Dessert

Chocolate Orange Muffins

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Mango Buch Smoothie’ that tastes like a mimosa!

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And now for dessert!

These Chocolate Orange Muffins actually have the taste of a chocolate orange; while still being healthy enough to eat for breakfast!

They are also:

  • plant-based
  • high in protein & fiber
  • bursting with flavor
  • sweet
  • filling

Chocolate Orange Muffins

  • Servings: 9 Muffins
  • Difficulty: medium
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credit: @thekellydiet

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 orange (whole including skin)
  • 1/4 c raw local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 c non-dairy milk or melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 c oats
  • 1/4 c cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c cacao powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350F.
    2. Spray 9 muffin holes with olive oil spray & set aside.
    3. Slice your avocado and orange into smaller pieces. img_7292-1
    4. Add all wet ingredients to a food processor. Process until everything is broken down and combined.
    5. Add in your dry ingredients. Process until everything is combined.* img_7293
    6. Distribute your batter among the 9 muffin holes. Smooth the tops with a spoon.
    7. Bake for 18 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from pan.**

    *If your food processor is too small to hold everything, after processing your wet ingredients add in your oats and process again. Then transfer everything to a mixing bowl, add in the rest of your dry ingredients and whisk. img_7284

  • I topped mine with prepared powder peanut butter. And ate them after refrigerated because I think they taste best chilled. Allow a few hours for all the flavors to settle before eating.
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    If you make this recipe, snap a pic & hashtag it #thekellydiet @thekellydiet- I love seeing your creations on Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook! See the source image

Enjoy the weekend!

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Breakfast · Lunch / Dinner

Chia Socca

 

Before we get to the socca,  here is a recipe for “No Bake PB 🍌 Bites” that I posted on my Instagram this past weekend: @thekellydiet.

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1️⃣In a large bowl mix with a fork

🔹2 c rolled oats

🔹1 tsp cinnamon

🔹 1 tsp vanilla

🔹splash of almond milk

🔹1/4 c raw 🍯  or pure maple syrup

🔹1 large ripe mashed 🍌

🔹1/2 c natural peanut butter or almond or 🌻 butter 🔹1/4 c mini morsels or cacao nibs

2️⃣Use an 🍦 scoop to spoon batter 2️⃣roll into balls & 3️⃣refrigerate. Enjoy!

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K now to socca!

This was my first time trying/making Socca & it turned out great!

So what is Socca?

  • It is a type of thin, unleavened pancake or crêpe made from chickpea flour.
  • It is a great source of fiber, protein & has a slew of vitamins & minerals.

I added just a bit of chia seeds to my socca for extra nutrients & to help absorb more of the liquid in the batter.

This recipe is easy to make & lets you be creative by choosing your own toppings.

  • You can top it with nut butter & fruit for a healthy dessert, or
  • with veggies & a homemade sauce for a yummy & nutritious meal.

Chia Socca

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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*This makes one socca so double recipe as need.

Ingredients

Socca:
Toppings I used:
  • Roasted brussles sprouts
  • Baked sweet potato chunks
  • Sauteed peppers
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Tomato
  • Organic white wine vinegar
  • Italian seasoning
Avocado/ yogurt sauce:
  • 1/3 of an avocado
  • 1/4 c cilantro
  • 1/4 c plain greek or non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juiceimg_2423

Directions

Socca:
  1. Add all the socca ingredients to a small bowl.
  2. Whisk & set aside for half an hour to allow seeds to soak & mixture to thicken.
  3. Heat a small sized skillet on medium heat & spray with non stick spray.
  4. Once pan is hot & mixture has set, spoon batter into the pan & make sure it is evenly distributed (the benefit of using a small pan is that you can smooth the batter among the whole pan for an even distribution & perfect circle).
  5. Let batter cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Use a spatula to carefully lift sides, then flip.
  7. Allow to cook on the other side an additional 3 minutes.
  8. Remove from pan & top with desired toppings.img_2422
Toppings:
  1. I first roasted my brussels sprouts & sweet potato, without any oil, & sprinkled with Flavor God’s Italian Seasoning.
  2. I sauteed the mushrooms & peppers in organic white wine vinegar.
Avocado/yogurt Sauce:
  1. Add all avocado/yogurt sauce ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. I added the sauce to a clear squirt bottle to distribute evenly on top.

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What will you top your socca with?!

 

 

 

Lunch / Dinner

Vegan Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Quick side note: Some more simple recipes I post only on my Instagram: @thekellydiet.

Like my dinner last night…

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Spaghetti Squash seasoned with Italian Seasoning; tempeh, peppers, zucchini & mushrooms all sauteed in Liquid Aminos; added to a bowl with diced tomato & sprinkled with nutritional yeast. So delicious, easy, healthy & yummy. You could also top with pizza sauce, pasta sauce or salsa.

