Lunch / Dinner

Slow-cooker, Sweet Potato Soup

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Now for some soup!

Ooooo do I love a creamy soup! Especially one that’s delicious and creamy without having to add an unhealthy cream. This soup even has cauliflower sneaked it and it doesn’t affect the taste.

This soup is:

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

Toppings I like on this soup are goji berries, white mulberries, and tortilla chips 🙂

Slow cooker, Sweet Potato Soup

  • Servings: 2 big bowls, 4 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, scrubbed & chopped
  • 2 c veggie broth
  • 1 c cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 T ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamonimg_6768

Directions

  1. Add all of  your ingredients to a crockpot/ slow-cooker.
  2. Stir & cook on high heat for 4 hours, or low for 8.
  3. After this time, everything should be soft. Use an immersion blender or transfer to food processor or blender. Blend until smooth & creamy.
  4. Serve garnished with any desired toppings. Enjoy!

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Night everyone:)

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Dessert

Healthier Brookies

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But how about some Brookies!

These yummy brookies are:

  • healthier than your normal cookie
  • plant-based
  • high in protein & fiber
  • chocolatey
  • sweet
  • filling

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Healthier Brookies

  • Servings: 9 Brookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Base Ingredients:
  • 1 c organic oats
  • 1/2 c organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c raw, local honey
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops (46g) peanut butter protein powder (I used Orgain)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Top Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 c oats
  • 3 T organic coconut sugar (I used Now Foods)
  • 3 T cocoa 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. Add all base ingredients to a food processor. Process until combined & distribute among your muffin tins.img_6696
  4. Add all top ingredients to your food processor. Process until combined & distribute among your muffin tins on top of your base.img_6699
  5. Bake for 18 minutes. Cool and drizzle with nut butter. Enjoy!img_6714

 

Happy Winter!

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Snack

Chickpea Pumpkin Bites

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Now onto some Chickpea Bites!

These yummy snacks are:

  • healthy
  • vegan
  • low in sugar
  • high in protein & fiber
  • moist
  • slightly sweet
  • filling

Chickpea Pumpkin Bites

  • Servings: 10 muffin size bites
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

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Ingredients:
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained & rinsed)
  • 1/2 c organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c rolled oats
  • 1/4 c organic coconut sugar
  • non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray 10 muffin holes with olive oil spray & set aside.
  3. Add the first 3 ingredients to a food processor. Process until chickpeas are broken down and smooth.
  4. Add the next 3 ingredients to the food processor. Process until combined.
  5. Add the next 3 ingredients to the food processor. Process until combined.
  6. Fold in your chocolate chips.
  7. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute batter among your 10 muffins holes.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Best eaten after chilled in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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Happy Saturday!

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diy

Exfoliating Lavender Soap

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And for something a little different from the normal Kelly Diet post… we are making soap!

With only 4 items you can make natural soap for yourself or as a crafty Christmas present!

For this soap you will need:

  1. Oatmeal Soap Base
    • relieves itchy skin
    • natural acne treatment
    • reduces wrinkles
    • radiates skin
  2. Lavender Oil
    • anti-inflammatory
    • detoxifies
    • heals
    • calms
  3. Dried Lavender Flowers
    • exfoliating
  4. Soap Molds

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I love the calming effects of lavender. Adding it to a relaxing shower or bath makes it even better!

So make this soap for yourself or spread the love by sharing with others 🙂

Exfoliating Lavender Soap

  • Servings: 10 (9.2x8.9x2 in.) soap bars
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

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  • Soap molds (I bought a 2 pack silicone soap mold- 9.2X8.9X2 in)
  • Organic Dried Lavender Flowers
  • 2 lb oatmeal soap base
  • Lavender essential oil

*I bought all my products off of Amazon Prime

Directions

  1. Cut your oatmeal soap base into squares and add to a large pot.img_6210
  2. Place your pot on the stove and bring to medium heat. Cover and wait for soap to melt completely, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once your soap is liquid add in about 30 drops of lavender essential oil. Stir.
  4. Add in 1 to 2 handfuls of dried lavender flowers and stir again. (Your flowers will float to the top.)img_6211
  5. Pour and distribute the mix into your soap molds.
  6. Freeze for about 30 minutes or until hardened throughout.
  7. Remove from molds and voila you made soap!

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Happy Holidays!

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Dessert

Gingerbread Cookies

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Now for some Christmas Cookies!

You don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in holiday cookies if you make these Gingerbread Cookies!

They are:

  • healthy
  • vegan
  • sweetened only with blackstrap molasses
  • no oils used

Gingerbread Cookies

  • Servings: 13 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

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Dry Ingredients:
  • 2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 c coconut flour
  • 1 T ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp himalayan salt
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 c non-dairy milk
  • 2/3 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/3 c blackstrap molasses

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silpat & set aside.
  3. In a large bowl add & whisk all dry ingredients.
  4. Add in your wet ingredients & mix until combined.
  5. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute batter among your silpat. Lightly press down each scoop of batter with your palm to form into a flatter cookie shape. Add a hershey kiss if desired.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes (depending on how soft or crispy you like them.) Enjoy!

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Happy Holidays!

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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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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

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  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 🙂

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Snack

Pumpkin Persimmon Cornbread

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Pumpkin + Persimmons + Cornbread…. would you have put that combination together? Probably not, but don’t let that scare you! This unique combination results in a bread that is flavorful & just the right amount of sweet.

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Pair this  bread with some homemade soup for a delicious warm meal 🙂

Pumpkin Persimmon Cornbread

  • Servings: 1 loaf
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 c canned light coconut milk
  • 1 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 c raw, local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (ACV)
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 c cornmeal
  • 1 c wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Fold Ins:
  • 1/2 c diced persimmon

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 9×9 loaf pan or similar with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  2. Add your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Whisk until combined.
  3. Add in your wet ingredients and whisk again.
  4. Fold in your diced persimmons.
  5. Pour batter into your pan & bake for 40 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and a knife inserted comes out clean. Enjoy!

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I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend!

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