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Have Your (Carrot) Cake and Eat It Too!

Tina's new book hits bookstores on May 3. (Image from Amazon.com)

Tina's new book hits bookstores on May 3. (Image from Amazon.com)

As big fans of health and fitness blogs, we were excited when Tina Haupert's new book hit our desks. Who is Tina, you ask? She's the brains behind Carrots 'N' Cake, a popular blog that she started in early 2008 to stay on track while shaping up for her wedding. Today, she chronicles her daily life and offers helpful hints for readers who want to live a healthy lifestyle without deprivation.

Her tips, recipes and entertaining stories are included in Carrots 'N' Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time, which will be released on Tuesday. We asked Tina to share a few of her favorite things...besides carrot cake, of course!

Favorite Workout(s): "Every week, I combine running, Body Pump and yoga for a well-balanced routine. I also enjoy walking and hiking with my husband and dog."

Best Piece of Advice for Our Readers: "Pay attention to the nutrients in your food, not the calorie count."

Top Blogs to Read: "My current favorites are Kath Eats Real Food, Healthy Tipping Point, Skinny Runner and Health on the Run."

Choice Healthy Snack: "Anything with peanut butter! I love these Peanut Butter Bars as a treat, but my favorite snack has to be a Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie."

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

We can't wait to try some of the other amazing sounding recipes in Carrots 'N' Cake. Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Pancakes, Easy Eggplant Pizza or Margarita Granita? Sign us up!

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