Breakfast · Dessert · Snack

Nut & Chia Jam raw bars

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Mashed Chickpea Salad.’ 

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Now for some raw bars!

Do you like Peanut Butter & Jelly? Well how about a raw bar made with Almond Butter & a Raspberry Chia Jam on top of a Cashew/date crust?!

Enticed?

Enjoy this raw bar as a filling start to your day or as a dessert to nip your sweet tooth in the butt.

Nut & Chia Jam raw bars

  • Servings: about 9 bars
  • Difficulty: medium
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credit: @thekellydiet

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 c cashews (soaked for at least 6 hours)
  • 10 pitted dates
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Middle:

  • Almond Butter

Top/ Chia Jam:

  • 1 c raspberries (or other berry of choice)
  • 3 T chia seeds
  • 1/2 T lime juice

Directions

  1. Add all your chia jam ingredients to a small pot on medium heat.
  2. Mash your berries & mix. Reduce heat to low until everything it combined. Allow to cool once done cooking.
  3. Drain & rinse your soaked cashews.
  4. Add that along with the rest of the crust ingredients to a food processor.
  5. Process until combined.  img_8765
  6. Take about 2 T of your crust ingredients and press it into the bottom of a muffin tin. Repeat until crust is gone.
  7. Spread 1 T of almond butter on top of the crust and freeze for 15 minutes.
  8. When that is done distribute your chia jam amongst the top of the almond butter.
  9. Freeze again until hard and you are able to remove the bars from the tin.
  10. Keep bars stored in the freezer in a container. Let sit for about 15 minutes at room temp before eating.

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Happy eating.

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Dessert · Snack

Raw Truffle Samoas

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Multigrain Struan.’ 

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It’s Girl Scout cookie season!

The good… they’re delicious.

The bad… it’s not hard to eat an entire sleeve of these yummy cookies in one day.

So here is a healthy version that not only tastes delicious, but will fill you up & give you energy! No more guilt when you indulge in a few of these truffles.

Raw Truffle Samoas

  • Servings: 10 truffles
  • Difficulty: medium
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credit: @thekellydiet

Ingredients

  • 2/3 c unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 1/3 c oats
  • 1/3 c unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • 8 pitted dates
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 T cacoa nibs
  • 2 T non-dairy milk
  • 1 T almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch himalayan salt

Directions

  1. Bake 1/3 of the coconut on a baking sheet at 400F for 5 minutes.
  2. While that is baking add to a food processor the other 1/3 of coconut along with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Process until smooth like batter and combined.
  4. Roll 2 T of the dough into balls.
  5. Transfer your baked coconut flakes into a small bowl.
  6. Roll your doughs of ball into the toasted coconut flakes. img_7938
  7. Store in a sealed container in the fridge. Enjoy!

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Enjoy the weekend!

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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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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

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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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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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

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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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

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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Dessert · Snack

Protein Brookies

It’s my sister’s birthday. So how do I know how to celebrate, bake her something healthy & delicious of course! I have made a similar version of these brookies before using chickpeas. You can get the recipe here: Cookie-Dough Protein Brookies

So, what makes these ‘Protein’ Brookies?

The main ingredients are…

  • oats
  • coconut flour
  • vegan protein powder
  • powdered peanut butter

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

Cookie-dough Protein Brookies

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

Ingredients

Base:
  • 3/4 c organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c natural apple sauce
  • 1 T raw local honey or agave
  • 1/2 c oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 2 T organic powdered peanut butter
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 2 scoop plant-based peanut butter protein powder (I like Orgain)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of himalayan salt
Top:
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 2 T oats
  • 2 T organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 c apple sauce or softened coconut oil
  • 3 T powdered peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c unsweetened plant-based milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of himalyan salt
Fold Ins:
  • 1 vegan mint chocolate bar chopped into chunks & slivers

Directions

Base:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor add all base ingredients.
  3. Process until combined.
  4. Pour batter into 3 small cake tins, sprayed with nonstick olive oil spray, or into 1 prepared 8X8 pan & press down with a spatula.
  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. Pour batter on top of base & smooth with a spoon.
Bake:
  1. Top with chocolate chunks & lightly press them into the batter.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes.
  3. Let cool before eating. Enjoy!

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These Protein Brookies were great energy before a birthday hike 🙂

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Dessert · Snack

Black Bean Mini Muffins& Coconut Flour Cookie Dough

Hi Guys!

I am excited to share this post with you! I came up with these Black Bean Mini Muffins, added it to a bowl of my Coconut Flour Protein Cookie Dough & it was a treat! A healthy treat too 🙂

I love Bob’s Red Mill Products & I use their Coconut Flour for many of my recipes. I was so excited when they shared my recipe on their site!

Coconut flour is awesome!

  • It is made from ground & dried coconut meat. Once the outer green husk of a coconut is removed, what remains inside is the rich, inner white lining which is the coconut meat.
  • It is not actually “flour” in the way we normally think of it, in that it contains zero grains, zero nuts,  & is made completely of pure coconut.
  • It is high in fiber, protein, & healthy fats.
  • Free from wheat & other grains.
  • Low in sugar, digestible carbs & calories, & has a low score on the glycemic index.

You can get the recipe for my Coconut Flour Protein Cookie Dough here: @thekellydiet

Now for some mini muffins!

Black Bean Mini Muffins

  • Servings: 12 mini muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz organic box black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 3 T powdered peanut butter – I used PB2
  • 1 scoop plant-based chocolate protein powder- I used Orgain
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 T unsweetend almond milk
  • 1 ripe mashed banana
  • 1/4 c pure maple syrup
  • Cacao nibs

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  3. Add the first 5 ingredients to a food processor. Process until broken down & combined.img_2431
  4. Add the next 3 ingredients to the food processor & process again until no clumps remain.img_2434
  5. Divide batter among the 12 muffins tins.
  6. Sprinkle each filled tin with a few cacao nibs.
  7. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool before removing from tin.
  9. Cover & keep refrigerated. I find them best served chilled. Enjoy!

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And here is a random picture of my dog reminding us all to stay curious, explore, try new things & be creative 🙂