Pugs Make Good Lobsters

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.

Remember how I mentioned that Murphy wants to be a lobster for Halloween? Hilary from Red Head, Yellow Dog sent me a photo of her friend’s pug wearing the same lobster costume! It totally cracked me up, and I just had to share.

Now Murphy really wants to be a lobster for Halloween! 😉



I was starving (and in a rush) this morning, so I kept breakfast simple: 2 slices of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and banana slices.



This meal is always delicious and satisfying! 😀


With French Press coffee…


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MixMyGranola Giveaway

MixMyGranola has been busy in the last few months: They recently added Trail Mixes to the MixMyGranola product line and they also introduced a Granola Club, which allows you to purchase a pre-paid subscription that saves you between 15%-35% compared to single orders.

To celebrate these new additions, MixMyGranola has graciously offered to give a $25 gift certificate to one lucky CNC winner!

How to enter: Visit the MixMyGranola website, create a granola mix, and post the ingredients as a comment on this post.

At tonight’s dinner post, I will pick one winner via the Random Integer Generator.

Good luck!



  1. Organic Granola Ӣ Dried Raspberries Ӣ Golden Raisins Ӣ Dried Melon Slices Ӣ Sunflower Seeds Ӣ Walnuts Ӣ Organic Peanuts Ӣ Organic Coco Shreds Ӣ Sesame Sticks Ӣ Organic Gummy Bears Ӣ Caffeine Powder

    sounds like a good one.. 🙂 yummm

  2. Lowfat granola, pineapple, cherries, pistachios, walnuts, almonds, flax seeds, and candy corn (hey, it is almost Halloween after all!)

  3. I would love french vanilla granola, dried pineapple, dried mangoes, almonds, chia seeds, chocolate mini morsels, and candy corn (how I love candy corn) !

  4. Ok…..this is me being super greedy and super hopeful that I win…

    Organic granola
    banana slices
    dried pineapple
    dried mango
    dried papya
    chia seeds
    macadamia nuts
    chocolate mini morsels
    shreded coconut
    Quinoa shot

    Thanks Tina!!!

  5. Too much pug cuteness!

    Low-Fat Granola, Cranberries, Dried Mangoes, Dried Apricots, Roasted Almonds, Organic Flax Seeds, Organic Coco Shreds

  6. * Granola Base
    * Low-Fat Granola

    * Fruits
    * Dried Kiwi Slices
    * Dried Bing Cherries
    * Dried Plums

    * Extras
    * Organic Coco Shreds
    * Chocolate Mini Morsels

    * Enhancers
    * Organic Cacao Powder
    * Spirulina Powder

  7. Mhm, tons of great ingredients, it’s hard to choose 🙂 Mine would be this: french vanilla granola, goji berries, dried mangoes, cashews, peanuts, flax seed and crystallized ginger. Yummy

  8. Low-fat granola with
    goji berries, golden raisins, organic dates
    pistachios, roasted almonds and organic flax seeds
    cocoa crisp bites
    acai powder

  9. Granola Base
    * Organic Granola
    * Organic Dried Apples
    * Organic Dates
    Nuts and Seeds
    * Walnuts
    * Organic Peanuts
    * Chocolate Mini Morsels
    * Mustard Pretzels

  10. 100% Organic Muesli
    Banana Slices, Roasted Cashews, Organic Flax Seeds, Choco Espresso Beans, Organic Maca Powder, Organic Cacao Powder
    mmmm =)

  11. Organic Granola with
    Dried Blueberries
    Banana Slices
    Chia Seeds
    Flax Seeds
    Chocolate Mini Morsels
    Rice Crispies

  12. I kept it simple and sweet- organic granola, dried blueberries and raspberries, almonds and cashews, and some organic coconut. Yum!

  13. I would include: low-fat granola base, dried raspberries, dried apricots, macadamia nuts, flaxseeds, coco shreds, mini yogurt pretzels, and caffeine powder (now that is a useful ingredient!).

  14. * Granola Base
    * Organic Granola

    * Fruits
    * Dried Strawberries
    * Golden Raisins
    * Dried Bing Cherries
    * Dried Mangos
    * Organic Dates

    * Nuts and Seeds
    * Roasted Almonds
    * Pistachios
    * Walnuts
    * Hazelnuts
    * Roasted Cashews
    * Pecans
    * Sesame Seed

    * Extras
    * Chocolate Mini Morsels

  15. Organic Granola, Dried Raspberries, Dried Pineapple,Dried Mangos, Organic Banana Chips, Pecans, and Yogurt Pretzels

    yummy yummy

  16. Mmmm granola, this mix would be great with plain greek yogurt!

    * Organic Granola
    * Goji Berries
    * Dried Strawberries
    * Dried Raspberries
    * Dried Mangos
    * Chia Seeds
    * Organic Flax Seeds
    * Hemp Seeds
    * Organic Pomegranate
    * Mangosteen Powder

  17. Your Mix (16 oz.)
    Granola Base
    Organic Granola
    Nuts and Seeds
    Chia Seeds
    Sunflower Seeds
    Pomegranate Cordials
    Organic Cacao Powder

    Sounds so good as a snack! yum. I think Pomegranate Cordials are new; I haven’t seen them there before~

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