If it looks like candy, smells like candy, and tastes like candy – it must be candy, right? Yes. Unless it’s a carrot. Then it’s a vegetable. A really, really delicious vegetable.
When a veggie tastes like candy, costs less than candy, and looks as appealing as candy – you have no more excuses to pull out about why you’re not eating vegetables. I’m not sure if you knew this or not, but carrots are also much more nutritious than candy. Yes, it’s true. That’s why you should choose veggies over candy most of the time.
This leads me to share about one of my new favorite ways to serve veggies. Honey Glazed Carrots take only a few minutes to make – so you can’t use the excuse that “it takes too long to make healthy food.” You don’t have to know a lot about cooking in order to make these, so no excuses there. What else is there? Actually, why are we even still talking about this? Just eat the veggies, for goodness sake. Here, I’ll make it easy for you:
Honey Glazed Carrots
5-6 medium carrots
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon honey
sea salt to taste
Peel carrots and cut them into “coins.” Steam them for about five minutes or until they are tender. Remove them from the pan. Melt butter and honey together in the pan until it is runny and well combined. Add the steamed carrots to the butter/honey mixture, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with salt. Serve right away.
This recipe tastes a lot like the honey glazed carrots you get at Cracker Barrel, although this recipe is better in my opinion as it’s not quite as sweet. I mean, if I want something super sweet, I’ll skip the veggies and eat candy. Which of course, I will only do rarely and that just leads us back to our original conversation. Again, why are we still talking about this? Just eat the veggies already.
Honey Glazed Carrots – better than candy in every way possible. Won’t rot your teeth, won’t turn your lips blue, won’t give you a sugar high or crash, won’t freak out your insides.
Serve these carrots with Grilled Barbecue Chicken and a salad, and you’ve got a great tasting, super easy, very nutritious meal.
So now you tell me, what’s your favorite kind of candy? Answer: Honey Glazed Carrots. Now we’re talking.
We make maple glazed carrots. Same thing but instead of honey add 1tbsp of maple syrup. So yummy any kid will eat ’em!
Is the butter crucial for them to taste good? Or do you think something like coconut oil would taste good? We have a dairy allergy in the family.
Nope, not crucial. You can skip it or exchange it for coconut oil. :)
Thank you. Will definitely give these a try. Also the version commented on below using coconut oil, maple syrup and dijon mustard.
Mrs K says
We’re also big fans of maple glazed carrots! Another great one is maple glazed celeri: saute celeri in butter until crisp tender and add a “glug” of maple syrup at the end. Top with freshly cracked black pepper. So good, quick and easy!
Sheila H. says
YUM! My daughter’s favorite. So good and so versatile. You can use coconut oil to give it the glaze, maple syrup instead of honey, and we like to add a 2 teaspoons (up to a tablespoon) of dijon mustard.
Karen Dee says
Carrots sound yummy! :)
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