Monday (+ Sunday) In Meals

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, friends! How’s it going?? I hope your 2017 is off to a very happy and healthy start!

As you probably remember, I kicked off my new year with some serious healthy eating motivation, and I have a feeling it’s just going to keep growing once I’m on a brand spanking new Designed to Fit Nutrition plan! Our new software is amazzzzing, and, holy cow, we are excited for the coming months. We have a TON of new clients for the new year, including a number of CNC readers, and I really don’t think they know what they’re getting themselves into. Haha! Totally kidding! I am especially looking forward to working with the CNC peeps! 🙂

Anyway, it’s time for a special edition of Monday In Meals where I recap what I ate throughout the day on Monday and Sunday with a few random adventures thrown into the mix. Ok, here we go!


Sunday In Meals

  • Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with roasted red potatoes, sauteed kale (I used unsweetened coconut cooking oil), and ketchup + iced coffee with coconut creamer and collagen
  • Lunch: Ground beef with roasted sweet potatoes, steamed zucchini, and Parmesan
  • Snack: French Toast Scramble (I used maple extract instead of vanilla… omg, so good!)
  • Dinner: Crock-pot Sweet & Sour Meatballs (recipe: meatballs + chili sauce + a big scoop of marmalade) over brown rice, cauliflower rice, and broccoli florets
  • Dessert: Part of a milk chocolate cat, which was actually inspired by my mom’s cat, Charlie Bucket!
  • Snack: Trader Joe’s Rice Cracker Medley <— really tasty… will definitely buy again!


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#puglife… and, whoa, that cushion has seen better days!

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I used #75 for the Thrusters and finished around 21 minutes.

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Don’t we all, Qman? Don’t we all… #targetlover

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I’m so excited about an Instagram project that I’m doing with Whole Foods Market Hingham. Be sure to follow them on @wfmhingham to see what we’re up to later this week and weekend! 🙂


  • Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with roasted sweet potatoes and sauteed kale + iced coffee with coconut creamer and collagen
  • Post-workout: SFH protein shake + part of a coconut donut + Coconut Macadamia Nut iced coffee
  • Lunch: Crock-pot Sweet & Sour Meatballs over brown rice, cauliflower rice, and broccoli florets
  • Snack: Mashed sweet potatoes with Cheerios + peanut butter (I was craving cereal, but it doesn’t always fill me up, so I tried sweet potato + peanut butter, which was quite satisfying!) + a mug of the best tea ever
  • Dinner: Taco salads made with this organic spicy taco seasoning, which is excellent!! I want to have it in our cabinets at all times!
  • Snack: Half of a banana with peanut butter and cinnamon

Question of the Day

Tell me about a healthy snack that you’re loving lately. I’m always looking for new ideas! 🙂 



  1. First, eggnog tea is so good! My favorite snack is half a cucumber scooped and filled with tuna. I love spicy tuna, so the cool cucumber is the perfect compliment!

  2. My healthy snacks are not very innovative-ha,ha! Banana with nut butter; whole wheat mini bagel with nut butter; or carrot, celery sticks and cherry tomatoes. I do have a great recipe for taco seasoning though. I like to keep a batch around at all times and making my own helps to cut back on the excess sodium in most packaged mixes.

    Love the picture of Murphy!

      1. @Tina:
        Here is the recipe I use:
        2T chili powder
        5 tsp paprika
        4 1/2 tsp cumin
        3 tsp onion powder
        1 tsp salt
        2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
        1/8 tsp cayenne powder

        Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

        I am a vegetarian, so I use this for lentils or sometimes even the Morningstar crumbles. But I think the original recipe said 8 tsp seasoning plus 2/3 cup a water for 1# ground beef.

  3. We have a part pug and she’s always on the top of the couch . I call her cat-dog, because she acts so much like a cat balancing up there – our couch isn’t against anything, I’m amazed she hasn’t fallen.

  4. I made a couple different batches of lacto-fermented carrot sticks and am finding them to be awesome for a grab and eat snack (with hummus). Keeping me out of the tortilla chip bag!

  5. Love these posts. I may be in the minority here, but I’d love to see some of Qman’s eats too! My snacks have been anything but healthy lately (darn holidays). Looking forward to getting back on track so thanks for the ideas!

  6. This week for snacks:
    Celery and Jif whipped pb
    HB egg with hummus (or cheese)
    Dannon’s greek yogurt (banana cream pie or caramel apple pie are my two favorites)

  7. Avocado mashed with chick peas, olive oil and lemon. I’ve been eating this for breakfast and it’s a nice change!

  8. I love that you drink copious amounts of iced coffee everyday. It makes me feel normal for the amount I drink. I brew mine at home using a Toddy. Do you have one? It results in suuuuper strong iced coffee concentrate (that you dilute with equal parts water) without the acidity from hot brew! A snack I’ve been enjoying lately is my iced coffee “protein shake.” I pour iced coffee + 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder, almond milk, stevia, collagen, and a splash of Fairlife chocolate milk. It’s SUPER.

  9. Hummus and celery, I love it!!
    You use coconut milk in your coffee, I have had to go (seems like everything free!) But I use Trader Joe’s coconut creamer, I think it is the closest I can find to real cream, no funky after taste. They have it at their coffee sample bar.

  10. Those Trader Joes rice crackers look good. I’ll have to look for them. I like that you had a piece of chocolate – I had the head of a chocolate reindeer. I like laughing cow light cheese with crackers lately.

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