Golden Harvest Cake

This recipe comes from a classroom parent.  She made it for me as a gift for Teacher Appreciation Week.  It was delicious!  It didn’t even last a whole week in my house and my husband didn’t get a slice.  Yup – I ate the whole thing.  It’s chock full of fruits and veggies which is a great way to sneak in some extra servings of veggies into your children’s diet without them knowing.  Enjoy!

Golden Harvest Cake
Makes 1 Loaf (8 slices)

Golden Harvest Cake
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar or agave nectar
2tsp cinnamon
1tsp baking soda
1/4tsp salt
1/2 cup grated granny smith apple
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup grated zucchini
1/4 cup chopped and toasted walnuts
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
2 large eggs
Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon,baking soda and salt in large bowl.  Add apple, carrot, zucchini and walnuts to flour mixture.  Combine oil, buttermilk, eggs in a small bowl and whisk together.  Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir to combine.  Spoon batter into lightly greased loaf pan.  (Batter will be really dense).   Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

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I am no fitness expert. I am simply someone who has found joy in fitness and nutrition. I am a certified group fitness instructor. I’ve been teaching at the local health club for about 3 years now. While Zumba was my first love, I have since added Total Conditioning, Bodyworks plus Abs, and Core to my repertoire of classes. I work with a personal trainer to help me reach my fitness goals that I cannot obtain through group fitness alone. This year I ran my first 5K and plan to run my first 10K in March. To further my knowledge in the fitness realm, I have begun reading Strong Women Stay Slim, New Rules for Lifting Abs, and The Body Sculpting Bible for Women. On my list to read next is Wheat Belly. I am always looking for new ways to further my education and knowledge to better serve the members that take my group fitness classes. Lately, I have started tinkering with recipes, buying healthy cookbooks, and finding easy, tasty, and healthy foods to make. Like I mentioned earlier, I am by no means an expert, but the things I share with you have helped me tremendously with my fitness journey. It is my hope that with these easy tips and recipes, that you too can make these tiny steps and see big positive changes in your life.

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