So, for more plant-based foods that may not get posted on the blog follow: @thekellydiet

K now for some Enchiladas!

Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Pumpkin. – 3 nutritious & yummy foods that are interchangeable in many recipes ~especially breads, smoothies & casseroles.

All are excellent sources of Vitamin A & C and have a ton of fiber.

So for these enchiladas I used sweet potato, but feel free to replace with butternut squash or pumpkin.

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These enchiladas are packed with nutrients & are extremely filling. I have made them four times & they have always been a crowd pleaser. I have made them with red & green enchilada sauce & enjoyed both.

So let’s get to the recipe!

Vegan Sweet Potato Enchiladas

  • Servings: 4-5
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

  • One large sweet potato, cubed
  • 1/2 c raw cashews
  • 3/4 c salsa
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 15 oz organic box or can of black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tsp himalyan salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • Handful of spinach/kale
  • 1/4 c nutritional yeast
  • 11-12 corn tortillas
  • 1 18 oz package of enchilada sauce
  • Sliced avocado, diced tomato & fresh cilantro, for serving

Directions

  1. Prep sweet potato by either piercing with a fork & baking at 400F for one hour or chopping it into cubes & steaming until soft.
  2. While that is cooking, soak cashews in warm water & set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F.
  4. Drain cashews, then add to a blender along with the salsa & bell pepper. Blend until smooth.img_2342
  5. Add in beans, spices & kale/spinach & blend again until well combined.
  6. Pour mixture into a medium sized bowl. Stir in the sweet potato & nutritional yeast.img_2345
  7. Take out a 13X9 pan & pour just enough enchilada sauce to cover the bottom.
  8. Spoon filling into tortillas, fold them up & place seam-side down in the pan. Once all enchiladas are laid next to each other, cover them with the rest of the enchilada sauce.
  9. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool slightly & serve with desired toppings. Enjoy!

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Are there any other veggies or spices you would add to the mixture?!

Breakfast · Lunch / Dinner

Chickpea Pancake Omelette

I am excited for this post because it incorporates 3 of my favorite things, 1) Chickpeas 2) Pancakes  3) Veggies.

Why do I love chickpeas?

  1. For their Nutrition:
    • 1 c of chickpeas contains 15 g of protein & 12 g of fiber
    • 1 c also equals 269 calories & 4 g of fat, none of which is the unhealthy saturated or trans varieties
    • They are a source of 10 different vitamins
  2. Image result for Chickpeas to chickpea flourFor their extended uses:
    • You can eat them straight out of a can (rinse them first)
    • You can cook, bake or roast them
    • You can turn it into chickpea flour*, which you can also buy
    • I have used chickpeas in breakfast recipes, salads, lunches/ dinners, & many desserts/ snacks!

*To make your own chickpea flour: Simply place dried chickpeas into your food processor or high speed blender. Pulse several times until the chickpeas are broken down into a fine powder & a flour begins to form. Do not over-process because the flour will turn into a paste – which I also like to use, just not when I am looking to make flour 🙂

Chickpea Pancake Omelette

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Batter:

  • 3/4 c chickpea/ garbanzo bean flour (I used Bob’s Redmill)
  • 3/4 c + 2 T unsweetened plant-based milk (More if needed; you don’t want the batter to be too thick. Desired consistency of pancake batter)
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T nutritional yeast/ nooch
  • 1/4 tsp Italian zest seasoning (I like Flavor God’s)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt

Sauteed Veggies:

  • 2 T diced red onion
  • 3 baby peppers: red, yellow & orange
  • Small handful of zoodles / spiralized zucchini
  • 2 baby carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 long flat kale leaves, stem removed & torn into pieces
  • 4 Brussels sprouts, shredded
  • 1/4 of a golden beet, thinly sliced
  • 1 T fresh chopped cilantro

Toppings:

  • Avocado
  • Beet hummus (recipe if Falafel Buddha Bowl post)
  • Black bean salsa
  • Nooch
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sliced Peaches

Directions

  1. In a measuring cup, whisk together the chickpea batter. Set aside.
  2. In a heated nonstick skillet, saute all veggies on medium heat. Remove & place on a plate.
  3. Pour half the batter into the pan like you would a pancake. Add the veggies to one side of the batter.
  4. Wait for bubbles to form & the batter to firm up & then gently fold over one side to cook another minute. Cover with a lid, turn off heat, & allow to steam for a few more minutes.
  5. Garnish with desired toppings or make a whole bowl out of it! Enjoy 🙂

What veggies would you use?!