2-Ingredient Pumpkin Donuts.

Guysssssssssssssssssss hi!

Let me just tell you, starting a full-time job + traveling + moving + car issues is a loooooot for the mind. And it’s already halfway through October?! Like how.

Dancing for Donuts | 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Donuts

 Good thing I can look to my kitchen for a moment of calm. Nothing’s better than whipping up something delicious and sharing it with friends. And I don’t know about you,  but I feel like there are a ton of celebrations in the fall between birthdays and Halloween and even Thanksgiving. These donuts are going to be your go-to for all of them. I brought them to a party last night and all 15 were gone in about 30 minutes…so, yeah. This recipe is legit 2 ingredients (no oil or eggs!!) but admittedly I did add cinnamon because I’m obsessed and it makes everything taste even 10x more amazing. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll make these this weekend for breakfast or even just a weekday treat. Your taste buds will thank you.

Dancing for Donuts | 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Donuts

2-Ingredient Pumpkin Donuts

1 box yellow cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Moist Mix)

1 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree

2 tbsp. cinnamon (optional but recommended)

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Grease a muffin tin with vegetable oil or coconut oil spray.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the box of yellow cake mix with the pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix!). Stir with a spatula until completely mixed and little to no lumps remain (it may take some muscle power and a few minutes).

3. Using the spatula, drop the mixture into the muffin cups so they are about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full.

4. Bake for ~15 minutes or until slightly firm to the touch. Let cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar when ready to serve, or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Promise they won’t last that long though😉

Dancing for Donuts | 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Donuts

I’m going to be making a conscious effort to block out blogging time now that my schedule is about to go back to normal. Hope you all have wonderful weeks!!!! Be back soon.

xo Jordan


3-Ingredient Strawberry Protein Pops.

I know I know, I can’t remember the last time I posted a recipe either.

This summer has been both crazy and amazing in all the ways you can imagine. I went on two incredible vacations to Hawaii and Portugal, am about to hop on a plane to another, worked my butt off but also went to the beach a fair amount, tried new things and met new people. I’m back from my blogging break now, though, and let me tell you it is hot out there today!

Dancing for Donuts | 3-Ingredient Strawberry Protein Pops.

I highly suggest you do yourself a favor and throw some greek yogurt, frozen berries and milk in a blender because that’s literally all that’s in these popsicles. Not a fan of strawberries? Try mango, pineapple, banana, blueberries or a combo of all of ’em! I added honey and vanilla extract for good measure, but you totally don’t have to. Also if you don’t have a popsicle mold, or Amazon Prime where you can impulse purchase one for less than $10, use a muffin tin or dixie cups and popsicle sticks!

Dancing for Donuts | 3-Ingredient Strawberry Protein Pops.

3-Ingredient Strawberry Protein Pops

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 container of non-fat plain greek yogurt

1 cup almond milk (+ more if you need to get the mix going)

1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

1 tbsp honey (optional)

  1. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and pulse until smooth. Add water or extra milk if necessary.

2. Pour or gently spoon the mix into a popsicle mold and freeze for at least 2 hours.

3. When ready to eat, remove and enjoy. Sometimes it helps to run the popsicle mold until hot water for a few seconds or even let the mold sit out for 5 minutes before removing!

Dancing for Donuts | 3-Ingredient Strawberry Protein Pops.

I’ll be back soon, I promise!

xo Jordan

Maui Travel Guide.

This summer, I was fortunate enough to go to Hawaii with my family as a graduation present. Though I’ve been back for two months, the trip is still fresh in my mind and I catch myself daydreaming of Maui sunsets and clear blue waters often. There are far too many incredible things to see and do in Hawaii to fit into one blog post, but I’ve rounded my favorite spots and adventures in case you decide to venture over to the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen!

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What to do:

  • Watch the sunrise at Haleakala Crater – one of the rarest, most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Aim to get there by 5am at the latest to snag a good parking spot all the way up at the top (past the visitor’s center at the summit) and maybe even one inside the lookout because let me tell you, it is cold. And very, very windy. If you’re not excited about driving up there in the dark, at the very least go for a hike or visit during the day, this site is a can’t miss for sure.

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  • Road to Hana – hands down my favorite part of Hawaii. I highly suggest picking up a tour guide CD from one of the local shops ($20), it tells you all kinds of interesting facts about Maui’s history as well as where to stop and where to skip. Be sure to make a pit stop at Coconut Glen’s for dairy-free ice cream, it’s unreal!

