Posts tagged zucchini
Zucchini Oat Mini Muffins

We usually eat dinner early in our house, and tonight was an exceptionally early dinner. You know those days… when you just can’t wait until bedtime. The trouble was, after dinner we had some time to spare. The kiddos were playing nicely together, so I decided to whip up this batch of easy muffins - they include one of my favorite vegetables, zucchini, and some fruit, banana, which acts as the sweetener. I added in a little almond flour for a boost of nutrition and you have a winning snack all around!

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My 'not so hidden veggie sauce' (and why that's important).

I wanted to create a pasta sauce full of veggies.  My kids love pasta, so I thought, as I am sure many of you have, what a great way to make a sauce to get more veggies in their little tummies!  When I started looking for recipes on Pinterest, most of the recipes I came across were called something along the lines of "hidden veggie pasta sauce" or "trick your child into eating vegetables".  This was exactly the opposite of what I wanted.

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Two for one: Zucchini Oat Muffins and Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This recipe makes two delicious and nutritious snacks, and is so easy.  I made everything in the blender (easy cleanup!) and used half the batter for the zucchini muffins, added some unsweetened cocoa powder and the rest of the batter was transformed into chocolate zucchini bread.  The added hemp seeds and teff give this recipe an awesome nutritional boost.

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