Are your kids picky when it comes to eating their vegetables? In search of healthy recipes for your family? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this recipe is for you. These glazed carrots will quickly become a family favorite!
Glazed Carrots Recipe
3 cups carrots, sliced
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. orange peel, grated
1. Cook carrots in 1 inch boiling water 10 to 20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
2. In small saucepan, melt butter, stir in syrup, ginger and orange peel, cool 1 minute.
3. Pour glaze over carrots, stir, garnish with chopped parsley.
Health Benefits of Carrots
Carrots are pretty well-known as a very healthy food. But what exactly are their health benefits? How can they help you live a better life? Let's find out.
Carrots are high in vitamin A. This essential nutrient plays a lot of key roles in your body. It protects your body from certain diseases, lowers your risk of cancer, and promotes eye health. Other antioxidants in carrots boost your eye health as well.
High in fiber and good at regulating blood sugar, carrots are a great choice for those who need to lose weight or who are diabetic. They're also low in calories, meaning that they won't lead to weight gain. Carrots contain some potassium, which helps your heart and muscles function properly. If you've ever experienced a charley horse, then you know just how painful low potassium can be!
These are only a few of the many health benefits that carrots provide. By using this recipe, you'll be able to put a delicious spin on this vegetable that will make it more appealing to everyone in your family. Getting your kids to eat their veggies doesn't have to be hard!
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