Dessert

Healthier Brookies

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Cayenne Mango Smoothie’!

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But how about some Brookies!

These yummy brookies are:

  • healthier than your normal cookie
  • plant-based
  • high in protein & fiber
  • chocolatey
  • sweet
  • filling

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Healthier Brookies

  • Servings: 9 Brookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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credit: @thekellydiet

Ingredients

Base Ingredients:
  • 1 c organic oats
  • 1/2 c organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c raw, local honey
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops (46g) peanut butter protein powder (I used Orgain)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Top Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 c oats
  • 3 T organic coconut sugar (I used Now Foods)
  • 3 T cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray 9 muffin holes with olive oil spray & set aside.
  3. Add all base ingredients to a food processor. Process until combined & distribute among your muffin tins.img_6696
  4. Add all top ingredients to your food processor. Process until combined & distribute among your muffin tins on top of your base.img_6699
  5. Bake for 18 minutes. Cool and drizzle with nut butter. Enjoy!img_6714

 

Happy Winter!

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Snack

Chickpea Pumpkin Bites

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Fit Honey Crumble’!

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Now onto some Chickpea Bites!

These yummy snacks are:

  • healthy
  • vegan
  • low in sugar
  • high in protein & fiber
  • moist
  • slightly sweet
  • filling

Chickpea Pumpkin Bites

  • Servings: 10 muffin size bites
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

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Ingredients:
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained & rinsed)
  • 1/2 c organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c rolled oats
  • 1/4 c organic coconut sugar
  • non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray 10 muffin holes with olive oil spray & set aside.
  3. Add the first 3 ingredients to a food processor. Process until chickpeas are broken down and smooth.
  4. Add the next 3 ingredients to the food processor. Process until combined.
  5. Add the next 3 ingredients to the food processor. Process until combined.
  6. Fold in your chocolate chips.
  7. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute batter among your 10 muffins holes.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Best eaten after chilled in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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Happy Saturday!

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diy

Exfoliating Lavender Soap

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

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And for something a little different from the normal Kelly Diet post… we are making soap!

With only 4 items you can make natural soap for yourself or as a crafty Christmas present!

For this soap you will need:

  1. Oatmeal Soap Base
    • relieves itchy skin
    • natural acne treatment
    • reduces wrinkles
    • radiates skin
  2. Lavender Oil
    • anti-inflammatory
    • detoxifies
    • heals
    • calms
  3. Dried Lavender Flowers
    • exfoliating
  4. Soap Molds

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I love the calming effects of lavender. Adding it to a relaxing shower or bath makes it even better!

So make this soap for yourself or spread the love by sharing with others šŸ™‚

Exfoliating Lavender Soap

  • Servings: 10 (9.2x8.9x2 in.) soap bars
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

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  • Soap molds (I bought a 2 pack silicone soap mold- 9.2X8.9X2 in)
  • Organic Dried Lavender Flowers
  • 2 lb oatmeal soap base
  • Lavender essential oil

*I bought all my products off of Amazon Prime

Directions

  1. Cut your oatmeal soap base into squares and add to a large pot.img_6210
  2. Place your pot on the stove and bring to medium heat. Cover and wait for soap to melt completely, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once your soap is liquid add in about 30 drops of lavender essential oil. Stir.
  4. Add in 1 to 2 handfuls of dried lavender flowers and stir again. (Your flowers will float to the top.)img_6211
  5. Pour and distribute the mix into your soap molds.
  6. Freeze for about 30 minutes or until hardened throughout.
  7. Remove from molds and voila you made soap!

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Happy Holidays!

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Dessert

Gingerbread Cookies

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Cauliflower Oatmeal Bowl’!

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Now for some Christmas Cookies!

You don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in holiday cookies if you make these Gingerbread Cookies!

They are:

  • healthy
  • vegan
  • sweetened only with blackstrap molasses
  • no oils used

Gingerbread Cookies

  • Servings: 13 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

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Dry Ingredients:
  • 2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 c coconut flour
  • 1 T ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp himalayan salt
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 c non-dairy milk
  • 2/3 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/3 c blackstrap molasses

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silpat & set aside.
  3. In a large bowl add & whisk all dry ingredients.
  4. Add in your wet ingredients & mix until combined.
  5. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute batter among your silpat. Lightly press down each scoop of batter with your palm to form into a flatter cookie shape. Add a hershey kiss if desired.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes (depending on how soft or crispy you like them.) Enjoy!

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Happy Holidays!

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Snack

Pumpkin Persimmon Cornbread

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! LikeĀ  all of these delicious treats:)

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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 thisĀ  bread with some homemade soup for a delicious warm meal šŸ™‚

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 groundĀ 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!

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

I hope everyone enjoyed 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 donutsĀ are made with Orgain’s new plant-basedĀ 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 pronutsĀ 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 šŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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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 weekend!

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Snack

An Elf’s protein bite

Before I share this yummy recipe with you, I want to remind you to follow my Instagram @thekellydiet for more recipes that may not be posted on the blog- like these ones below!

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In addition you can follow my blog to be notified when new recipes are up!

Okay onto the bites!

Of course an Elf would snack on these! Have you seen an elf? I don’t think they follow Santa’s diet. These bites are perfect for their busy toy building days. Quick & easy to make & a perfect snack to grab in a hurry.

These bites are made with only 8 ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. This recipe also doesn’t require any baking!

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My latest favorite baking hack is to replace 1/4 of your flour or grain with pea protein – which I did in these bites. If you don’t have any pea protein on hand simply replace with 1/4 c more oats.

You might be confused why baking soda is included in this recipe since these are ‘no-bakes.’ Baking soda is great for stomach pain, which during the holidays, you might have šŸ™‚ It is a neutralizing remedy helping to calm your stomach. You can chose to omit this ingredient if desired.

Alright, I know everyone is in a hurry during the holidays so let’s get to the recipe!

An Elf's Protein Bite

  • Servings: about 15 bites
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 c quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 c pea protein
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c pure maple syrup

Directions

  1. Add the first 4 ingredients to a medium size bowl & mix.
  2. Add in your dried cranberries & pumpkin seeds & mix again.
  3. Next, add in your pumpkin puree & pour in your maple syrup. Stir with a fork & then use your hands to fold & mix until everything is combined.
  4. Lastly, grab a small handful of batter & roll into 1 in. balls. Eat immediately or store in an air tight container in the fridge. Enjoy & happy holidays!

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

And a happy holidays from this big eared elf:)

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