Lunch / Dinner

Slow-cooker, Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Purple Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl!’

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Now for some soup!

Friends,  I loveeee this recipe. Now let me tell you why!

It is:

  • So easy to make. Thank you whoever invented the slow cooker.
  • Colorful (no filters here!)
  • Full of vitamins
  • Creamy
  • Full of flavor
  • Delicious
  • Calming

Toppings I like on this soup are pomegranate seeds, diced avocado and homemade baked tortilla chips.

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Butternut Squash, Apple Soup

  • Servings: 2 bowls, 4 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/3 red onion
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 2-3 c vegetable broth

Directions

  1. Peel and remove any seeds from your butternut squash. Chop and add to your crockpot/ slow-cooker.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to your pot.
  3. Mix & cook on high heat for 4 hours, or low for 8.
  4. After this time, everything should be soft. Use an immersion blender or transfer to food processor or blender. Blend until smooth & creamy.
  5. Top with desired toppings. Enjoy!

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Night everyone:)

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Dessert · Snack

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Pronuts

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like these ‘Pomegranate Oat Muffins!’

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Now onto the pronuts!

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These protein donuts are made with Orgain’s new plant-based Peppermint Hot Cocoa protein powder. I love it!!! If you don’t own any use any other flavor you have like vanilla, chocolate or peanut butter. The taste will be different but still delicious!

These pronuts are the best in health & taste!

  • Clean
  • Plant-based
  • Healthy
  • Fiber & Protein Packed
  • Filling
  • Oil- free
  • No added sugar
  • Delicious

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Peppermint Hot Cocoa Pronuts

  • Servings: 5 pronuts
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1/2 c apple sauce
  • 1/2 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c oat flour
  • 1/4 c Orgain’s Peppermint Hot Cocoa Protein Powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Optional Toppings:

  • White chocolate chips
  • 80% cacao chocolate chips
  • Organic unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Anything else you like!

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray 5 donut holes with non-stick spray & set aside.
  2. Add your ripe bananas to a large mixing bowl & beat until pureed.
  3. Add the rest of your ingredients to your mixing bowl & mix until combined.
  4. Distribute your batter among the 5 donut holes.
  5. Add any desired toppings.
  6. Bake for 18 minutes. Serve as is or spread with nut butter 🙂 Enjoy!

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Happy weekend!

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Lunch / Dinner

Curried Chickpea Salad & Rosemary Potatoes

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like my ‘The Healthiest Pie around’ recipe.

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Now onto these side dishes!

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Thanksgiving is in 4 days! Here are 2 healthy & delicious side dishes that everyone can eat 🙂

They are:

  • vegan
  • gluten-free
  • nut-free

Curried Chickpea Salad

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 2, 15 oz. cans garbanzo beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 c grated carrots
  • 1/2 c dried cranberries
Sauce:
  • 3 T tahini
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 T ACV
  • 1/2 T liquid aminos
  • 1/2 T pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tsp cumin

Directions

  1. Add your chickpeas, carrots & cranberries to a large bowl.
  2. Add your sauce ingredients to a small bowl & whisk until combined.
  3. Pour your sauce onto your chickpea mixture & mix everything together with a fork. Cover & refrigerate. Enjoy!

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Rosemary Potatoes & Brussel Sprouts

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 1.5 lb small red potatoes
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1.5 tsp rosemary leaves, finely crushed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 10 large brussels sprouts
  • ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425F.
  2. Rinse your potatoes. Line a baking sheet with a silpat and spread your potatoes onto the sheet.
  3. Melt your coconut oil and pour on top of your potatoes.
  4. Immediately, while the coconut oil is still hot, sprinkle onto your potatoes the paprika, rosemary, garlic and salt.
  5. Mix everything together on the sheet with your hands or a spoon.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  7. While that is baking, slice your brussels sprouts into halves or thirds.
  8. With 12 minutes left of the potatoes baking, remove your sheet from the oven. Add your brussels sprouts. Grind fresh pepper across the sheet and mix everything together once more with a spoon.
  9. Place back into the oven and allow to finish baking the last 12 minutes. Serve hot. Enjoy!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Snack

Toasted Coconut Banana Muffins

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Green Mango Smoothie!’

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Now onto the protein muffins!

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These protein muffins are made with Orgain’s plant-based Cookies and Cream Protein Powder. I love it!!! If you don’t own any use any other flavor you have like vanilla, chocolate or peanut butter. The taste will be different but still delicious!

