National Pizza Day + 85-Minute Run

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Hi, 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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Goooooood morning and happy National Pizza Day! To help you celebrate the day, here are some of my very favorite pizza recipes:

Mal was home from school again yesterday, so we had another nice morning with our boys. Breakfast was egg sandwiches made with Light Creamy Swiss from The Laughing Cow, bacon, and buttery, toasted English muffins. Mmm!

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After breakfast, we got Quinn and Murphy ready for a trip to the park for a family walk. Hoodie twins!

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The park was lovely. The weather was a little chilly, but sunny and beautiful at the same time. I loved being out and about with my boys.

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My first born.

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(My hoodie is from Reebok. It comes in teal too!)

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On the way home from the park, we stopped to get iced coffees and donuts at Dunkin Donuts. (Mal has THE BEST ideas! Haha!) I ordered a chocolate frosted donut with sprinkles, which, of course was deeeelicious, and a sugar cookie iced coffee, which was DISGUSTING. I ordered it with just milk (no sugar) and it was still insanely sweet and just not good. Eww. I don’t recommend it.

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Back at home, I fed Quinn and did a few things around the house, including making a new pizza recipe for Of course, the pug wanted to be right near the action. #foodpotential


The pizza turned out so well! Holy yum! I devoured a couple of pieces for lunch. I’ll definitely let you know when the recipe is live on!

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After that, I headed out to tackle my long run for the week: 85-minutes. Kerrie met me for 5 miles of it, and it was so nice to have a buddy to chat with. It made the time fly by!

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When I got home, I refueled with a protein shake made with SFH vanilla Recovery, almond milk, and SO Delicious Nog Coconut Milk (yep, I broke into the eggnog already). I’m really trying to pay attention to pre- and post-run fueling, so I made it a point to leave my shaker out on the kitchen counter, so I wouldn’t forget to drink a protein shake as soon as I finished my run. Usually, I’m not very hungry after a long run or tough workout, so this was a great reminder.

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Questions of the Day

What’s your favorite kind of pizza?

What’s your go-to drink/snack/meal for refueling?


I love Buffalo Chicken Pizza and the “Sporkie” from Bertucci’s.

My go-to refueling: protein shakes, protein smoothies, nut butter + banana, and egg sandwiches.

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