March Favorites – Hello April!

Hello April! And no, I don’t mean TMNT‘s April. Get it? Got it? Good. 

Although I never participate in April Fool’s Day, I do enjoy finding people’s clever online pranks. I love a good satire or hoax from a company I shop from. Did you see any good ones yesterday?

One of my favorites was Irvin’s How to Boil Water. So hilarious. Seriously, Faded Glory? Bakers twine…turning the knob the wrong way…dying. 

I also loved shopping and stumbling upon Tiek’s Brasieks because I seriously avoid toe cleavage like the plague. And I loved Lululemon’s Spray-On Yoga Pants…perhaps a nod to their see-through yoga pants? Love it. 

Ok. So I haven’t done a summary of the Treats I’ve made for you in a long time because I haven’t posted a Fabulously Fit Friday in awhile. Yeah, I’m sorry about that. I just haven’t figured out the time or spark of inspiration there…so yeah I’m sorry. BUT I have been going to yoga a ton and walking a ton (while reading books because I’m cool like that). [side note - book review coming soon] 

SO, we’re going to talk about some treats right now! Mmmkay? Yeah. Good stuff. 

First, I made PB & J Kit Kat Bars! Yeah I did! 

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Then I made these Peanut Butter Chunk Oatmeal Bars that are loaded with chocolate and raisins and I totally crumbled them all over ice cream (you may not have known that). 

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Peanut Butter Banana Cornmeal Wafflewich? Don’t mind if I do! 

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Thick and Creamy Iced Coffee! Seriously, the BEST iced coffee I’ve ever made! The banana and dates naturally sweeten it (and NO it doesn’t taste like banana at all). 

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How about some Quince Walnut Ice Cream that doesn’t even need an ice cream maker! Gah, totally drooling just thinking about it! 

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 Then I made some Spicy Sweet Honey BBQ Chex Mix that is gluten free…and I bragged about my Bracket before it was quickly flushed down the toilet. 

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Let’s all sit around and eat the best ever Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Ok? 

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Top it all off with a Blueberry Crispie Cereal Bar and I’d say March was a killer good month, no? 

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Hey, we also learned how to naturally and easily care for our cutting boards and wooden spoons too! High five! 

There you have it! Thanks for tagging along. 

I hope that April showers don’t really come because I can’t take this crazy weather anymore. You may see a hiatus from me as I pack up and move to a resort in Hawaii if it gets any worse here. 

Happy New Years – A Healthy Start Giveaway

Happy New Year!

New Years is full of self-promises and the hope of a new beginning. I am making a resolution to write more letters to my dear friends and to walk my dogs more often. I also want to be a more positive person and try to find patience and be open to whatever lies ahead. I’m going to be working very hard to continue to make Treats With a Twist everything you love and more! What are your resolutions? 

I bet your resolutions have something to do with your general health and fitness. I can’t make you follow through with your resolutions, but I can help you help yourself…

with a QuestBar Giveaway!!

QuestBar is giving away a box of ANY flavor (your choice!!) to THREE readers! Hooray! All to help you kick start the New Year with healthier choices. Awe, so kind. 

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Now, I know we all have our opinions on what is the best Quest flavor. My favorites are the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Double Chocolate Chunk, and the Coconut Cashew! But…I also love the White Chocolate Raspberry…so it’s probably safe to say you’re going to have to make a tough choice if you win! All in the name of a healthier you. 

**THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTRIES. THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL**

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*This giveaway is sponsored by Treats With a Twist. I am not being monetarily compensated for this giveaway, I’m simply doing it because I love YOU and I love QuestBars! QuestBar will be providing the winners with a box of bars of their choice. 

If you don’t win, you can still order your QuestBars online! Click the ad in my right sidebar and then you can order from their website! Easy peasy. 

Top Recipes of 2013

I can’t believe it’s already New Year’s! I want to thank you all for the amazing support and love this year. Treats With a Twist has grown by leaps and bounds and I know that next year will be even better!

Let’s take a look at the Top 5 recipes from 2013, as determined by YOU, my lovely readers. 

5. Skinny Monkey Granola – Ooo! Good choice! Granola is my weakness and apparently its yours too! Almond butter, bananas, and crunch! My favorite things. 

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4. Peanut Butter Banana Granola Bars (no bake) – Here we go again! A nutty ‘nana combo! Love!

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3. Healthy Peach Dump Cake (gluten-free) – Surprise surprise! A super simple cake shortcut! You all surprised me with your love of this one. I love it too and my mom even made it twice in one week after I posted it!

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2. Egg White Oats – The basics are the best things to master! I have egg white oats almost every morning for breakfast still, and this recipe always is in my mind. Glad to see I am in your head in the mornings too (in a non-creepy way if that’s possible). 

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1. Key Lime Pie Overnight Oats – Hurrah! I LOVE my “dessert oat” flavors and was SO ecstatic to see that you do too! This one is the best! 

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Turns out you all love breakfast (and gluten-free treats) just as much as I do! I’m in great company!

Thank you all! And Happy New Year

A Merry Christmas Eve Workout

I know you’re rolling around in a Christmas Cookie coma…

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so I have a quick workout for you. Enjoy your family time and know that you already have this sweat-fest behind you. 

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I completed the run portions on an Elliptical because it’s beautiful and snowy outside. Just make it work for you. 

Merry Christmas Eve

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[If you follow me on Instagram, these pictures look familiar…if you don’t follow me on Instagram, you should!]