The Friday 5

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Hi, 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 Friday!

I can’t believe it, but our baby is off to Kindergarten today! How did that happen!? It seems like just yesterday Quinn and I were watching the school bus from our living room and talking about his first day of school… and now it’s here! 

In today’s episode of the Friday 5, I’m sharing a few food and fashion finds, plus some great info and tips on treating hormonal acne. It’s quite the mix! 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

1. Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – gluten-free and made with just 3 ingredients!

Oh my goddddd, I’m loving this dessert lately! I’ve made this edible chocolate chip cookie dough for years now. The original recipe calls for just 6 ingredients, but I recently discovered that it requires even fewer ingredients – just 3 – when I use vanilla almond butter from RXBAR on hand. My gosh, it’s incredible! I actually like making a big batch at the beginning of the week and storing it in the fridge, so I can just grab a spoon when I want a quick bite of something sweet. Mmm! Trust me, you NEED to try it!

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A jar of vanilla almond butter from RXBAR

2.  Ebates (now Rakuten)

Please tell me you use Ebates (Rakuten) when you shop online – it’s seriously the best! It’s not a gimmick either. You simply create an account and then earn cash back at stores you normally shop at online. For example, right now you can get 8% back at Backcountry, 6% back at Athleta, and 5% back at Lands’ End. If you haven’t signed up, use this link to do so!

3. Brooks Launch Running Shoes

I’ve loved the Brooks Launch running shoe for years now. It’s a supportive, but not bulky running sneaker. I often wear them for our driveway workouts or walking with Quinn and Murph. They are so comfy! Zappos has them in a ton of fun colors (on sale!), and always has free shipping. If you have a Fall race on your calendar or you’re getting back into running this season, definitely check out the selection! 🙂

4. onlypuff Sherpa Fleece

Of course, I’m loving (like LOVING) my new LL Bean fleece, but I wanted to give a shout-out to the super affordable fleece that I purchased last season. It was just $23, and I still wear it a good amount. It’s so easy to throw on and go in the morning, especially when I’m walking Murphy or running out the door to the gym.

5. Hormonal Acne Causes and Treatment 

If you’re struggling with acne, this was a great post from Coconuts & Kettlebells to help you get to the root of the problem. Acne is so much more than just a skin issue! Additional info + video: How I (FINALLY) Cleared My Skin Of Acne.

Flashback Friday

Sales of the Week

P.S. If you’re ready to get your diet on track after a fun summer, our next group of Master Your Macros starts on Monday (9/9)! If you’re not ready to work with a coach or you’re pretty self-sufficient on your own, I recently added a bunch of new meal plans to the website. There’s everything from gut healing and thyroid health to a 21-Day Transformation Plan and runner’s meal plan. There’s really something for everyone! And (!!) starting next week on Instagram, I’m giving away a free meal plan every week until my 40th birthday, which is 40 FREE meal plans! Make sure you check-in on Fridays for the giveaway! 🙂


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  1. strange that there is egg in nut butter? I have been off eggs for 10 month (for health/immune reasons) and fee l so much better! I love the chickpea ‘cookie dough’ recipes ! Great for football Sundays!!

  2. Ebates is amazing. On Monday Athleta had an extra 20% off sales, 10% Ebates cashbacks, and I got my last quarterly cashback as an Athleta ift card (which getting also bumped my cashback 6 or 8%, can’t remember).

  3. i just bought those exact shoes, ha! love the launch…ive had SO many pairs over the years. my go-to 🙂
    awesome friday five this week!!

  4. I hope Quinn had a great first day of Kindergarten! My niece just started Kindergarten, as well and is really loving it so far! On a side note, the fleece you pictured looks super warm and definitely something I’m looking into buying for these cold Winter months ahead!

  5. Will you post the new edible cookie dough recipe with the RX Nut butter?!? I buy RX bars and the vanilla RX nut butter in bulk! YUM!!!

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