Top 12 in 2012: December

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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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And just like that December is over. The holiday season came and went, and the new year is already knocking on our door. Here are my favorite posts from December!

Finally! A New Recipe Page!

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I’ve been meaning to update the Recipe page on CNC for months and months now. It hadn’t been updated since 2009, so I had my work cut out for me- from re-categorizing and fixing broken links to weeding out so-so recipes and adding new, delicious ones.

Cheesy Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Leeks


Holy crap, this is a delicious recipe. Shaved Brussels sprouts and cheese? Two of my favorite foods baked together in one dish? Heaven. It’s also the simplest recipe ever. Please make it!

The Most Wonderful Time Of Year


The holidays really are the most wonderful time of year. I’m already throughly enjoying the season and yesterday was full of friends, fun, and (holiday) festivities! Workout My day started with a CrossFit workout, which was the re-test for the Paleo Challenge benchmark, so we did Jackie again.

Beauty Products I’m Loving Right Now


Do you remember my What I Want Now series? If you’re not familiar, it was a monthly feature on CNC that I “borrowed” from Lucky magazine. In each issue, the “What I Want Now” article features a fashion editor’s top picks and must-haves for the season.

Take A Family Photo


Happy holidays from our family to yours! Yesterday’s 24 Days of Togetherness was “take a family photo,” so we had a little fun with the self-timer on my camera last night. But, no matter what we tried, we could not get Murphy to look at the camera. He looks like a little Scrooge, doesn’t he?

Elf vs. Home Alone


Good morning! Yesterday’s 24 Days of Togetherness was “watch a Christmas movie,” so Mal and I put on our “movie suits,” cozied up on the couch, and watched Elf last night. Growing up, my family and I watched two Christmas movies every year, but nowadays I love Elf. I honestly laugh out loud while watching it.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Lady CrossFitter


Have no idea what to buy the special lady CrossFitter in your life? Well, look no further! Here are some gift ideas to make her (or him) smile on Christmas morning. (A number of these gifts are great for male CrossFit athletes too!)

Murphy’s Little Secret


Murphy has some exciting news to share this morning”¦ That’s right! My little pug-let is now a registered Therapy Dog! For the past three weeks, the two of us have attended classes to become a Therapy Dog Team with an organization called Dog B.O.N.E.S.

Twelve Pains of Christmas


Hi, friends! Merry Christmas Eve! Somehow, my “nasty, phlegm-tastic cold” got even worse last night, so I went to bed feeling pretty awful. This morning, I woke up feeling quite a bit better, but definitely not 100%. It was the final day of 24 Days of Togetherness, and Mal and I planned to “wear red and green to CrossFit.”

I Bet You Didn’t Know V

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Do you remember my I Bet You Didn’t Know posts? If you missed them, here are the 4 others I’ve written so far: I Bet You Didn’t Know I Bet You Didn’t Know II I Bet You Didn’t Know III I Bet You Didn’t Know IV These kinds of posts are fun for me.

Ultimate Pancake Round-Up


Good morning! How about kicking off today with some pancakes!? As you probably know, I loovvve pancakes. All kinds. From traditional flapjacks to those made with eggnog or protein powder, there really isn’t a pancake I’d turn down. With that said, here’s a round-up of my very favorite pancake recipes. Enjoy!

Our 1-Year CrossFit Anniversary


You may have figured out who my special guest was from Twitter or her blog, but, if not, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point yesterday. She was in town for an Operation Beautiful presentation at Northeastern University last night, so she stayed with me out in the ”˜burbs.


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