Mal Sent Me The Best Text Message

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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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Hi, blog friends! Happy Friday!

Yesterday started with a 45-minute spinning class with my best fitness buddy followed by chit-chat and iced coffee, which is one of my favorite ways to start the day. When Mal goes back to school in September, I am definitely going to miss these mornings.

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On my drive home from getting iced coffee, I received this text message from Mal: “Quinn is in the best mood today!” And I can’t tell you how happy it made me. I couldn’t wait to get home and hang out with them!

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Now that he is getting bigger, I love seeing Q’s personality come out. He’s such a happy baby. I hope it continues!


Once I spent some time with Q, it was time to eat. I was starving! I ate breakfast before spinning (toast + banana + a ridiculous amount of almond butter), but I was more than ready to eat again. Breakfast #2 was eggs with roasted sweet potatoes, onions, and ketchup and the rest of my iced coffee.


After that, I replied to some emails, mailed copies of my book to the giveaway winners, and took a shower.


Q started to get fussy and hungry, so I fed him and then fed myself again. I’m telling ya, I don’t stop eating now that I am breastfeeding! In the mix: Iceberg lettuce, roasted fennel, potato salad, chicken, and salsa verde (aka random leftovers from the fridge).

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And then I ate some chocolate chip cookies!

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Speaking of cookies, here’s the chocolate chip cookie recipe that I mentioned yesterday. It’s a GOOD one!


  • 1 cup FlapJacked Protein Pancake Milk (buttermilk flavor)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and portion batter into 1-inch balls. Be sure to leave some space in between them because these cookies spread.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool before serving.

Makes 1 dozen cookies

Question of the Day

Have you gotten any good text messages lately?



  1. Dang wwell now I want a cookie. I debated trying to make these last night with the recipe from their website but it never happened. This needs to happen today. I may even use part pb part butter and make them chocolate chip peanut butter. Mmm!!
    Y’all look happy and Q is getting so big already. So sweet.
    They say breastfeeding hunger is like no other. I know my pregnancy hunger is crazy right now. It doesn’t matter if I pick filling foods like nuts and fats or veggies, I’m still starving 30 min later! Oh well, growing baby! 😁

  2. This morning my husband and I were joking with each other on text messages, which is nice. We usually never get to text during the day. Last week, I got text messages from my friend that moved to London. It was pictures of sweets in Harrod’s department store. Mmmmmm!

  3. “Our baby is going to look exotic!” – that was a text last night from my very excited fiance about our baby while I was out with the girls. 🙂 Makes my heart do many flips every time he mentions how happy he is! <3

  4. It is actually really special when my boyfriend leaves my a voicemail. We honestly never do that much since we will just see a missed call and know the other personal called. Now and again he will leave a really sweet voicemail and maybe because it does not happen much it is really nice.

  5. My husband and I have been sending each other texts every day with three things we love about the other person. Mine yesterday from him was, “You are a great sister and daugther, your pajama pants you call real pants make me smile (they’re palazzo pants), and you have a great rack.” Ha ha, such a goof.

  6. Hi – different question: curious you went through a pancake phase: when you make pancakes do you use the flap jack protein pancake mix or another mix type? I never knew there were so many

  7. Hun,I forgot to ask you when I enquired about Kut boyfriend jeans,what color did you get,they have several colors,those jeans by the way look amazing on you and make you look like your normal weight.So love pics of Quinn,hes the spitting image of Mal.Is Murphy ajusting to baby well?

  8. aww… what a cutie he is! i love random texts that someone sends because they’re thinking of you. or because well, they just can’t help but share something significant with you. happy weekend!

  9. The (official as of last week!) boyfriend, who’s been on vacation with his family all week, texted me to say he might be coming back a day early aka tomorrow because he misses me 🙂 Oh, and he also texted me about his CrossFit WOD this morning. (Dating a fellow CrossFitter is THE BEST!)

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