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Tuesday, May 31 2016

Take advantage of fresh, in-season produce and enjoy these healthy dessert recipes at your next barbecue, block party, or casual summer dinner. Plus, these summer desserts are so delicious and satisfying that you won't even notice they're lower in fat and calories!


1 1/2 - cups all-purpose flour
1 - teaspoon baking powder
1/2 - teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 - teaspoon baking soda
2 - eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 - cups shredded carrot
1 - medium zucchini, shredded (1 cup)
3/4 - cup packed brown sugar
1/2 - cup raisins
1/2 - cup chopped walnuts
1/2 - cup cooking oil
1/4 - cup honey
1 - teaspoon vanilla
1 - recipe Citrus-Cream Cheese Frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, ginger, and baking soda. In another large bowl stir together eggs, carrot, zucchini, brown sugar, raisins, walnuts, oil, honey, and vanilla. Add carrot mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Spread batter into an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Bake about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Frost with Citrus-Cream Cheese Frosting. Cut into bars.
Makes 36 bars.
Citrus-Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
cup powdered sugar
teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel or orange peel (optional)
In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. If desired, stir in lemon or orange peel.
Nutrition Facts (Carrot and Zucchini Bars)
Per serving: 125 kcal cal., 7 g fat (2 g sat. fat, 3 g polyunsaturated fat, 2 g monounsatured fat), 19 mg chol., 44 mg sodium, 16 g carb., 1 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 2 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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