Guacamole & Cookies for Dinner

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Hi, 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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Good morning! Happy Hump Day!  :mrgreen:



I wasn’t super hungry when I woke up yesterday morning, so I made some green juice and ate some fruit with a scoop of peanut butter.



Not surprisingly, just a few hours later, my stomach started to grumble. I planned to go to the noon CrossFit class at my box, so I ate lunch (second breakfast?) around 10:45 to give myself a little time to digest. I reheated some Vegetarian Cottage Pie, which was especially delicious as leftovers.



A little while later, I headed to CrossFit. My legs were sore from the previous day, but I didn’t think yesterday’s WOD would be super-duper hard. Boy, was I wrong!

Running with a 14-pound med ball was not fun and incredibly challenging with sore quads. I was running so slow at times and even walked on the last 400. My legs were dead-tired yesterday. On a more positive note, I did all of the Toes-to-Bar! I finished the WOD in 14:55.

For time WOD


After CrossFit, I came home and chowed down on trail mix. I finished the bag.

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A few hours later, Mal and I enjoyed a little happy hour action on our back porch. I made some guacamole and we broke open a bottle of wine. It was such a beautiful evening, we needed to enjoy it to its fullest!

wine and guacamole

Mal and I (and Murphy) sat on the porch for hours chatting about upcoming plans (Mal’s birthday party) and our addition (we’re building up).

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When it started to get dark, we headed inside. At this point, I was going to make dinner, but I ate so much guacamole, I wasn’t really hungry. Mal agreed that he wasn’t all that hungry either, but made a comment about how I ate most of the guacamole, so he was going to make himself a sandwich. Ha! What can I say, I really like guacamole.

While Mal and I were watching TV, I had a craving for something sweet, specifically a frosted train sugar cookie from my sister’s shower. It was calling my name from inside the kitchen cabinet!


After I ate the train cookie, I had a few Vienna Fingers, which were also leftover from my sister’s shower. Clearly, my dinner was the picture of health.

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Obviously, guacamole, wine, and cookies are “healthy” for the mind and soul, right?

Question of the Day

What’s the “healthiest” dinner you’ve ever eaten?

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  1. It may not have been the “healthiest” dinner, but it was healthy because it shows that you’re human like the rest of us 😉 There’s no such thing as perfect eating. I ate an unnecessary bowl of cereal after a pasta dinner last night, but today I’m back on track 🙂

    Nice job doing another CF workout even with sore thighs!

  2. It’s so great to see that I’m not the only one that sometimes has “junk” for dinner! And I try not to feel too guilty when it does happen!!

  3. We are all humans 😉 So this is a fantastic example of eating what you wanted & enjoying it, loving it, and moving on. Sometimes I simply just want snack-y foods for dinner….so that’s what I eat!

  4. Love you blog Tina! Quick question. I know you don’t count calories any more, but do you know around how many calories might be in an average cup of your green juice? I like to estimate my daily calories and I want to start trying more fresh juice, but I have no idea how to calculate it. Thanks!

    1. I’m not sure how many calories are in the juices I make at home, but the Pressed Juicery juices had close to 200 calories per bottle (16 ounces).

  5. Nice. I had pits chips with hummus and dark chocolate for dinner last night and it was delicious!

  6. Sounds pretty delicious to me. You need an unbalanced meal every once in a while. I get snacky especially when I get home from work late, then run late – I start snacking while I make dinner (if I don’t have leftovers) and by the time dinner is ready…I realize I am too full…and move to dessert 🙂

  7. In college I made a habit of eating pasta covered in melted cheddar cheese (all made in the microwave of course). That was always eaten after coming home from the bar of course. So terribly unhealthy!

  8. haha, sometimes guacamole and chips (or cookies!) is a perfectly healthy dinner! My hubby and I love to do a wine, cheese, crackers, and olive dinner every once and a while. Usually, go figure, it’s after a busy work day 😉

  9. I’m not going to pretend like I haven’t had guacamole and wine for dinner on more than once occasion (read: like, once a month). My favorite! Definitely good for your soul.