These protein muffins are the best in health & taste!

  • Clean
  • Plant-based
  • Healthy
  • Fiber & Protein Packed
  • Filling
  • Oil- free
  • Sweet
  • Delicious

Toasted Coconut Banana Muffins

  • Servings: 11 muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 3 scoops (70g)  protein powder (I used @drinkorgain Cookies & Cream)
  • 1 c quick oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 2/3 c unsweetened organic coconut flakes
  • 1/3 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
Wet Ingredients:
  • 2 large ripe banana
  • 4 oz natural apple sauce
  • 1/4 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 c pure local honey or agave
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Additional:

  • Handful white chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray & set aside.
  2. Add your ripe bananas to a large mixing bowl & beat until pureed.
  3. Add the rest of your wet ingredients to your mixing bowl & mix until combined.
  4. Add all your dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl & whisk to combine.
  5. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet & mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in your white choc chips.
  7. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute your batter among 11 of the muffins holes.
  8. Bake for 18 minutes. Enjoy!

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Happy almost Friday!

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Dessert · Snack

Pumpkin Brownies (2 ways)

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like these ‘Soft, Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies!’

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Now for some brownies!

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I made two Pumpkin Brownie versions.

1) One is fluffier, lower in sugar and a good healthy option even for breakfast!

2)The other is fudgier and more dessert like.

Both are:

  • 100% vegan
  • Rich in nutrients from the pumpkin 
  • Filling
  • Protein & fiber packed
  • Delicious!

You can add chocolate chips or nuts to your batter. Top these baked brownies with nut butter or non-dairy whip cream. However you like your brownies, make them your own!

Breakfast Pumpkin Brownies

  • Servings: 9
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 1 c organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 T raw local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 c garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/4 c raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • dash himalayan salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray an 8×8 pan with olive oil spray & set aside.
  3. Add all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl & whisk
  4. Add your wet ingredients to a medium sized bowl & whisk.
  5. Pour your wet into dry & mix until combined.
  6. Pour batter into tin & bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool before removing from pan. I ate mine drizzled with almond butter for breakfast and as a snack. Enjoy!

The more dessert like brownies I used whole wheat flour. I finally found a whole wheat flour that has just as much protein & fiber as other coconut and garbanzo bean flours! It’s Prairie Gold Whole Wheat Flour. I found it at Sprouts. It can also be bought on Amazon.

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Fudgey Pumpkin Brownies

  • Servings: 18
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 1 15 oz can organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 c pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 c melted coconut oil
  • 1 c + 2 T whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 c raw cacao powder
  • 1 T pumpkin pie spice
  • dash himalayan salt
Additional:
  • non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray an 9×12 pan with olive oil spray & set aside.
  3. Add all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl & whisk
  4. Add your wet ingredients to a medium sized bowl & whisk.
  5. Pour your wet into dry & mix until combined.
  6. Pour batter into tin. Sprinkle the top with a small handful of chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool before removing from pan. I like them best eaten cold after refrigerated. Enjoy!

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Happy Sunday!

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Lunch / Dinner

Quinoa Pumpkin Chili

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Simple, Lunch Bowl’!

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Now onto this ‘Pumpkin Chili!’

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Why to love this recipe:

  • Easy to make (thanks to the crockpot)
  • Perfect for food prepping
  • Filled with veggies that can be swapped for any others you prefer or have on hand
  • Filling
  • Healthy
  • Delicious
  • Fall ready
  • Vegan as always 🙂

Quinoa Pumpkin Chili

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 3 c filtered water or vegetable broth
  • 2 c greens (kale/spinach/chard)
  • 1 sliced zucchini
  • 1 c uncooked quinoa
  • 1 15 oz can organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 15 oz can black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 15 oz can corn (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 T cinnamon
  • 2 tsp black garlic puree
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a crockpot.
  2. Stir & cook on high heat for 3 hrs, or low for 6.
  3. Serve hot. Enjoy!

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Happy Fall!

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Snack

Gingerbread Protein Bars

Hello Hello!!!

First, don’t forget to follow my Instagram @thekellydiet for more recipes that are not on the blog. Like this ‘Chickpea PB Batter!’ 

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And now… no it’s not Christmas season yet, but hey gingerbread is delicious so why limit when you can eat it?!

