3 Things to Make With…Baby Carrots
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We’ll admit it—we often passed by those jumbo packs of baby carrots that seem like they’re on sale every other week in our grocery store and wondered, “How many rabbits shop here?” Not that we don’t like carrots, we do … but what does one do with a package of baby ones the size of your average throw pillow.
Well, here’s what you do. It turns out baby carrots are a pretty good vegetable staple to keep on hand. Not only do they keep well in the fridge, they’re mighty good for you. While there’s not much science to support the notion that eating carrots improves your eyesight (you can tell that to mom), they can help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Whether you gobble ‘em up raw as a healthy snack or serve ‘em warm as a quick-and-easy side dish to dinner, you just might find yourself tossing a jumbo pack in your shopping cart every other week.
No one but Bugs Bunny probably craves an afternoon snack of raw carrots. But pair them with some seasoned low-fat cottage cheese, and you’ve got a healthy way to get you past the 4 o’clock munchies.
A perfect side dish for just about any meat, these glazed baby carrots are dreamy. Just a bit of honey, butter and lemon juice is all it takes to create a glaze perfect for melt-in-your-mouth steamed carrots. (The parsley makes a pretty addition, but isn’t necessary.)
Whip up a batch of these wonderfully spiced, sweet-sour Asian pickled carrots at the start of the grilling season and enjoy their cool crispness alongside a range of grilled meats all summer long.
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