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Don't you just love zucchini? It's such a versatile vegetable. Neither of my boys will eat zucchini on its own, and they've even taken to picking it out of pasta and other dishes, so I've had to get a little sneakier with it. Luckily, it's pretty easy to do. Here are a few recipes I made last week to use up several zucchini I picked up at the market. My boys ate a bunch of the green stuff!
Zucchini, Banana, and Flax Seed Muffins - My big boy helped me make these. He loves peeling and smashing bananas, and measuring out all the ingredients. We subbed in a little whole wheat flour to make them even healthier, and I increased the banana as well. These were so tasty, and we enjoyed them for breakfast. My little boy could not get enough of them.
Spaghetti and Meatballs - This is my old standby meatball recipe, but I now only use 1/2 lb turkey, along with grated zucchini and/or carrot. I only used zucchini this time, so they were a bit green, but once they were covered in sauce, nobody was the wiser. They went down just as fast (and made just as big a mess) as they always do.
Goat Cheese and Roasted Corn Quesadillas - My boys love these quesadillas, so I thought I'd take a chance by dicing up some zucchini and cooking it along with the corn. It worked, and they were really good too!