Top 5 Thursday: Sneaky Veggie-Packed Recipes

When you're married to someone who eats like a teenager--or are, yourself, that person--it's a special treat to find a dessert that is not only delicious but also provides one of your daily servings of vegetables.

If you're looking for something to add to your holiday menu--or just enjoy on a Tuesday--without adding a ton of prep (or calories)--here are five tried-and-true recipes for incredible desserts with a few added nutrients.

A friend of ours gave us a pound of beets from her garden. I was thrilled when I found this amazing Heartbeet Chocolate Cake recipe and it was just as tasty as it looked.

These Paleo Double Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins (shown above) have been made at least once a month around here. They came in handy during Whole 30 and made for a fun surprise at the end of a dinner with a friend on a specific diet. 

Speaking of pumpkin... these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, while not healthy (really by any stretch of the imagination) but they're worth every bite.

I don't love zucchini on its own. I really want to... I like the flavor, but more often than not, it's the texture gives me the gags. However, surrounded by a handful of other flavors... I typically really enjoy it. So, I was very excited to find these next two recipes:

Zucchini Banana Blueberry Muffins

Chocolate Chunk Almond Butter Zucchini Bread (my mouth is watering just typing that)

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  1. We are DROOLING here this morning over these beautifully delightful and delicious recipes! Delicious and nutritious...yes please. We'll definitely plan to bake when you're here!