Lunch (On The Go)

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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.


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.

I’m on the go, so just a quickie recap of lunch!

After yoga, I quickly showered and met up with a group of blog friends for lunch in the city. We wandered around the streets of Chicago for quite awhile before deciding on The Berghoff Restaurant.



I was star-ving, so, as soon as we sat down at the table, I dug into the bread basket.


For my entree, I ordered the Roasted Sweet Potato Panini, which was supposed to be served with fig confit, roasted red pepper, goat cheese, arugula, and caramelized cipolline onion, but my sandwich only had sweet potato, roasted red pepper, lettuce, and tomato on it. I’m not going to lie, I was bummed about the fig confit. 😕


I also shared a beer with Meghann!


Then, we grabbed fro-yo for dessert! 😀


I shared a chai latte fro-yo with Kath. Mmm!


HLS early registration and the cocktail party are up next!



  1. Roasted sweet potato panini sounds amazing. I’ve never had anything like that. Ever since I uprooted and moved my butt to California, I’ve been in love with Fro-Yo places. Back then in Indiana, it just wasn’t the rage. Here in San Diego, it’s huge. Cool to see Fro-Yo is making a name in MidWest. They need better snacky options! 🙂 Have so much fun!

  2. Can’t wait to see all the official HLS stuff.

    That stinks the sandwich didn’t have what you were hoping for. They should have mentioned that when you ordered. Still sounds great though.

  3. Glad you’re having so much fun so far. Love the tank- is that banana? I think I have it in a different color. The yogurt looks amazing. Hope the HLS is a huge hit (I’m sure it will be ;))

  4. Aw man, the fig confit against the goat cheese is the best part! I’d be bummed too!

    if you get a chance and want to venture into a different neighborhood, there is a killer tapas bar called Iberico on LaSalla — If you go, the marinated mushrooms are To.Die.For.

  5. Reading all of these blog posts about Chicago are making me nostalgic!! I’ve been to Berghoff lots of times (particularly when I was a kid) and the food was usually good. Sad to hear that your sandwich was disappointing..

    Enjoy the weekend 😀

  6. The froyo epidemic in America is KILLING me. We have nothing at all like it in Australia, and I keep seeing peanut butter/chai/marshmallow/chocolate/caramel/cookie dough frozen yogurt on blogs, and *sob* Ah well, at least I know such things exist somewhere…

  7. I hope you ladies are having tons of fun in Chicago – it is one of this NYC girl’s favorite cities. I wanted to recommend a great restaurant, since you seem to be in need. Gioco’s on Wabash Ave – I had the most amazing brunch of my life and a delicious lunch salad as well. It’s probably a hike from your hotel, but totally worth it.

    Have fun! Alanna

  8. I JUST read about this lunch on Kath’s blog. I love how everyone ordered the panini and only Kath ordered the salad 😀 And the fro-yo looks so yummy! Nom nom nom. 🙂


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