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 đŸ™‚

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 đŸ™‚

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Lunch / Dinner

Slow-cooker, Butternut Squash Apple Soup

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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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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

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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Lunch / Dinner

Curried Chickpea Salad & Rosemary Potatoes

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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 đŸ™‚

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!

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

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!

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

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 đŸ™‚

Quinoa Pumpkin Chili

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

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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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

Happy Fall!

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Lunch / Dinner

Roasted Asparagus, Split Pea Soup

This soup is an easy twist on my Slow- Cooker, Coconut Split Pea Soup!

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Why Split Peas?!

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Why this soup?! It is…

  • Creamy
  • Full of flavor
  • Unique
  • Very filling
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Easy to make
  • Clean
  • Simply delicious

If you love creamy soup, step right up! 

Roasted Asparagus, Split Pea Soup

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb (2 cups) green split peas, rinsed & sorted
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 c vegetable broth + more to reach desired consistency
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt

Additional:

  • 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 8 thick or 15 thin asparagus stalk
  • 2 limes

Directions

  1. Add all of your ingredients, except for the mint leaves, asparagus & lime to a crockpot.
  2. Stir, cover & cook on low heat for 8 hours or high heat for 4 hours.
  3. When your crockpot is about done. Preheat your oven to 425F. Roast your asparagus for 15 minutes on a baking sheet lined with a silpat.
  4. When soup is done & asparagus is roasted, transfer both to a food processor or high speed blender, such as a Vitamix. Add in the mint leaves & squeeze in your limes. Blend until smooth. Add more vegetable broth & blend if wanting a creamier consistency.
  5. Serve hot. Enjoy!

*If you were wondering what my side is, it’s Jicama Fries! Simply Bake jicama in a little white wine vinegar, turmeric & sugar-free taco seasoning!

Have a great night guys!

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Lunch / Dinner

Crispy Carrot Bacon

This recipe is similar to my ‘Carrot Dog’ recipe. Check it out here!

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As for this ‘Crispy Carrot Bacon‘…. meat eaters, I don’t want to hear it. Say the word ‘carrot bacon’ to a meat eater & a common response will be, ‘ew’ or ‘why ruin bacon?’

Well my friends, no this is not going to taste like your meat bacon. Why? Because yeah duh it’s not made from meat cause it’s 2018 why are people still eating meat? But vegan or not just give it a try! My carrot bacon is: crispy, healthy, and full of flavor! I promise you will like it!

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Crispy Carrot Bacon

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots
  • 2T Braggs Liquid Aminos
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp black garlic puree
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • dash of cayenne
  • dash of pink himalayan salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. Add all of your ingredients, except the carrots, to a small bowl & whisk until combined.
  3. Use a vegetable peeler to peel carrots into thin strip. img_3004
  4. One at a time dip your carrot peels into the bowl, coating the entire peel, & place on your baking sheet.img_3005
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes or until crispy. Serve with fresh dill. Enjoy!

Enjoy your Sunday Guys!

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Lunch / Dinner

Quinoa Rainbow Stew

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

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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 đŸ™‚

Quinoa Rainbow Stew

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

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!

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

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

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