By: Text: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Seeing isn’t always believing. Those shredded carrots or zucchini visible in prepared muffins and tea breads amounts to about 2 tablespoons per slice. That’s nothing to celebrate considering that’s about 1/4 a vegetable serving in a high-fat, high-calorie pastry package. A better bet is to make your own veggie-packaged treat, like these Carrot Cake Pancakes or a classic Zucchini Bread. The vegetable serving isn’t huge, but making it yourself ensures you use heart-healthier fats like canola oil.