Honey Glazed Carrots: Sweet that's Good for You

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Carrots are excellent sources of beta carotene, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, iron, potassium, and copper. This antioxidant-rich vegetable is also a very good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin K, and manganese. Carrots are naturally sweet and high in sugar. So to get the most benefit, it is best to prepare it using the least amount and healthiest sugar available such as honey. Try this Sunny Anderson recipe for a healthy and sweet take on carrots:

Honey Glazed Carrots

1 pound baby carrots
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

1. Bring enough water to cover carrots to a boil. Salt the water and cook carrots for six minutes or until tender.
2. Drain carrots and toss with butter, honey, lemon juice, and black pepper. Toss until carrots are well-coated with glaze.
3. Garnish with flat-leaf parsley and toss. Serve warm as an appetizer or as a side dish to meats, fish, or poultry.

Tip: If you are using larger carrots, parboil carrots, toss with glaze, and roast until tender.

Posted by chel.h at 8:11 AM  


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