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.


Cut or slice the carrots and place on a lightly-oiled baking sheet. Cook at 400°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until browned and just soft.
Cut carrots into slices and put in a steamer basket. Boil an inch or two of water in a saucepan, leaving a small vent for steam to escape. Cook on medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until carrots are tender.
Cut carrots into slices and place in a microwave-safe dish. Add 3 Tablespoons water. Cover and cook on high for 10 minutes. Stir once halfway through cooking time.
A row of purple and yellow carrots.

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.

Featured Recipe


Carrot Raisin Salad with Yogurt

Mix all ingredients together.Cover and refrigerate. Serve chilled.

 carrot raisin