One Happy Egg

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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Hello and happy Hump Day!

Check out what I found in our dozen of eggs this afternoon:

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One happy egg! Haha!

Mal drew a smiley face saying “hello” on this egg to distinguish it from the others since it’s hardboiled while the others are not. He’s so clever. I totally wasn’t expecting to see it, so it cracked me up and put a huge smile on my face. Oh, it’s the little things in life.


This morning’s breakfast was another variation of the protein pancake. This one came from my Pumpkin Protein Pancake recipe, but it doesn’t include pumpkin. It’s vanilla-y instead!

Vanilla Protein Pancakes



  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Heat pan (or griddle) over medium heat; coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Pour batter onto the pan/griddle.
  4. Cook each pancake for 2-3 minutes and then flip. Cook on the other side for about 1 minute.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Makes 2 pancakes

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Since I have quite the collection of protein pancake recipes on CNC, here they are all in one place:

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After breakfast, I headed out for a run. My half marathon training schedule had a 9-mile run on it for today, but I caught a nasty (read: booger-y) cold on the last day of the cruise, so I decided to run 7 miles instead. This actually ended up being a great idea because, by the end of my run, I really needed to blow my nose. I could barely breathe! Even still, I ran 7 miles in 58:39, which was an average pace of 8:22.

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Weekly Workouts

I forgot to share my workouts for this week, so here they are!

  • Sunday: Off
  • Monday: 3 miles
  • Tuesday: CrossFit
  • Wednesday: 7 miles
  • Thursday: CrossFit
  • Friday: CrossFit
  • Saturday: CrossFit


After my run, I showered up and threw together a quickie lunch. On the menu: leftover pasta with kale and walnut pesto, a chopped tomato, and a hardboiled egg.

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I actually felt sort of bad cracking open this happy, little egg.

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After lunch, I satisfied my sweet tooth with a handful of butterscotch chips. It was a perfect ending to lunch. Mmm!

I’m off to run some errands, walk Murphy, and then meet up with some friends for dinner. See ya later!

P.S. For the pug lovers: The 21 Most Useless College Majors For Pugs.



  1. I’m a new reader and not sure whether you’ve written about your workout equipment before but I am currently looking for a GPS sports watches for running and thought I’d ask you about the Timex watch since everyone seems to have a Garmin! What are your thoughts on it? Love your blog!

  2. Happy to hear you are meeting up with Dave and Marie. We haven’t heard anything about them in quite a while!
    Love the useless college majors for pugs! Funny!

  3. What a great idea to put the eggs back in the carton and mark them (smiley face is a definitely bonus). I always dirty up another container. Brilliant!
    PS – I’m impressed with your ability to run a speedy 7 miles with a cold!
    PPS – I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog. Check it out if you’re interested 🙂

  4. Runners have a special etiquette allowance that lets you blow your nose in your hand and wipe it on the next mailbox 🙂

  5. I love your recipes for protein pancakes as I am trying to increase my protein intake, and I’m more of a pancake girl than eggs + bacon!! However, I’ve heard that cooking protein powder significantly decreases it’s nutritional content. Do you know anything about this? Is the protein still work what it says on the nutritional label?

  6. I love it when my hubby does little things like that to make me smile. Often he’ll leave me a little sticky note inside my laptop so when I open it up in the morning I find a little love note.
    It most definitely IS the little things that make a big difference! 🙂

  7. Considering I’m out of milk and I’ve been hooked on your oats in a jar thingy for a looong stretch now, its time to switch to protein pancakes this morning. They look good – but I’m like one of those judges on top chef when it comes to taste tests – never happy. Not usually that excited about the taste of the healthier carb substitute recipes – but alas, I shall give it my best. Anything with banana cannot be bad.

  8. do you have any suggestions for a substitute that might work instead of the banana in your protein pancake recipe? i would love to make them except i can’t have sugar at the moment.. 🙂 they look delish!

    1. How about canned pumpkin or mashed sweet potato? Or maybe you could try one of the other protein pancakes recipes without banana?

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