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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Dessert · Snack

Pumpkin Brownies (2 ways)

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Now for some brownies!

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I made two Pumpkin Brownie versions.

1) One is fluffier, lower in sugar and a good healthy option even for breakfast!

2)The other is fudgier and more dessert like.

Both are:

  • 100% vegan
  • Rich in nutrients from the pumpkin 
  • Filling
  • Protein & fiber packed
  • Delicious!

You can add chocolate chips or nuts to your batter. Top these baked brownies with nut butter or non-dairy whip cream. However you like your brownies, make them your own!

Breakfast Pumpkin Brownies

  • Servings: 9
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 1 c organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 T raw local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 c garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/4 c raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • dash himalayan salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray an 8×8 pan with olive oil spray & set aside.
  3. Add all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl & whisk
  4. Add your wet ingredients to a medium sized bowl & whisk.
  5. Pour your wet into dry & mix until combined.
  6. Pour batter into tin & bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool before removing from pan. I ate mine drizzled with almond butter for breakfast and as a snack. Enjoy!

The more dessert like brownies I used whole wheat flour. I finally found a whole wheat flour that has just as much protein & fiber as other coconut and garbanzo bean flours! It’s Prairie Gold Whole Wheat Flour. I found it at Sprouts. It can also be bought on Amazon.

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Fudgey Pumpkin Brownies

  • Servings: 18
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 1 15 oz can organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 c pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 c melted coconut oil
  • 1 c + 2 T whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 c raw cacao powder
  • 1 T pumpkin pie spice
  • dash himalayan salt
Additional:
  • non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray an 9×12 pan with olive oil spray & set aside.
  3. Add all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl & whisk
  4. Add your wet ingredients to a medium sized bowl & whisk.
  5. Pour your wet into dry & mix until combined.
  6. Pour batter into tin. Sprinkle the top with a small handful of chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool before removing from pan. I like them best eaten cold after refrigerated. Enjoy!

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Happy Sunday!

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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

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

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Now for some pie!

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You’re hungry. You don’t want to make something that requires 1,000 ingredients you don’t own. You want something sweet but not loaded with butter & sugar. It’s fall so, pumpkin is a must. Well…. here is the perfect solution!

This Crustless Pumpkin Pie is….

  • 100% vegan
  • Rich in nutrients from the pumpkin 
  • Lower in sugar than regular pie
  • Sweet
  • Filling
  • Contains flax which is good for your hair & skin
  • Delicious!

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

  • Servings: 45
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 c organic coconut sugar (I used Now Foods Official)
  • 1/2 c plain, non-dairy greek yogurt (I used Ripple.)
  • 3 T ground flax
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Toppings:
  • Dairy- free whipped cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray a pie tin or 3 small tart tins (bottom & sides) with olive oil spray & set aside.
  3. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl & whisk until combined.
  4. Pour into tin & bake for 35-40 minutes.
  5. When done baking, place pie in freezer for 20 minutes before removing from tin.
  6. Top with non-dairy whip cream. I suggest keeping any leftovers covered & refrigerated. Enjoy!

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Happy Baking 🙂

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Snack

Gingerbread Protein Bars

Hello Hello!!!

First, don’t forget to follow my Instagram @thekellydiet for more recipes that are not on the blog. Like this ‘Chickpea PB Batter!’ 

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And now… no it’s not Christmas season yet, but hey gingerbread is delicious so why limit when you can eat it?!

These Gingerbread Protein bars are…

  • Energizing
  • Metabolism boosting
  • Filling
  • Low in sugar
  • Delicious

They’re kind of like the Cliff Gingerbread bars but way softer, yummier & healthier 🙂

Gingerbread Protein bars

  • Servings: 9 bars
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 c blackstrap molasses

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 c organic rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 2 T ground flax
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • pinch of pink himalayan salt

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Spray an 8X8 with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  2. Add your bananas to large mixing bowl & mash with a fork. Add in the rest of your wet ingredient & mix until combined
  3. Add your dry ingredients to the bowl & whisk until combined
  4. Pour batter into your pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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#FlannelSeason

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Lunch / Dinner

Vegan Roasted Pumpkin Soup

I’ve taken the easy way out to make pumpkin soups before by using canned pumpkin puree. While it was indeed easier & saved time, the taste was not there. Roasting a pumpkin makes all the difference! Trust me, the extra 40 minutes to roast your pumpkin is going to be worth it in the end!

People like different kinds of soups. Some like their soups liquidy thin. Some like them chunky with lots of texture. I like my soup thick & creamy! My favorite soups are sweet potato, pumpkin & carrot because it’s so easy to get that thick & creamy texture. If that’s not your style & you are looking for a thinner soup simply add a little more veggie broth or almond milk at a time to this recipe until you reach your desired consistency.

I like this soup because it’s vegan, creamy & tasty without having to use coconut milk like most recipes would.

Pumpkins are packed with vitamins!

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So let’s get to the recipe 🙂

Vegan Roasted Pumpkin Soup

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 small Pie Pumpkin
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red apple, de-seeded & chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • 3/4 c veggie broth
  • 1/2 c Almond Dream Pumpkin Spice milk, or regular almond milk or more veggie broth
  • 2 tsp ginger

Additional:

  • Goji Berries
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil or a silpat.
  2. Cut your pumpkin half lengthways, scoop out the seeds & scrape the sides. Then slice each half again to make quarters. Place pumpkin slices cut-side up on your baking sheet. Add the chopped onion on top & bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Once done remove from the oven, flip your pumpkin slices cut-side down & add your apple slice & chopped carrot to the sheet. Sprinkle it all with your garlic powder & salt & bake for another 20 minutes.img_4597
  4. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh of the pumpkin (discarding the skin) & transfer the flesh along with all other ingredients on the pan to a food processor. Add your veggie broth, pumpkin spice almond milk & ginger to the processor & process until smooth & creamy.
  5. Transfer mixture to a bowl, top with pumpkin seeds & goji berries if desired. Serve warm. Soup will keep in a container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Enjoy!

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I’m in love with this soup & so was my dog 🙂 How would you adjust the recipe to your unique taste?!

Breakfast · Dessert · Snack

Nutritious Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Shhh, i’ve got a secret…

Do you like pie?

Do you try/want to eat clean?

Do you wish desserts could be low in fat.

Do you want a dessert to be so healthy that you could eat it for breakfast or as a post-workout snack, while still remaining delicious?!?!?!

Well…. here you go 🙂

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Nutritious Vegan Pumpkin Pie

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

CRUST:

  • 1 1/2 c rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/3 c cornmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 c unsweetened apple sauce

Filling:

  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of himalayan salt
  • 2 T coconut flour or cornstarch

Toppings:

  • 1/4 c unsweetened raw shredded coconut flakes (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Spray a pie tin with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  3. In a blender or food processor add all of your crust ingredients & blend until combined. (Depending on the quality of your blender, you may need to transfer batter to a bowl & knead with your hands to get it fully combined & mixed well).
  4. Using your hands, spread & flatten your crust batter into your pie tin. Once formed to the pan use a fork to stab the crust a few times so that bubbles do not form while baking. Set aside.
  5. In your clean blender or food processor add all of your filling ingredients. Blend until combined.
  6. Pour your filling on top of you crust & smooth with a spoon. Sprinkle with coconut flakes if desire.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes are up cover the pie with aluminum foil & bake for another 30 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool before serving. I topped mine with coconut yogurt and cacao nibs. Enjoy!

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Who will you share your pie with?!