Today is National Zucchini Bread Day!

zucchiniOkay, so yesterday I thought about posting a Bok Choy recipe but alas, that will have to wait, because today is National Zucchini Bread Day! Seems like the most appropriate recipe to post is my children’s favorite Zucchini Bread! It is moist, healthy and delicious. Tomorrow you will get the zucchini poem and soon, very soon, a recipe for Bok Choy.

And this watercolor painting of zucchini is my art for my book Poems on Fruits & Odes to Veggies.

Zucchini Bread


1 ½ C whole wheat flour

½ t baking soda

½ t baking powder

1 t cinnamon

½ t nutmeg

1 egg

1/3 C vegetable oil

1/3 C unsweetened applesauce

2 T fat free sour cream

¾ C light brown sugar

2 t vanilla extract

2 C grated zucchini


  1. Heat oven to 325 F.  Spray an 8 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.  Set aside.
  2. In large bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. In separate bowl, whisk together egg, oil, applesauce, sour cream, sugar and vanilla.
  4. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. Fold in grated zucchini then transfer to loaf pan.  Bake until risen, golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 60 to 70 minutes.
  6. Cool in pan for 30 min. then remove bread from pan and continue to cool on rack.
  7. ENJOY!

Acorn Squash Poem

squashSince we were talking about making acorn squash the other day…and since healthy eating starts with a poem…naturally it is time for me to post my Acorn Squash poem.  Drop this rhyme on your family the next time you make them acorn squash!  It is from my book Poems on Fruits & Odes to Veggies – Where Healthy Eating Starts With a Poem.


Acorn Squash 

The squirrel’s a brave and brazen sort

Who flies from tree to tree for sport

He hunts for acorns high and low

And saves them up for winter’s snow

When trees are bare, acorns no more

The squirrel comes up to my front door

As if to ask for food from me

“I took no acorns from your tree!”

For acorn’s not my favorite knosh

Unless it’s buttered acorn squash