Dessert · Snack

Maple Sweet Potato Bread

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like these ‘Peppermint Hot Cocoa Overnight Oats!’

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This healthy sweet potato bread is so delicious that I have a hard time not finishing the whole thing myself!

What makes this bread healthy? It’s made of fiber-filled, protein-packed and energizing ingredients!

Not to mention it’s super easy to make šŸ™‚

I’m going to give you 2 options in the recipe. One will reduce the amount of oil and syrup used to make it even healthier. If you are looking for more of that dessert bread leave the original amount.

Let’s get baking!

Maple Sweet Potato Bread

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

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 c organic whole wheat flour (find one high in fiber & protein)
  • 1 c organic old fashioned or rolled oats
  • 1/3 c organic unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3T coconut flour
  • 1/2 T cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 c organic sweet potato puree
  • 1/2 c melted coconut oil ORĀ 1/4 c melted coconut oil + 1/4 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 c pure maple syrup ORĀ 1/4 c pure maple syrup + 1/4 c natural apple sauce

Additional:

  • 1/3 c white chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 395F. Spray a loaf pan 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 white choc chips.
  6. Pour your batter into your loaf pan & smooth with a spoon so that it is evenly distributed.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!

If you’re on Instagram & make this recipe tag @thekellydiet & #thekellydiet so I can share!

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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 pumpkinĀ 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 orĀ  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.

If you make this recipe, snap a pic & hashtag it #thekellydiet @thekellydiet- I love seeing your creations on Instagram, PinterestĀ & Facebook! See the source image

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 šŸ™‚

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 šŸ™‚

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 šŸ™‚

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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!

TheseĀ 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:Ā 

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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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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

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 šŸ˜‰

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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 šŸ™‚ 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!

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I hope everyone got in a Sunday nap this past weekend šŸ™‚

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Lunch / Dinner

Tropical Buddha Bowl

2 new foods for me this year are: Jicama & Jackfruit.

Jicama is a root vegetable that is a great source of fiber & vitamin C. You can eat it raw, sautƩ it, or bake it into fries.

Jackfruit is a fruit than can grow up to 100 lbs! It is a rich source of vitamin, minerals, phytonutrients, carbohydrate, electrolytes, fiber, fat and protein. You can eat it raw or cook it.

I have fallen in love with both!

For this Tropical Buddha bowl I made jackfruit fries & cooked up some of Upton’s Naturals Sweet & Smoky Jackfruit.

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Sweet and Smoky JackfruitThis bowl is well sweet & smoky šŸ™‚ , tangy & refreshing!

 

Tropical Buddha Bowl

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

Ingredients

Jicama Fries:
  • 1 jicama
  • 1 T melted coconut oil
  • 2 tsp seasoning of choice (I used FlavorGod’s fiesta sweet & tangy seasoning)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Bowl Ingredients:
  • 1 box Upton’s Naturals Sweet & Smoky Jackfruit
  • 1/2 head caulifower
  • 2 handfuls kale/ spinach
  • Pomegranate seeds
Tropical Dressing:
  • 1 1/2 c chopped mango, pineapple & strawberry combo (I used a pre-choppedĀ organicĀ frozen bag.)
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
  • The juice from 1 lime

Directions

Jicama Fries:
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. Peel jicama & cut into fries.
  3. Place them onto a baking sheet. Pour the melted coconut oil over the fries, sprinkle on your seasoning & mix. Make sure all fries are laying next to each other on the sheet & not on top of one another.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, flip, & bake another 20-25 minutes or until crispy.
Bowl:
  1. Chop half of your cauliflower head into florets.
  2. Place on a baking sheet, add any seasonings or healthy oils you like & roast for about 30 minutes or until slightly browned.
  3. Heat your package of jicama on a pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cook until hot throughout.
Tropical Dressing:
  1. Add all of your tropical dressing ingredients to a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until combined.
Assemble:
  1. Distribute your greens, fries, jackfruitĀ & cauliflower among 2 plates.
  2. Drizzle on your dressing.
  3. Top with pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!

Check out my Instagram @thekellydiet for even more unique plant-basedĀ recipes!

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