobe update, order them a box, too!

4. Overnight Resurfacing Peel + 10% off at Beautycounter

EXCITING NEWS: Get 10% off your Beautycounter order with the promo code YFT


Ok, the Overnight Resurfacing Peel doesn’t help with deep lines like Botox would, but it definitely helps with fine lines and overall skin quality. In addition, it’s incredible for pigmentation, sun spots, and acne. This is one of my absolute favorite skincare products in my bathroom. I use it religiously as it has improved the texture of my skin and gives it a year-round glow!

Everyone loves it, but if for some reason it’s not for you, Beautycounter has an amazing 60-day return window for a full refund. I’m planning to order some more peel samples soon, so be sure you’re on my Beautycounter email list if you want in on special freebies!

5. LiveSpo Ampule Probiotics

I’ve started taking a new probiotic in liquid ampule form by a company called LiveSpo. I found the company through a IBD Facebook Group post and ordered the ampules online. They’re hard to get because they sell out so quickly, but I finally got my hands on some and started taking them.

What’s great is that the probiotic ampules aren’t crazy expensive. I was paying a ton for VSL#3 and never really got any better on it. So I’m going to keep trucking along with the new probiotics (they’re part of my anti-candida protocol) and keeping my digestion in check (and continue with Entyvio). Let’s hope for total remission!

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Double Chocolate Protein Muffin Giveaway

Here’s your chance to win a a box (6 muffins) of Double Chocolate Protein Muffins from Health Warrior

To enter: Just leave a comment on this blog post about your favorite healthy treat. I’ll randomly pick 3 winners next Friday!

Earn a bonus entry by entering to win over on @carrotsncake Instagram. I’ll pick 3 winners from the post in my feed next Friday as well! 🙂

P.S. Local parents: If you’re interested in giving Goldfish Swim School a try, you can sign up for a free trial here! The offer is good at the Braintree, Norwood, and Rockland locations.

This post contains some affiliate links, which means I will earn a small commission from the company if you decide to purchase the product linked to. This compensation helps with expenses to keep CNC up and running. Thank you for your support!



  1. My favorite is low-fat chocolate milk. It has many of the nutriets in popular sports drinks, but is also very high in protein, and best of all, is chocolate milk!!

  2. My favorite healthy treat is a date stuffed with natural peanut butter and dipped in dark chocolate w/ a sprinkle of sea salt. So good!

  3. I love black grapes! It’s so hard for me to not grab a few every time I open the fridge (I usually don’t resist, haha).

  4. Currently loving string cheese or Chobani Flips (not super healthy). But I always keep the Kodiak Cakes version of these microwave muffins in my desk drawer for a quick late morning or late afternoon snack. I haven’t tried these yet!

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