  10. Carrot Cake! I just made a new gluten free one complete with cashew vegan friendly “cream cheese” frosting and it was my duty to taste test it and seen as it was dinner time..perfect opportunity!

  11. Just curious because I am trying to decide between the you own a juicer AND a high powered blender? I am lusting after a vita-mix, but am now starting to think maybe I get a juicer and a decent blender but not a vita-mix. I’m just love frozen smoothies and i DON’T like ice chunks in my smoothies.

    If only my budget/storage space was unlimited!

  12. I just wanted to ask how you held the 14lb ball while running. Above your head? Is it one of those leather stitched really large ones or is it a rubbery med ball? Thanks.

  13. We are all human and nobody can stick to a super healthy diet 24/7! I have an unhealthy dinner once a week for happy hour $5 beer pitchers and $8 pizzas I always go with two girlfriends and we devour all of it (plus an extra pitcher or two) but hey date night is meant to be unhealthy and fun!

  14. Definitely shows that you are human! Ironic about your wine and guacomole dinner. My husband and I have a wine and cheese “dinner” every/other Friday (looking forward to it in a few days!). I work late some Fridays so the one’s we are together, that is when we plan our wine “date” after the baby goes down!

  15. Who is your new addition that you are building up?! I assume you are not talking about your newfew?

  16. I do this all the time. I’ll start with a snack that turns into my main meal but because I like my main meals to include a few dishes, I’ll start adding in other small snacks to that I end up with a variety. The worst recently was a few days after Easter when I had all the left overs in the fridge and no patience to cook because it was getting late and I hate eating in the late evening so I pulled out the left overs and had a few fork-fulls of everything. It was like Easter dinner all over again except I skipped dessert and added in some left overs I had from the week and the day before Easter. Yum.

  17. Ha-ha someday’s it happens! I am so jealous of your porch by the way. I am okay with renting because it allows be to live closer to the city and an almost equal commute for my boyfriend and I (West of the city its EXPENSIVE) . BUT I am so so so so jealous of your porch!

  18. haha I did this on Friday! I came home from work starving and ate a bunch of wild rice chips (sesame and pepper, SO good!) with hummus. I was full for awhile and by time I was ready I was really craving ice cream, so ice cream it was! I thought about squeezing something healthy in first, but I didn’t see the point in stuffing myself when all I wanted was ice cream. Needless to say, my husband loved this dinner 😉 I just emailed him your cookie recipe, I’m crossing my fingers he’ll make them while I’m at yoga tonight!

  19. Oh this makes me happy in the “Phew I wasn’t the only one” kind of way. I had red wine paired with raspberry noosa topped with the organic version of cinnamon toast crunch… and two thin mints left over from Girl Scout cookie season.

  20. LOL- that blog post was funny and nice to know we all have those days!!! I sometimes just want to eat a random assortment of junk food for dinner instead of a healthy meal. Instead of forcing myself to eat a salad, chicken and veggies, etc. I’ll just try to do a few small portions of a variety of junk food. This includes ice cream, ranch Wheat Thins, pretzels and hummus, chips with salsa. Then, I will try to implement non-fat greek yogurt or something low cal/fat with good protein. I think after one of those sessions my mind and body reset and I can be healthy again =) We have to do that every once in awhile!

  21. I have been known to do a beer and hips and salsa on several occasions or a soft pretzel with lots of mustard!!

  22. I love guacamole! And wine! Sounds like a fantastic dinner to me 😉 I try to add shredded chicken to guacamole these days, so yummy and extra protein!


  23. Guac and cookies are absolutely an acceptable dinner! 🙂 Sometimes you just have to go where the evening takes you, and it’s awesome that you’re able to be flexible about your food. I feel like a lot of people get really rigid in their adherence to certain fitness “rules,” so it’s fantastic to see that you’re able to both be healthy while also being flexible and realistic. 🙂 Here’s to guac and wine!

  24. I’ve had different ones, but tonight was a PB, Nutella, and banana sandwich. This is actually one of my healthier “healthy” dinners, but man was it sweet and delicious! During summer…a big bowl of ice cream with a cookie at the bottom. 🙂

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