Maui Travel Guide | Dancing for Donuts

Maui Travel Guide | Dancing for Donuts

  • Big Beach – also known as Makena Beach, this spot is one for the locals, too. The surf was crazy huge when we got there so the red flags were up, but we spotted some brave surfers killing it out in the biggest waves I’ve ever seen! If you’re feeling frisky, just walk up a bit to Little Beach, no swimsuits required.

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  • Walk along Front Street – when you need a break from the sun, walking up and down Front Street in the town of Lahaina is a fun activity. There are a variety of stores from brand names like Rip Curl and Billabong to touristy ones where you can buy souvenirs, art galleries and other cute shops.


  • ‘Lao Valley State Park – a super chill but beautiful walk/hike in the center of Maui. Go for lush greenery, some exercise and to see the ‘Lao Needle, where King Hamehameha I conquered Maui’s warriors in pursuit of uniting all the Hawaiian islands!

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  • Kapalua Beach – just above Lahaina where the snorkeling is insane! We saw 3 huge sea turtles here. I’d highly recommend paying $100 for a tour and just come here with some snorkeling gear instead + a waterproof camera.

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What to eat:

  • Ululani’s Shave Ice – first on my list for obvious reasons. I don’t know what it is about this stuff, but it’s creamy and cold and refreshing all at once. My advice: mix 2 or 3 flavors and put the custard on the bottom😉

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  • Coconuts Fish Cafe – hands down the best fish tacos I’ve ever had. We visited the location in Kihei, but oddly enough they have a few in the states, as well!
  • Flatbread Company – so good we almost ate their twice. In my favorite town on Maui, Paia, this restaurant was poppin’ and for good reason. Their pizzas are to die for with tons of options and even gluten-free crust.
  • Down the Hatch – another one of my favorites in Lahaina. This casual but fun fish restaurant is one of those where you order up at the front and they bring it to you, but there’s also a cool bar to sit at if that’s more your style. I had the fish tacos (again, I know, I can’t get enough!) but the lava lava shrimp were a family favorite!
  • Paia Bay Coffee – my favorite coffee shop on the island. Not only was the coffee and food delicious (go for the bagel breakfast sandwiches or a piece of banana bread!) but the super cute ambiance is the best part.
  • Simply Sweets Bakery – a must after your visit to the ‘Lao Valley. They’ve renamed the malasada, or Hawaiian version of a donut with crunchy sugar and a cream filling, a “mauisada,” and you’ll need to try at least one in every flavor. When in Hawaii!

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Where to stay:

  • My family stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Lahaina, and I can’t lie, I pretty much felt like a princess the entire week. The hotel, restaurants, pool, beach and workout facility were all amazing. I know I speak for all of us when I say it was one of the most relaxing weeks of my entire life. I took full advantage of the acai bowls and drinks and one day we event rented a beach cabana. If you have the opportunity to stay here, I highly recommend it! There are also a ton of resorts along this same strip, as well as just north in Kapalua, south in Kihei and obviously other great parts of the island, too!Maui Travel Guide | Dancing for Donuts
    Maui Travel Guide | Dancing for Donuts


Well that’s all for now, I hope I’ve inspired you to visit Hawaii🙂

xo Jordan

Friday Finds.

 I’m going to be honest here, I seriously thought Wednesday was Friday, so it couldn’t have been all that bad of a week…

Nonetheless, I’ve always been a huge fan of the weekend so TGIF! And Friday the 13th to be exact. I don’t know what it is about May, but it always seems to make me extra happy. I even treated myself to sunflowers on Sunday just ’cause (and they’re still alive and kickin’ 5 days later)! I only have 3 weeks until graduation and my vacation to Hawaii so I’ve been feeling particularly motivated to eat healthy and stick to my workout plan…sue me for wanting a #bikinibody. I have a few exciting plans for the weekend and am hoping to spend some time outside. Possibly with bloody mary’s…I hope you are, too😉

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 One Simple Diet Hack to Get You More Sleep – I always find these studies intriguing and this one actually makes sense.

4 Basic Cookie Doughs to Master – ‘Cause we know we’ll all be needing to bring treats to bbq’s & all the other summer parties pretty soon.

7 Ways to Take Viral Food Photos – For any bloggers/Instagrammers out there…which, let’s face it, is pretty much everyone.

Rose Sangria – Yes, yes and YES.

Stuffed Avocados for the Perfect Low-Carb Lunch – I have yet to try these yet and I’m dying to.

TIU Girls Beach Bod Workout – Do. This. Left me sore for 2 days, I’m obsessed.

15 Addictive Books That are Perfect for the Beach – About to order all of these on Amazon in approximately 30 seconds.

Have a great weekend, loves!

xo Jordan

Sesame Peanut Noodles.

Helloooooooo and Happy Humpday!

