Sunshine Day

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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I’m lovin’ the weather today! It’s 50 degrees and sunny! Hooray for Spring! 😎

Murphy is also enjoying the beautiful weather today by sunning himself on our front porch, which has become his new favorite place to hangout.

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In mid-February, Murphy discovered the warmth of the sun porch and has spent the a lot of time there since.

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Murphy loved the sun porch so much, I eventually moved his bed out there, so he could be more comfortable. He loved it and spent even more time sunning himself. 


And then today, he demonstrates just how much he loves the sun porch:

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I don’t even know what to say. I guess the sun feels really good!

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I love dogs, especially this one. He makes me laugh every day.

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Today’s lunch was salad greens topped with leftover Chicken Salad with Yogurt-Ranch Dressing and toasted whole wheat pita triangles on the side. I also munched on some almonds and dried apricots, which went undocumented.

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After lunch, I made a batch of Oatmeal Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I made a few changes to the recipe. I didn’t have chocolate chips, so I substituted chopped dates and added a little bit of cocoa powder to the mix. Delish!

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P.S. Check out my guest post on Savvy Eats about my baking experiments!



  1. Great baking tips! A lot of my favorite healthy baked goods recipes stem from you so thanks :)! Although I must say: I don’t dig the use of chickpeas/black beans in baked goods at all! I tried making black bean brownies once and in the bin it went!

  2. Hi Tina. I just wanted you to know that I finally made your recipe for Oatmeal cookies last night and they were a big hit with my family. I just posted a blog about them today and included a link to your original post with the recipe. Thanks for the lightened version that my whole family was able to enjoy!

  3. We have had plenty of sun in West Texas, but this week it has been ugly and drizzly and COLD (for our spring): 38* this morning!! It is not sunny and I have had an annoying morning. I LOVED seeing Murphy. He made me laugh out loud. I needed it so much! Give him a squeeze for me.

  4. My dog used to do that, lying upside down in the ONE section of light that came through in my living room….or sometimes, she’d just stick her head in the light, and leave the rest of her body in the shadow….such a weirdo… 🙂

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