Life with MS & EDS

July 22, 2009

Making Veggies Unhealthy

Filed under: Uncategorized — by mseds @ 9:39 pm

Summertime usually brings healthier eating around here.  We have a garden out back that my husband does 99% of the work on (the girls may have thrown in a few seeds or picked a veggie or two over the years and I just get to enjoy what comes out of it when the groundhogs don’t get to things first!)  We also belong to a fantastic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) organic farm just minutes from here.  Between the two, we end up with a lot of veggies and fruit.

We had a ton of zucchini and one of my favorite things to do with this healthy veggie is to make it completely NOT healthy.  Tonight I grated up 8 cups worth of it (with some help from my husband) and made a ton of zucchini bread.  I made 4 batches of it (which ended up being 6 regular size loaf pans and 7 mini loaf pans) and it took about 2 hours to get together, not counting baking time in the smallest oven known to Sears.  It’s amazing I got it all into the oven.  I had help with that part, too.

So, in another hour or so I’ll have a ton of homemade zucchini bread that can be frozen for future use.  Here’s the recipe if anyone is interested in giving it a try.  It’s my friend’s mother’s recipe, altered slightly.  Don’t even thing about calculating the Weight Watchers Points for this one.  It’s not pretty!

Jen’s Mom’s Zucchini Bread


3 cups sifted flour

1.5 tsp ginger or ground cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

3 eggs

2 cups sugar

1 cup cooking oil

2 cups grated unpeeled zucchini (remove any large seeds)

1 cup chopped nuts (suggestion: ½ cup pecans and ½ cup walnuts)

½ cup chocolate chips (optional)

What to do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine all dry ingredients

Combine all wet ingredients (including sugar)

Add the dry to the wet

Combine and pour into loaf pans (approx 2 8×4 pans)

Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 min. or until toothpick inserted into center comes out dry


1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the recipe! I am going to try it sometime 🙂

    Comment by Ina — August 2, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

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