Monday In Meals + Why I Needed to Drink Wine

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.


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Good morning and happy Tuesday, friends!

Here’s the next edition of Monday In Meals, a new-ish blog series, where I document what I ate throughout the day on Monday. If you’re a long-time reader, you probably remember the blog’s early days when I used to document allllllll of my meals and snacks, food journal-style, sometimes blogging 3 (!!) times per day. CNC has since morphed into a fitness/lifestyle/family blog, but it’s still fun to return to my blog roots every once in awhile. And even though my diet has changed a bit over the years, I still enjoy a healthy mix of both nutritious and fun foods on a regular basis (i.e. carrots and cake). That said, here’s a recap of my Monday in meals!

7:00 AM Omelet + Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I like to start my day with a protein-packed breakfast since it typically holds off my hunger until lunchtime. Lately, I’m really digging eggs, so I whipped up a two-egg omelet with chopped green bell pepper and red onion and then reheated some roasted sweet potatoes on the side. And, of course, I enjoyed a glass of iced coffee with half & half and collagen.


I used my handy-dandy Lekue Microwave Omelet Maker to cook my omelet (in just 2 minutes). It’s so incredibly easy and the omelets turn out perfectly every time!


10:30 AM Protein Shake

I went to KFIT yesterday morning, so I drank a protein shake made with SFH coconut Fuel protein powder after class. This time, I mixed the protein powder with water, but I like to switch up the liquid depending on the workout and its duration. For longer workouts, I’ll mix in some orange juice or chocolate soy milk/almond milk. I also like how iced coffee tastes with protein powder, so I sometimes mix in what’s leftover from my morning glass.

SFH Coconut Fuel Protein Shake

12:30 PM Pesto Shrimp Zoodles + Pizza

There was some leftover pizza in the fridge from the previous night, so I reheated a piece and then made some zoodles and topped them with pesto, shrimp, tomatoes, and grated Parmesan. With the help of my handheld spiralizer, lunch came together in no time at all!


1:30 PM Kashi Go Lean Dark Chocolate Cashew Chia Bar

I wanted something sweet and carb-y and this bar from Kashi totally did the trick. Mmm! I love that it was made with all sorts of nutritious ingredients, but tasted like dessert at the same time.

Kashi Dark Chocolate Cashew Chia Bar

3:30 PM Smoothie

Quinn and I were both hungry for a snack, so I blended up a smoothie for the two of us made with banana, blueberries, spinach, Greek yogurt, and milk.


5:15 PM Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

I made an easy roasted chicken recipe for dinner, but, this time, I used potatoes, tomatoes, onion, and fresh thyme, and it turned out so well. In fact, I loved it so much, I went back for a second serving of everything.

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5:45 PM Dark Chocolate

I love a little sweet something after dinner, so I enjoyed a few squares of dark chocolate from Whole Food’s, which is truly one of my favorites.

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7:45 PM Wine

I got a new set of portion control wine glasses from a friend, and I just had to try them out. Plus, I had an open bottle of wine from the weekend, so why not, right? Each wine glass has etched lines that show 5-, 6-, and 8-ounce servings to help you keep an eye on your portions. I actually think they’re pretty wine glasses, and they are so much more discreet than some of the other portion control glasses out there!

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9:00 PM Greek Yogurt with Cereal

I ate dinner early, so, by 9:00 PM, my stomach was grumbling. And I can’t sleep when I’m hungry, so I had some Greek yogurt with Kashi Go Lean Vanilla Pepita Clusters mixed in. It definitely hit the spot!

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The end.

Question of the Day

What was the most indulgent food/drink you enjoyed yesterday? 



  1. Dark chocolate with sea salt and almonds was my most indulgent and delicious food from yesterday. It was a long Monday! I remember when you’d log your food and seriously cannot imagine blogging three times a day.

  2. Hubs and I split a bottle of white bordeaux during dinner. Sounds fancy but it was only $14 at Whole Foods and drinking is not my norm on a Monday night.

  3. I had a glass of red wine as well last night! I wasn’t all that hungry yesterday so not much indulging took place. I used to love kashi bars but I won’t eat them now because most have canola oil which is really bad for you.

  4. I actually did pretty well yesterday, but my indulgent meal was a burger from b.good. While it could have been worse (like from Five Guys) for me, it still felt pretty indulgent!

    I love the WF chocolate! It’s one of my favorites.

  5. I remember the days of constant food logging! It’s funny what motherhood will do to your schedule. I can barely manage to blog more than once per week right now, I don’t know how you do it!

    I’m such a dark chocolate lover. I have a serious addiction! I love the 90% lindt bars, and I pretty much end up eating 2-3 squares per night. I tried to quit recently, but my mood suffered. Oh well! I’m keeping the habit 🙂

  6. Mmm, I love dark chocolate too! I’ve never thought of mixing yogurt and cereal. I might have to try it. The most indulgent thing I had yesterday was a piece of my homemade banana bars.

  7. Those wine glasses are beautiful given they are etched with portion control. Thanks for sharing!

  8. do you buy chance have any coupon code for anyone interested in trying the coconut protein powder?

  9. Tina!! This was an awesome day of eats! Thanks for showing how to eat Pizza, Wine and Chocolate all in the same day without overdoing it! Love it! 🙂

  10. Hey Tina,
    Question about the collegan you’re taking, what if any changes are you noticing? Nail growth, hair growth?, etc.? I have tried the Great Lakes brand in the past, hated the packaging and didn’t reorder. Want to try again with Vital Protiens. Just wondering how long you’ve been taking it now and if you’ve noticed any changes.

  11. I’m the same way! I can’t sleep when I’m hungry either :). Except, sometimes I don’t realize I’m still hungry until it’s too late (i.e. have already turned out the lights to go to sleep)! So, I’ll have to get out of bed to go eat a snack. It happened last night!

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