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Carrots 'N' Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Fun, easy read.

When I was first asked to review Carrots 'N' Cake, Healthy Living One Carrot And Cupcake At A Time, I was instantly intrigued. Written by Tina Haupert, a healthy living blogger, Carrots 'N' Cake (named after her blog) chronicles different experiences throughout her life...
When I was first asked to review Carrots 'N' Cake, Healthy Living One Carrot And Cupcake At A Time, I was instantly intrigued. Written by Tina Haupert, a healthy living blogger, Carrots 'N' Cake (named after her blog) chronicles different experiences throughout her life and how she has managed a (mostly) healthy lifestyle. As a healthy living blogger myself, I couldn't wait to read about Tina's healthy living story.

As soon as I received the book in the mail, I thumbed through it and knew it would be great fun to read. Interspersed with Tina's stories are over 50 recipes, ranging from a Blueberry Smoothie to the ultimate reward, Grated Carrot Cake.

What I like most about Carrots 'N' Cake is Tina's honest and practical advice about eating healthily and working out. Tina's story is all about balance - having fun, and trying to stay healthy, recognizing that there are tradeoffs that can be made so you can have fun and indulge once in a while, yet stay on track overall. She shares her ups and her downs, her struggles to eat healthily, as well as her successes.

The stories in Carrots 'N' Cake include Cookie Friday, Date Night, Happy Hour, The Cookie Swap, and Travel Eats, in which Tina provides practical tips on how to enjoy yourself without overdoing it, or if you do overindulge, how to get back on track. My favorite story is Cookie Friday where Tina allows herself to have a treat once a week so she doesn't feel deprived.

Carrots 'N' Cake is an easy and fun read, and puts the reader at ease. Tina's down-to-earth approach makes the reader realize that it's okay (and normal) to slip up or overindulge once in a while. The important thing is to plan ahead and hold yourself accountable so you can get back on track. (Mostly) healthy living is about checks and balances. We're all human, and once in a while, we're going to indulge in an extra cookie (or two) or muffin, and that's okay. We just need to be aware of what we're doing and make adjustments, through exercise and healthier eating to balance things out.

After reading Carrots 'N' Cake, I got myself off the couch and went outside for a nice long, fast paced walk. It felt really good! Then I proceeded to make a few of Tina's easy, healthy recipes. Carrots 'N' Cake is all about eating your carrots and having your cake too!

posted by JeanettesHealth on August 8, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Not a worthwhile book

I have read her blog and was excited to read this book. Imagine my disappointment to find an almost exact duplication of her blog. I seriously wish I had not spent the money, as I was familiar with most everything in her book by already reading her blog. You would ha...
I have read her blog and was excited to read this book. Imagine my disappointment to find an almost exact duplication of her blog. I seriously wish I had not spent the money, as I was familiar with most everything in her book by already reading her blog. You would have thought that her publisher would have made her make the book even a little bit more interesting. Seriously disappointing!

posted by Karen20 on July 22, 2011

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Fun, easy read.

    When I was first asked to review Carrots 'N' Cake, Healthy Living One Carrot And Cupcake At A Time, I was instantly intrigued. Written by Tina Haupert, a healthy living blogger, Carrots 'N' Cake (named after her blog) chronicles different experiences throughout her life and how she has managed a (mostly) healthy lifestyle. As a healthy living blogger myself, I couldn't wait to read about Tina's healthy living story.

    As soon as I received the book in the mail, I thumbed through it and knew it would be great fun to read. Interspersed with Tina's stories are over 50 recipes, ranging from a Blueberry Smoothie to the ultimate reward, Grated Carrot Cake.

    What I like most about Carrots 'N' Cake is Tina's honest and practical advice about eating healthily and working out. Tina's story is all about balance - having fun, and trying to stay healthy, recognizing that there are tradeoffs that can be made so you can have fun and indulge once in a while, yet stay on track overall. She shares her ups and her downs, her struggles to eat healthily, as well as her successes.

    The stories in Carrots 'N' Cake include Cookie Friday, Date Night, Happy Hour, The Cookie Swap, and Travel Eats, in which Tina provides practical tips on how to enjoy yourself without overdoing it, or if you do overindulge, how to get back on track. My favorite story is Cookie Friday where Tina allows herself to have a treat once a week so she doesn't feel deprived.

    Carrots 'N' Cake is an easy and fun read, and puts the reader at ease. Tina's down-to-earth approach makes the reader realize that it's okay (and normal) to slip up or overindulge once in a while. The important thing is to plan ahead and hold yourself accountable so you can get back on track. (Mostly) healthy living is about checks and balances. We're all human, and once in a while, we're going to indulge in an extra cookie (or two) or muffin, and that's okay. We just need to be aware of what we're doing and make adjustments, through exercise and healthier eating to balance things out.

    After reading Carrots 'N' Cake, I got myself off the couch and went outside for a nice long, fast paced walk. It felt really good! Then I proceeded to make a few of Tina's easy, healthy recipes. Carrots 'N' Cake is all about eating your carrots and having your cake too!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2011

    Fun and motivational read!

    I follow Tina's blog daily, so I was so excited she put a book out. It has a bunch of new recipes and the stories are really motivational. I try and re-read a chapter or two every week to stay inspired to work out and eat healthy, with a cupcake or two along the way :)

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