Some Meals & Some Sneakers

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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Hi, friends! Happy Hump Day!

Does this week feel like the LONGEST week ever? My gosh, it’s crawlingggg by for me. I actually woke up thinking it was Thursday, so it was definitely a sad realization when it was only Wednesday. Whomp whomp. Anyway… I wanted to share some meals from the week so far as well as a pair of sneakers that I’m loving lately. And, for your viewing pleasure, here’s a photo of Murphy who continues to crush pillows like it’s his job. Well, maybe he THINKS it’s his job?

FYI: The pug pillow is from Wayfair. It’s actually reversible and has a different pug image on the back. The cover is also washable, which is key when it comes to pug eye boogers and butt stamps. I know… our dog is totally disgusting, which is why I obsessively change our bedding.


Breakfast: Microwave steel cut oats from Brandless mixed with ground flax, hemp seeds, collagen, and fresh strawberries with a scoop of Teddie Peanut Butter.

Breakfast: Gluten-free bread with Teddie Peanut Butter and banana slices with an iced coffee made with OWYN protein powder and SO Delicious caramel creamer.

Lunch: Buffalo tempeh, roasted sweet potatoes, rainbow cauliflower, and arugula. I also added some Primal Kitchen Ranch dressing!

Dinner: Instant Pot shredded chicken with coconut aminos, Trader Joe’s cauliflower stir fry mixed with white rice, and steamed broccoli.

Snack: Blueberry Protein Mug Muffin from Health Warrior. I actually think this one is my favorite flavor! FYI: Health Warrior is having a flash sale until the end of the month. Save 20% with code REFRESH20!

The sneakers that I’m loving right now are the Hyperion from Brooks Running. (FYI: I just found some colors on Amazon for just $45!) They’re actually my second pair, but in a different color. I love wearing them to Orangetheory, GRIT, Body Pump, and any sort of bootcamp-style workout where I’m doing a variety of movements. Lately, I’ve been into treadmill workouts + some strength training afterward at the YMCA, so they’re awesome for a combo workout.

I also wear the Hyperion to CrossFit on occasion, especially for workouts with 400 meter runs or longer. They transition well to other CrossFit movements, like box jumps, Wallballs, pull-ups, and even barbell exercises, but (!!) they are not made for rope climbs. I learned the hard way and ripped the bottom of my first pair during a workout, so now I just wear the Hyperion for running workouts without rope climbs. Overall though, they’re an awesome lightweight running (and racing) shoe!

And just a quick shout out for this Run Happy tank top, which is super cute and makes me happy! 🙂 It’s semi-fitted, so it’s not too tight or too loose, and it’s made from sweat-wicking fabric to keep even the sweatiest person (me!) comfortable and dry. I actually have this same tank in heather navy and love it as well!

FYI: If you’re looking for additional sneaker commendations, check out this post with more of my favorites!

Questions of the Day

What’d you have for breakfast this morning?

Do you like tempeh? 

What workouts have you been loving lately? 

What’s your favorite pair of sneakers?



  1. What’d you have for breakfast this morning?
    Chocolate hazelnut oats (cashew milk, oats, cocoa powder, hazelnut flavored Stevia drops, topped with hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds).

    Do you like tempeh?
    Meah… I tried tempeh and seitan, but I’m not really into the taste and texture; I’ll have tofu from time to time, but I kind of like my meats… and I prefer to substitute them with mushrooms rather than soy/fermented wheat products.

    What workouts have you been loving lately?
    Uphill runs and dumbbell variations of classic strength training exercises.

    What’s your favorite pair of sneakers?
    Mine are also Brooks, but I’m an old time lover of Pure Cadence (I had all the models starting with the Pure Cadence 3 ); the feel and support is so amazing, that I `forgive` Brooks for the color scheme (in my opinion all shoes should come in black or at least a dark grey version, I don’t dig the bright colors). Unfortunately it seems they discontinue the line after Pure Cadence 7… so I’m debating on buying two back-up pairs. 😆

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