Top 12 in 2012: March

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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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Woah. Did March totally fly by for anyone else? I can’t believe the month is just about over! With that said, here’s my Top 12 in 2012 for March!

No More Excuses! Motivational Quotes to Get Your Butt In Gear


I had a little pity party for myself this morning. I got pissed. I cried. And then I got over it. Life’s not fair. Accept and adjust. My goal was to return to CrossFit today to do WOD 12.2, but, sadly, I’m still in no condition to do any sort of strenuous exercise.Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Thankful Friday

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Good morning! Happy Friday! I’m at the doctor’s office right now for some tests, including a rather uncomfortable flexible sigmoidoscopy, so, needless to say, my morning isn’t off to the best start. I promised myself I wouldn’t let colitis get me down, so I’m taking a page from Ali’s super positive book and blogging about what I am thankful for today. Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

OMG. Pancakes!

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Oh, boy, do I have a delicious pancake recipe for you guys! Ingredients: 3 bananas 3 eggs 1/4 cup almond butter 1/4 cup almond meal/flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Directions: Mash bananas. (I like the mash-in-peel method the best. It works great with unripe bananas.)

My Home Office

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Welcome to my new and improved home office! My not-so-relaxing work space has finally been transformed. It’s been a long-time coming, but it was worth every once of time, money, and effort.

My Interview with Ellie Krieger

Remember when I had lunch with Ellie Krieger in New York City back in January? Our lunch was pretty informal, so it wasn’t really an opportunity for an interview, but Ellie’s publicist got in touch with me to coordinate a Q & A with her.

How 3 Months of CrossFit Changed My Body

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A bunch of you guys have asked if I’ve seen changes in my body and physical abilities since starting CrossFit about three months ago. I apologize for not responding with much information, but it’s only because I didn’t have any concrete answers since it was too soon to see significant changes. Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Blogging: From Hobby to Career


I started Carrots ”˜N’ Cake to keep me on track with eating well and exercising in preparation for my upcoming wedding. It was a personal food and fitness journal, and I really had no intention of anyone ever reading it. I definitely didn’t think that it would become such a huge part of my life””let alone my job.

Rock ”˜N Roll USA Half Marathon

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Hooray! I survived the Rock ”˜N’ Roll USA Half Marathon! After a colitis flare and running just 15 miles in the past month, I am absolutely thrilled to have crossed the finish line- with a smile on my face, no less!

Why Blog Friends Rule

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When I was sick with a colitis flare a few weeks ago, an unexpected package arrived in the mail for me: a box of goodies from Sephora. I love Sephora, but I didn’t remember ordering anything recently, so who the heck sent it to me? It turns out that three of my favorite blog buddies sent me a care package.

Tips to Avoid Late-Night Snacking

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A few times a week, once I finished eating dinner, I’d find myself heading to the kitchen for a late night snack, especially if I was just lounging around the house watching TV. I’d end up eating mindlessly and consume hundreds of extra calories even though I wasn’t really hungry. I knew I needed to get control of my nighttime snacking if I wanted to lose weight, so I started to implement some new eating habits””throughout the day””to help me rein in my snacking.

How To Do a Tempo Run

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Success! I dominated my tempo run this morning! Are you wondering what a tempo run is all about? I received a bunch of questions when I posted my half marathon training plan for the Run to Remember the other day, so here’s a quick explanation.

How to Make Sweet Potato Wedges

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Sweet Potato Wedges have pretty much become a staple in my diet in recent months. They’re delicious, nutritious, satisfying, and I just can’t get enough of them. I’ve recently received a number of questions about how I make my Sweet Potato Wedges, so here’s a tutorial that shares all of my little secrets!

In case you missed them: Top 12 in 2012: February and Top 12 in 2012: January.



  1. I too can’t believe that it’s almost April. This year has gone by so quickly so far. Only a little over a month until I graduate from college! Thanks for posting this- I missed a few of the posts and I’m looking forward to reading them.

  2. Really want to try these paleo-style breakfasts! The oats minus oats and OMG pancakes look delicious, but I’m still wondering how you can make something taste like carbs witout really adding carbs? Crazy but worth a shot I guess. Do you use egg whites from eggs, or egg whites from a carton? I’m always unsure which is healthier, and which is cheaper per oz. You’d probably be an expert on that topic…

  3. Hi! I’m a new follower, found you on Pinterest! I made the sweet potato wedges yesterday, I’d been dying to try them with PB! I found I liked plain greek yogurt for dipping much better! This morning, my daughter helped me make your OMG pancakes and they were sooo good! Thanks for the yummy recipes!

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