Zucchini Morning

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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Zucchini has taken over my life. I absolutely hate wasting food, so that huge zucchini from my realtor has ended up in salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and now baked goods over the past few days. What a versatile vegetable! 😉


Zucchini Muffins

Makes 12


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350*F.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Blend well.
  • Coat muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Fill muffins tin 3/4 full with batter.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until tops are golden brown.
  • Allow to cool before serving.


These muffins taste just like fall. For some reason, they remind me of the muffins from the Ocean Breeze Cafe in Newport, Rhode Island. They’re thick and hearty, but sweet and delicious– just the way a muffin should be.



For breakfast, I paired two Zucchini Muffins with a hard-boil egg and some red grapes.


I also enjoyed some caramel-flavored iced coffee with soy milk.


I received my second round of book edits last week, so I’m spending the rest of today tackling them. I think I’m getting close to end of edits!

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Thanks to everyone who entered the raffle to support Team In Training and win a custom banner from Adjacent Concepts. Mal and I really appreciate the support! Here’s your winner: Gabriela Benner!

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Question of the Day

Finish this sentence:

I never thought I’d…

P.S. I’ll have an update on the house this afternoon! Stay tuned! 😀



  1. I have to say I love the new format of this blog! It’s easy to navigate, the cartoon and color scheme are adorable and I love the calendar, search bar and topic bar to find posts!

    I never thought I’d never drink milk again due to a dairy intolerance but finding alternatives is fun too!

  2. I never thought id get into the grad school i got into. It was a very exciting day. I have a very clear memory of looking.at the brochure before i applied and thinking it was a pipe dream. I suppose sometimes pipe dreams come true.

    Still love the new layout but i just got a droid phone and when i click on a post i can see the first pic but not the ones that follow. Just thought id give a heads up.

  3. I never thought I’d run a half marathon and I’m training for my 3rd. I couldn’t even run the entire 1 mile in middle or high school!

  4. I never thought I would live in another country either (kelsey)! I’ve been in Italy for 7 months now and love every day. Especially the food…Mamma Mia!!

  5. I love zucchini muffins — and bread. Soooo good.

    I never thought I’d be training to (and hopefully ) run a marathon in Northern California — where I never thought I’d be living.

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