Addictive Carrot Recipes

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There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy carrots. They're the base in a lot of soups, salads, stews, curries, roasted veggies, lasagnas, sauces, dressings and even sweets.

Fall in love with one of these carrot recipes.

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Garlic Herb Roasted Veggies

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your roasted veggies with rice and beans for a tasty meal.

75% fiber foods – potatoes, carrots, zucchini, garlic, beans, brown rice
25% foods – olive oil

Recipe Note: Use just 1 tablespoon of olive oil to keep the amount of fat and calories lower in this meal.

Moroccan Lentil Carrot Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve the dish with hummus and whole wheat pita on the side. The pita is the 25% part of the plate.

75% fiber foods – lentils, carrots, celery, red onion, mint, olives, hummus
25% foods – dressing, whole wheat pita

Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy a generous bowl for lunch or supper. A fresh orange would make a lovely dessert.

75% fiber foods – cauliflower rice, celery, carrots, fresh herbs, orange
25% foods – chicken, oil

Recipe Note: Add more fiber to this meal by doubling up the veggies and using 1 can of navy beans that have been rinsed and drained.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy as an occasional breakfast treat. Replace the brown sugar with a ripe banana to reduce the amount of 25% foods and increase the amount of 75% foods.

75% fiber foods – carrots, old fashioned oats, pineapple, banana
25% foods – raisins, walnuts, milk, brown sugar

Potato Carrot "Cheese"

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Layer a bed of greens, brown rice, black beans, the "cheese" sauce, pico de gallo and guacamole for an incredibly delicious Mexican meal. Chips could be your 25% item.

75% fiber foods – greens, brown rice, black beans, pico, guacamole, potatoes, carrots
25% foods – chips, oil

Recipe Note: Use only 2 Tablespoons of oil to keep the fat low in the cheese recipe. 

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