It’s been a little gloomy here in LA (at least in the mornings) and I’m kind of loving it…is that bad? It almost makes me want to spend more time outside exercising just because I won’t sweat my face off in 2 minutes, know what I mean? Anyway, a quick life update – in exactly one month at this time I will have graduated business school and will be on a plane to hawaii. HAWAII. What. Yep. So since we all know I’ve been working my butt off to get that #hawaiibody I’m gonna be real and tell you that I’ve also been letting myself sneak in some cheat food (and drinks) because they’re damn good. And truth be told, I don’t really feel all that badly about it. This recipe is actually not one of those cheat foods, though…it just feels a little naughty.

Dancing for Donuts | Peanut Sesame Noodles.

Inspired by this recipe, I made mine with whole wheat spaghetti this time around, but soba noodles are even better if you can find them. This dish is packed with protein and flavor and literally comes together in about 15 minutes once you’ve got all of your ingredients. The noodles also can be eaten hot or cold depending on what you’re feeling (and the weather, let’s be real), but truth be told I ate mine cold out of sheer laziness and hunger. This dish tastes bomb with some seared ahi tuna, chicken, or tofu if you’re a vegetarian, and then you’ve got yourself a complete, better-than-takeout meal. Swear.

Dancing for Donuts | Peanut Sesame Noodles.

Sesame Peanut Noodles

10 oz. of whole wheat spaghetti or soba noodles

1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil

2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

1 1/2 tbsp honey

1 1/2 tbsp of your favorite peanut butter

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1-2 tbsp sesame seeds

1/4 cup chopped scallions (optional)

1/4 cup cilantro (optional)

dash of sriracha (optional)

  1. Cook and drain your noodles according to the package. *Soba noodles take way less time than spaghetti!

2. While the noodles are cooking, whisk the sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, peanut butter and spices in a small bowl until smooth.

3. Add the peanut sauce to the drained noodles in the pot and stir to fully coat. Add in the sesame seeds, scallion, cilantro and sriracha if using them, and stir again to combine. Dig in!

Dancing for Donuts | Peanut Sesame Noodles.

Have a great rest of your week, y’all!

xo Jordan

Banana & Greek Yogurt Oat Muffins.

I can’t think of a better occasion to make muffins than a Friday.

And I don’t know about you, but it feels like I’m constantly trying to come up with new recipes for food that I can take on the go. My usual breakfast is plain, nonfat greek yogurt with a sliced banana and a (giant) tablespoon of peanut butter, but let’s be honest, that’s not the easiest (or safest) thing to eat while driving. So, when I came across these muffins on one of my favorite food blogs, I quickly ran to the kitchen to check if I had all the ingredients to make them

Dancing for Donuts | Banana & Greek Yogurt Oat Muffins.

Not only are these bad boys made with things you most likely already have, but they’re unbelievably easy to make (hello, blender), gluten-free, and packed with protein. They’re perfect for a pre or post-workout snack, a mid-afternoon treat, or even dessert. My suggestion? Smother the crap outta them with peanut butter and pretend they’re cupcakes. You can thank me later.

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Banana & Greek Yogurt Oat Muffins

(adapted from this recipe)

2 medium, ripe bananas

2 cups oats (gluten-free if necessary)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup plain, nonfat greek yogurt

2 eggs

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/3 cup coconut flakes (optional)

peanut butter (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a muffin tin with coconut oil or canola oil spray.

2. In a blender (or large food processor), add all of the ingredients and blend just until smooth.

3. Pour into the muffin tin and fill each mold 3/4 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until starting to brown just slightly.

4. Cool for 15 minutes. Top with peanut butter if desired and eat immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. *You can also freeze these and pop them in the microwave when you’re ready to eat them!

Dancing for Donuts | Banana & Greek Yogurt Oat Muffins.

Enjoy your weekends!!

xo Jordan

Friday Finds.

Happy Earth Day, y’all!

I hope everyone gets to take some time to hang outside, today. The flowers are in bloom and the weather is perfect…at least it is in LA🙂

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Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:

Which Tricks Make Hard-Boiled Eggs Easier to Peel? – so unbelievably useful.

8 Healthy Foods that are Actually Really Bad for You – I honestly eat & love all of these. Oooooooops.

9 Outdated Nutritionist Tips You Can Skip – because everyone is different and no diet plan works for all of us.

Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Sleep Without Realizing – trying so hard to read before bed instead of watching TV these days.

6 Delicious Ways to Eat 2 Breakfasts Without Gaining Weight – me every. single. day.

27 Life-Changing Habits All 20-Somethings Should Adopt – um yes to literally all of these?!

Chewable Coffee – so intrigued by these tbh.

Have a Happy Weekend🙂

xo Jordan