Nutritious and Delicious
Carrots are a root vegetable and one of the most popular go-to vegetables. They are naturally sweet, low-calorie, and offer a satisfying crunch with each bite. While we know them as an orange vegetable, carrots can also come in a rainbow of colors which makes for a fun snack for kids. Carrots are an excellent source of Vitamin A for eye health as well as providing B vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, and fiber.
Storing and Preparing
Carrots should be stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag, loosely tied or knotted. To prepare, scrub carrots to remove any dirt on the outer layer. They can also be peeled with a vegetable peeler after rinsing.
Ways to enjoy
- Raw carrots are great eaten plain!
- Add grated carrots to quick breads, tomato sauces, soups, and stews.
- Serve carot slices or sticks with low-fat dressing, hummus, or salsa.
- Add grated carrots to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.