12 Must-Try Recipes for Spring Baking

12 Must-Try Recipes for Spring Baking

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When you think of spring, what comes to mind?  Flowers?  Bunnies?  (Allergies?)  I think of flavors.  Like, fresh, fruity, zesty flavors. 

Yes, I know.  My world kinda revolves around food.  I’m okay with that.

Anyway, there really isn’t just one particular flavor that comes to mind – it’s like a whole basket of flavors.  An Easter-basket of flavors – if Easter baskets were full of actual fruit and healthier things that the jelly beans try to taste like.

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Peanut Butter-Raspberry Swirl Bars

Peanut Butter-Raspberry Swirl Bars

Don’t forget to check out this week’s most excellent giveaway – Quest Nutrition products galore!

Sometimes, the entire first 15 minutes of my morning is spent lying half-awake in bed.  I’m trying to pretend there’s no such thing as having to get out of bed and be an adult.  Also wishing for the cat to have a snooze button.

This morning though, I got right up, stretched, put on my Fitbit (can’t let my family win!), made some coffee (to become a whole person), heated a couple of these delicious things for my hubby’s breakfast, and then whipped up a batch of Peanut Butter-Raspberry Swirl Bars.

Um, did you catch that?  All of that was the first 15 minutes of my day.  Quite possibly the first 10.

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Quest Nutrition Giveaway {& Protein Cinnabun Recipe!}

Quest Nutrition Giveaway {& Protein Cinnabun Recipe!}

Happy Monday, friends! Especially happy because Quest Nutrition is sending TWO people some excellent (fabulous) prizes!

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite brands, because they make delicious things that can help you stay on your healthy eating goals when you are out of the house or having a really busy week!  And baby, you better believe I'm with you on that need!

I always try to get 10-30 g of protein with every meal or snack, to keep me full and energized throughout the day.  It also helps my muscles rebuild after a workout.  I’m tough on them, but they repay me for my effort with a better metabolism!

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Mint Brownie Frozen Yogurt

Mint Brownie Frozen Yogurt

Going out for ice cream was always a special treat when I was a kid – I couldn’t wait to get a big bowl (or, if it was a really special occasion, a dipped waffle cone!) of banana ice cream.  With gummy bears, of course.  Side note… I wish we had known about frozen-banana ice cream then!  It tastes exactly the same!

Anyhow, right around the time I went to college, I started becoming more health conscious.  That was when I realized what an honest-to-goodness splurge ice cream really is.  Yes, delicious.  Not so much low in fat or sugar! 

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