What I’m Loving Lately 75

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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 and very happy Friday the 13th to you!

I can’t believe I haven’t written a What I’m Loving Lately post since the summer. Jeez, Louise. Well, I guess it’s kind of morphed into our Friday morning coffee date posts, but, hey, let’s bring it back and switch things up this morning, shall we? Ok, here’s what I’m loving lately!

Beauty Bursts Soft Collagen Chews – Having radiant skin has never been so easy or so delicious! My friends from Whole Foods Market Hingham got me hooked on these delicious fruit-flavored collagen soft chews. Each one has collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C, which all work together to nourish skin from the inside out. They’re tasty and an easy way to get nutrients into my diet, so they’ve quickly became a part of my daily routine! Big fan.

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Beyond Bone Broth – Another recommendation from my friends at WFM Hingham! I love the idea of bone broth (it’s SO GOOD for you), but I didn’t love the idea of making it. I’m sure it’s easy, but I’d be the only one in my house drinking it, so Beyond Bone Broth makes a lot more sense. I just mix up a mug when I’m in a mood for a warm, savory beverage, which I’m especially loving this time of year. And, of course, I love that it’s loaded with collagen peptides and minerals, including 11 grams of protein and 30% DV of calcium per serving. It’s such a simple and nutritious addition to my day (or evening – I like sipping it before bed), it’s definitely a habit that’s here to stay!

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I’m loving ALL the pullovers and hoodies right now, especially this Pullover Sweatshirt and Hoodie from Zella. Ooh, so cozy, right? And they’re perfect for warming-up pre- or post-workout and wearing over leggings. I lovvvvee. I want both of them in every color.

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I’m also loving this hoodie from Brooks (it comes in pink too), which is on sale for only $45 right now!!


Qman’s Cubbies shirt – Ok, I know I already mentioned this shirt earlier this week, but it really is the greatest invention ever. It’s a long-sleeve fleece shirt with mittens attached by zippers. You can easily zip the mittens on and off, but it’s the perfect way to keep them on (and not lose them). If you’d like to purchase one for the special little person in your life (sizes range from 18m – 4T), you can get FREE SHIPPING with code CNCFS. I mean, it’s only January… we still have a lot of winter ahead of us!! FYI: Qman owns the 3T size, which fits perfectly.

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Speaking of toddler favorites, just wanted to give another shout out to our beloved Lollacups! I get questions from readers all the time about Qman’s straw cups, and we are die-hard Lollacup fans. They’re a little pricey, but worth every cent because they last forever and don’t leak.

5-Ingredient Cheesy Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice – Looks so good and so easy! Definitely adding this to my meal plan next week! 🙂

Sweet Potato, Spinach & Feta Egg Bake – Omg, I am obsessed. Ob. Sessed. This egg bake is truly incredible, and I can’t wait to share the recipe on CNC next week!


10 Blogger Recipes I Make Again and Again – Love this round-up from my friend, Julie!

Cookie Dough Protein Balls – I made a batch of these babies earlier this week… and holy yum!


How I Cut Out Sugar and Refined Flour – Great post with lots of realistic ideas!

Question of the Day

What are you loving lately?

P.S. Nikki’s Coconut Butter is having a flash sale today until tomorrow night (Saturday) at midnight! You can save 15% off your entire order with code ‘backinstock’ AND this discount is also combinable with their free shipping on five or more jars, so be sure to take advantage of that deal!



  1. Intrigued by the collagen chews! We have a lollacup and I like it, but sometimes when I put milk in it, if I don’t pay attention after a little while the milk starts coming up through the straw. Am I putting the lid on too tight?? I used to put smoothies in there too but the same thing happened. I hate the mess!

    1. You might be putting the lid on too tight… and it’s a Lollacup brand cup? I’ve never had that issue, which is why we love them so much!

    2. I sometimes have that same problem. It only happens for me with smoothies since my daughter doesn’t drink them very fast. It seems to only happen if it sits around for a while. It’s so weird!! I haven’t been able to figure out what causes it. I think I need a physicist to explain it to me 🙂

  2. I need to invest in a lollacup, we’ve tried all the knockoffs and they either break or leak from our 13 month old dropping and throwing them all around!

  3. I’m loving a pullover from Zella that I just picked up this week! The line is soft and has the best styles. Thanks for the heads up about the chews- definitely checking for them this weekend!

  4. I am loving all the pull over hoodie and sweatshirts too! I keep checking Nordstrom.com every few days to see if the Zella ‘Heartwarmed’ has gone on sale. 🙂 That Brooks option looks awesome though, they’re stuff is so nice too!

    I’m loving trying warm ??? salad recipes! I just made a farro and roasted veggie one last night and it was so good! Especially in chilly Wisconsin! A change up for soup but still warm. 🙂

  5. Ill have to get those little collagen chews! I love taking collagen but I always forget to out it in my smoothies most of the time so these would be perfect. Also great timing for that coconut butter sale because I ran out a few days ago and I’ve heard that Nikki’s is the best.

  6. I bought a Cubbies for my daughter, and got the free shipping (thanks!) – can’t wait to try it out this weekend! Thanks for the tip!

  7. What I am loving – your easy fajita recipe! I just made it two nights ago, and YUM! I consider myself somewhat of a fajita connoisseur, given that I have grown up in Texas – the land of Tex-Mex – my entire life. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love how accessible that bone broth powder is, thanks for the tip!

    Also, I’ve been checking back all week for that granola recipe you gave us a sneak peak of! I hope it’s on your posting schedule soon!

  9. Oooo, I will have to see if I can find that bone broth at my Whole Foods! I have made it a few times but I hate that it takes so long! Also, we are lollacup fanatics in my house too. I bought one in every color and it’s pretty much the only cup we use. Although I also have the same problem sometimes as the commenter earlier with liquid coming up the straw. Mostly my daughter drinks her formula quickly enough that it isn’t an issue though. It only seems to happen if the cup sits around with liquid in it for a while.

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