• social_media

Clutter + Noise : DA’ INTER WEBS

I believe Positive K’s lyrics “I’m not tryin’ to hear that see” may apply well here (of course – entirely out of context)! Not familure with 90’s hip-hop?! Let me explain. Disconnect to reconnect online. I don’t know about you, but I get to this point with my Social Media accounts and email, where it’s all consuming. My first morsel of advice would be to disconnect completely, but typically thats not a real option, since many of us need this for work. So here are some tips I use to lessen the madness!! […]

October 13th, 2017|
  • two_cents

My Two Cents…

Lets cut through that macro chatter!! Counting “macros” means you’re counting macronutrients… it’s basically “fancy” calorie counting. Some quick science: Carbohydrates = 4 calories Protein = 4 calories Fat = 9 calories Here’s why Carr Eats doesn’t provide a macro count for meals. Short answer = Because if we did it would NOT be very accurate. Food companies need to have their food analyzed in a lab to have the nutritional facts correct. Then they need to make that product the exact same way every time… using the same proportions and the same nutritionally dense product (down to the fraction of an ounce/gram). Unless there is a machine manufacturing this product, accuracy is doubtful. I find it amusing [...]

October 4th, 2017|
  • calendar

“Your Weekly Check-In is Due”

I promised to journal my experience with WAG (Working Against Gravity) throughout the 12 week journey… So here we go. Today will mark my 4th weekly check-in, so I’m about a month in. What does a check-in mean? Well today I have to send my nutrition coach a weeks worth of macronutrients (what I ate daily), my weight (I log this daily as well), measurements and progress pictures (left/right/back/front). I also do a sleep, mood, stress and energy check-in and provide a journal of my week; accomplishments, problems, etc. […]

September 27th, 2017|
  • healthy_fatty_foods

The F$# Word. FAT!!!

The 90’s did a bang-up job of shunning this glorious macronutrient… but what did that decade really know anyway?! I mean… Snackwells? Olestra WOW chips? Low-fat, fat-free mayo and margarine? Woof!!! In my opinion, the avocado has single handedly (well I guess, technically they are handless), restored societies trust in “good fat” – Fist pump!!! Hooray, fat is back!!! But how much is too much? And when should we use it? When I cook, I like to think of fat as an accessory. Like, earrings for your plate… they make the outfit but they aren’t the dress. So what the heck am I talking about? Lets ponder the idea of cooking fats vs finishing [...]

September 20th, 2017|
  • lung_health

Lifting for Lungs

Using this post to drop some cool info!!! The extended Carr Eats team (oh yeah.. The Momma, the Poppa, the Sis’ta and the Mist’a) will be slinging drool worthy burgers with me in support of our friends new lungs. Lifting for Lungswill take place at Crossfit Rising Tide, Saco ME on Saturday October 14th. Let’s get this clear!!! I don’t like mobile kitchens… they stress me out! But this is such an AMAZING cause, that I’ll be dragging gear and getting chef’y out in a parking lot!!! […]

September 14th, 2017|
  • immersion_blender

Dear Immersion Blender. I love you. (+Free Recipe)

If you’ve ever seen my counters you know I’m not a gadgets person. I don’t even like toasters because, well… the oven does a fine job at browning bread – so why waste your money?! BUT I love immersion blenders. If you want to save some dinero (and upgrade your meals), BUY one! Carr Eats uses this small appliance heavy handedly…  she does a bang-up job on mayo, dressings, and mashed veggies! As your reward for reading this far… The secret behind our Dijon Vinaigrette. PS. If you’re buying store bought salad dressings… just stop that blasphemy immediately!!! They are bogged down with tons of crap and soooo easy to make at home. [...]

September 6th, 2017|