Lunch / Dinner

White Bean Chili

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Now for some dinner!


This White Bean Chili is:

  • a great food prep
  • Soy- free
  • Vegan
  • filling
  • Full of protein and fiber
  • something even a meat eater will love!

White bean Chili

  • Servings: 5
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 lb golden potatoes
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 4 c vegetable broth
  • 2, 15 oz cans white bean, drained & rinsed
  • 1, 15 oz can corn, drained & rinsed
  • 1 c salsa verde
  • 1/2 c quinoa
  • 2 T corn starch
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • dash himalayan salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, add in and saute the potatoes, onion, and jalapeno. img_8521
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients, one at a time, slowly stirring and combining everything together.
  3. Bring your mixture to a boil, and then turn it down and let simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve hot and keep leftovers stored in a container in the fridge or freeze for future meals. Enjoy!

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Happy food prepping!



Lunch / Dinner

Bucha Carrot Dogs

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Now, you’ve seen my carrot dogs before.

I’ve switched it up a bit to make them even healthier and more delicious by cooking them in kombucha!

I used Brew Dr. Kombucha’s new flavor, Vanilla Oak 🙂

Some things I would recommend:

  • Make sure you cook it until it is soft throughout. At my second attempt of the carrot dog I didn’t simmer it long enough.
  • I suggest marinating it for at least 4 hours. Some recipes say 2 hrs but I think the longer the better.
  • Have fun with it! I have used an eggplant, flatout & a sweet potato as a bun for it. All were delicious!

Bucha Carrot Dogs

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 4 large carrots
  • 1/2 c vegetable broth
  • 1/2 c kombucha
  • 1/4 c Braggs Liquid Aminos
  • 1 T dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric


  1. Cut off ends of carrots.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients (your marinade) to a large pot & stir. Add in your carrots and spin carrots in your marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight to marinate.


  1. After carrots have been marinated, place pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and let sit for 20 minutes or until soft through.
  2. Add carrots to a buddha bowl or serve in a bun of choice & add your favorite hot dog toppings. Enjoy!

Bun Ideas: I have used a roasted eggplant, Flatout’s Rosemary & Olive Oil flat, & a baked sweet potato. All were excellent!

Happy eating 🙂


Lunch / Dinner

Curried Chickpea Salad & Rosemary Potatoes

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Now onto these side dishes!


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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  • 2, 15 oz. cans garbanzo beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 c grated carrots
  • 1/2 c dried cranberries
  • 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


  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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  • 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


  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!






Lunch / Dinner

Quinoa Pumpkin Chili

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Now onto this ‘Pumpkin Chili!’


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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  • 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


  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!






Lunch / Dinner

Quinoa Rainbow Stew

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Now onto this ‘Quinoa Rainbow Stew!’

Why to love this recipe:

  • Can be made in a crockpot or on the stove
  • Perfect for food prepping
  • Filled with veggies that can be swapped for any others you prefer or have on hand
  • Filling
  • Healthy
  • Delicious
  • Vegan as always 🙂

Quinoa Rainbow Stew

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 c veggie broth or filtered water
  • 3/4 c un-cooked quinoa
  • 1 15 oz can, petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 c cubed butternut squash
  • 1/2 a zucchini, sliced
  • 1/2 an eggplant, sliced & chopped
  • 7 stalks asparagus, chopped
  • 1 tsp black garlic puree
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp Flavor God’s Everything Spicy seasoning (or other natural spices of choice)
Optional Toppings:
  • Fresh Basil
  • Nutritional Yeast


  1. Add all ingredients to a crockpot OR large skillet sprayed with avocado spray.
  2. Stir & cook on high heat in the crockpot for 4 hours; OR in your skillet on medium heat on the stove for about 20 minutes (or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is cooked), stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve hot with things like fresh basil & sprinkled with nooch. Or cover & refrigerate or freeze as a food prep. Enjoy!

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Happy Tuesday. It’s never too late to food-prep for the rest of the week!






Lunch / Dinner

Spicy Tofu Filling (great for tacos or on a bun!)

