Wondering what to make with carrots? Trying to get creative about incorporating more of these beta carotene-rich vegetables in your diet?
Sweet or savory: I’ve got 10 carrot recipes for you to choose from.
Why carrot about carrots? (See what I did there?) Carrots are great to cook with not only because they are delicious but because they are packed with nutrients too. They are a good source of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin E. They also have some vitamin C, iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium.
Antioxidant wise, carrots have what are known as carotenoids and anthocyanins. Those are big words to say that they have pigments in them to give them their color. And those pigments are powerful antioxidants that are not only precursors for nutrients (like vitamin A) but also support your health.
Additionally, they are full of dietary fiber. Specifically insoluble fiber which helps keep your digestive system healthy and moving.
Basically, carrots are nutrient powerhouses waiting to nourish you. If you enjoy them, adding them to your diet can be beneficial.
The best way to prepare carrots is the way you enjoy them. If you’re more likely to eat them when they are roasted with a little bit of oil in the oven, then make them that way.
Alternatively, if you like them boiled or canned, eat them that way.
Enjoying what you eat ensures you will eat it. These root vegetables are too delicious and nutritious to ruin recipes you don’t like.
If you’re looking to explore more ways to use carrots, here are some ideas:
The list goes on…
Looking for more guidance than just a list of things to do with carrots? Below is a list of recipes to make with carrots:
Carrots are affordable, delicious, and nutritious vegetables to add into your diet. Serve them raw with hummus, cut them up into a salad, pickle them, roast them, fry them, the list of what to do make with them is endless.
What’s your favorite way to eat them?