Muffin Dreams

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 had some strange dreams last night! Unfortunately, now that I am awake, I can’t remember them at all, but I’m pretty sure muffins were involved somehow. I woke up thinking about and craving Heather’s Barney Butter/Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Muffins. Before I even got into the shower, I sunk my teeth into one of those bad boys! I just took a bite, and crumbled the rest on top of my oats. :mrgreen:

In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup dry oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat berries
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 of a Hangry Pants muffin, crumbled
  • 1 scoop of Barney Butter
Now don’t those sound like DELICIOUS oats!?! 😉

Lunch and Snack Preview

Making my lunch last night made my morning totally stress-free. When I don’t make my lunch ahead of time, it’s a mad dash around my kitchen grabbing random items of food. Sometimes a healthy lunch results; sometimes it doesn’t!

Today’s lunch and afternoon snack:

  • Spinach salad with grape tomatoes, snap peas, cornichons (French pickles that Mal has me obsessed with!), and fresh Parmsean sprinkled on top
  • Vanilla-flavored soy yogurt with TJ’s high-fiber “twig cereal
  • A dried fig (an amazing new discovery!)
  • ZBar
  • 2 chocolate kisses

Blogging Bake Sale

A loaf of my Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf is up for auction over at Graduate Meghann’s Blogging Bake Sale. Some of the goodies look incredibly decadent! Meghann is raising money for the the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, so be sure to get your bid on!

Grill Charms Valentine’s Giveaway

Zesty is giving away two sets of Grill Charms! They’re cool! The contest ends tomorrow (Wednesday), so be sure to check it out!

Question of the Day

Let’s see if we can find any birthday twins! What day is your birthday?



  1. Wooo Rose is my bday twin – August 31st.
    My mom loves to tell me about the 36 hours she was in labor on Labor Day Weekend.

    Btw, Tina, I finally ordered Barney Butter like 2 weeks ago and am already on to my second jar! I wasn’t a huuuuge PB in my oats fan but I’ve been adding it like crazy recently!

  2. I have been having STRANGE dreams lately too, and I usually never remember them. Last night I dreamt about chocolate.

    May 6 yay for May babies! Sarah (#49), we share our birthday with George Clooney, too.

  3. sept 9th! july my cousin’s bday (the one who is a fashion designer) is may 19th!! great bday for sure!

    tina- your breakfast looks amazinggg! and heather’s package was really cute for sure.

  4. I do the same thing with my lunches! I try so hard to pack one on nights before, but if I don’t, I usually end up with something like Subway or a Lean Cuisine because who has time to make a salad in the morning?!

    Feb 19th 🙂

  5. I don’t often comment, but I loooove birthdays and I saw I have a bday twin! May 11th (often on mothers day ) 1986

  6. My birthday is January 31!
    I was a bit disappointed that I don’t have a birthday twin out of all of those, but got to the bottom of the list to see another Courtney [spelled the same and everything!] who’s birthday is January 30, the day before mine! Neat!

  7. Mine is August 29th. The cool thing is that my half birthday is February 29th, which doesn’t happen all that much. I’m happy it’s not my actual birthday!

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