Lunch / Dinner

Spring Rolls with a Pea Basil dipping sauce

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Now let’s eat the rainbow!

These rolls are:

  • Customizable – swap out any fruit or veggies for what you like
  • Colorful 
  • Raw
  • Full of nutrients, protein and fiber
  • Paired with a healthy & oil-free dipping sauce
  • Delicious

Spring Rolls with a Pea Basil dipping sauce

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

Ingredients

Step 1: Along with rice paper, pick your raw veggies & fruit! I used:

  • Shredded cabbage
  • yellow pepper
  • tomato
  • avocado
  • mushrooms
  • clementines
  • basil

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Step 2: Pea Basil Dipping Sauce

  • 1 can peas, rinsed
  • 1/4 c vegetable broth
  • large handful basil leaves, stem removed
  • 2 T nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder img_7187

Directions

Step 1: Spring Rolls

  1. Take one rice paper at a time. Soak in warm water for 5-10 seconds.
  2. Lay sticky rice paper on a flat surface. Add in your veggies & roll to close.spring-rolls

Step 2: Pea Basil Dipping Sauce

  1. Add all dipping sauce ingredients to a food processor.
  2. Process until smooth and combined. img_7186
  3. Serve sauce along side your spring rolls in a dipping bowl. Enjoy!

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Happy eating 🙂

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Lunch / Dinner

Slow-cooker, Sweet Potato Soup

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Now for some soup!

Ooooo do I love a creamy soup! Especially one that’s delicious and creamy without having to add an unhealthy cream. This soup even has cauliflower sneaked it and it doesn’t affect the taste.

This soup is:

  • So easy to make. Thank you whoever invented the slow cooker.
  • Colorful (no filters here!)
  • Full of vitamins
  • Creamy
  • Full of flavor
  • Delicious
  • Filling

Toppings I like on this soup are goji berries, white mulberries, and tortilla chips 🙂

Slow cooker, Sweet Potato Soup

  • Servings: 2 big bowls, 4 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, scrubbed & chopped
  • 2 c veggie broth
  • 1 c cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 T ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamonimg_6768

Directions

  1. Add all of  your ingredients to a crockpot/ slow-cooker.
  2. Stir & cook on high heat for 4 hours, or low for 8.
  3. After this time, everything should be soft. Use an immersion blender or transfer to food processor or blender. Blend until smooth & creamy.
  4. Serve garnished with any desired toppings. Enjoy!

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Night everyone:)

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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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Lunch / Dinner

Slow-cooker, Butternut Squash Apple Soup

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Now for some soup!

Friends,  I loveeee this recipe. Now let me tell you why!

It is:

  • So easy to make. Thank you whoever invented the slow cooker.
  • Colorful (no filters here!)
  • Full of vitamins
  • Creamy
  • Full of flavor
  • Delicious
  • Calming

Toppings I like on this soup are pomegranate seeds, diced avocado and homemade baked tortilla chips.

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Butternut Squash, Apple Soup

  • Servings: 2 bowls, 4 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/3 red onion
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 2-3 c vegetable broth

Directions

  1. Peel and remove any seeds from your butternut squash. Chop and add to your crockpot/ slow-cooker.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to your pot.
  3. Mix & cook on high heat for 4 hours, or low for 8.
  4. After this time, everything should be soft. Use an immersion blender or transfer to food processor or blender. Blend until smooth & creamy.
  5. Top with desired toppings. 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

Night everyone:)

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Lunch / Dinner

Roasted Asparagus, Split Pea Soup

This soup is an easy twist on my Slow- Cooker, Coconut Split Pea Soup!

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Why Split Peas?!

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Why this soup?! It is…

  • Creamy
  • Full of flavor
  • Unique
  • Very filling
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Easy to make
  • Clean
  • Simply delicious

If you love creamy soup, step right up! 

