pumpkin protein donuts

pumpkin protein donuts || Journey for JessiI know the “pumpkin season” has come to a close (Happy December!), but I could not not share these Pumpkin Protein Donuts.  They are healthier than normal donuts, think baked not fried and packed with protein and real pumpkin puree.  Yum!  So go ahead and indulge in another pumpkin treat before the ‘nog flavors take over (I will take eggnog over pumpkin any day to be honest…but the ‘nog can wait a bit more).   Continue reading

skinny mini pumpkin muffins

skinny mini pumpkin muffins || Journey for JessiI have recently moved and although packing has never been a favorite of mine, this move was much easier than expected.  The packing, the transporting, the carrying, the unpacking, all were not quite as gruesome as I recall.  Maybe it is because I am use to moving every year and I have learned to make things easier (maybe I’ll do a moving tips post later).  I am not quite settled in yet…well, that’s an understatement.  If I am gauging this off of the level of groceries in my pantry and refrigerator, then I am dogging it.  One of the things I have learned from moving is this: it is a pain to transport food (in my opinion)–having to keep it all cold/frozen, worrying about spills and glass breaking etc.  That is why this time, I hadn’t been grocery shopping the two weeks prior to moving–and confession…I still have yet to go.  Needless to say, my food intake has been all over the place and it’s killing me and my workouts, but it has given me plenty of opportunities to use what I have and get creative.  Exhibit A: Skinny Mini Pumpkin Muffins.   Continue reading

a belly full of…aches

a belly full of...aches--Journey for JessiAs I sit here, I feel my aching stomach contemplating the week of indulgences I have succumbed to.  Asking myself, “what happened?  Where did my will power go?”  I am writing this, not only for myself, but for all of you that are dealing with the all too familiar aftermath of Thanksgiving. Continue reading

cranberry brussels sprouts

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pumpkin protein pie

pumpkin protein pie--Journey for Jessi

I know that everyone is busy getting ready for Turkey Day.  The holiday can bring lots of stress instead of enjoyment, so why not alleviate some of that thanksgiving food prep panic and make some items ahead of time–like my Pumpkin Protein Pie for instance. Continue reading