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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Lunch / Dinner

Quinoa Pumpkin Chili

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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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Dessert

Gingerbread Birthday Cookies

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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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Breakfast · Snack

Sweet Potato Zucchini Cookies

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Now for some sweet potato cookies!

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Healthy ingredients like…

  • Organic Sweet Potato Puree
  • Zucchini
  • Apple sauce
  • Steel cut Oats
  • Quinoa Flour &
  • Dates

 make these cookies perfect for breakfast or a snack!

Sweet potatoes are high in many important nutrients. They contain a good amount of fiber as well as vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese and several other vitamins and minerals!

These cookies are also oil-free & sweetened only with dates!

Sweet Potato Zucchini Cookies

  • Servings: 7 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 1 c steel cut oats (blended into flour)
  • 1/2 c organic sweet potato puree
  • 1/4 c quinoa flour
  • 1/4 c no sugar added apple sauce
  • 1 small zucchini, shredded
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Additional:
  • 3 large dates, pitted & chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat & set in the oven. (preheating your baking sheet will help result in crispier cookies)
  2. Add all ingredients, except the dates, to a large mixing bowl & beat until combined.
  3. Fold in your dates.
  4. Remove baking sheet from the oven. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute 7 scoops of batter on your silpat.
  5. Flatten & smooth each with a spoon.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes. Enjoy!

Now get Baking!

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Snack

Fit Coffee Drops

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

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Now for some delicious & energizing protein drops!

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These cupcakes are made with coffee flour from Earthly Choices!

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This unique superfood contains antioxidants, iron, fiber & protein. It also has as much caffeine as dark chocolate!

As for the rest of these Drops, they are sugar-free, oil-free, & still keeps your sweet tooth in check 🙂

Fit Coffee Drops

  • Servings: 6 Drops
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 3/4 c steal cut oats, blended into a fine flour
  • 1/2 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 2 T coffee flour
  • 2 T organic shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Additional:
  • Handful dark chocolate chips
  • Organic shredded coconut flakes

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat & set aside.
  2. Add your banana & milk to a mixing bowl & mix until banana is mashed.
  3. Add in the rest of your ingredients & mix until combined.
  4. Fold in your choc chips.
  5. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute 6 drops on your silpat.
  6. Sprinkle the tops with additional coconut flakes.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes. Enjoy!

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Have a great rest of your week!

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Dessert

Zucchini Bread Cupcakes

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Now for some of the healthiest cupcakes you will find!

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These cupcakes are made with a zucchini bread base & spread with an avocado frosting.

The only sugar in the base of the cupcakes is 1/3 c local honey. As for the frosting, just cocoa powder & 3 dates!

So if you ever wanted a cupcake for breakfast, here you go 🙂

Zucchini Bread Cupcakes

  • Servings: 9
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

Zucchini Bread Ingredients:
  • 3 T chia seeds
  • 3 T ground flax
  • 3/4 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 c local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 c non-dairy yogurt (I use So-delicious unsweetened coconut yogurt)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 1/2 c organic sprouted flour
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 c non-dairy yogurt
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 3 softened & pitted dates

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Add your chia seeds, flax seeds & milk to a small bowl. Mix & set aside for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Put your dates in a small bowl & cover with boiling water. Let sit to soften for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Spray 9 holes of a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  5. Add all your wet ingredients to a large mixing bowl & whisk until combined. Mix in your chia, flax mix when set.
  6. Add in the dry ingredients & beat until combined.
  7. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute batter among your 9 muffin holes.
  8.  Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until edges are slightly golden brown & a toothpick inserted comes out clean.img_3898-1
  9. While that is baking prepare your frosting. Add all frosting ingredients to a food processor & process until combined & creamy. Refrigerate.img_3897-1
  10. When the zucchini bread muffins are done baking, all to cool completely before frosting.
  11. Frost your muffins, top with desired toppings & enjoy!

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I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday!

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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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Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 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

Directions

  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!

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Lunch / Dinner

The Pizza Diet.

So you love pizza?

Want to eat it every day?

Go ahead 🙂

Because, my pizza is…img_3047

What else do you need?

Let’s start with the crust. You want one that is sprouted & high in fiber & protein.

I like Angelic Bakehouse’s 7-Grain Flattzza. img_2855

Now for my favorite, 2-ingredient sauce.

  • You will need: 1) Organic Tomato Paste 2) Thai Curry Paste (I usually buy red but have used green as well).
  • Simply combine a ratio of 2:1 tomato paste to curry paste in a small bowl.img_2857

Fire up your grill or oven, spread your crust with the 2-ingredient sauce & load on the veggies!

