This past week I had the pleasure of reading Tina Haupert’s new book, Carrots ‘N’ Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot & Cupcake at a Time. I have been a follower of Tina’s blog for some time now, in fact I have modified several of her recipes to be gluten-free. A couple of those recipes have become some of my favorites! The first one is the Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf! Wow…..this is a decadent treat! The other is her Oatmeal Raisin Bars. These bars can even pass for an on-the-go breakfast or healthy snack!
I love Tina’s laid back approach to managing her life, exercise & weight. When she has special occasions planned, Tina makes sure to adjust her diet & exercise to be able to enjoy those times and not stress about indulging in some drinks & food. Instead of beating herself up after an indulgence, she goes right back to eating & exercising like normal. Everything in moderation, right? Life is too short to live on a strict diet or skip outings & functions with friends & family.
If you get a chance to read this book, it is a great read!
Weekly Menu Plan
Sunday – Grilled shrimp over brown rice pasta or baked potatoes, sugar snap peas & salad
Monday- Baked Ziti, steamed green beans & salad
Tuesday – Taco Tuesday, black beans, corn & salad
Wednesday – Dinner out/Leftovers
Thursday –BBQ chicken breast, chili cheese potatoes, roasted broccoli & salad
Friday – Make your own pizza night
Saturday – Breakfast for dinner
Don’t forget to enter: Nature’s Path Giveaway
Big news about Gluten-Free Hamburger Helper no longer being gluten-free.
Frito Lay updates their product lists.
I hope you all have a great week! I am sending good luck vibes out to a bunch of my MIT friends who are running their first full marathons today!!! I can’t wait to hear about your races!