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Pumpkin & Zucchini Together?

Last night was a ‘night off’ from the barn, and although part of me would have loved to go to my parents to run on their treadmill, I headed straight home. (bad Laura!)  I had a good excuse though!  I’m working on producing some more product to re-launch my Etsy shop in time for the holiday season.  I will not say anymore right now as I want it to be a surprise on reveal day. 😉

Supper last night was something quick, simple but delish.

Baked tilapia alongside some sautéed zucchini and tomatoes.

I felt like making some sort of baked good last night too and though since I had the time, why not create a little something new!

I still had some canned pumpkin in the fridge that needed to be eaten, along with 1 medium sized zucchini so I figured I’d just through them together along with some other ingredients and hope for the best!  Well it worked!

Meet my HEALTHY….

Pumpkin & Zucchini Bites

What you need:

  • 3/4 C canned pumpkin
  • 1 medium-sized zucchini, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 tsp chia seeds

What to do:

– In a large bowl mix together your pumpkin, zucchini, egg, vanilla and sugar.

– In a medium bowl mix together your flours, baking powder, oats, spices and chia seeds.

– Now add your dry mixture into your wet and stir until combined……… and if you have a chocoholic significant other like me, add some chocolate chips to half of this mixture 😉

– Spoon bite sized spoonfuls (or a little bigger bites if you are like me) onto a parchment covered cookie sheet (this allows for no sticking and no need for any sort of grease)

– Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes

I am SO glad these bites turned out!  I used absolutely NO oil OR butter in this recipe – NO salt either!  The are not very sweet, but just sweet enough – and actually made an amazing addition to my oatmeal this morning. 🙂  Just for fun I went and got the nutrition date for 1 serving of these.  1 serving = 2 bites.

Click here to check it out

Check out what else Nutrition Data has to say about these bites:

The good: This food is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Manganese.

Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/recipe/1853220/2#ixzz150PQ3RrD

At this rate, my favourite Christmas treat recipes just might turn a little towards the healthy side! *gasp* 😀

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