We all know how good carrots are for the eyes and your health in general. However, time will come when munching on carrot sticks and glugging down smoothies with these lovely orange-colored root vegetables can feel like a bore.
If you are completely aware that tossing some carrots into your diet on a regular basis is a phenomenal idea, then read on. Below you will come across a very simple recipe for making honey-glazed carrots.
Honey-glazed carrots — the name alone can make your mouth fill with saliva. But wait until they are served right before your very eyes. Glossy and super bright orange, carrots that are covered in honey can change the way you see vegetable consumption for the rest of your life. Eating vegetables can be very fun, too!
It’s not uncommon for a lot of kids to hate vegetables. Do you have little ones and are they like most kids who detest vegetables? Then it is a wonderful idea for you to serve honey-glazed carrots on the table — they will love the appearance and most especially the taste. It’s a great way to incorporate more veggies into their diet!
And why are carrots so good for adults and kids alike?
They are packed with beta carotene that is important for keeping the eyes in a healthy state. Vitamin A is an antioxidant capable of shielding the eyes from free radicals, thus keeping at bay all sorts of eye problems that can lead to blurring of vision and even blindness.
Being an antioxidant, beta carotene in carrots is proven by scientists to help lower a person’s risk of having cancer. Actually, there are a number of cancer types that beta carotene is known to prevent, but medical experts say that it is especially very good at preventing lung cancer.
Due to the loads of vitamin C they pack, carrots can help in making the immune system strong if they are consumed on a regular basis. Having a strong immune system helps save you from disease-causing bacteria and viruses that love to attack the body and cause harm.
Just like bananas, carrots are excellent sources of potassium. It’s no secret that the said mineral is capable of keeping high blood pressure at bay for a couple of reasons: (1) potassium enables the blood vessels to dilate, and (2) it helps remove excess water in the body via the kidneys.
There’s plenty of dietary fiber in every serving of carrot, and that’s why the inclusion of this very popular root vegetable in the diet can help in preventing constipation. Doctors say that regularly eating carrots and other high-fiber fruits and veggies may lower colon cancer risk.
Actually, there are so many other health benefits that carrots offer, but this article is primarily about letting you know how simple it really is to make honey-glazed carrots!
So without any more ado, let’s check out the hassle-free recipe:
8 medium-sized carrots
1/4 cup of raw and organic honey
3 to 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Salt and ground black pepper
-Get your oven preheated to 175°C — that’s equivalent to 350°F.
-Thoroughly wash and scrub carrots to remove dirt. There is really no need to peel those carrots once they are clean. Besides, it’s in the peel where lots of nutrients that carrots contain can be found.
-Chop up the carrots into halves or quarters — it’s completely up to you!
-Place the carrots in a large baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Give them a quick stir to make sure that they’re all covered.
-Pour in the honey and then sprinkle a little salt and ground black pepper to taste.
-Bake the carrots in the oven for about 40 to 45 minutes or until cooked according to your preference.
-Allow to cool for a while and then transfer to a serving dish. Enjoy!