HEALTHY ZUCCHINI BREAD


We always had a garden growing up - with sweet peas, zucchini, carrots, rhubarb...  I would pick fresh vegetables straight from the earth, wash them off under the spigot, and pop them in my mouth.  The zucchini was baked into bread, it seems almost daily.  I loved to bake bread!!  I don't remember who's recipe I used when I was little, but when my neighbor gifted me the hugest zucchini I've ever seen from her friends garden a few weeks ago, I went to my moms blog to search for a zucchini bread recipe.  


AND, IT'S A KEEPER!


I feel like it is so hard to find one that is a bit more healthy that is still sweet and moist.  And, this is it!  Zucchini is in season from June through August in most parts of the country so we're ending peak season.

BUT, IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET A FEW LOAVES IN!!


Zucchini Bread

Makes: 2 loaves

Ingredients:
3 eggs
1/2 c oil
1/2 c applesauce
1 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 c grated zucchini
2 1/2 c flour (I used 1 1/2 c unbleached all-purpose flour + 1 c whole wheat pastry flour)
1/2 c oatmeal
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c chopped walnuts or pecans

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 325.
2) Grease and flour 2 small loaf pans (4 1/2 x 8 1/2).
3) Beat eggs. Add oil, applesauce, sugar, vanilla, and zucchini. Mix together. Add dry ingredients.
4) Pour into loaf pans.
5) Bake for 1 hour (or until a flat toothpick inserted comes out clean). Note: I like to underbake my bread slightly so it is more moist.

ARMY GREEN AS A FALL NEUTRAL

I can't even count how many army green and camo pieces I have in my closet.  So many.  From soft pants to jackets to sweatshirts, they are my favorite go-to pieces.  I see army green, and even when it's in a printed camo, as a neutral.  It goes with virtually any color just like tan, grey, or black would.  


AND, IT'S EVEN MORE PERFECT IN THE FALL WHEN COLORS START TO GET MORE COZY AND MOODY.

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Army green can easily start to feel masculine.

WEARING A HEEL CAN INSTANTLY ADD SOME FEMININITY.




ADDING A TOUCH OF LACE (OR ANY SIMILAR FABRIC) CAN DO THE SAME THING.


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I LOVE A GOOD RIPPED JEAN WITH MY ARMY GREEN.






SOFT PANTS ARE JUST AS EFFORTLESS.



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ARMY GREEN IS EVEN COMPLETELY APPROPRIATE FOR WORK.






A more washed or worn army green or camo is the easiest to pair with other colors and prints vs. a really dark and/or defined camo print.  You can even embellish with embroidery or patches if you're feeling extra creative!  How do you like to wear your army green?