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Honey Roasted Carrots


A serving dish of roasted carrots topped with thyme.

The Benefits

Carrots: This flavorful root may help improve vision, keep blood sugar level under control and help regulate blood pressure within the body.

Vitamin A, C & K – Calcium – Fiber – Iron – Potassium


Honey: This antioxidant-rich golden nectar may help improve heart health and ward off environmental allergies with its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.

Vitamins A, C, D, E – Thiamine – Riboflavin – Niacin


Cinnamon: This distinctive spice, derived from the dried inner bark of a Sri Lankan cinnamon tree, may help to reduce blood sugar and blood pressure, enhance metabolism, combat cancer, and safeguard the brain.

Antioxidants – Calcium – Magnesium – Potassium

Ginger: This ancient root has many healthy properties that may help support digestion, improve immunity, alleviate nausea and vomiting and improve brain function.

Vitamin B & C - Calcium - Copper - Manganese - Zinc


Olive Oil: This beautifully green oil is filled with healthy-fats and antioxidants that may improve heart health, lower the risk of stroke, fight inflammation, help prevent cancer and boost brain health.

Vitamins A, E, K - Iron - Calcium - Magnesium


The Recipe

Ingredients

2 pounds of carrots, peeled & cut in 1"-1.5" diagonal pieces

1/4 c. honey

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp butter, melted

1 tbsp olive oil

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp powdered ginger

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

salt & pepper

fresh thyme

Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 425F.

2) In a mixing bowl, toss together carrots, honey, garlic, butter, olive oil, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Make sure each piece is evenly coated.

3) Put carrots on a baking sheet and evenly spread them out to prevent over crowding. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Finish with 2-3 minutes under the broiler for slight caramelization.

4) Serve and enjoy! Transfer the carrots to a serving dish and garnish with fresh thyme.



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