Roasted Asparagus, Split Pea Soup

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb (2 cups) green split peas, rinsed & sorted
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 c vegetable broth + more to reach desired consistency
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt

Additional:

  • 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 8 thick or 15 thin asparagus stalk
  • 2 limes

Directions

  1. Add all of your ingredients, except for the mint leaves, asparagus & lime to a crockpot.
  2. Stir, cover & cook on low heat for 8 hours or high heat for 4 hours.
  3. When your crockpot is about done. Preheat your oven to 425F. Roast your asparagus for 15 minutes on a baking sheet lined with a silpat.
  4. When soup is done & asparagus is roasted, transfer both to a food processor or high speed blender, such as a Vitamix. Add in the mint leaves & squeeze in your limes. Blend until smooth. Add more vegetable broth & blend if wanting a creamier consistency.
  5. Serve hot. Enjoy!

*If you were wondering what my side is, it’s Jicama Fries! Simply Bake jicama in a little white wine vinegar, turmeric & sugar-free taco seasoning!

Have a great night guys!

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Lunch / Dinner

Slow-cooker, Creamy Sweet Potato Ginger Soup

Hello friends!

Ah, I love this recipe. I have made it a few times. You can make this recipe with regular sweet potatoes or purple ones for different vitamins & a fun color!

This soup is easy to make, creamy, delicious & healthy. What makes it even more fun are toppings!

Try topping this soup with seasoned & roasted chickpeas & diced avocado…

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OR homemade baked tortilla chips!

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Slow-cooker, Creamy Sweet Potato Ginger Soup

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed & chopped (leaving the skin on)
  • 1 red apple, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 c vegetable broth
  • 1/2 T ground ginger
  • 1 tsp pink himalayan salt

Directions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a slow-cooker.
  2. Mix & cook on high heat for 4 hours, or low for 8.
  3. When the sweet potato is soft, use an immersion blender or transfer in batches to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth & creamy.
  4. Top with desired toppings like homemade tortilla chips, roasted chickpeas or diced avocado. Enjoy!

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And some eskimo kisses for my sweet potato lover 🙂

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Lunch / Dinner

Tomato Basil, Beet Power Lunch Bowl

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And now let’s talk about a little beet power! I don’t know about you but I do not like going more than a few days without eating beets.

Thanks to their unique source of phytonutrients called betalains, beets provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support.

Beets play an important role in health, but don’t forget about their greens!

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Beet Greens supply good amounts of protein, phosphorus, & zinc. They are also a great source of fiber. Packed with antioxidants, they’re high in vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, & manganese.

So clearly this recipe contains beets & beet greens 🙂 But, what gives this lunch bowl it’s awesome flavor is Tomato Basil Soup. My new favorite thing is to cook my quinoa in organic Tomato Basil Soup instead of veggie broth or water. It is so flavorful & easy to do.

This bowl is full of flavor & vitamins & only requires 5 ingredients! *4 if you count the beets & beet greens as one 🙂

Tomato Basil, Beet Power Lunch Bowl

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • 1 small beet
  • 1 box organic Tomato Basil Soup
  • 1/2 to 1 C quinoa
  • Handful of beet greens, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375F.
  2. Cut your spaghetti squash in half, de-seed & bake for 50 minutes.
  3. Cut the greens off your beet. Scrub the outside with a clean veggie scrubber. Wrap your beet in foil & bake for 50 minutes.
  4. While that is cooking, add your soup & quinoa to a medium size pot. Bring heat to a simmer until quinoa is fluffy.
  5. When your squash is done baking, scrape the insides out with a fork & add to your pot.
  6. Chop you beet into small cubes & add to your pot.
  7. Add in your greens & stir everything together.
  8. Serve warm 🙂

*This recipe is a great food prep for a few days of lunch.

**You can also make this in the crockpot. Just add your quinoa, soup, baked squash, chopped beet, & greens to a slow-cooker. Cook on high heat for about 2 1/2 hrs. Enjoy!

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And remember to share your beets with your furry friends 🙂

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