What I’m Loving Lately 79

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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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Hey, hey! Happy (almost) Friday!

I just finished this edition of What I’m Loving Lately (and somehow I haven’t shared one in nearly a month), so I figured I’d publish it a little early. But, seriously, WHERE does the time go? Ok, here we go. It’s time to tell you about what I’m loving lately!

First things first: Brooks Running St. Patty’s Day Sneakers!!! OMGGGG, these are the best ever, right!?! I’m totally obsessed. And what a fun surprise to receive from my friends at Brooks! I literally had the biggest smile on my face when I opened the box! 🙂 Unfortunately, the women’s sneakers sold out in a hot second, but the men’s version is still available for purchase, and Brooks has some really amazing shamrock socks for the holiday and St. Patty’s Day road races!

ALL THE ZELLA LEGGINGS!!! With spring just around the corner, I want all new workout gear! Smile I’m loving these Zella ‘Hatha’ High Waist Crop Leggings, which come in solid colors too, and the Zella ‘Live In’ Crop Leggings.


Also for spring, I’m loving these Sperry Top-Sider Seaside Perfs. Kerrie was actually wearing them last night and now I want a pair in my life too!

Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips – Ok, I know I just mentioned these the other day, but, OMG, I’M SO IN LOVE. I don’t think I’ll ever look at tortilla chips the same way again. Haha!

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Speaking of snacks… I’m also loving the Mary’s Everything Super Seed Crackers. One of my DTFN clients asked for them on her meal plan because she loves them so much, and I just had to see what they were all about. Verdict: Delicious! They have that Everything bagel flavor and the crackers are thick, hearty, and crunchy. I love using them to eat avocado tuna salad and hummus chicken salad. So good!

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Snack bars with less sugar. Hooray! Qman and I went a little nuts with the bars at Target the other day. Some top contenders (even less sugar per serving than the one’s at Trader Joe’s): Nature’s Bakery Strawberry Fig Bar (9g), Simply Balanced Apple Berry Chewy Granola Bars (8g), and This Bar Saves Lives (8g).

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Marvel Matching Cards – We also found this fun matching game at Target. It’s great to test Qman’s memory, but he also thinks finding matches is pretty hilarious. I had him busting a gut while playing with him the other day! It’s a new favorite for sure!

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Another favorite in our house…

Using Shark Hands at mealtime! Yup, shark hands definitely make eating meals together a lot more fun! 🙂

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How to Build a Satisfying Breakfast – Loving these tips from my friend Anne!

Boston Map Print – The nice people from Modern Map Art reached out to me about reviewing one of their prints, and I immediately fell in love with this one from Boston. It’s a city street map that shows all of the winding streets of Boston. It fit in perfectly with the decor in our living room, so I knew it would be a great addition. (The print also comes in other colors besides black.) We ended up getting it framed and now it’s a new favorite in our home!

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Paleo Blender Muffins – These look delicious and easy to make—definitely want to make them soon!

And, finally, I’m loving this canvas jacket, which is on sale for $41! This utility jacket for $49 is also cute! Clearly, I’m still on the hunt for the perfect spring jacket! 🙂


Question of the Day

What are YOU loving lately?

Have you done any spring shopping yet?



  1. I recently received the new Athleta catalog and wanted all.the.things. I also got a 50% Banana Republic coupon, so I’m doing some fun online birthday shopping for the hubby. I LOVE spring – and it’s hard to not want an entire wardrobe overhaul!

  2. How funny! I was about to recommend the natures bakery bars to you since me absolutely my toddler are obsessed with them. I even double checked the sugar this morning with the intention to comment and tell you about them!

  3. I have got to get my spring shopping done AND update my workout wardrobe! New lifting shoes, tanks, leggings, and more. Whew. It’ll be a doozy for sure. I’ve also been keeping my eyes peeled for fun, springtime looks! The weather is getting niiiiiice here in DC, so I hope it stays!

    I’ve been loving smoothies lately. I’ve been adding a tablespoon of cocoa powder to mine and it tastes JUST like a milkshake, but full of protein and nutrients instead! A win!


  4. I seriously love those sneakers, the gold on green is just so my style. I have seen that Zella stuff around a lot (and read a conspiracy post that people think Zella is secretly made by lululemon but sold off brand or some shit). I’m hoping to move to a new city in the next couple of months (out of the tropics) and so once I’m ready to move I will definitely be needing a wardrobe shopping trip!

  5. Mary’s is one of my favorite brands. Their crackers and cookies are delicious and made with awesome ingredients. And Zella leggings are hands-down the best! I’ve been wearing them for years.

  6. I’ve been dying to try this Mary’s chips. Lately I’ve been loving GTS kombucha especially now that spring is in the air. As I type this, it’s almost hitting a record of 90 in Phoneix. Ugh…too soon for that kind of heat!

  7. Those leggings are on. point. !!!

    Lately I’ve been loving Vega Sports protein powder. I never thought I would actually be someone to drink protein shakes but they are actually delicious!

  8. I have heard such great things about Zella leggings. Would you recommend staying true to size ? I am looking at them now and looks like some fit bigger? What would you recommend?? LOVING all your loving today!!! Those Sperry shoes are a MUST !

  9. Shark hands…priceless! I’m loving Harvest Snaps snap pea crisps, they’re so good! Wegman’s sells big resealable bags of them that I probably need to step away from 🙂

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