Sunday, May 12, 2019

Biggest Macro Mistake, Consuming Too Much Protein & My Experience with Anxiety and Sleep

Hi, friends!

Happy Monday! I had such a nice Mother’s Day with my boys, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. I hope all of the moms out there had a wonderful day too! 🙂

Here’s the most recent episode of Carrots ‘N’ Cake Instagram Live. If you missed the 24 hour replay, it’s shared below for your viewing pleasure. If you have any questions that you’d like for me to answer in the next video, please let me know – either comment below or send me an email!




In this episode, I cover the following topics:

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Meet Coach Emma Hammond, CPT, PN Level 1

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Primal Pecan Sandies

A batch of cookies, no matter what the flavor, is always a recipe for nostalgia. But there’s a special something about Pecan Sandies…. Richly nutty, slightly sweet and (true to their name) characteristically granular, these cookies can feel like a biscuit hybrid. Perfect with afternoon coffee (or black tea), pecan sandies are a treat that feels as old-fashioned as Grandma’s kitchen. This recipe preserves all the classic flavor but cuts the unnecessary carbs.

Servings: 8 Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes (plus 30 minutes chill time)

Bake Time: 15-19 minutes


Optional, for Dusting:


Cut the cold butter into small chunks. Place the butter in a bowl and add in the Swerve and almond flour. Use a dough cutter or the back of a fork so the butter is incorporated throughout the sweetener. Add in the coconut milk, baking soda, vanilla extract and salt and continue to mix using the dough cutter or fork.

Add in the Primal Fuel Whey Protein Powder and Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel and mix with your hands until everything is combined. The cookie dough will look crumbly when first mixed together but will come together after it chills. If the cookies are too crumbly and dry, add in an additional teaspoon of coconut milk.

Cover the bowl and chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove the dough from the fridge. Chop the pecans and and mix them into the dough with your hands. While the dough will be crumbly at first, you should see it come together nicely when you knead it together.

Form 8 balls from the dough and flatten each of them slightly until they are about 1/2” thick. If they are cracking on the edges, gently shape them.

Lay them on a baking sheet 1-2 inches apart and bake at 325 degrees for 12-14 minutes. Increase the oven to 350 degrees and bake for another 3-5 minutes. The tops of the cookies should be slightly browned and the undersides should be golden. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to fully cool before removing from the pan.

For a fun twist, combine the Swerve Confectioners sweetener with the tablespoon of Primal Fuel Whey Protein Powder and dust the cookies with them.

Nutritional Information (per cookie): 

  • Calories: 271?
  • Net Carbs: 2 grams?
  • Fat: 25 grams?
  • Protein: 8 grams

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Hey you hard working mamas!!

I’m taking today off to be with family, but I want to be sure to wish you a very happy Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day

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