Healthy Recipe: Roasted Carrots

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April 25, 2019


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Roasted carrots are an easy, healthy, and affordable side dish. Considered the ultimate health food, carrots are rich in vitamin A, minerals and fiber. This roasted carrot dish can be served hot, warm or at room temperature. Deep caramelization from roasting brings out the natural sweetness in carrots. Experiment with different herbs for a variety of flavor combinations.

Roasted Carrots:
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced dill or parsley

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with foil; lightly coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Try to cut the carrots as evenly as possible. If the pieces are too large or too long, they may cook unevenly; if they’re too small, they will likely burn.
  • Cut peeled carrots in half and then halve or quarter the carrots lengthwise depending on thickness.
  • Toss the carrots with oil, kosher salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Arrange the carrots in a single layer in the prepared baking pan.
  • Roast 20 to 25 minutes or until the carrots are tender and caramelized, using tongs to turn once.
  • Sprinkle with dill (or parsley) and serve.

Nutritional information: (Serving size: ½ cup): Calories 56, Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 0, Carbohydrates 10g, Sodium 93 mg, Protein 1g.

About Amy Kimberlain
Amy Kimberlain is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with Community Health at Baptist Health South Florida. She has 20 years of experience in nutrition and dietetics. Active in the community, Amy has contributed her expertise to various public health initiatives, including childhood obesity, diabetes and family health. Amy earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in nutrition and Spanish from Florida State University. She is also an avid runner and registered yoga teacher.

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