Carrots are a super healthy addition to your diet, no matter how you cook them. Sliced or grated raw, they add flavour and colour to salads; carrot sticks are an indispensable snack item, with or without dip. And cooked carrots are extremely versatile: add them to soups, stews, stir-frys and roasts or simply steam or roast them and puree.
Try some of these healthy carrot recipes and let us know what you think’and share your own favourite ways to cook carrots in the comments.
Carrot Salad with Almond Dressing
Almond butter and lime juice add nutrition and tons of flavour to a simple carrot and red pepper salad.
Crunchy Nut Coleslaw
This fresh-tasting crunchy nut coleslaw is made with white cabbage, carrot and radishes, flecked with green onions, sultanas and peanuts.
Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup
This creamy carrot soup is especially easy to digest. Because of the ginger, it has a warming effect whether served warm or cold.
Cabbage and Carrot Soup
You can make this carrot soup with crinkly Savoy cabbage, which is also rich in beta carotene.
Carrot, Parsnip and Celeriac Stir-Fry
Substitute other vegetables to suit your taste’turnips, rutabaga and sweet potatoes or squash are all good choices.
Falafels, the traditional Middle Eastern bean patties, are usually deep-fried. This updated version, delicately spiced and crunchy with grated carrot, is baked for a lower-fat result, but is just as delicious and is served as falafel pitas with salad.
For a beautiful presentation, cut the roasted carrots in long pieces and arrange on bed of parsley.
Spiced Vegetable Wedges with Tangy Mustard Dip
Lightly crushed coriander seeds and a hint of cinnamon accentuate the flavours of the baked carrot, parsnip and sweet potato wedges, served with a tangy mustard and yogurt dip. This is a terrific way to add more vegetables to your diet.
Low-Fat (Nut Free!) Carrot Cake
With orange juice and crushed pineapple acting as healthier substitutions for oil, this carrot cake is both deliciously moist and simple to bake.
Carrot Cake with Light Cream Cheese Icing
Go ahead, take another bite. This carrot cake with light cream cheese icing is delicious, and really good for you! Each bite provides beta carotene, which helps protect your heart. And you don’t need to be a pastry chef in a four-star restaurant to make it.
Fruity Vegetable Muffins
Not only do grated vegetables and dried fruit add food value and flavour to these muffins, but they also make them deliciously moist. Unlike many other kinds, these vegetable muffins are not too sweet, so they are as good in a packed lunch or as a snack.