eat-in.. ALMOST DONE! (and the best zucchini bread recipe)

so how was your week? did you jump on the eating in challenge, or did you sort of semi commit and then totally give up?

i was SO on it all week until friday night. a couple of friends came into town to see harry potter (woooo!!!!! HP7!!!!) and they were stoked to try some delicious SF food.

since we LOVED nopa a couple of weeks ago, my friends and i decided to head to nopalito .

hi there ladies!

it was pretty delicious.. but not even close to the foodgasm that was nopa.

so far, i’ve really liked preparing meals and making sure i have enough food with me throughout the day. i’ve spent way less money this week on food than i normally do, and i don’t feel like i’ve had any less fun. i still got to be social, see my friends, and have a good time, but instead of focusing my social gatherings on going out, i worked out with friends, made homemade dinner, or got coffee (that one was ok.. much cheaper and healthier than a whole meal out!)

did you participate in the challenge? what did you think the hardest part of it was? do you think you’ll continue to bring your lunch to work?

part of my challenge for myself was to have at least ONE completely original recipe that wasn’t based off of one i found on the many blogs i read daily… and here it is!

the BEST zucchini bread

tastes even better than it looks.

preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8×8 pan or 2 small loaf pans

ingredients:

-1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (not pastry)

-1/4 tsp salt

-1 1/2 tsp baking powder

-1 tsp baking soda

– 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (and more cinnamon added if you love cinnamon like i do)

-1/2 cup almond butter (i used homemade)

-1/2 cup applesauce

-1/2 cup soy or almond milk

-1/4 cup honey (1/2 cup if you like your bread sweeter, and reduce milk to 1/3 cup)

-1 medium zucchini, grated (about 1 1/4 cup)

mix dry together, then add wet. bake for about 40 minutes or until toothpick ( or knife.. who has toothpicks lying around?) comes out clean.

trust me.. this stuff is good. it’s subtly sweet from the honey and applesauce, but hearty enough to be a legit snack. AND its whole wheat, has veggies in it, no refined sugar, and the only fat comes from almond butter (which is good for you anyways!)

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4 thoughts on “eat-in.. ALMOST DONE! (and the best zucchini bread recipe)

    • Yes! You have to try this recipe.. So good I had to give half of it away and freeze the other half so I wouldnt eat it all in one day! Thanks for checking it out 🙂 let me know how yours turns out!

  1. Still in love with your blog Gillian. But if I may make a suggestion. Have a section for all your recipes in the sidebar. I wanted to make those granola bars you had on here quite some time ago and it took me forever to find the recipe! You have such good ones and it would sure make my life easier. Love you!!!

    • sensi! that is amazing feedback.. i am in the process of figuring out how to set that up, but i totally agree.. would make life much easier!!! did you make the bars? how did they turn out???

      miss you! so glad you keep reading 🙂

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