From Seeds to Sushi

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

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.

Hi, friends! Happy Saturday!

We stayed out pretty late with Qman last night, so he didn’t get to bed until after 9:00 PM. He was exhausted, so, not surprisingly, he went right to sleep when we got home. A late night here and there isn’t usually an issue for him, but he woke up FIVE times last night. Five! It was totally unlike him, so we’re not quite sure what happened. Maybe his brain was still amped up from the live music? I dunno… he didn’t say much when we asked him, but we’re all pretty tired today.

Qman and I were awake (for the 5th time) at 6:00 AM. We went downstairs, watched a little TV, and ate breakfast together. Recently, I’m loving a seed-tastic overnight chia-flax oatmeal, which is quite delicious, especially with a big ol’ scoop of nut butter. In the mix: 1/4 cup oats, 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds, 2 tbsp chia seeds, 1 scoop collagen, 1/4 cup goat milk, and 1/2 cup water.

Photo Aug 05, 6 57 13 AM (1280x960)

Qman barely ate any of his breakfast, but he downed a Minion banana! 🙂

Photo Aug 05, 8 13 19 AM (960x1280)

Photo Aug 05, 8 14 25 AM (1280x960)

A little before 9:00 AM, we all headed to CrossFit for a Saturday partner workout – and, boy, was it a good one! Ok, well, honestly, it kind of sucked. I’m not sure if it was the humidity or I’m just out of shape, but I was struggling.

Photo Aug 05, 10 07 12 AM (960x1280)

After class, I refueled with a Churro protein shake mixed with iced coffee and goat’s milk.

Photo Aug 05, 10 07 49 AM (1280x960)

Back at home, Mal and I played Candyland with Qman before having lunch together.

Photo Aug 05, 11 05 22 AM (1280x960)

On the menu: Spinach salads with chicken (and random veggies from the fridge) for the adults and leftover pizza with garlic hummus, cucumber slices, and blueberries for Qman.

Photo Aug 05, 11 11 05 AM (1280x960)

After lunch, Quinn went down for his nap. I immediately broke out my laptop to catch up on work, but I had the CrossFit Games on in the background. 🙂 Mid-afternoon, I snacked on microwaved blueberries mixed with creamy almond butter. It’s so good – you gotta try it!

Soon after that, Quinn woke up from his nap, so we got ourselves ready to go to our friends’ daughter’s first birthday party. It was a lot of fun, especially seeing the birthday girl enjoy her first taste of cake! 🙂

On the way home, we grabbed sushi and wine for dinner. Mal and I both had a craving for sushi and neither of us wanted to cook.

Sushi + wine on Saturday night = the best!

Mal and I watched 13 Reasons Why (<— we heard mixed reviews, but I’m totally hooked), snuggled with Murphy, and then hit the hay.

What an awesome Saturday! 🙂

Question of the Day

Have you watched 13 Reasons Why? Thoughts?



  1. We watched 13 reasons why and really liked it. It’s a pretty heavy show, but I think it’s very eye opening…I’d be interested to know what your husband thinks of it as a teacher (I’m a teacher too)

  2. I must say I hate it when people complain that their child who normally sleeps through the night was up a lot the night before. My child always wakes up at least 5 times a night. I don’t feel bad for you.

    1. @Lisa:
      Well wasn’t that a warm and fuzzy response? Unfortunately for you there’s probably a reason your kid is always up — You used to go in there when he/she was an infant and soothed them so they’re used to it, you co-slept for a long time, they’re always up too late and therefore too stimulated (Quinn’s problem like she said), they don’t have a scheduled nap time (sleep begets sleep), you feed them too much sugar/processed junk, etc. So I guess I don’t feel sorry for you either 🙂 Best of luck with you and your kid getting some sleep!

  3. I have never done CrossFit in my life, but the games made me want to so badly. Also, nuked blueberries and almond butter is the BEST combo. It tastes like pie.

    I did watch 13 Reasons Why. I blew through it. While I enjoyed it, it did leave me feeling uneasy and curious as to how it resonated with others who were contemplating those thoughts. I will say that it shined an incredibly bright light on bullying and its effects, which is important.

  4. I watched 13 Reasons earlier in the year (I’m a teacher) when my students were all about it. Definitely blew through it – the last episodes were hard to watch.

      1. It is – I hadn’t a current student pass away this year unexpectedly (not from suicide) and it brought up all those sad feelings again.

  5. I have been using Chia seeds and flax seeds for a while now and diabetes/blood pressure issue runs in the family. thank you for sharing the recipes, I’m definitely going to try them out, your blog is very good sorry for my english i’m not a native speaker i’m from Köln Germany.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Join the community!

Get recipes, workouts. and discounts straight to your inbox for FREE!
© 2022 Carrots ‘N’ Cake. All Rights Reserved | An Elite CafeMedia Food Publisher | Funnel Build & Design by: Maria Filipina Co.