Carrots Five Ways
carrots and pumpkin

Carrots vs. Pumpkin

Pumpkin isn’t the only orange vegetable this fall, but it gets all the limelight. If you’re idea of a carrot recipe is dipping them in ranch dressing, you’re missing out on a whole world of delicious dishes. From apps to desserts and everything in between, we’re helping you get the most out of this versatile vegetable.

balsamic glazed carrots

Balsamic Glazed Carrots

This colorful side can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes and requires only 5 ingredients. Balsamic vinegar and a little brown sugar form a beautiful glaze that brings out the natural sweetness of carrots. This healthy vegetable contains the antioxidant beta-carotene, as well as other beneficial carotenoids.

collard greens and carrots

Collard Greens and Carrots

This beautiful side dish blends the garlicky collard greens with slow roasted carrots for a savory-sweet combination. Fresh-toasted pumpkin seeds add a bit of crunch and make this perfect for fall.

celery root parsnip soup

Celery Root and Parsnip Soup

Parsnips look like white carrots and cooking turns them deliciously sweet. This soup is puréed with carrots and other root vegetables to make a hearty and comforting dish for fall.

ginger carrot salad

Ginger Carrot Salad

Spicy fresh ginger tossed with shredded carrots and sweet-tart dried cranberries is a simple and delicious starter. Research suggests that eating salad before a main course may fill you up so that you are satisfied with eating less of the higher calories dishes that come later.

carrot muffins

Oatmeal Carrot Muffins

These healthy, flavor-filled muffins include whole-wheat flour, oats and carrots – all cancer-fighting foods rich in phytochemicals and fiber. The pineapple and brown sugar add a little sweetness, but if you add raisins you'll get a bit more.

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    Published on September 16, 2016

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