Friday Finds + Favorites.

Well, we made it. It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving and I literally could not be happier!

The auto show this week was absolute chaos and my thesis is winding down to a finished product *thank goodness* so from here on out, I’d like to dedicate at least half of my brain capacity to thinking about holiday cooking, holiday baking, holiday decorations, holiday clothing and watching holiday movies. And, in light of all that, I’ve been pinning all the holiday goodness like a madwoman. I also wanted to share with you some of the grocery-store buys that have been saving my life lately, so you can find those first above all the links ๐Ÿ™‚

Dancing for Donuts | Friday Finds & Favorites.

Go buy this yogurt immediately ^ – they have it at Target and it is heaven in a small plastic container.

Dancing for Donuts | Friday Finds & Favorites.

Trader Joe’s individually-sized trail mix is theย best snack to take on the go. It doesn’t have to be refrigerated, is super healthy and makes portion control easy!

Dancing for Donuts | Friday Finds & Favorites.

Admittedly, I’ve been eating way too much of this. But Target’s organic popcorn is my favorite late-night snack ’cause it’s pretty healthy as far as dessert goes. Still working on the portion control for this one…

Dancing for Donuts | Friday Finds & Favorites.

Hot chocolate is aย must in the winter. Preferably in a Christmas mug, as well.

Dancing for Donuts | Friday Finds & Favorites.

This tortillas are my absolute favorite. They’re only 80 calories, which means stuffing them with turkey and avocado and pesto and provolone (my favorite lunch!) is less of an issue…

And now for the links!

6 Grocery Store Finds You Should Always Buy in the Fall – ’cause buying seasonal just means better food for less, ya’ll.

7 Healthy Eating Tricks You Should Try This Week – literally yes to all of these.

Vegan Sugar Cookies – perfect for holiday parties & gifts!!

5 Clean Eating Tips for the Holidays – these are actually genius. especially the smoothie for breakfast thing.

Healthy Thanksgiving Swaps – #1. sub pumpkin for everything.

3 Modern Holiday Traditions to Start – a MUG party? stop. the cutest.

Have a great weekend, babes ๐Ÿ™‚

xo Jordan

Single-Serving Protein Cookies (And Why I Put Cinnamon on Everything).

Hi friends!

I’m back with a recipe that just blew my mind and took about 36 seconds to create. 5 ingredients, a ton of protein, and gluten-free – what’s not to love?! Plus, these seriously taste like ice cream. I don’t even know how that’s possible, but they do…

Dancing for Donuts | Single-Serving Protein Cookies

The 5th ingredient is optional, but amps up the flavor and adds a ton of health benefits. I don’t know if you are all as obsessed with cinnamon as I am, but I honestly put it on (almost) everything. I’ll put it in my coffee grounds before I brew my morning cup, on top of my peanut butter toast, in oatmeal, on yogurt, and even on sweet potatoes. Not only is it delicious, but it has so many awesome properties. It regulates blood sugar, contributes to better heart health, boosts brain function, is loaded with antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory characteristics, and may even protect against cancer! So yes, you should start incorporating it into your everyday meals and snacks stat.

So anyways, I suggest making these when you’re craving something sweet whether it’s late at night or after a workout. They’ll satisfy a sweet-tooth without completely ruining all of your hard work aka the dream.

Dancing for Donuts | Single-Serving Protein Cookies

Single-Serving Protein Cookies

2/3 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

1 heaping tbsp natural, unsalted peanut butter (TJ’s has the best!)

1 tbsp honey or agave

1 tbsp cashew/almond/coconut/soy milk

1 tsp cinnamon

1. In a bowl, thoroughly combine all ingredients.

2. Shape into truffles or cookies. Eat immediately, or freeze for a couple minutes first!

Note: If saving these for later, store in an airtight container or ziploc in the fridge.

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

xo Jordan