The S Word

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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Spring isn’t the word that I was going for”¦

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I’m sure you probably know what S word I’m referring to– enough with the snow already! 👿

I went into NuVal for a few hours this afternoon. I typically work from home, so it was nice to interact with someone other than my dog. Although, Murphy is really great company. He’s Carrots ‘N’ Cake’s first employee! 😉 Murphy’s new favorite spot while I work is on my chair behind me, which is much more comfortable than on my lap!

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For lunch, I packed leftover Fig Pizza and Stonyfield yogurt with fresh blueberries and raspberries mixed in.

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When I got home, I immediately broke into a batch of Salt & Vinegar Chickpeas. I probably ate about half of the container. I was starving and they are the best snack ever.

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I used the soaking method to make these chickpeas, which is definitely more cost-effective, but much more work than the canned variety. Once this bag is gone, I’ll probably stick to the canned variety.

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A little while later, I finished off a bag of Goji Ginger Walnut Cookies.

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I first opened the bag on Saturday night, but still”¦ I can’t believe I ate all of them in less than 48 hours! I couldn’t help myself! They’re wicked good!

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Hope your week is off to a great start!



  1. I am not going to say how the weather is here. Let’s just say I stepped out of work at 5P for the first time ever since I went into work and thought “Wow, this is what I’ve been missing all day? I should have gone outside!”

    I need to have those chickpeas in my life.

  2. I too am so sick of the snow. When I looked at today’s forecast yesterday morning I was pretty much indignant with my “No. No it isn’t allowed to snow anymore!” But alas, it snowed today 🙁

  3. Ughh I totally feel you on the dreaded Snow! I live in the Boston area too, and yesterday afternoon I ran in SHORTS! Today I walked to class in rubber boots and a big ole’ puffy coat!
    This weather is confusing, to say the least 🙂

  4. I always tell myself I will soak and cook my own beans (especially with my digestive issues) but I always seem to find myself buying the canned variety instead. I feel a little less guilty because I go for the organic, BPA-free variety 🙂

  5. i couldn’t stop laughing when i read your paragraph about, “it was nice to interact with someone other than my dog.” lol! I know what you mean… i don’t even have a dog and i feel alone at times blogging and doing things at home. i seriously need to get one, he’s so adorable.

  6. Great job on the half this weekend!! That is awesome! 😀

    And BOO to the snow. We have a white blanket here as well, with more expected on Thursday. At least with the sun and warmer temperatures, it shouldn’t last too, too long. Bring on that spring weather!

  7. Ugh I totally agree about the snow… I’m living in Amsterdam right now where finally I am seeing the right kind of “S” word… Spring! 🙂 And SUNSHINE! Hope it makes its way to your part of the world soon. I’m a new follower of CnC and I love it, thanks for all the fitness and food inspiration.


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