Friday Faves { Carrots }

New blog series coming your way this fall!

I will be posting on as many fridays a month as possible, about my favorite…well, anything really. I have lots of favorites.

Like right now, my favorite season is FALL >>>

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This Friday, OCTOBER the 10th, I am happy to share my favorite fall vegetable with you!

>>> ROASTED CARROTS <<<

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Confession: I am NOT the biggest fan of raw carrots, my sister thinks I’m crazy, but she pretty much lives off the things. However, I LOVE roasted carrots and even if you aren’t the biggest carrot fan, you will have no problem noshing on these suckers.

Carrots are very high in Vitamin A, also called retinol. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, and is made more bio-available for your body when the food containing the nutrient is cooked. Or eaten with another fat, such as olive oil or coconut oil. Yay for roasting!

: RECIPE :

carrots [obvi]

extra virgin olive oil

fresh or dried herb of choice

lemon

calamata olives (optional)

salt and pepper

: METHOD :

simply julienne organic carrots and toss with with a tablespoon or two of olive oil.

spread onto a rimmed baking sheet, and sprinkle with chopped herb, fresh lemon juice of one lemon, salt and pepper, and olives if desired.

bake at 450 for 25-30 minutes, tossing once.

so so easy. Enjoy!

BONUS :: Carrots really are good for vision! Studies have shown that retinol helps to protect against the development of cataracts. A serving of just two carrots provides roughly 4 times the RDA of vitamin A! So do like your momma said, eat your carrots, they will help you see better!

What are your favorite fall vegetables?

Source Credit ::

The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael Murray.