Use these delicious carrot recipes to round out your meal plan.
There is nothing better to me than sitting down with a big bowl of baby carrots and homemade ranch dip. I have to say, it's my all time favorite snack and has been since I was in my first trimester of pregnancy with my daughter. I just craved carrots like nothing else! Carrots are something I also add to my juicing and they add a great amount of sweetness to recipes as well. If you are a fan of carrots, check out these tips on buying and storing carrots as well as the 12 Great Carrot Recipes below.
How to Buy and Store Carrots
You have probably seen the typical orange carrot, but did you know that carrots actually come in a rainbow of colors? I was ecstatic when I first saw the purple carrots several years ago. You can usually find these kinds of carrots in natural foods stores like co-ops or chains such as Whole Foods. They don't really taste much different I have found, but these deep colored root vegetables have lots of nutrients. By the way, “baby carrots” are nothing more than regular carrots that have been cut by a machine, so you can make them much cheaper at home.
If you find that you have a lot of carrots on hand, one way to store them is in the bag they came in. You can also make them last longer by cutting off the green parts and covering them completely in water. Just make sure to change out the water every 3-4 days and store them in the fridge. This will keep them nice and crisp.
12 Great Carrot Recipes
This Mango Carrot Smoothie from Culinary Hill is so refreshing to look at. I bet it tastes that way, too!
If you are looking for something different, why not make these Carrot Taco Shells from Sweet As Honey?
My mouth is watering just thinking about eating these Maple Dijon Roasted Carrots from Closet Cooking.
If you are a fan of carrot cake, you will love this Carrot Cake Smoothie from Gimme Some Oven.
Warm up with some classic Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup with this recipe from The Mediterranean Dish.
Pancake Warriors has a unique recipe for Carrot Cake Oatmeal that will surely start your day off right.
Who doesn't love this classic Carrot and Raisin Salad? Check out the recipe on The Midnight Baker to make it yourself.
If you avoid gluten and dairy, this Gluten-Free Carrot Cake from Noshtastic is just what you might be looking for!
These Curry Roasted Carrots from Budget Bytes are perfect for me since I love curry so much!
Kids and adults alike will love these Homemade Veggie Nuggets from Macheesemo.
The Roaming Kitchen shares a delicious and unique recipe for Honey-Roasted Carrot Tartines with Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Carrot Top Pesto.
Check out this Healthy Carrot Salad from Peas and Crayons to kick up your lunch routine a notch.