Headlines continually blast news that veggies harbor amazing health benefits, but the skimpy amounts in many processed foods and on dinner plates aren’t enough to offer much nutrition. By 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.