Top 10 Favorite Foods + Week 2 Meal Plan

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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Hi, guys! Happy Thursday to you!

I have the meal plan for week 2 coming at ya soon (link below), but, first, I wanted to share my love for my breakfast this morning. I swear, I could eat peanut butter and banana just about everyday – and sometimes I do! I love that it’s so darn filling, especially when loaded up on a rice cake. It keeps me full for hours. I know you’ve probably seen this same breakfast 8,000 times on CNC in the past, but it tasted especially delicious this morning. Maybe it’s because I mixed the peanut butter with ground flax? I dunno, but peanut butter and banana are definitely two of my favorite foods. Speaking of which…

Back in 2010, I published a post called “Top 10 Favorite Foods” with a list of current favorites. Fast forward 8 years and my list has only changed a little bit!

2010 favorites:

  1. Cake
  2. Cookies
  3. Nachos
  4. Peanut butter
  5. Oatmeal
  6. Bananas
  7. Apples
  8. Coffee
  9. Chocolate
  10. Pizza

Please note: The comments about “pug meat” on Mal’s list of favorite foods from the blog post. They’re hilarious! 🙂

2018 favorites:

  1. Cake
  2. Peanut butter
  3. Iced coffee
  4. Bananas
  5. Brussels sprouts
  6. Cheese
  7. Avocado
  8. Chocolate-covered nuts <– I really like when chocolate involves nuts!
  9. Wine
  10. Donuts

And here’s the meal plan with recipes for week 2!

CNC Meal Plan_Week 2

Some notes:

  • Our meal plans include 3 build-out days (here’s why), so you’ll see a Workout Day 1, Workout Day 2, and a Rest Day, which I’ll rotate accordingly throughout the seven days of the week. You’ll see that there are different calorie needs for workout days versus rest days.
  • Our meal plans come with personalized grocery shopping lists (you can see a screenshot here), but I didn’t include them because the quantities wouldn’t make sense if you decide to follow this meal plan on your own. (The qualities are based on the schedule that you set for yourself in our software system at the beginning of the week.)
  • The plan is customized to where I grocery shop as well as some of my favorite products. You’ll see Trader Joe’s products as well as brand-specific ones, but these are all individual to the client.

If you like what you see and want these meal plans delivered right to your inbox, just sign up here. I’ll send each week of my plan along with all of the corresponding recipes.

Question of the Day

Your turn! What’s on your top 10 favorite foods list? 



  1. I love seeing your mealplan! I’m still torn about signing up.
    Your meal plan has 3 days of food, and some overlap even within the three days (for example, two days of chicken sausage and 2 days of shredded chicken), is that normal (basically it means you would repeat these meals 4-5 times during the week). Is that the intent? I assumed that the 3 days would include all unique meals given that they would get repeated during the week. (and you eat a LOT of chicken!!! twice a day every day!)

    last question – what about those good chips I’ve been seeing on instagram! hope they are meal plan approved! i love all their flavors

    1. It really depends on your preferences. Our family eats a lot of chicken, so it works for us. You repeat recipes throughout the week, but typically only 2 times (3 at the most) and you can always make swaps (turkey for chicken, green veggies or green veggies, etc.). We want to make eating healthy simple so we like this 3-day approach (especially with regard to food prep and time) – because so many people make it so darn complicated! But after eating a week of similar-ish meals, you get all new ones the next week! 🙂

      ALL foods are approved on our meal plans, including Deep River Snacks chips! 🙂

  2. Wow your favorite foods have changed so much! Avocado, chocolate, macaroni and cheese, and whipped cream would be at the top of my list 🙂

  3. so my top 10 ( which i don’t eat every day because they are not the healthiest ) are: 1 pizza, 2 french fries, 3 ceasar salad, 4 rice, 5 tater tots, 6 shrimp and broccoli, 7 stuffing, 8 sushi, 9 bagels, 10 soy sauce ( does this count as a food =))

    Yup pretty much all carbs lol

  4. omg i love seeing how your lists changed!!! i wish i had done this years ago, although i’m not sure much has changed! i think bananas and peanut butter are still at the very top, closely followed by donuts and coffee! is coffee is a food…

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