More Zucchini? Heck Yeah! It’s the wonder vegetable!

I love Oatmeal.   ❤ 😛

I love the taste, texture, nutritional value.  That being said, Oat Bran is totally my dirty mistress!  Almost identical nutritionally (a little more protein tho), but smoother and creamier and nuttier.  MMMMmmmm.  My recent breakfast obsession seeing as I’m out of pumpkin:

Protien Packed Oat Bran

1 c Water

1/3 c Oat Bran

1/3 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder ( I use Syntha6 Vanilla Milkshake)

2 Egg Whites

Cinnamon

1 tsp each Raisins and Slivered Almonds

Bring the water to a slow boil and add oats, stir immediately and continuously for about 30-40 seconds.  Add in egg whites one at a time whisking each one as you add them.  Cook about a minute.  Add in powder and cinnamon (if you like it sweeter – add in some sweetener here) and shut off the heat.  Stir well, top with raisins and almonds.

Nutritional Info 

Fat: 5.3g
Carbohydrates: 30.1g
Calories:266.0
Protein: 25.7g

Ran over to the BFF’s this morning for some quick yoga and back home to feed lunch to the munchkins.  Once Bugga went down for a nap, Peyton and I got cracking!

Reese’s brithday  is tomorrow 🙂 so we are making ZUCCHINI BROWNIES and SPICED ZUCCHINI MUFFINS!!!!

 

Zucchini Brownies

 

1/4 c Applesauce, unsweetened

1 tbsp Canola Oil

1tsp Vanilla Extract

1.25c Zucchini, shredded (do not drain the liquid)

1C Whole Wheat Flour

1/2 c Granulated Sugar

1/4 c Brown Sugar, unpacked

1/4 c Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened

3/4 tsp Baking Soda

pinch Salt

1tbsp Mini Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix oil, applesauce, sugars and vanilla in a small bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips.  Stir wet into dry and fold in zucchini.  Pour into a prepared 8×8 or 9×9 pan and bake 25-30 minutes. 

9 Servings    

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 139.9
  Total Fat 2.6 g
      Saturated Fat 0.6 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
  Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  Sodium 125.4 mg
  Potassium 140.7 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 30.7 g
      Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
      Sugars 18.7 g
  Protein 2.5 g

  

Spiced Zucchini Muffins 

 

3 Egg Whites 

1/3 c Canola Oil 

1/2 c Applesauce 

3 tsp Vanilla 

1 c Granulated Sugar 

1c Granulated Brown Sugar 

2 c Shredded Zucchini 

2 c Wheat Flour 

1 c Oats 

dash Salt 

1 tsp Baking Powder 

1/4 tsp Baking Soda 

1 tbsp  EACH Cinnamon and Pumpkin Pie Spice (or to taste) 

Preheat Oven to 350. 

In a large bowl beat together eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar.  Fold in zucchini.  Beat in flour, oats, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.   Scoop into prepared muffin tin and bake for 20-22 minutes.   

18 Servings    

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 157.2
  Total Fat 4.6 g
      Saturated Fat 0.4 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
  Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  Sodium 62.8 mg
  Potassium 19.2 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 20.3 g
      Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
      Sugars 14.5 g
  Protein 3.3 g

 

I have a couple of appointments before kickboxing tonight and I am officially a mess, so gotta go make my self presentable!  Have a great day!!

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