How about Easy Oven Baked Glazed Carrots tonight?
Your kids will love them and so will the adults, and it is so easy to pop them into the oven so that it cooks along with another dish. And it’s good for you too? I am in!
Most of the time, I see baby carrots used when making a cooked carrot dish. But I love the Look of these long carrots on the plate. Similar to serving asparagus, but with the beautiful orange color to decorate and set a bright look on your table. ( See more Easy Recipes here.)
Carrots have all the good stuff you want. Eating them raw gives you the crunch sensation that you want sometimes and they are very low calorie.
Carrots are packed with beta-carotene that the human body converts into Vitamin A .
Too much vitamin A is toxic if you take it in pills or supplements. But the beta-carotene from your diet is converted in the body only up to the limit it needs.
Beta-carotene from food is a safe source of vitamin A.
If your child doesn’t like carrots at first, try them again later. It can take your child several different exposures before he decides to give them a try.
Vitamin A aids in healthy skin and mucus membranes and it is great for our immune system, and promotes good eye health and vision. Pass the carrots, please!
Each serving of glazed carrots provides 2 grams of dietary fiber. Soluble fiber from carrots pulls fluid into your intestines, slowing digestion and gives micro nutrients time to be absorbed through intestinal walls. This type of fiber also forces food to back up into your stomach and makes you feel full for an extended period.
Insoluble fiber pushes out waste, speeds digestion and makes your stools soft and easy to pass. ( Yeah, I just went there, didn’t I? ) Carrots have about equal parts soluble and insoluble fiber, so you get both kinds.
And by the way, if you haven’t learned it yet, it’s coming. You don’t want a constipated child. But here is the recipe. Try it and find out if your kids won’t love it.
- • 1 pound long carrot sticks, peeled
- • 1 tbsp brown sugar or honey
- • 4 tbsp fresh orange juice
- Prep shallow baking dish with non-stick spray ( line with foil for easy clean up)
- Peel long carrots and arrange in row in the dish
- Mix honey and orange juice and stir til blended
- Brush this mix on carrots in dish
- Bake in the oven approx 30 minutes until done. My kids like cooked medium & still firm
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
At some point in time, your kids will be able to help wash and scrape the carrots, and then arrange them in the pan. Helping to cook it makes them want to eat it, I think.
Enjoy your carrots!