These Gingerbread Protein bars are…

  • Energizing
  • Metabolism boosting
  • Filling
  • Low in sugar
  • Delicious

They’re kind of like the Cliff Gingerbread bars but way softer, yummier & healthier 🙂

Gingerbread Protein bars

  • Servings: 9 bars
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 c blackstrap molasses

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 c organic rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 2 T ground flax
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • pinch of pink himalayan salt

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Spray an 8X8 with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  2. Add your bananas to large mixing bowl & mash with a fork. Add in the rest of your wet ingredient & mix until combined
  3. Add your dry ingredients to the bowl & whisk until combined
  4. Pour batter into your pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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#FlannelSeason

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Dessert

Gingerbread Birthday Cookies

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Vegan Enchilada Pie!’

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Now for some Gingerbread Birthday Cookies!

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These cookies are super healthy & insanely delicious!

The only sweetener is 2 T molasses and no oils are used.

They are soft, sweet and have such a great ginger- molasses flavor.

Cause here at The Kelly Diet you never have to compromise taste for health!

Gingerbread Birthday Cookies

  • Servings: 7 Cookie Drops
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 c sprouted spelt flour
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan salt
  • Desired amount of sprinkles (optional)
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 c pumpkin spice apple sauce
  • 2 T molasses

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat & set aside.
  2. Add your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl & whisk.
  3. Add in your wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute 7 scoops of batter on ur baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 11 minutes. Enjoy!

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See ya next time!

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Dessert · Snack

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like these ‘Unicorn Wraps!’

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Now for some delicious Pumpkin Peanut Butter Protein Bars!

These fit and protein packed bars are also yummy enough for dessert! Bonus, they are also super easy to make!

The main ingredients are…
  • organic steel cut oats
  • vegan peanut butter protein powder (I like @drinkorgain –has only 1 g of sugar)
  • organic pumpkin

Let’s get baking!

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Protein Bars

  • Servings: 8 bars
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 c organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c natural apple sauce
  • 3/4 c organic steel cut oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 2 scoops (46g) plant-based peanut butter protein powder (I like Orgain)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of himalayan salt
Drizzle:
  • 1/4 c Peanut Butter Powder
  • 1/4 c filtered water
  • 1 T Cocoa Powder
  • 80% cacao or  non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 pan with non-stick olive oil spray & set aside.
  2. In a food processor add all ingredients.
  3. Process until combined.
  4. Pour batter into your pan & smooth with a spoon.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Drizzle:
  1. Once done baking and cooled, add all drizzle ingredients, except your choc chips, to a small bowl. Use a fork to mix until combined.
  2. Pour drizzle on to top of your base.
  3. Sprinkle on some choc chips, slice and enjoy! Great served warm or eaten cold after refrigerated.

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Happy October!

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Dessert · Snack

Fit Peanut Butter Cup Brownie

Hey guys!

How would you like to take the Peanut Butter & chocolate layered idea of a Peanut Butter Cup & turn it into a healthy & fit snack?!

If you don’t like the idea… well idk we probably shouldn’t be friends.

For those of you who do like the idea, let me show you how it’s possible!

The main ingredients are…
  • organic oats
  • coconut flour
  • vegan peanut butter protein powder (I like @drinkorgain –has only 1 g of sugar)
  • organic sweet potato puree (can also replace with organic pumpkin puree)

All these ingredients are protein packed! They are also low in fat, high in fiber, & low in sugar… per usual here at The Kelly Diet 🙂

So let’s get that delicious peanut butter/ chocolate fix with this fit option!

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Fit Peanut Butter Cup Brownie

  • Servings: 4 large slices
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

Base:
  • 1/2 c organic sweet potato puree
  • 1/2 c natural apple sauce
  • 3/4 c organic oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 2 scoops (46g) plant-based peanut butter protein powder (I like Orgain)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of himalayan salt
Top:
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 c apple sauce
  • 1/2 c unsweetened plant-based milk of choice
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Directions

Base:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a pie tin with non-stick olive oil spray & set aside.
  2. In a food processor add all base ingredients.
  3. Process until combined.
  4. Pour batter into your pan & smooth with a spoon.
  5. Set aside.
Top:
  1. Add all top ingredients to your clean food processor.
  2. Process & scrapes the side of the bowl until batter is thoroughly combined.
  3. Spread batter on top of your base later.
Bake:
  1. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  2. Let cool before eating. Enjoy!

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Who will you share a slice with?

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