So awhile ago I made ‘Tofu Sloppy Jo’s.’ I wanted to re-create the recipe by making them more spicy & serving the filling in yellow corn tortillas for some yummy tacos.

They turned out great!


I love this recipe because it is…

  • quick & easy to make
  • nutrious
  • filling
  • delicious
  • versatile

Spicy Tofu Filling (great for tacos or on a bun!)

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2 block firm tofu
  • 1/2 c fresh chopped bell pepper or 1/4 c canned & diced green chiles
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T liquid aminos
  • 2 T organic ketchup
  • 1 T dijon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (adjust to your desired spice level)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  1. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium temperature & add in your tofu.
  2. Chop your tofu with a spatula into tiny pieces.
  3. Add the rest of your ingredients to the skillet/pan & stir.
  4. Cover your skillet & allow to cook on medium to low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve warm in yellow corn tortillas or on a whole-grain sprouted bun with desired toppings. Enjoy!


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What will you make with this filling?!

Lunch / Dinner

Tomato Basil, Beet Power Lunch Bowl

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And now let’s talk about a little beet power! I don’t know about you but I do not like going more than a few days without eating beets.

Thanks to their unique source of phytonutrients called betalains, beets provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support.

Beets play an important role in health, but don’t forget about their greens!

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Beet Greens supply good amounts of protein, phosphorus, & zinc. They are also a great source of fiber. Packed with antioxidants, they’re high in vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, & manganese.

So clearly this recipe contains beets & beet greens 🙂 But, what gives this lunch bowl it’s awesome flavor is Tomato Basil Soup. My new favorite thing is to cook my quinoa in organic Tomato Basil Soup instead of veggie broth or water. It is so flavorful & easy to do.

This bowl is full of flavor & vitamins & only requires 5 ingredients! *4 if you count the beets & beet greens as one 🙂

Tomato Basil, Beet Power Lunch Bowl

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • 1 small beet
  • 1 box organic Tomato Basil Soup
  • 1/2 to 1 C quinoa
  • Handful of beet greens, chopped


  1. Preheat your oven to 375F.
  2. Cut your spaghetti squash in half, de-seed & bake for 50 minutes.
  3. Cut the greens off your beet. Scrub the outside with a clean veggie scrubber. Wrap your beet in foil & bake for 50 minutes.
  4. While that is cooking, add your soup & quinoa to a medium size pot. Bring heat to a simmer until quinoa is fluffy.
  5. When your squash is done baking, scrape the insides out with a fork & add to your pot.
  6. Chop you beet into small cubes & add to your pot.
  7. Add in your greens & stir everything together.
  8. Serve warm 🙂

*This recipe is a great food prep for a few days of lunch.

**You can also make this in the crockpot. Just add your quinoa, soup, baked squash, chopped beet, & greens to a slow-cooker. Cook on high heat for about 2 1/2 hrs. Enjoy!

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And remember to share your beets with your furry friends 🙂


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.


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.


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


  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
  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.



What will you top your socca with?!





Simple Creamy Green Smoothie

Happy Friday everyone!!! Don’t forget to check out your local Farmers Markets this weekend. I’d love to hear what fruits & veggies you get!

Before I share my simple smoothie recipe I wanted to update you on some of my Instagram posts from this week. @thekellydiet


“Lunch Bowl” Farmers Market goodies, a veggie patty & my cheesy pea pesto 👩‍🌾👍


“One bowl, Cake Crumble ” In a medium sized bowl mix with a fork 3/4 c rolled oats, 2 T coconut flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 c unsweetened 🍎 sauce, 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk & 1/2 tsp maple extract. Fold in 1/4 c loosely packed shredded 🥕 s. Pour mixture onto a  cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Enjoy! 

And here is a smoothie to start off your weekend on the right track 🙂

Simple Creamy Green Smoothie

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • Handful of spinach/kale
  • 1/2 a frozen banana, chopped
  • 1/2 c frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 c frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 tsp matcha
  • 2 c unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth & creamy.
  3. Sprinkle with nutmeg or add any other desired toppings. Enjoy!

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What do you want to bake or cook this weekend?!

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…


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.


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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  • 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


  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!


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