Growing up in a family of 9, carrots were a pretty regular vegetable for us. As an adult I hardly ever made them because to me they were boring...until my best friend's 50th Bday weekend, where 2 gals made the best carrots I tasted! I got home, put on my holistic nutrition coach hat and started playing around. Here's what I came up with!
Clean and slice 8-10 good sized carrots. Keep in mind you want them to all be roughly the same size, so chop accordingly. Toss these in a bowl and add 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 TBSP of grated ginger, 1/2 thinly sliced smallish onion, 1 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of ground pepper and 2 TBSP of olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap and give it a good shake....so much easier than stirring with a spoon.
Pour into a greased 9x11 rectangular baking dish and place uncovered in 375*F oven. Stir after 10 minutes. Sprinkle some chopped parsley (fresh or dried...whichever is easier) and bake for another 10ish minutes. Ready when your desired level of tenderness is achieved. Carrots are a tasty and affordable vegetable. Yes, they are starchy, so don’t overdue your portion of them. Carrots are a great source of beta carotene and vitamin A, both super healthy for us! Having included both ginger in garlic, not only do they bring fabulous flavour, they both support good digestion as well! Ready to try this one out? Post a pic of your finished masterpiece and TAG ME on social media so I can see! Follow me @succeedwithshirley.
Shirley Van Egmond
Personal Fitness Trainer, Holistic Nutritionist, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Helping women over 40 get strong and healthy bodies so they can live their best life!