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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Dessert

Gingerbread Baked Donuts

How do you celebrate someone’s birthday?

Pick up a cake?

Go out to dinner?

Special birthday pancakes for breakfast?

I let people know how much I love them on their birthday by baking a healthy birthday treat! Now I realize that ‘healthy birthday treat’ may seem like no treat at all to someone, especially on their birthday. But if you know me, you know my desserts taste great and are healthy because I would never want to give someone something that I didn’t think wasn’t good for their body!

So why not start the day off, celebrating someone’s birthday, with these healthy baked donuts?!

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Gingerbread Baked Donuts

  • Servings: 5 Donuts
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 c pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 T molasses
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 c organic sprouted spelt flour
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Spray a 6 hole donut tin with non-stick cooking spray & set aside. (I only filled 5 donut holes with batter)
  3. In a medium sized bowl add all of your wet ingredients. Whisk until combined.
  4. In a large mixing bowl add all of your dry ingredients. Whisk until combined.
  5. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry & mix until combined.
  6. Distribute your batter among 5 donut holes.
  7. Bake donuts for for 18 minutes.
  8. Allow donuts to cool before removing from pan.
  9. Add any desired toppings. I spread my donuts with prepared chocolate PB2. Enjoy!

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Lunch / Dinner

Vegan Spicy Quinoa Casserole

This is one of my favorite casseroles. It is super versatile. Keep the base of the quinoa, flax eggs, vegan cheese & hot sauce and use any desired veggies & spices you like. By simply switching up the veggies & spices you use, you can really make some different dishes!

I also like this casserole because it can be made ahead of time & baked later or baked & re-heated later. I made this dish for a family meal & still had some leftovers to use as food prep.

I also made a Roasted Corn Salad to serve as a side.

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It is comprised of roasted corn, diced red onion, tomato, jalapeño, avocado, lime juice, ground pepper & a bit of Flavor God’s Taco Tuesday Seasoning.

Vegan Spicy Quinoa Casserole

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 3 flax eggs (3 T flax mixed with 6 T water)
  • 2 c dry quinoa
  • 1 c vegan cheese
  • 1/2 c hot sauce (can add more or less depending on your heat level)
  • Veggies of choice: I used 2 c broccoli florets & 1 chopped yellow bell pepper
  • Seasonings of choice: I used  1/2 tsp of pink himalayan salt & 1 tsp Flavor God Everything Spicy Seasoning.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix flax egg ingredients in a small bowl & set aside.
  3. Cook quinoa as you normally would or according to instructions on package.
  4. Add all ingredients, including your flax eggs, to a large bowl & mix until combined.
  5. Pour into large casserole dish, sprayed with non-stick spray, & smooth.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes. Serve warm. Enjoy!

And this is what my dog was doing while I was cooking….

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Dessert

Chocolate Chunk PB Complete Cookie

What makes these cookies ‘Complete‘?

They are:

  • Full of fiber
  • Packed with protein
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Low in sugar
  • Low in fat

Add a side of veggies & you have a complete meal with these cookies to fuel your day!

I wanted to keep these cookies as low in sugar as possible. They are however slightly dry so if you want a sweeter taste & more moist cookie add in about 1/4 c pure maple syrup.

Chocolate Chunk PB Complete Cookie

  • Servings: 4 big cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 c plant based peanut butter protein powder (I used Orgain)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 T chia seeds
Wet Ingredients:
  • 2/3 c natural apple sauce
  • 1/2 c unsweetened plant-based milk of choice

*I wanted to keep these cookies as low in sugar as possible. They are however slightly dry so if you want a more sweet & moist cookie add in about 1/4 c pure maple syrup.

Fold Ins:
  • 1/2 c vegan chocolate bar chopped into chunks & slivers

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. If using small cake tins, spray with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl & whisk.
  3. Add all wet ingredients to a medium size bowl & whisk.
  4. Add wet into dry & mix until combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chunks.
  6. Press batter into prepared cake tins or form into cookie shapes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat.
  7. Bake for 18 minutes. Enjoy!

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How do you keep your foods ‘complete?’

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Snack

The most delicious, Healthy Banana Bread Bars

Remember to follow my Instagram @thekellydiet for more recipes not posted on my blog like this easy, ‘Raw Cucumber Avocado Pasta.’

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Now on to the recipe!

These healthy banana bread bars have a crispy crust & moist inside that are sure to please!

What makes this banana bread healthy? The main ingredients are oats, coconut flour, coconut oil & raw, local honey! These are all great sources of energy that are great before a workout. It is very satisfying as well. I had a slice before hot yoga today &, no joke, was still full 5 hrs later!

Coconut oil: 

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  1. Has a high smoke point, which prevents harmful carcinogens
  2. Kills your hunger, so you eat less without even trying
  3. Can increase your E expenditure, helping you burn more fat
  4. Prevents Sickness

Honey:

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  1. Aids in a healthy weight management
  2. Is a natural source of E
  3. Is an antioxidant powerhouse

*I use raw, local honey to ensure that my honey is not mixed with anything unnatural.

Crispy & Moist Banana Bread Bars

  • Servings: about 9 thick slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 c old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 c raw local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large ripe bananas

Additional:

  • 1/3 c non-dairy chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Spray a 9×9 size pan (or similar) with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  2. Add all your dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl & whisk to combine.
  3. Add all your wet ingredients a large bowl & mix until combined.
  4. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet & mix until just combined.
  5. Fold in your choc chips.
  6. Pour your batter into your pan & smooth with a spoon so that it is evenly distributed.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean & your edges & top are golden brown. Enjoy!

And adventure on 😉

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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!

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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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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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?!

Dessert · Snack

Chewy Ginger Buckeyes

Happy Holidays everyone!

 

There are so many reasons to love the holidays but of course my favorite part is the holiday baking 🙂 I celebrate Christmas so all things Ginger are welcome!

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I won’t be with my boyfriend during Christmas so I wanted to make some holiday treats for us ahead of time. This past weekend I made these Chewy Ginger Buckeyes & Whole Wheat Cinnamon Buns (both vegan of course!). I very much enjoyed both but was most in love with the buckeyes. With just a hint of molasses & ginger, these healthy treats were a Christmas delight for sure. My boyfriend liked the Cinnamon Buns better. I toasted them up a bit right before serving & they were perfect!

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With either of these treats you can’t go wrong. They are sure to bring some holiday joy to your house & anyone you share them with. Today I am going to share the Ginger Buckeye recipe with you. Follow my blog & instagram @thekellydiet so you know when my Cinnamon Buns recipe is posted later this week!

Chewy Ginger Buckeyes

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

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c garbanzo bean flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 2 T melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 c pure maple syrup
  • 1 T molasses
  • 2 dates, pitted & chopped into small pieces
Toppings:
  • Powdered peanut butter

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Whisk all your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk all your wet ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Pour your wet into your dry & mix until combined.
  5. Fold in your chopped dates.
  6. Take about 2-3 T of batter & roll into a ball with your hands.
  7. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat & bake for 8 – 10 minutes.
  8. Allow cookies to cool on a cooling rack.
  9. Prepare your powered peanut butter by mixing it with water according to directions. I use a bit more water than advised to make it drippy.
  10. Pour your drippy PB on top of the cookies. 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

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I hope everyone got in a Sunday nap this past weekend 🙂

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