The Day That Got Away

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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 still can’t believe how quickly today flew by! Yowsahs! 😯 I feel like the day totally got away from me. But, I finally updated my House Tour page on CNC! I added a lot of ”˜before’ photos of our home, so I will continue to update the page as we finish decorating rooms, so be sure to check back occassionally!

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Dinner

Somehow, dinner turned out really well tonight. As I was preparing it, I wasn’t sure how it would taste. I found a recipe for Mac & Cheese Lite, but it only called for 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Most Mac & Cheese recipes call for a lot more, so I wasn’t expecting anything special.

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Well, I was wrong. Even though this recipe wasn’t super cheesy, it had a ton of flavor!!! You wouldn’t know it was a slimmed-down version of Mac & Cheese at all.

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On the side, I served roasted brussels sprouts.

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For dessert, I ate a bunch of chocolate chips cookies. Mal asked me to make him some “unhealthy” cookies, so I went all out with the butter and the sugar in these babies. YUMMMM!

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Up next: Watching American Idolwith my boys then picking up Dave and Marie from the airport. Those lucky ducks have been in the Dominican Republic for the past week. I’m so jealous!

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57 Comments

  1. Sounds like our days had a lot in common….I was home due to the snow….my day flew by….I also had roasted brussels sprouts with my dinner…and that mac and cheese looks great!

  2. A healthy mac n cheese recipe is a true gem. Thanks for the recc, i am always worried lite recipes won’t ‘taste that good’ when it comes to something like mac & cheese. also i roasted BABY brussels sprouts last night! I wanted to pinch their little cheeks they were so cute 🙂 and delicious…
    xoxo
    s

  3. I might finally have to break down and try roasting brussel sprouts. I just have bad memories of their smelliness from when I was little 🙁 I hear they’re better roasting than steaming though so we’ll see how it goes! 🙂

  4. I haven’t had mac and cheese for ages and I don’t tend to like mine super cheesy, so I really should try this recipe!! Have a great night Tina! 🙂

  5. I was reading the newest Runners World and there was a recipe for Mac and cheese that used pureed cauliflower. I was thinking of trying that recipe but I may use the one you used. Sounds like it has a lot more flavor.

  6. Hmm..Cookies!

    I look forward to looking at your House pages. I love before and after pictures. I’m addicted to those kind of shows on HGTV. 🙂

  7. Hmm I wonder how GOAT MAC n CHEESE would taste~ brussel sprouts are probably one of my fave veggies! Even without anything–just roasted. Have a good niiiiight and hopefully you’ll wake up to a sunny morning? 🙂

  8. ‘Kay, everything about that dinner looks delish–adding this to the To-Try list.

    What do you think about American Idol this year? I think there’s some really moving personal stories & great (young) talent!

  9. did you halve the recipe to make only two servings? the original said 1 cup of reduced fat cheddar cheese plus 1/4 cup of parmesan… do you often just cook for two with no leftovers? it certainly does sound good!

  10. Mac and cheese! It’s my favorite meal of all meals. I find that you actually don’t need a ton of cheese for it to be flavorful. I use Greek yogurt, a little cheese and a tbsp of hummus (adds a great tang) in my healthy version.

  11. I’m so excited to try this recipe… I just made homemade Mac& cheese for the first time this winter & it was fantastic– not a light version by any stretch of the imagination, though 🙂 … It would be good to have a healthier version in my repertoire! PS: Loved the new “house tour” photos. Your house is lovely & I’m excited to see what you do with your space!

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