Here are some combinations I like!

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Grill/ bake according to crust instructions. Usually around 400F for 10-15 minutes!

Also, if you don’t have a pizza stone, I highly recommend 🙂

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You won’t want to miss this Gingerbread Almond Butter recipe!20687347_1959794000900615_8262646831230484480_n(1)

 

Breakfast · Dessert

Savory Fig flatbread

FIGS!!!

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I loveee fresh figs. They have a mildly sweet taste with a subtle hint of berry. You can’t go wrong eating a fresh fig solely on it’s own. The sad part is I can only find them in select stores a few times during the summer. They first usually appear in northeast produce markets in late June with a season that lasts through early fall.

This weekend I went to the Farmers Market to very sadly find out it was closed due to another event. To cheer myself up I drove to the produce market hoping they would have either persimmons, kumquats or fresh figs. And as you can see, figs they had!

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This recipe is yet again my favorite – Yummy enough for dessert yet healthy enough for breakfast.

The base is a zucchini breakfast cookie, topped with PB2, fresh figs, strawberry, banana & fresh basil.

Savory Fig Flatbread

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

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  • 1 T ground flax
  • 3 T water
  • 1/2 c oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • 1/4 c shredded zucchini
  • 1.5 T unsweetened apple sauce

Topping Ideas:

  • PB2, prepared (or any other nut butter of choice)
  • 1 fresh fig, sliced
  • 2 small strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 a banana, sliced
  • A few pieces of fresh basil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.img_2002
  2. In a small bowl mix the ground flax with the water to prepare a flax egg & set aside for at least 5 minutes to set.
  3. Add the dry cookie base ingredients to a medium size bowl & mix with a fork.
  4. Add the apple sauce, zucchini & flax egg to the bowl & mix again until well combined.
  5. Pour mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Use a spoon to form & smooth batter into a large circle.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool & then top with desired toppings. Enjoy!

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I ate mine for lunch along with a medium sized bowl of sauteed veggies & Italian seitan sprinkled with nutritional yeast. What topping will you add to your flatbread?!

 

Breakfast

Zoatsss 2.0 :)

A few staples I ALWAYS have on hand in my home:

  • All of the veggies (of course), more specifically always carrots, tomato, peppers, kale & snap peas.
  • Unsweetened plant based milk, either cashew or almond (My go to brand is Silk)
  • Organic plain greek yogurt
  • Halo Top- b/c we all have our problems
  • Coconut, almond, & chickpea flour
  • Fruit
  • Black beans, chickpeas, lentils, quinoa, couscous
  • Frozen veggie patties
  • Either tempeh, tofu or seitan, anddd
  • Old-fashioned or rolled OATSSSS

And I am talking the big boy oats. The biggest box or bag of organic oats you can get, I buy. My local, natural grocery store, Fresh Thyme has a machine in store that mills their own oats that I am obsessed with. I have also gotten great oats at Farmer’s Markets.

Why do I buy in such bulk? Because of their versatility. I use oats for so many recipes in all meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinners & desserts).

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For breakfast, people usually think to add fruit to their oatmeal. Make it even healthier by adding shredded zucchini, shredded carrots, or cauliflower rice instead!

Here is a recipe to add a few more veggies to your morning 🙂

Zoats 2.0

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Zoats:
  • 1 c old-fashioned or quick oats
  • 1 3/4 c unsweetened plant-based milk of choice (can use water if out of milk)
  • Half a zucchini, grated
  • Half a carrot, grated (for this I used a purple rainbow carrot)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp maple or vanilla extract
Bowl Idea #1:
  • Organic plain greek or non-dairy yogurt
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Bee pollen (not vegan)
Bowl Idea #2:
  • Organic plain greek or non-dairy yogurt
  • Homemade Cherry Chia Jam*

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Directions

  1. Add plant-based milk to a small saucepan & bring to a boil
  2. Stir in the oats & reduce heat to a simmer
  3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients
  4. Let simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. Make a bowl out of it! Enjoy 🙂

*Easy & healthy, Cherry Chia Jam: 1) In a small sauce pan add 2 c organic frozen cherries. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, mashing the cherries with a wooden spoon. 2) Bring mixture to a low-boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer & let sit for 10 minutes. 3) Turn off heat, stir in 2 T chia seeds. 4) Allow to cool & keep stored in an air tight container or jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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TB to this homemade Multigrain Struan bread I made. It takes 2 days to make but is totally worth it! I topped it with almond butter & the cherry chia jam… perfection. What fruit would you make your jam with?!