Spiralized Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latkes.

Oh, hello!

I hope you’ve all be having a good week, especially since it’s Hanukkah!!! Mine was off to a rocky start after being called in for jury-duty…there was also a false alarm of me having to stay there until THE 18th (aka two whole weeks of life gone), but the universe let me off the hook. Thus, I was able to do something in the holiday spirit I’ve been wanting to do for ages. Make latkes!

Dancing for Donuts | Spiralized Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latkes

These are definitely not your average latkes. They’re muuuuuch healthier, and much easier to make as well. Simply spiralize a sweet potato, a zucchini, coat it in an egg and spice mixture, and throw it in the oven! I topped mine with cinnamon greek yogurt (mix a container of non fat plain yogurt w/1 tsp cinnamon) and unsweetened applesauce. I’d never spiralized a sweet potato before, but it was so easy guys. And this recipe actually turned out better than I’d planned, so I highly suggest whipping these up before the last night of Hanukkah 🙂

Dancing for Donuts | Spiralized Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latkes

Spiralized Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latkes

1 medium sweet potato, peeled

2 medium zucchinis, peeled

1 egg + 1 egg white

1 tbsp flour

1 tbsp cumin

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

plain greek yogurt + cinnamon for dipping (optional)

unsweetened applesauce for dipping (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. Prep a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. *They’ll stick otherwise!!!

2. Using a spiralizer, spiralize the sweet potato and zucchinis and toss them in a bowl. Run a knife through the bowl to make the pieces slightly smaller.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, flour and spices until combined. Add in the zucchini and sweet potato and toss to coat well. **This step is super important so that the latkes stay together!

4. Once fully coated, grab a handful of spiralized noodles (about 1/4 cup of the mix) and place on the baking sheet in a little nest. Repeat this until the mixture is done (mine took 2 batches!). **These won’t spread, so feel free to put them as close together on the baking sheet as possible.

5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the noodles are starting to brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Top with cinnamon greek yogurt and serve with dipping sauce on the side, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Dancing for Donuts | Spiralized Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latkes.

Let me know if you make these! Have a great rest of your week and a very Happy Hanukkah 🙂

xo Jordan

DFD Gift Guide: For Foodies & Fitness Fanatics!

Guys. It’s December. It’s actually acceptable for me to be listening to Christmas music (even though I’ve been belting to it for weeks) and decorating every nook and cranny in my house (even though I did that before Thanksgiving). I AM SO EXCITED.

I surprisingly managed to do about 80% of my Christmas and Chanukkah shopping done this past weekend (helloooooo Black Friday), but I still have a few more purchases to make. I put together a few of my holiday favorites for you that I’ve either seen around the web this year or actually own and would recommend to anyone. If you have someone on your list that loves spending time in the kitchen and/or at the gym, I’ve got you covered!

Dancing for Donuts | 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

  1. New Balance 620 Capsule Core Running Sneaker – Kicks that are good for working out and super fashionable? Sign. Me. Up.

2. Electric Handheld Milk Frother – Because that Starbucks habit can get rather expensive rather quickly.

3. 4-Blade Vegetable Spiralizer – I use mine allll the time and this one doesn’t take up too much space in the kitchen!

4. The Skinnytaste Cookbook – I’ve been following Gina’s incredible blog for years and gave this cookbook as a gift to several people last year. They’ve given it stellar reviews!

5. Polar Insulated Water Bottle – Swear this keeps water cold for longer. The BEST.

6. Lucy Studio Hatha Legging – Their leggings are my favorite & this print is fabulous!

7. Williams Sonoma Hot-Cocoa Sampler – This stuff is my winter kryptonite.

Happy December & Happy Shopping, y’all!!

xo Jordan

15-Minute Zoodles & Turkey Bolognese

Hi friends and Happy Memorial Day!

Dancing for Donuts | Zoodles

I have a quick, easy recipe to start your week. I’m sure we’ll all be a little lazy after heading back into the real world tomorrow, but this meal is so easy to prep that you won’t need an extra ounce of energy after a long work day. It’s super delicious and healthy too, so getting back on track after indulging this weekend (which you should absolutely be doing) won’t be hard either! Enjoy 🙂

Dancing for Donuts | Zoodles

15-Minute Zoodles & Turkey Bolognese

(for one with lots of leftovers!)

1 package of lean ground turkey (I like Jenni-O)

1 large zucchini

1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce (Marinara, Arrabiata, etc.)

Salt & Pepper

Shredded Mozzarella or Parmesan (optional)

Garlic (optional)

1. Saute the ground turkey over a medium flame in a large pan.

2. While turkey is cooking, spiralize the zucchini (or use a vegetable peeler if you don’t have one).

3. Once the turkey is cooked through and brown, remove any extra turkey you don’t want to eat immediately and place in a tupperware for leftovers during the week.

4. Add as much tomato sauce as you’d like and the zucchini noodles to the pan with the remaining ground turkey.

5. Once the sauce and noodles have warmed, transfer them to a bowl. Top with cheese, garlic and salt & pepper to taste!

Dancing for Donuts | 15-Minute Zoodles & Turkey Bolognese