Your parents have probably preached it all throughout your childhood: “eat your vegetables.” The one vegetable they kept feeding your over and over again was most likely carrots, and they probably did it with good reason too. Carrots have tons of health benefits and really supplement to your body’s well-being. There’s some truth to the saying that “carrots are good for your vision.” In addition, carrots also contribute to better skin by providing you with vitamin A and antioxidants that work against damage as well as help slowing down aging. They are also known to cleanse your body by flushing out toxins. Not only do they clean your body, but they keep your mouth clean as well! So, if these handful reasons don’t convince you that this is one vegetable worth adding to your diet, we are not sure what will. However, it can be hard to prepare something as simple as carrots in fun and fresh ways every day, especially when feeding them to your family. To beat that struggle, we’ve found 5 delicious ways to prepare carrots for you!

1. Herb Roasted Zucchini and Carrots

If you’re in a rush to get somewhere or really don’ t have the energy to whip up something intricate after a long day, this is the best way to get your veggies in for the day, including your carrots. Simply, slice, season, and bake! That’s all you need for a good dose of veggies.

2. Carrot and Honey Muffins

Craving something a little sweet? But want to stay healthy? Why not have veggies and dessert? It tastes better than it sounds! These carrot and honey muffins still fit in a good serving of carrots but satisfy you snack craving. It’s perfect for the entire family whenever someone want’s something to snack on.

3. One-Pot Meal Balsamic Chicken, Carrots, and Lentils 

If you have time for a little more intricate meal, this chicken, carrots, and lentils combo is perfect. The extra time and steps are well worth it once you take a bite out of this dish. This is a full meal that will keep you full and includes a little bit of everything!

4. Balsamic Roasted Carrots 

Keep it simple with this gourmet side that can go with any main course meal! In two steps, you can have delicious carrots that you will want to keep snacking on. The flavor is so natural and plentiful that you will be surprised it came from such few ingredients.

5. Carrot Apple Ginger Soup 

Sometimes it’s easier to eat your veggies when you can’t see them, especially when giving them to the kids! This soup is a little sweet and a little savory, combining all sorts of unique flavors to create a sweet and delicious dish that can be enjoyed any time.

 

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