There Is Nothing a Glass of Wine and a Flat Iron Can’t Fix

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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Good morning, friends! Happy Friday!

Mal and I got home from Savannah last night. It was such a nice trip, and I plan to tell you guys all about it a little later today””I just need to finish up my blog post!

On our travels home, I saw this adorable magnet at one of the airport convenience stores. I just had to snap a photo. It’s so true, right?

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Mal and I landed in Boston right in the middle of rush hour, so we decided to take the T to Braintree and then take a taxi the rest of the way to our house. We thought we were being so smart by avoiding rushing hour traffic on 93, but it took us FOREVER to get home. First, our sliver line bus got stuck behind a disabled bus for a good 20-25 minutes and then we waited for awhile at South Station for a Braintree train. When we finally made it to Braintree, all of the taxi drivers claimed they didn’t have credit card machines, and Mal and I were pretty low on cash, so it took us a little while to find one who would take us home. It all worked out in the end, but it was more of a headache than it needed to be. It seriously took us about 1.5 hours to get home. Grrr.

As soon as we arrived at our house, I hopped in my car and went to pick up my favorite furry friend from the “dog spa.” Once I saw Murphy‘s happy pug face, everything was better.

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Breakfast

I woke up bright and early this morning and ready to eat! I ate a really early dinner last night””we’re talking early bird special””so my stomach was grumbling like crazy.

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I wanted to eat something ASAP, so I toasted a couple of waffles and spread almond butter and apricot jelly on top with some sliced almonds.

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I knew I’d wanted something more to eat than waffles. Basically, I needed more protein in my breakfast if it had any chance of holding me over until lunchtime, so nuked some frozen fruit (strawberries, bananas, and peaches) and added it to some plain Greek yogurt.

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All in all, it was a fabulous breakfast and very satisfying!

Health News & Views

Now that we’re smack in the middle of the longest, coldest stretch of winter, I’m all about eating warm, creamy comfort foods. Honestly, if I had it my way, I’d eat everything covered in melted cheese or butter. But, of course, I know this isn’t the healthiest option, especially because the extra calories and fat will likely pack on the pounds come springtime.

Instead of missing out on my favorite seasonal dishes, I satisfy my comfort-food cravings by making healthy swaps in my meals. Here are some lower-calorie versions of my favorite comfort foods.

5 Lower-Calorie Versions of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Toasted Almond Butter & Marmalade Sandwich with Turkey Bacon

Question of the Day

Finish this sentence:

There is nothing a ________ and a ________ can’t fix.

Mine: There is nothing a pug and a cupcake can’t fix.

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83 Comments

  1. That’s the number 1 reason I couldn’t live in a big city – all of the traffic! It drove me bonkers driving through Chicago, and now, even Denver’s kind of a pain for me 😛
    And – there’s nothing my pup and some snuggling can’t fix!

  2. Hi Tina! Out of curiosity, are you still eating gluten free? I forget if you’ve mentioned this on your blog lately. I’ve been having stomach problems (seems very similar to colitis, but haven’t been diagnosed) and I tried cutting out gluten but haven’t really noticed a difference.

    1. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with that. I actually haven’t been gluten-free since I got pregnant. All of my UC symptoms chilled out, so I’m eating everything and trying to expose the baby to as much as possible. Personally, diet changes didn’t do much for my UC. Although, eating better did make me feel healthier! I hope you find some answers soon!

  3. There is nothing that a long run and a shower beer can’t fix

    🙂 Glad you guys had a good trip, and made it home safely!

  4. There is nothing that salt from a good cry or salt from the ocean can’t cure. I read something similar to this somewhere and it sums it up for me although I can’t take credit for writing it. 😉

  5. Having grown up on the South Shore, your description of trying to get home from Logan makes me cringe, lol. “Braintree…Braintree train…”

  6. There’s nothing a glass of wine and couple bobby pins can’t fix!

    And ugh, public transit can be a mess sometimes! In Chicago cab drivers are required to have credit card machines and if they can’t ring you up when they’ve taken you wherever you’re going (and you really don’t have cash – I always pay if I can) you can just get out of the cab without paying!

  7. There is nothing a good workout and a dog walk can’t fix OR
    There is nothing a good workout and a glass of wine can’t fix…

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